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Monks Ballyvaughan

) #2 of 10 Restaurants in Ballyvaughan €€ - €€€ Irish, , Seafood
The Pier, Ballyvaughan H91 W9TN, Ireland
+353 65 707 7059
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  • Excellent39%
  • Very good27%
  • Average14%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible9%
Travellers talk about
“mussels” (73 reviews)
“chowder” (135 reviews)
“seafood” (76 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 23:00All hours
Irish, Bar, Seafood, European, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
The Pier, Ballyvaughan H91 W9TN, Ireland
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Reviewed 2 days ago

My wife and I went there for dinner and as it was on a week night we did not made a reservation,would advise to do so as it is a very popular restaurant. The staff were very polite and helpful. There was a good selection...More

Thank gerryoct2015
Reviewed 2 days ago

Ate here on on Friday evening. Nice ambiance with live Irish music. The vegetarian option (whilst nice) was boring - stir fry veg. We were here approx one month ago and they had the same vegetarian option. Deserts were nice.

Reviewed 4 days ago

On my flight from the States to Ireland, I sat next to an Irish woman who told me that Monk's has the best seafood chowder in Ireland. Naturally, when I saw the sign for Monk's I had to stop and try the chowder despite the...More

Thank Bruddhashark
Reviewed 6 days ago

Stopped here for drink and snack. Great location and great staff make this a good stop whilst travelling around the Burden.

Thank mark_wendy19
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

As a family of three generation we spent a lovely summers evening dining in this pub on the harbour of Ballyvaughan. The food was excellent with a good choice across the menu. Most of us opted for fish, which was well cooked and very fresh....More

Thank Sheila L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had not visited this pub/restaurant in 20 years so on a recent visit to Clare decided to call by with family. I was not disappointed. Obviously still located in the same stunning location. I was brought back to old times and happy memories. The...More

Thank Eddie K
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

So delighted to see this restaurant open again, had beautiful fish & chips here on a lovely summers evening, restaurant was very busy but had booked in advance, lovely interiors & very friendly staff, lovely spot for a relaxed meal & drinks, service was excellent...More

Thank niamho1977
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great service, the best seafood chowder, and the nicest people running this lovely, light, and comfortable pub/restaurant. I can't recommend it enough.

Thank DouglasS202
Reviewed 1 week ago

Enjoyed a gorgeous meal here on a stormy wet June night! So cosy and a great atmosphere. Salmon was divine!

Thank happycharlie
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped here for lunch. I was only sorry that our dinner was booked at our hotel as the food smelled and looked delicious. Some of my friends had plated salad which was plentiful & imaginative. I had the seafood chowder with Brown bread which...More

Thank Peatfamilygatheting
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Questions & Answers
Karen R
27 April 2017|
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Response from TerraExplorator | Reviewed this property |
Hello, they actually have live music almost every night. we went there in the weekend and there was music. amazing food, huge portions, live music is too authentic :)
26 February 2017|
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Response from MonksOffice | Property representative |
Thank you for your inquiry! Unfortunately health and safety regulations prevent us from allowing dogs, with the exception of seeing eye dogs, in the restaurant itself. We do however have outside seating and you are most... More
Mags A
18 July 2016|
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Response from MunsterDuncan | Reviewed this property |
I believe it closed at end of 2015. Local rumour suggests that a new owner is opening for a short time from August, then closing again for renovations. Linnane's in New Quay is a great place. Walk the Flaggy shore then a... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$35
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, View, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Pier, Ballyvaughan H91 W9TN, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Munster  >  County Clare  >  The Burren  >  Ballyvaughan
  • Phone Number: +353 65 707 7059
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At Monks we have a special love for the sea and you can taste it in every delicious mouthful of our authentic, traditional food – lovingly prepared with only the freshest and finest, locally-produced ingredients. And it’s all paired with the picture-postcard prettiness, harbour charm and welcoming country comfort that is the beautiful old fishing port of Ballyvaughan – pearl of the Burren.
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