Shellfish plate of crustacean seafood with fresh lobster, mussels, oysters as an ocean gourmet dinner background


Open everyday serving fresh seafood

Enjoy the warmth of a rich and creamy seafood chowder with hearty treacle bread, after a drive through the Burren or the delicate combination of wild smoked salmon with a glass of ‘the Black Stuff’ as the sun slowly sets over the harbour. These are tastes that define the spirit of Ireland – tastes that have made Monks Ballyvaughan famous as the Galway Bay home of seafood for more than 20 years.

The wild freshness of the Atlantic seaboard is in every forkful of our fish and seafood and of course, there’s no richer larder than the Burren. Situated at the heart of the Burren Food Trail, we are committed to supporting local suppliers of food and produce.

Whether it’s wonderful hand-crafted goat’s cheese, traditionally-cured ham or locally-smoked salmon – all our ingredients have been grown or produced with love and integrity. We are led by local producers therefore our menus are seasonal – so be sure to check out what’s new and different when you visit.

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View of harbour at Ballyvaughan

Reservations at Monks

Perhaps you’re looking for a private space for an intimate celebration. Maybe you’re a tour operator or simply want to join us for lunch or dinner. There are so many ways you can enjoy a Monks experience…

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From a light lunch to a traditional evening treat, from premium cuts of seasonal fish to succulent steaks -we have you catered….

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