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“Beyond expectations” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Willie Pa's Bar & Restaurant - CLOSED

Willie Pa's Bar & Restaurant
Price range: US$5 - US$38
Cuisines: Irish, European, Steakhouse, International, Contemporary
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Groups, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Dining options: After-hours, Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Riga, Latvia
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Beyond expectations”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2014

It was a tough challenge - to feed 21 hungry, food-loving French friends (+ 4 English) - but I needn't have worried; everything was perfect!
The bar was a great space to relax and take an aperitif before the meal.
I'm sure I would have enjoyed any one of the dishes on the menu. Great food and plenty of it, at the right price.
I'll make a point of revisiting next time I'm in Ireland.
Thank you Pat Kiely and Pat Murnane, we're all very happy.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Helpful?
3 Thank Rupert-4
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naomhcolm, Manager at Willie Pa's Bar & Restaurant, responded to this review, 22 June 2014
Rupert-4

When I received a phone call from you that morning to say that 30 French and English hungry motorcyclists were coming, I was thrilled! Nervous, but thrilled :) I have to say the Frogplod 2014 was a pleasure to have hosted in this establishment. Thanks for taking the time to write a review and I look forward to seeing the Frogplod 2016 here in West Cork!!

Meilleurs vœux (Best Wishes)

Pat Murnane
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English first
Dublin, Ireland
Level Contributor
8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Great Out of Town Restaurant”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2014

Staying at the Maritime Hotel, we booked a cab out to Willy Pa's on a recommendation from a friend - it was well worth the journey. Nicely decorated restaurant and bar, with friendly staff and an excellent menu. Starters were excellent; flame torched prawns with a tasty Marie-rose sauce....shared the 'Big Boy' steak - Ribeye on the bone, about 40 ounces of prime Irish beef flame grilled to perfection. Fantastic! Well worth a visit.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Stiofan
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naomhcolm, Manager at Willie Pa's Bar & Restaurant, responded to this review, 22 June 2014
Stiofán;

Thank you for your extremely complimentary comments. Our "Big Boy" steak is getting a reputation of its own and it means alot that a senior reviewer such as yourself enjoyed it so much! I'm glad to hear that the Blowtorch Prawns were to your liking! its an unusual preperation method but we feel that it makes a difference :) Hope to see you in West Cork again soon!

Best Regards,
Pat Murnane
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Dublin, Ireland
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Perfect stop off”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2014

This place is the perfect stop off between Drimoleague and Bantry. The food we had for lunch was excellent and good value. The place has lots of parking and the interior is really cosy and different. I highly recommend!

  • Visited June 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Aisling W
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naomhcolm, Manager at Willie Pa's Bar & Restaurant, responded to this review, 22 June 2014
Aisling W,

Thank you so much for your kind review! We see ourselves as an extremely convenient stop off location in West Cork too! I'm glad you could take advantage of that! Thank you again for your kind words on our interior etc. See you again soon hopefully!

Regards,
Pat Murnane
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Cork, Ireland
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Great food, generous portions and genuinely friendly staff!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2014

Great restaurant. Food was really delicious, portions are huge so go easy! There is a great menu choice. Reasonably priced. Staff were relaxed and friendly and service was excellent. Definitely would return!

  • Visited May 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank CERR2014
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naomhcolm, Manager at Willie Pa's Bar & Restaurant, responded to this review, 22 June 2014
CERR2014

Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a kind review! Im glad you were happy with the portion size. We have an ethos here that "its better to be looking at it - than looking for it" :) that way, no diner goes home hungry! Hopefully we will see you here soon again.

Best Wishes,
Pat Murnane
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Whitchurch, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Lovely spot out of town”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2014

Much more room to spread out-0with outside area. Lovely food and excellent value- anfd thery coped with our large (35) group) very well

Visited May 2014
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1 Thank barry c
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naomhcolm, Manager at Willie Pa's Bar & Restaurant, responded to this review, 22 June 2014
barryc,

Thank you for your kind review! Your group of 35 were a pleasure to have in the restaurant!

Best wishes,
Pat Murnane
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