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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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“bread” (37 reviews)
“potted crab” (4 reviews)
“lamb” (24 reviews)
Open Now
17:30 - 21:30 Hours
Irish, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
Castle Yard | Kilkenny Design Centre, Kilkenny R95 CAA6, Ireland
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

9 friends dined here last night and everyone was very happy with the wonderful meal presented to us The atmosphere and attention from the staff was amazing. Thank you.

Thank Helen B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were here on a busy saturday night. Lovely space, great service,really good menu. Food was very good and there was good choice. Couldn't face desserts as we were too full. Looking forward to a return visit.

Thank Wicklowfoodie
Reviewed 21 September 2018 via mobile

We haven't been to the restaurant for 2 years and looked forward to this evening's visit. No matredee welcome, no presence of one. Vegetables very disappointing, no imagination. My lamb shoulder warm.....my partner had a steak cooked to order but it lacked vegetables. The desert...More

Thank Alma P
Reviewed 12 September 2018

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.

1  Thank Aisling C
Reviewed 11 September 2018 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 9 September 2018 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

3  Thank deekk
Reviewed 5 September 2018

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 5 September 2018

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 1 September 2018 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 26 August 2018

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
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Questions & Answers
Frank F
20 October 2018|
Response from taistealai_fanach | Reviewed this property |
I think their menu changes constantly, but don't quote me on that.
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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$14 - US$45
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, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, View, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly
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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