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The Merry Monk

) #21 of 27 Restaurants in Ballina €€ - €€€ Irish, ,
Killala Road, Ballina Co Mayo, Ireland
+353 96 73990
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good30%
  • Average11%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible14%
Travellers talk about
“beef” (4 reviews)
“soup” (2 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Irish, Bar, Pub, European
€€ - €€€
Killala Road, Ballina Co Mayo, Ireland
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1 - 10 of 91 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were looking forward to roast beef and Yorkshire pudding, we were served by a polite friendly chap. When the food arrived I wasn't really impressed the mixed veg had a greyish look about it and no Yorkshire pudding, I asked why and was told...More

Thank JuneRM
Reviewed 7 June 2017 via mobile

Just called in for some light refreshments, off the cuff visit and found the staff very friendly and welcoming. Visiting experience was very good.

Thank AlexMacBelfast
Reviewed 3 April 2017 via mobile

We went to the merry monk for a confirmation meal as we though it was a nice intimate place to have a meal as it was just close family going to it so I booked a table a week in advance to make sure we...More

3  Thank sarahkenny633
Reviewed 19 March 2017

Had lunch there on Saturday the 18th of March. Family of 5, we just wanted something small so we opted for the soup, It was lovely, lots and lots of Brown bread included. Lot of parking space, lots of space inside. The dinners looked lovely...More

1  Thank Thelakesofcavan
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

I've visited the Merry Monk several times in the past year or so. Never had a complaint about the taste of the food and more often than not the portions are too big for me. But the best part of the Merry Monk is it's...More

1  Thank MartinDublin08
Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

Amazing! This proprietor did a full funeral buffet today for a past workers husband Pro bono! He is amazing in my book... food was fantastic!! Now im pretty sure he doesn't go around giving out free meals all the time!!! He'd go bust if you...More

Thank Jacqui S
Reviewed 4 December 2016

This restaurant was recommended to me this past October whilst I was exploring the area near Ballina... Known for their carvery, the meal was lukewarm, vegetables over cooked and tasteless...Won't be back.

Thank Kesh_grammy
Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

Good food, excellent staff. Catering for old and young. A really good experience and dealt very well with large numbers.

1  Thank M1kelaw
Reviewed 12 November 2016

We had tickets to see a play at the Ballina Arts Theater. We (Three of us) decided to eat at the Merry Monk based on my experience from stopping in for lunch one day and having a GREAT luncheon special off their carving station. My...More

1  Thank j0hn0958
Reviewed 5 November 2016

Visited Saturday lunchtime about 1.30 with a group of family/friends to celebrate my friends birthday. Will start with the positives, the young staff were exceptionally pleasant and helpful at all times and nothing was too much trouble for them. that, sadly is where it stops,...More

1  Thank BoruandNina
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$15
Irish, Bar, Pub, European
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Killala Road, Ballina Co Mayo, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Western Ireland  >  Province of Connacht  >  County Mayo  >  Ballina
  • Phone Number: +353 96 73990
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