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J.J. Murphy's

) #244 of 925 Restaurants in Sofia $$ - $$$ Irish, , European
ul.Karnigradska 6, Sofia 1000, Bulgaria
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  • Excellent30%
  • Very good38%
  • Average19%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible8%
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Irish, Bar, European, Pub, International, British
$$ - $$$
ul.Karnigradska 6, Sofia 1000, Bulgaria
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1 - 10 of 121 reviews

Reviewed yesterday

Went on 17th August. Place was dead. Appears now to have a BG owner. Staff were totally disinterested. Didn't seem to understand how to ur a pint of Guinness. I ordered the Shepherd's Pie as I have done on countless occasions in the past. The...More

Thank dws50
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Rubbish service and waitress had an attitude. We ordered toast with our breakfast and received a loaf of bread. Bacon burnt to ash and the sausages barely cooked. Washed down with some warm orange juice. Also has an attitude if you pay by card because...More

1  Thank iantheextreme
Stefan P, Manager at J.J. Murphy's, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hello Ian, We would like to apologize about the bad experience you had with us. We have already taken all actions needed to prevent similar situations happening in the future. We hope to welcome you again some time for a more pleasant experience. Best Regards

Reviewed 3 July 2017

Not a bad pub at all but it is definitely not an Irish one :) The only Irish thing in there is the beer - they sell Guinness and Kilkenny. However if you are a football fan or just want to have a beer with...More

Thank kaleksandrov
Reviewed 28 June 2017 via mobile

Read the reviews and some of them were not very nice, car was clean and staff were pleasant enough, food was standard for the price and the beer garden would be a suntrap without all the bushes, would visit again 😎

Thank Lynn G
Reviewed 25 April 2017 via mobile

We went to this irish pub to have dinner and watch a football match. The dinner was correct, perhaps something poor. But the worst was the waitress, she was rude and disrespectful. The bill was 57lv and we paid 60lv waiting for our change, but...More

Thank Patricia M
Reviewed 19 April 2017

Not really Irish, all the staff were Bulgarian, fair enough, but didn't have a lot of Irish, and were unsure of their products. We had Guinness and Paddy, twas OK

Thank GalwaySteve
Reviewed 13 April 2017 via mobile

Excellent Irish bar, lovely to have a pint of Guinness for a reasonable price! I was here on St Patrick's night as well and the atmosphere was fantastic

Thank Sam D
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

I went to watch a football game of my favorite team on wednesday night. Reserved a table for 6 people. Arriving at the place they gave us a table for 4 people, telling us that there was a mistake and our table is taken in...More

1  Thank Kiril A
Reviewed 4 April 2017

We arrived at our hotel and We were starving. I had already found J.J. Murphy's on a Map and knew It was right around the corner. Nice and clean. good beer and good food as well. Traditional Irish fare I would say. There were a...More

Thank rbciii2002
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

This is a nice place with nice food. They also show matches. Only draft beer. Soup and cake veal are awesome.

Thank Cotoleti
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  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$2 - US$19
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Business meetings, Bar Scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: ul.Karnigradska 6, Sofia 1000, Bulgaria
  • Location: Europe  >  Bulgaria  >  Sofia Region  >  Sofia
  • Phone Number: 00359878333457
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In 1856, James Murphy in partnership with four of his brothers founded the J.J.Murphy & Co. Brewery in Cork, Ireland.Since then his name has been associated with only the highest quality for his world famous Murphy’s Irish Stout, Red Beer and J.J. Murphy & Co. Irish Bars. In 1998 J.J.Murphys Irish Pub was founded in Sofia, Bulgaria.J.J. Murphy’s is the first authentic Irish Pub in Bulgaria. If you like the Irish atmosphere and food, there is no need for you to travel all the way to Ireland. Here you can try the traditional Irish Stew, Shepherds Pie and Beef Steak. Also on draught at J.J. Murphy’s are Kilkenny, Guinness, Carslebrg, Heineken, Stella Artois and Krombacher. During the summer you can enjoy an ice cold pint in the beer garden, with some great BBQ food.On the big screen televisions we show all main sport events from football to rugby, american football and many other sports. Every Friday and Saturday night you can enjoy live music ( Jazz, Pop, Rock, Irish and Bulgarian Music).Through the years J.J. Murphy’s proved to be the best Irish Pub in the country. The excellent reputation is brought by the nice warm atmosphere, the quality of food and brilliant service.
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