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La Perla at The Lyrath Estate Hotel

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Dublin Road, Kilkenny IE, Ireland
+353 56 776 0088
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Celbridge, Ireland
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31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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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
1 review
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
Dublin, Ireland
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88 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 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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24 reviews
13 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
Dublin, Ireland
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39 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016

Food was about ok but nothing to shout about. Duck Starter was tasty but small small. Main of pork was tasty but tough. Desert was desert - I'm not a fan of desert. Wine is overpriced as it is in nearly all restaurants in Ireland. Service was disorganised with empty beer glasses not removed, missing cuttlery, mains arriving before starters... More 

Thank JimmyMaureenC
Brussels, Belgium
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

We had high expectations based on previous reviews and the information on the website. We arrived at the desk and the first waiter ignored us for about a minute, until the head waiter arrived. He was very efficient, the whole way through. The decor is unimpressive, it's simply the main dining room of a hotel with all of the breakfast... More 

Thank AD1234567899999
Dublin, Ireland
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016

Was part of a group celebrating a special occasion and the restaurant staff were so kind and helpful all evening. Nothing fazed them. The food was excellent and beautifully presented. In a lovely location I can't wait to go back.

Thank annegrills
Kilkenny, Ireland
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2016

On Saturday 16th July myself and 3 girlfriends visited Lyrath for Afternoon Tea which was booked for 2.15pm. I have been to Lyrath many times for lunch and dinner. I have also visited the Spa and could not fault any of these on previous visits however, on Saturday my friends and I were bitterly disappointed with our afternoon tea date.... More 

Thank tannnersf86
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88 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2016

As hotel food goes our experience of La Perla was very good. The restaurant was spacious and comfortable and the service was great. The selection on the menu was good, the food when it arrived was hot, tasty and cooked to our liking. We would have no hesitation in eating here again.

Thank jmckfsb

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$51 - US$51
European, Irish, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
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?