We begin with appetizers: Blarney Cakes ($4.99) – Three Irish potato pancakes fried golden brown and served with sour cream, chives and applesauce. I did not particularly enjoy these cakes as they were rather small, mushy and tepid, slightly lukewarm and had the consistency of mashed potatoes rather than a fried potato pancake that I expected. It had a slight sour taste to it that did not go well together with the potato base.
We also ordered the Pound O’ Wings ($7.99) which were good but I preferred Fiddler’s Green’s wings much more.
My friend, Gabe, got the Shepherd’s Pie ($8.99) which he ranked as 4 out of 5 Tasty Chomps!!! He finished the whole plate and was the only one to do so at our table this glorious evening. The shepherd’s pie was made of beef and vegetables combined in a rich brown gravy and covered with their homemade creamy mashed potatoes
Myself and my partner’s sister ordered the Irish Stew ($8.99), a huge bowl of beef with onions, carrots, celery and potatoes slowly cooked with Irish Whiskey. I found the beef to be lacking flavor and a bit stringy for my tastes. It was definitely not the best beef stew ever in my book and I got tired of it after a while of gnawing on the beef cubes.
My partner and her brother Andy ordered Corned Beef & Colcannon ($$8.99) – a humungo plate of corned beef with traditional colcannon (cabbage). It was actually quite delectable and delicious!
All in all, Paddy Murphy’s was a mixed bag and I am not sure if I will return. They need to fix a few of their dishes before that happens.