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Murphy Blacks Restaurant

O Connell Street, Kilkee, Ireland
+353 85 875 4886
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  • Excellent83%
  • Very good13%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“lamb” (17 reviews)
“seafood” (22 reviews)
“cod goujons” (4 reviews)
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Irish, Seafood, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
O Connell Street, Kilkee, Ireland
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I spent many happy Summers in Kilkee in the 60s and 70s. I returned last weekend to visit friends who have alovely holiday home on the West End.Our hosts brought us to Murphy Blacks in the Square a stones throw from Erin St. where I...More

Thank Cork811
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had an overnight stay in Kilkee and enjoyed a great meal here. I had the John Dory fillet and it was “get in my mouth” good! My wife had the monkfish which was also very good. Great wine selection for a small place. Shared...More

Thank Z1477HKmikek
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was our first visit to this restaurant. We were a group of three. We shared Goats cheese tart and home made flatbread and hummus for starters. For the mains - my wife had incredible cannelloni of place fillet stuffed with crabmeat in a white...More

Thank John R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We ate here on the recommendation of our hostess at our B&B. I had the evenings seafood special which was very good. My husband had the steak and unfortunately it was not good. It was tough and this is supposed to be a seafood and...More

1  Thank mopennino
Cillian M, Owner at Murphy Blacks Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

“Very Unpleasant Staff”.....How dare you impugn the character of my waiting staff on a public forum such as this. They work for us because they have proven to be bright, friendly and efficient; this is borne out by the fact they are mentioned in glowing...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My wife, four children and I enjoyed a fabulous evening meal at BiaBaile tonight. Cillian Murphy (triathlete and MMU Masters degree, not Peaky Blinders actor) and his staff looked after us superbly. One of our party is Coeliac and was catered for excellently. We enjoyed...More

Thank uatuama
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Loads of awards outside and lots of 5 star reviews on here made us think it was going to be a better restaurant than it was. Food was over priced but decent enough - chips are frozen not real hand cut ones which was disappointing...More

Thank AFiremen
Cillian M, Owner at Murphy Blacks Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

I’m sorry to hear you were disappointed with your visit. We take pride in the experience we offer and are always very disappointed with anything that falls below the standard we expect ourselves when we go out. Cillian Murphy

Reviewed 15 August 2018 via mobile

We ate here after playing golf in Kilkee. I had a seafood pie which was very tasty served with a nice side salad and gratin potatoes. The pie already had ample mash so some veggies would have been a bonus.

1  Thank Sandeleven
Reviewed 15 August 2018 via mobile

We decided to eat here for our stay in Kilkee and it surpassed all expectations! One of the best meals in Ireland of our entire trip. Amazing food paired with exceptional service. Cillian was so welcoming and helpful. But the star is the food! Just...More

Thank Laughattack001
Reviewed 13 August 2018 via mobile

Everything was as expected... great food and service ... menu tweaked since last we visited but still everything one could want. Killian as usual was congenial and welcoming.... Well done to the whole team..... Very commendable.

Thank Ian F
Reviewed 7 August 2018 via mobile

I had dinner in Murphy Blacks over the August bank holiday weekend. I had previously eaten here on New Years Eve last year. I was still impressed with the delicious food, friendly and attentive staff and selection on the menu. Without doubt, the best restaurant...More

Thank ElaineK178
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12 July 2016|
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Response from Cillian M | Property representative |
Hiya, we certainly do...after all, kids are only slightly smaller adults..:-) we can do GF pasta and tomato sauce, a GF seafood pie or GF chicken/fish goujons with either potatoes and veg or chips.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$18 - US$29
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Street Parking, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
18:00 - 21:00
18:00 - 21:00
18:00 - 21:00
18:00 - 21:00
18:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: O Connell Street, Kilkee, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Munster  >  County Clare  >  Kilkee
  • Phone Number: +353 85 875 4886
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Award winning seafood restaurant in an award winning destination. Listed in the McKenna Guides Top 100 Restaurants in Ireland 2016/2017. Sunday Times Top 50 Places to Eat Seafood 2017
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