Murphy's Ice Cream restaurant
Strand Street, Dingle
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Reviewed 27th September 2011 (visited 18 September 2011 )
The home of the famous Murphy's Ice Cream! I'd been to their cafés in Dublin a good number of times and am happy to report that the café in their home town in no disappointment. Their ice cream is just as tasty! It's worth note though that this is a high traffic café so do not expect to lounge around in the same way as you might in their other cafés. It's on a main street and there was a constant queue of people looking for ice cream and coffee so it was not quite as relaxing as you might like. There is a small outdoor area to the back and the toilets are out there as well which is a little strange. I don't drink coffee so if you're curious about that I can't help you there, but I can tell you that they do have lovely, refreshing and good value quality ice cream. That said, don't forget to have a look at the menu if you're in the mood for something more as they do have a relatively large range of desserts apart from the quick ice cream scoops.
Reviewed 20th August 2010 (visited 2 August 2010 )
very expensive, but really nice icecream. had the caramel sundae. worth a try
Reviewed 27th July 2010 (visited 20 July 2010 )
Murphy's Ice Cream is legendary in Dingle. The range of flavours is incredible (burnt caramel, sea salt, guinness, etc) and the ice cream is delicious. The staff are friendly and knowledgeable and will let you taste the product before you purchase. Coffee is good and they have expert barristas. At €3.50 per scoop, however, it is quite expensive
Reviewed 04th August 2009 (visited 1 August 2009 )
In comparison to Killarney store, this is much better (but I believe this was "the original"?). Otherwise, same formula, same icecreams etc. Better staffed than Killarney branch and it shows, better service - albeit a bit more "American" over-effusive than "Irish", however it works here. Between us we had peanut, guiness, rum and raisin, and whiskey chocolate. Good icecream but I still maintain they need to address their prices, which are on the high side for this day and age. Again, despite their menus advertising different coffees, I had to explain to them what a ristretto and lungo were... but no problems getting them when I explained.
Reviewed 26th July 2009 (visited 25 July 2009 )
have their book and have used their recipes but the shop is very much an experience. a lesson in service to other establishments. from the second you walk in the door you are engaged in a welcoming fashion. sampling of different ice creams is encouraged. i got 3 and tasted more. particularly liked rum and raisin ice cream and mango sorbet. well worth a visit
Reviewed 21st July 2009 (visited 20 July 2009 )
Was in Dingle on Sunday/Monday and stopped off at the famous Murphy's Ice Cream shop. I have to say it didn't disappoint. One day I had a cone with two types of Sorbet (Raspberry & Mango) and the next day I had ice cream (Baileys and Chocolate Whiskey). The quality is well worth the price. Also they are happy for you to taste lots of flavours before deciding. The staff are friendly and there is one girl behind the counter who is the best Sales person I have ever seen in action. Anyone standing outside the door got called in to try a flavour and always left with a cone and a smile on their face. If you are going for a meal somewhere skip dessert and go to Murphy’s instead. My only disappointment. They aren't nationwide.
Reviewed 31st March 2009 (visited 26 March 2009 )
Really cute little cafe/icecream shop. The staff are really friendly and will spend ages talking to you about the different ice cream and getting you to try samples before you choose. The hot chocolate drinks are gorgeous. Overall expensive for what you get but a nice treat.