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Murphy Blacks Restaurant

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O Connell Street, Kilkee, Ireland
+353 85 875 4886
18:00 - 21:00
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

With very fond memories of holidays in Kilkee. The family made our way back after many decades. Our youngest daughter researched places to eat. Her choice was excellent and we enjoyed a meal in superb restaurant establishment run by Cillian Murphy. We each had a different starters and different main courses. The sweet were excellent. All our food was of... More 

Thank Des M
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We came late but welcome with a nice smile.we invite meny kind of food and evrything was very good . The service was excellent.

Thank Moshe F
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Reviewed 13 February 2017

We were back in Murphy Blacks at the weekend for a family celebration. I have to say it did not disappoint. On any of our return visits to Kilkee it is on the 'must visit' list as they consistently provide quality food at reasonable prices. There is a great choice of starters and mains, with an emphasis on seafood &... More 

Thank TravelwithGar
Pokhara, Nepal
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52 reviews
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Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

I was there for my birthday and from the beginning till the end, there is nothing to say. This restaurant is awarded by Ireland guide from 2010 and the Mc Kennas guide many times, and I can really understand why. The lamb in apple sauce was divine, the sirloin steak was tender, just as ordered, the creme brulee is top... More 

Thank Vincent D
Dublin, Ireland
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Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

Murphy blacks is one of those restaurants I love, I could close my eyes and stab randomly at a menu and be sure to receive something incredible. The restaurant itself is laid out very nicely, we were here off peak season but even still on Saturday evening it was a full house. The restaurant is run by a husband and... More 

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Sacramento, California
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Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

A delightful local restaurant with a sophisticated atmosphere. Food was good and a respite from the typical pub fare. Prices are a bit high for what you get, but food was delightful and the service was professional.

Thank Sharon C
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Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

We had fish chowder which couldn't have been better. Delicious crab gratin. Monkfish scampi, light and sweet with homemade tartare sauce. The turbot was fresh and light . Even the sticky toffee pudding exceeded expectations. Really beautiful food homemade quality ,wholesome. Superb.

Thank Siobhan D
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4 reviews
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Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

Our brief visit to Kilee included dinner at Murphy Blacks. Great food and very friendly host. We enjoyed the early set menu soup, supreme of irish chicken, and veggies.

Thank Susan S
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Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

Cannot rate this restaurant high enough... we had the most amazing meal tonight. The lamb was melt in your mouth, lobster hotpot amazing and the goats cheese was fantastic... I can't believe I hadn't been there before. Definitely worth a visit 😀

Thank Noelette16
Galway, Ireland
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Reviewed 17 September 2016

We dined here last night and it was one of the tastiest meals we have had in a long time, the bread was not long out of the oven and went well with the delicious deep fried mushrooms we had as our starter, they were very generous in size and the baby leaf salad with them was perfectly dressed with... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$16 - US$27
Irish, Seafood, European, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Street Parking, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
18:00 - 21:00
18:00 - 21:00
18:00 - 21:00
18:00 - 21:00
18:00 - 21:00
18:00 - 21:00
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
Award winning seafood restaurant in an award winning destination. Listed in the McKenna Guides Top 100 Restaurants in Ireland 2016/2017

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?