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Castle Yard | Kilkenny Design Centre, Kilkenny R95 CAA6, Ireland
+353 56 772 2118
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good22%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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Irish, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Castle Yard | Kilkenny Design Centre, Kilkenny R95 CAA6, Ireland
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I ate there last Saturday evening with some friends. Food was amazing and this coupled with the ambiance made for a very enjoyable evening. I would highly recommend.

Thank Aisling C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Myself and my now husband held our wedding reception in Anocht and we can’t overestimate how happy we were with our choice. From the minute we walked through the doors to when we left, all of our expectations were met. The food was amazing, it...More

1  Thank clairedoyley
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Last night we had a special occasion meal here. We had first time visitors to Kilkenny and chose anocht as our restaurant to eat because of it’s esteemed name. The service was extremely poor across the whole night , and when paying such big prices...More

2  Thank deekk
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have eaten here only once but I definitely will dine here again. We both had a three course meal and the food and the service was really good. We were both really satisfied and full after our dinners. I love the old rustic decor...More

Thank Murphy2k14
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is upstairs above the store, so it has a great view of the castle at night. The food is wonderful but service is very slow, so don't be in a hurry. It made for a very special evening.

Thank Denise R C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant was buzzing on a Saturday night. Service was great, very attentive. Food was delicious and I had a fabulous mojito. Recommended.

Thank fionagun
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a very good meal here upstairs at the Kilkenny Design Centre. Thursday evening allows their earlybird menu all evening which is very good value. Excellent roast garlic hummus starter to recommend. Attentive and friendly staff

Thank Phil L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We dined twice with Anocht, during Kilkerny's Arts Festival. The place is remarkably relaxing, under beautiful roof beams in frront of the Castle, windows overlooking the street and Castle's yard. Well chosen list of cocktails and drinks, nice list of à la carte dishes,. Everything...More

Thank apap509
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had dinner at Anocht after arriving in Kilkenny. While the wait was a little long, once we were seated the service was great. Kumar was very good assisting us at our table. The food was delicious. It did take a bit of time to get...More

Thank yodamap
Reviewed 3 August 2018 via mobile

Had a wonderful meal in this beautiful restaurant, my Vegan daughter said it was the best Vegan meal she has had in Kilkenny. The service was wonderful but must give a particular mention to the young Man Conor who is a real assume to the...More

2  Thank larryhennessy2015
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18 February 2018|
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Response from JuneKaimuki | Reviewed this property |
Hi... no certain, as I was just a visitor in town. however their website may have the answer. In any case, if interested, make a reservation. this place is very popular with the local community. Thanks for asking.
Una H
23 May 2016|
Response from Scalea05 | Reviewed this property |
You are correct. However, when I asked the name of the restuarant so I could review it, the staff people told me that it was part of the Anocht restaurant and that I should rate it accordingly. Sorry...but that is what I was... More
Tanya M
5 August 2015|
Response from Kk C |
Thursday 5.30-7 Friday 5.30-6.45 Saturday 5.30-6.30
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$14 - US$47
Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Street Parking, Digital Payments, Private Dining, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, View, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Castle Yard | Kilkenny Design Centre, Kilkenny R95 CAA6, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Kilkenny  >  Kilkenny
  • Phone Number: +353 56 772 2118
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Enjoy a unique space for fine dining each Thursday, Friday, Saturday and bank holiday Sunday overlooking Kilkenny Castle. Anocht offers award-winning food inspired by a wealth of local artisan producers. Experience first class, friendly service in the Courtyard and Castle dining rooms.
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