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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%
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“mussels” (73 reviews)
“chowder” (135 reviews)
“seafood” (76 reviews)
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Irish, Bar, Seafood, European, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
The Pier, Ballyvaughan H91 W9TN, Ireland
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11 - 20 of 584 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank happycharlie
Reviewed 2 weeks 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
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped in Monks for a late lunch and found it very pleasant. Staff were young and pleasant but they did not have that extra caring attitude we appreciate. The food was good and being able to view the water was nice. Others leaving the...More

Thank DJC7
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We hadn't booked and they were busy, but immediately found space for us. Service was friendly and unobtrusive but exceptional; a waiter immediately noticed that we hadn't started eating and needed something, coming over straightaway. Lovely fresh food, simply and well done. Recommended.

Thank playlist
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My partner, two close friends and I took a 10 day holiday driving through Ireland. We started in Shannon and drove the south on the west coast.After driving through the Burren and stopping several times to experience and "feel the Burren" we stopped at Monks...More

Thank daksterinwaltham
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I just love their crab sandwich ... especially when the weather is nice and you can sit outside on the terrace looking at the sea. Good quality food and affordable prices.

Thank Daniela K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A great place to eat. Overlooking the harbour, the locally caught fish couldn't be fresher. The chowder was so good (and amazing wheaten bread) I returned the following night to try their mussels - equally good! The staff were friendly and efficient - nothing too...More

Thank Wendy K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good fresh seafood served my friendly staff and in a nice setting. Will be back. Seafood platter was very tasty

Thank Christos66
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We came upon Monks one rainy afternoon last week. Decided to stop for lunch. Had the seafood chowder, which was so delicious. Also ordered the garlic prawns, which were outstanding. We were very pleased. Pleasant wait staff. I was also impressed with how clean, modern...More

Thank Karen P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Oh, they were hopping and busy, and we were lucky enough to find a place to sit. But, despite a slight wait and a bit of confusion, our fish and chips were hot, tasty and delicious, and pints cold and refreshing. We also met some...More

Thank Anna G
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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
View, Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
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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