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Monks Ballyvaughan

The Pier, Ballyvaughan H91 W9TN, Ireland
+353 65 707 7059
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good27%
  • Average12%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible6%
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“mussels” (99 reviews)
“chowder” (169 reviews)
“seafood” (115 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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Reviewed yesterday

Stopped for chowder, and loved it! Full of locals, excellent soup, and if you get a window table, maybe you'll be lucky enough to enjoy the rainbow over the ocean as we were. Fantastic spot to eat after visiting the cliffs!

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank samizuqu
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a pleasant surprise. We liked it so well, we ate here 3 days in a row. Reservations is recommended, but we never had any. It can be quite crowded later in the evening, around 6. We ate earlier, around 4 or 5 PM....More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank raul r
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped along our way to the Cliffs of Mohr. The food was fresh, delicious and hot. We all ordered Irish Coffees along with our seafood dishes.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank The_Hailes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The seafood here is great, and the service is top notch. We ate here twice during our stay and the food was wonderful. Seafood chowder, crab claws, fish and chis, mussels...they were all wonderful. Michele was as good a server as you can find. Attentive,...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Schells1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped at this restaurant for a quick break on our way from Galway Bay to court. It’s got a great location or you can sit outside and sip your cappuccino in front of the ocean. The staff was wonderful and there are tons of...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank shoegal20
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

nice pier with great views and history along the north Atlantic by way, dont forget to get some great food from the bar across the street

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank 246wades
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

“If you ever go across the sea to Ireland, then maybe at the closing of your day you will sit and watch the moon rise over Claddagh and see the sun go down on Galway Bay.” Monks bar & seafood Not only personifies that song lyric it is a...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Michaelinnewport
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We had a lovely meal here, the fire was roaring on arrival, the décor is pub-like but light and fresh. The service was efficient, no frills, it was the weakest part of the experience the server did not really seemed that interested in being there....More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank MrsBB2000
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

we were here for dinner at the weekend service very good but food totally amazing we had the prawns for a starter from the small bites menu and shared them then 2 steaks to follow all perfect it's a must if you are in the...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank liam q
Reviewed November 3, 2018

Really great food choices, friendly staff AND terrific Trad musicians who are regulars there. ..The Badgers.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Lee B
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September 24, 2018|
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Response from MonksOffice | Property representative |
Sorry for the delay in replying. Monks Ballyvaughan are very proud to exhibit some stunning paintings from the renowned Artisit Manus Walsh. Manus work has been described as cubist, abstract, impressionist, surreal... More
Karen R
April 26, 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 :)
February 26, 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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$34
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
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
Groups, Romantic, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, View
Open Hours
11:00 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
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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