Monks Ballyvaughan Seafood Restaurant & Bar Approved to the Good Food Ireland® Collection
Located on a scenic spot right by the Pier in Ballyvaughan Village, Monks Ballyvaughan Seafood Restaurant & Bar was founded in the 1980s and was initially a food store and local bar where locals would congregate and catch up. Local food has always been an integral part of Monks and this has only grown as the business evolved to what it is today. They are longstanding ambassadors for the food of this region. A major restoration in 2016 brought Monks to the next level and allowed the team to meet the demands and popularity of this much loved eatery. All modern conveniences seamlessly combined with the traditional features that are such a part of Monks.
Reading the menu at Monks is like taking a whistle stop food tour of Clare and beyond. Fresh mussels, crab, clams, lobster and more are all sourced from local fishermen who bring in their catch off this wild coast. Their famous oysters are provided by Kelly Oysters, whose farm is located in a small inlet of nearby Galway Bay. While fish and seafood is the main attraction here, Monks also features ingredients from artisan producers of the region including goat's cheese from a prominent local cheese maker. Greens for salads and sides are supplied by a local farmer growing organic leaves, vegetables and herbs.
It's hard to beat Monks for outdoor dining, especially when the sun is shining. Enjoy your local fayre of oysters and pint a Guinness as you take in the views of the pier and Ballyvaughan Bay right in front of you. It doesn't get much better than that!
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