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The Grapevine Tapas Bar is Kilkenny's favourite casual dining venue.Great food, music and service.
US$5 - US$18
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Mediterranean, European, Spanish, Wine Bar, International
Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Table Service
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Reviewed 20 December 2020 via mobile

Always our go to for a nice bite to eat and chat. Never disappoints. Food is always good and its just a nice place.

Date of visit: December 2020
Reviewed 14 December 2020

My husband and I dined here recently it's one of our favourite spots in Kilkenny. The food is delicious and the customer service is always incredible. There is a lovely ambience in the restaurant. As always we left happy, content and full!

Date of visit: December 2020
Reviewed 13 December 2020 via mobile

Love this restaurant, very comfortable, staff are very friendly and the food is delicious. Always leave here full and happy.

Date of visit: December 2020
Reviewed 5 October 2020

My wife and I dined here recently and can say without a shadow of doubt it was one of the best dining experiences we've had. The ambience, service, quality, quantity and cost of food was exceptional. Too many choices !!! I can recommend the Surf...& Turf & the Lamb Cutlets but you won't be disappointed no matter what you choose. Will definitely dine here again when back in Kilkenny.More

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed 3 October 2020

Absolutely recommend the Garapevine to anyone who wants quantity and quality for amazingly reasonable price! The food was absolutely amazing and delivered really quick. It was also my partners birthday and they brought out our deserts with a candle on his cake!! DEADLY.... The highlight...of the night was exceptional customer service, my partner is 6'7" and we ordered a table for 2 which had a stool and a wall seat. He knew by looking at the stool he would not be able to sit on that stool to enjoy his food as he wouldn't have room to place his legs. The staff new straight away without us even saying anything (i was too busy laughing anyway) the staff accommodated us immediately with suitable table and made sure he was comfortable and other customers too. Absolutely amazing!More

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed 27 September 2020

Lovely atmosphere, wonderful staff great selection on the menu for both food and wine. I was very surprised at the portion size, and slightly disappointed with myself for not leaving space for dessert.

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed 26 September 2020 via mobile

Great selection of tapas here. Food was delicious and piping hot. Wine menu had been carefully selected. Lovely ambience about the place. We really enjoyed our visit here.

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed 12 September 2020 via mobile

Food was delicious and good value. Great selection of wine and some beers. The portions are big you don’t need to order loads. Would recommend a visit here.

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed 22 August 2020

We dined in this establishment tonight after hearing the food was good, but we weren’t impressed by the service. Upon receiving our menus, we were told twice that our table was needed back by 10pm despite the govt rule being 105 mind per sitting. We...felt from the get go that the staff were rushing us to order, for example while choosing our wine the waitress stood over our table and gave us little or no time to decide, we felt we were under pressure to choose a wine as a result of this. We ordered a very substantial meal of 7 different tapas plates, we received the plates approx 10-12 mins after ordering which was great, however the staff preceded to come over to our table and asked if we were okay and if we needed anything, but it wasn’t just one person it was 3 different staff members every 4-5 mins, we could not enjoy our meal, we felt pressurised to finish very quickly, we also felt that they were monitoring the pace that were were eating our dishes. I appreciate attentive staff however when you tell a staff member the food is good, I don’t need anything else to later be interrupted again by another staff member gets a bit tiresome, it was if the staff did not communicate with one another or else there was another staff member telling the staff to try and take our plates. I could see another couple beside us also getting irritated by the staff. We were never going to outstay the 105 minute period, but for the 105 minutes we were there we could not relax and did not enjoy our food. I will not be returning. The food was great but it’s not worth the experience. It felt like a conveyor belt, the minute you sat down they wanted to get you out. I appreciate a staff member asking you if you are okay and whether you need anything once or twice but to persistently keep coming over and trying to clear our table is not okay. We dined in a nearby Italian the previous night and the service was outstanding and all within 105 minutes!More

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed 20 August 2020

We met two friends here for tapas and I have to say having a Spanish sister in law... omg! Amazing quality, quantity and prices! Unbelievable value for money. The lamb was succulent, risotto was best I’ve ever tasted and surf and turf unreal! Night recommend...and would travel 130miles to experience it again!More

Date of visit: August 2020
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Response from Gonzo185 | Reviewed this property |
Not specifically, I don't think. I have always visited with adults. Tho, on one occasion there was a 14 y/o in the party, and she was well catered for, in that it's essentially a Tapas restaurant, therefore all the portions... More
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  • The Grapevine Wine & Tapas Bar is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
    • Food: 4.5
    • Service: 4
    • Value: 4
    • Atmosphere: 4.5