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La Perla at The Lyrath Estate Hotel

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European, Irish, Contemporary
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Dublin Road, Kilkenny IE, Ireland
+353 56 776 0088
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London, United Kingdom
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72 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

This hotel needs more staff! They were really struggling, so we had to hang around and wait for a table. Eventually we were shown to a table that we had to squeeze between other diners reach, and my request for coffee was greeted with a grunt!

Thank Eleanor F
Boston, Massachusetts
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188 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 150 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

The best staff we've ever had the pleasure to experience! Stephen and Emma, you were exemplary in service, respect, and dedication to your craft. The entire room needs to be applauded for expertise from start to finish! Mr. Gallagher, you are a true asset to the Lyrath, ever available and unsurpassed kindness, thank you! Now.. The food.. Quite possibly the... More 

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Tsawwassen, Canada
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212 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016

Some staff are great but the majority are less than gracious, are even rude and rush about creating a bad atmosphere

Thank Jim B
Kilmarnock, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016

We had breakfast here on three mornings and dinners were served at venues in different parts of hotel so cannot comment on dinners here. Breakfast however was excellent. Huge variety of cereals, fruits and usual cooked foods as well as variety of fruit juices and breads etc. The staff were very attentive and helpful. Would definitely recommend.

Thank LizC1609
Celbridge, Ireland
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31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

We arrived at the Lyrath estate on Thursday night for a business meeting next day. TheTheir restaurant upstairs from reception is fantastic the food was really really tasty. This is a stress free place Beautiful rooms good view beautiful estate staff really friendly great bar they had music laid on it was fantastic next day we had a fantastic time... More 

Thank Ray M
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

The standard of food was okay but not as good as you would expect when paying the prices for this restaurant. I wouldn't eat there again unfortunately. It also felt like a convention centre room as opposed to a restaurant. Staff were friendly though.

Thank Stacey B
Limerick, Ireland
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016

Service was poor and very dis-organised. After being ignored at reception desk and eventually being seated, we received brown bread after 15 mins (had to ask separately for butter). Waited longer than an hour for main course. Had to ask for a steak knife for my steak and no refills of water or if we wanted more wine etc. meal... More 

1 Thank Corkboi1980
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016 via mobile

Perhaps I should preface my remarks by admitting We were using a voucher we received for Christmas , which was about the same time some of the cakes were baked . After two phone calls and five internal switches we eventually got a reservation for this afternoon , although we were the only ones there . Despite this we had... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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90 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016

Overall Good ,But service was slow on the night in question. I think the weddings on the day pulled a lot of the staff from the main hotel

Thank home26
Athlone, Ireland
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26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016

We had a delicious meal here the oyster starter and monkfish main were particularly lovely. Service was good and staff friendly.

Thank Rutheden

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$51 - US$51
European, Irish, Contemporary
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Validated Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Dublin Road, Kilkenny IE, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Kilkenny  >  Kilkenny
  • Phone Number: +353 56 776 0088

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?