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Murph's Bistro at the Derragarra Inn

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Derragarra Inn | Butlersbridge, Butlersbridge, Ireland
+353 49 433 1033
12:30 - 21:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun 12:30 - 21:00
Mon - Fri 12:00 - 21:00
Sat 12:00 - 21:30
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The staff were friendly and helpful, the menu was excellent and varied even though our visit was at 4.00pm on a Sunday. The food, however, was sublime. Could not have been better. Looking forward to a return visit soon. Thanks.

Thank Ann F
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were a group of 5 adults, had lunch here Sat 19/11. It was excellent. A warm welcome on arrival despite the restaurant being almost full. Great choice on the menu and the food lived up to expectations. Fresh, tasted good and balanced portions. But the quality of service and the hospitality were the key factors that made this experience... More 

Thank Robert D
County Cavan, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My friend and I booked a meal here on Friday evening past, from the moment we arrived in the door we were greeted and looked after immediately by the friendly staff. The surroundings are comfortable, cosy and very fresh. The food was delicious and the staff very attentive. Good value for money. We will certainly be going back.

Thank siobhananne2016
Butlersbridge, Ireland
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

Had a delicious Sunday lunch at the beautifully remodelled Derragerra Inn. Staff were very welcoming and friendly and the food was of top quality for quite a reasonable price. Would highly recommend to all!

Thank _bradyo1
Ballinagh, Ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

It is a lovely and cosy restaurant and we are glad that they reopened again after the big fire. We had a Sunday lunch lately With the family and two toddlers. It was nice and typical for sunday lunch. But I prefer the evening meals, they are very tasty and nicely presented. The wine was nice and the men enjoyed... More 

Thank CatharinaWilhelmina
Cavan, Ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

Came here for a Saturday dinner. The staff were lovely and the food was very tasty. My only fault is that this restaurant can't seem to decide if it is a cosy country pub or a restaurant. It's an awkward combination of the two. Saying that the food was lovely and for a very reasonable cost. I fully intend to... More 

Thank KiwiCharley
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

Called in wed 12 th....first time since it has reopened for lunch. Was in a hurry so it was a short visit. The food as always was just one word ....fantastic. Chicken ceaser salad...Beautiful flavours. My husband had the beef caserole and it was to die for . The service was fast and efficient and the girls were friendly and... More 

1 Thank Christina G
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016 via mobile

First dined with Murphs when in Cootehill. Was very impressed so I was delighted when I heard they were moving to Derragarra. Have dined here many times and had my sons confirmation here. The food never disappoints. Really looking forward to it reopening.

1 Thank Misty2019
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 May 2016 via mobile

Very sad to see the destruction caused by a major fire in this wonderful restaurant last weekend. I was delighted however to read in the Anglo Celt newspaper that the owners are planning to reopen with an even better restaurant in the next few months. I wish the Murphy's all the best in their endeavours.

1 Thank Joe P
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2016

We visited this place earlier this month for lunch, there were 6 of us altogether. From we walked in the door, the service was great. We were asked to wait a few minutes and then shown to our table, shown the menus and enquired if we needed any drinks. The only crib I had was with the starters, the menu... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$54
Irish, Bar, European, British, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
12:30 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Derragarra Inn | Butlersbridge, Butlersbridge, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  County Cavan  >  Butlersbridge
  • Phone Number: +353 49 433 1033
Murphs Bistro is an award winning family-run business established in 2006 by Susan and Fergus Murphy and has taken up residence in the famous 1809 built Derragarra Inn on Main Street, Butlers Bridge. Ideal for families, the Derragarra hosts an outdoor play area for children. Boasting a vast river terrace it is also the ideal spot for al fresco dining. This one hundred seater restaurant & bar is conveniently located just a five minute drive north of Cavan town.

Chef & Proprietor Fergus Murphy has worked in some of the best kitchens in the world, including 2 Star Michelin Restaurant Le Gavroche under Albert Roux. He has also worked with Chef Michel from Celebrity Masterchef.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?