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What you can expect during your visit
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Socially distanced dining tables
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Tables disinfected between guests
Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
About
The Mad Monk by Quinlan's opened in 2019 and has been a massive success. Undoubtedly, this is due to our commitment to serving the freshest fish and seafood, complimented by our carefully selected wine and beer menu. The Mad Monk serves traditional Fish and Chips as well as shellfish specials and ‘the catch of the day’ direct from Quinlan’s trusted fishing partners in South Kerry. We also provide various daily grill specials cooked on our Josper Charcoal grill. Our team are committed to ensuring that all customers enjoy their evening with us, in a safe, relaxed and friendly environment. We are open Tuesday to Sunday from 1pm-9pm! If you are visiting Killarney, a visit to the Mad Monk is a must
PRICE RANGE
$8 - $42
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner, Drinks
CUISINES
Irish, Seafood, European, Healthy, Grill
FEATURES
Reservations, Seating, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Table Service
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Five visits in three and a bit weeks days it all! Consistently excellent food and service. Stephen is friendly and will ensure your evening is enjoyable and stress free. He is a star. Eric is the master in the kitchen and the food is superb,...he is also a very nice person! Mention too for Igor behind the bar and David. I will be back in July see you all then. Thank you for looking after us so well on all occasions.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We had the most amazing meal and best time at The Mad Monk in Killarney during our trip to Ireland from Texas. They are a “Tide to Table” restaurant with incredible fresh seafood, wonderful service and casual atmosphere while still having fine dining service and...food. We had raw oysters, pan fried salmon and pan fried sea bass. We couldn’t have had a better last night in Killarney.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We both loved our appetizers - crab claws (liquid gold of garlic butter to dip and soak up with the sourdough bread), and squid (super light batter and nice sweet chili sauce to dip in). Our mains were expertly prepared - very moist meat on...both the lobster and the salmon, but the overall flavor was a little bland. Service was cordial, but not super friendly, as everywhere else has been during our week in Ireland.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went for dinner on our second night in Killarney. Fabulous food. Enjoyed squid and the Atlantic sea bass! Highly recommend Our first night at Kitty O’Ses. It was ok although recommended higher on trip advisor. You won’t be disappointed if you eat at the Mad...Monk!More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

For the last evening of our trip along the Wild Atlantic Way, we wanted good seafood. And we got it, in spades! Lisa tried the lobster, loved it, and was ably and courteously helped by one of the waitstaff to access the flesh in the...claws. The staff were uniformly warm and attentive without hovering or otherwise being overbearing. My shrimp was fabulous, and the salmon fantastic. We even met a charming, well-rounded couple at the neighboring table, but you probably shouldn't count on repeating that!! This is one of those can't miss restaurants. Enjoy!More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Greetings from New York! I definitely recommend dining here. Not only was the food was delicious, the owner was VERY accommodating and friendly. If we ever find our way back to Killarney, we will make sure to make our way back to The Mad Monk.

Date of visit: April 2022
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LIAM Q Q, Owner at The Mad Monk, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hello lisa, Thanks so much for your very favourable review. It was lovely to meet you and hopefully you'll come back again to see us - thanks again from the Mad Monk to the Big Apple!!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a fantastic restaurant! Not only the food is excelent, but the service is also exceptional. We had Adrian from Spain and David from Portugal. They DO care for their customers and want you to have an excellent dinner. Bravo Chef and team in the...kitchen! Can’t wait to come back! ClaudiaMore

Date of visit: April 2022
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LIAM Q Q, Owner at The Mad Monk, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hello Xylitol, Thanks for taking the time to review our Restaurant. Delighted to see that you had a good time with us and that our staff looked after you very very well. We appreciate your kind and positive comments and look forward to seeing you...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Excellent food Great service. Many thanks to Stephen and his staff for the great service. Fish dishes were excellent sitting close to the kitchens it was nice to see the food cooked and served with pride. With a number of people in our group not...fish lovers Both we’re served steaks cooked to perfection. Love the placeMore

Date of visit: April 2022
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LIAM Q Q, Owner at The Mad Monk, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hello Woodpark, Thank you for taking the time to review our Restaurant. Very happy to see that you and your group thoroughly enjoyed your visit. We are very lucky to have great staff working with us - they do an excellent job front and back...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Everything was great, the seafood was awesome, very well cooked, excellent service. The owner is so kind and friendly, also the staff. Greetings from Coruña.

Date of visit: April 2022
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LIAM Q Q, Owner at The Mad Monk, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hello Marie, Thanks for your very kind review. Glad you enjoyed your visit - we appreciate your positive comments and hope to see you again here or in Coruna. Kind Regards Liam Quinlan

Reviewed 16 April 2022 via mobile

We visited as a couple for dinner and from start to finish the welcome , service and customer care was exceptional with special mention to the personal service by Brian. We had fish cakes to start which were delicious and followed by main course speciality...of fish and chips ( we chose Cod and Hake) Overall it’s a fantastic restaurant with superb quality food and I’d highly recommendMore

Date of visit: April 2022
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LIAM Q Q, Owner at The Mad Monk, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hello B1Q, Thanks for taking the time to review our Restaurant. Delighted to see that you both enjoyed your chosen dishes and that you were well looked after by our excellent hard working staff. Hope to see you again soon. Kind Regards Liam Quinlan

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Katy C
2 February 2022|
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Response from LIAM Q Q | Property representative |
Hi, yes open Wednesday
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FionaFisher
3 August 2021|
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Response from LIAM Q Q | Property representative |
Sorry for the delay i only saw this now,,Did you manage to dine with us and if you did was it enjoyable!!! Thank you, Liam Quinlan.
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Samuisummer
8 August 2020|
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Response from LIAM Q Q | Property representative |
Hi, Chips are in a separate fryer in our 2 locations in Killarney. We do a lot of gluten free dishes so better to enquire daily.
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Yes, The Mad Monk is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.

The Mad Monk is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 4.5