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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%
Travellers talk about
“seafood” (22 reviews)
“cod goujons” (4 reviews)
“creme brulee” (3 reviews)
Irish, Seafood, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
O Connell Street, Kilkee, Ireland
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Reviewed 5 days ago

I arrived late in the evening and had an excellent meal without being hurried to finish. Staff are attentive but not over bearing. Good menu, I was told it was a seafood restaurant but the menu does include meat dishes. I would definitely eat there...More

Thank Siobhain S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had dinner tonight in Murphy Blacks just across the road from our hotel. We had the specials (calamari and monkfish scampi) and mushrooms and Normandy lamb. Everything was delicious including the wine list. Service was excellent and the staff were lovely. Cillian our host...More

Thank jess1960
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went here on spec with my wife for a meal, very knowledgeable, friendly staff. Fresh fish is a specialty here...highly recommend the John Dory... Very nice wine list also, Malbec is excellent... If I had any recommendations it would be portion size was a bit...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a reservation for 7.45, and two of us arrived on time. We were immediately shown to our table and got menus and a rundown on the specials while waiting. The remaining members of our party arrives and we had good banter with the...More

Thank SeanP66
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is the best restaurant in Kilkee I just love it , menu is mainly fish , but there are specials available every night .i recommend booking as it is always very busy . Cillian the owner and front of house man, always has a...More

Thank cyrill449
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was our first night in Ireland, we had flown in and travelled most of the day. The table had been booked in advance so we made the effort to travel to the restaurant. I’m so glad we did Cillian and his team made our...More

Thank hisarphill
Reviewed 13 June 2018 via mobile

On a recent work trip I was lucky enough to be overnight in Kilkee and Murphy Blacks was the place on everyone’s lips to try! It did not disappoint as it was a very Mediterranean feel restaurant both food and wine. The owner Cillian was...More

Thank Leinsterpete
Reviewed 30 May 2018 via mobile

Everything about our food was good but we felt the lack of vegetables and fact that salads and potatoes all came in small dishes that had obviously been pre made rather took away from the overall impression of a high class restAurant. A plate of...More

Thank Flub55
Reviewed 14 May 2018

We were looking for somewhere in Kilkee with fresh seafood caught locally. The staff here were very friendly and extra helpful. The food was delicious and the wine also excellent. It's not a cheap please to eat, but the quality is really good and the...More

Thank Fuddus
Reviewed 12 May 2018

Six friends, everyone really please with their meal. Menu excellent, One Coeliac delighted!! Staff were really nice and fun and the place was lovely. I cant wait to get back.

Thank dowlwan
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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$17 - 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, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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
  • E-mail
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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