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Murphy's Restaurant

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Travellers' Choice2022
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Irish, Seafood, European, International
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Lunch, Dinner
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful food great value for money. Would definitely stop here again. Next time, we will skip the starter to try the deserts. Looked amazing Had brie and chowder starter. Chowder packed with fish and seafood. And so it should be being a fishing town. A...meal on its own. With Beautiful home made soda bread. 2x Roast duck on orange sauce. And vegetables. It came with 5 different vegetables on the plate ( I don't see that selection in many places ). All included in the price, there is no hidden extra cost. Service and staff very friendly. Decor is very basic. But the food wasn't. Will definitely return. And keep room for desert. 1 tip i would give would be placemats. Plate slidding all over the place as we were eating. Well done Murphy's great start to 2023More

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had dinner there and love the warmth and charm of this restaurant. They even have a special menu. Staff are friendly. I enjoyed my dinner - delicious and just relaxing u pretentious food. Generous portion. Nice painting on the wall too.

Date of visit: December 2022
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Reviewed 27 August 2022 via mobile

Had the pleasure of visiting Murphy's in August. John, the owner, was an absolute gent! He and the staff were all so attentive. We ate outside, and so could have our little dog with us. John came over with water and treats without asking. It...was clear he was a dog lover, and we were so sorry to learn of his own dog's passing on the same day. The food was delicious. All the starters were so tasty. The spicey wings are spicey! Crabmeat starter and dressing absolutely spot on. Burgers for main were smashing - husband and boys loved them! The fish special was served with really fresh salad-always a plus!! Yum. John provided little bits of knowledge about the admirals house and the harbour. All in all a thoroughly enjoyable evening and would certainly recommend a night of dining in Murphy's. Thanks John and staff for the lovely food and a very enjoyable evening.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 21 August 2022

After passing three "Cash Only" restaurants and two restaurants on Castletownbere High Street, who apparently had no vacancies, we stumbled upon Murphys. We were immediately welcomed and seated by, I believe, the owner. We were shown a couple of menus and there was a great...choice and such a variety it was hard to chose from. We were not disappointed. When our food came out the portions did not leave us wanting. It was good honest food made up from scratch. Looking around we noted empty plates from satisfied customers. The waiting staff were also attentive without being intrusive. The bill was very reasonable for what we ordere and we will call again next time we're in Castletownbere.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 18 August 2022 via mobile

A five day stay in Castletownbere and ate in Murphys nearly every day. Food and value was amazing. Best calamari we ever had washed down with gorgeous NZ sauvignon blanc at a great price. John was really helpful and gave great advice on where to...go and what to do. Highly recommend and look forward to our next visit.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 15 August 2022 via mobile

Myself and my Girlfriend while on a 4 day motorbike tour of West Cork visited Castletownbere on Saturday 13/08/22 We had dinner at this restaurant and the food was excellent but the proprietors were top class - John Murphy and his daughter Siobhan were more...than accommodating and helpful - the personal efficient service was 5 star , we will be definitely back Anyone visiting Castletownbere should have dinner at Murphy’sMore

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 8 August 2022 via mobile

Lovely place for a toasted special and chips. My sister and friend got the chicken panini. Staff were friendly and it was very affordable. Will definitely be back.

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 7 August 2022

We had a fantastic meal here. The food was delicious and great value money . One of the best steaks ever, cooked to perfection The owner John could not have done enough for us . We would highly recommend a visit. Paul & Alice

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 27 July 2022 via mobile

We visited for Lunch yesterday with my family, food and service was 10/10, couldn't fault a thing. Me and my husband got chicken paininis and they came with proper homemade chips, kids loved their food too(all eaten). Service was fantastic, kept checking how we were...and a very friendly atmosphere, kids got a little pack of jellies when we left to top it all off. Highly recommend if visiting Castletownbere, we will definitely be back.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 22 July 2022 via mobile

Ate here twice this week and fabulous. Lovly friendly staff and the man there owner maybe was so friendly and polite. Would definitely reccomend here.

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 17 July 2022 via mobile

The food was lovely. I asked for extra salad and got a huge portion. Excellent, friendly and attentive service. Very reasonable and an extensive menu. Perfect for families

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 14 July 2022 via mobile

What a lovely restaurant. The food and atmosphere was outstanding, they made you feel like part of the family, I would highly recommend a visit but make sure you book in advance

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 13 July 2022

This place has so much warmth and charm that even if the food were not first class it would still be a pleasure to eat here. The food is exquisite, beautiful fish cooked to perfection, wonderful katsu curry, and fabulous vegetable soup and calamari starters....We couldn't resist the sticky toffee pudding and ice-cream to finish off the meal. This establishment is a little treasure of the emerald IsleMore

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 13 July 2022 via mobile

Amazing restaurant, parking is close by and the food is phenomenal. I had a wonderful katsu curry and the dessert was also very tasty. The service is incredibly fast and efficient and outdoor seating is well covered from weather.

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 12 July 2022 via mobile

First time out with our dog and she was slightly terrified and I honestly can’t say enough amazing things about the staff here . They are beyond friendly and helpful . The food is to die for and reasonable . Would 100% advise anyone on...the area to visit here but would definitely advise to book during busy times .More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Sip8488
15 May 2016|
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Response from Arthouse99 | Reviewed this property |
Lots of non-fish dishes (I can't eat fish or shell like etc)
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21 July 2015|
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Response from Marsul | Reviewed this property |
Hi Tony, guessing its open every evening until around 9pm/10pm. not sure what time it opens up. But I see others recently have said they enjoyed lunch and snacks at Murphy's. They also offer Bed and Breakfast, so my guess... More
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Response from Marsul | Reviewed this property |
book the island View B&B it's fantastic and 5 minutes walk from Murphy's and main Street.
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Yes, Murphy's Restaurant offers takeaway services.

Yes, Murphy's Restaurant is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.

Murphy's Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4