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Butcher Restaurant

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What you can expect during your visit
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Daily temperature and symptom checks for staff
  • Socially distanced dining tables
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Tables disinfected between guests
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Updated 17/06/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 17/06/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here

1. Great Steak and Service
1. Great Steak and Service
"Steaks were superb as was the service and friendly attitude of staff."
TomTier
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2. Ambience
2. Ambience
"Decor is top notch, modern industrial"
GospelJon
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3. Great Cocktails
3. Great Cocktails
"Cocktails are top notch"
Ashleemcg
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About
Serving the finest steaks and cocktails in an intimate contemporary atmosphere in the heart of Kilkenny City.
PRICE RANGE
US$10 - US$42
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner, Drinks
CUISINES
Steakhouse, Irish, European
FEATURES
Reservations, Seating, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Table Service, Wine and Beer, Non-smoking restaurants, Gift Cards Available
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All reviews steak croquettes wings beef cheeks prawns cooked to perfection eton mess last night top class melt in the mouth fantastic restaurant from start to finish staff were so friendly would highly recommend this restaurant food was amazing great night lovely atmosphere
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our second visit to Butcher and won't be our last. The food is excellent and the staff are amazing! Highly recommend!

Date of visit: October 2021
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Butcher Restaurant, General Manager at Butcher Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi Sandra, It's lovely to hear from return diners and we are delighted you enjoyed your meal , we look forward to welcoming you again soon. Kind regards Butcher.

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Reviewed 17 March 2022 via mobile

Best experience, highly recommend. You will need reservations. The food was excellent as was the service. Probably our favorite meal that we had during our entire trip.

Date of visit: March 2022
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Butcher Restaurant, General Manager at Butcher Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 13 April 2022

Hi there, Thank you very much for taking the time to leave a review and we are delighted you enjoyed your dining experience. Kind regards Butcher.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a reunion meal in The Butcher restaurant on the Butterslip. The steak was only fabulous. Everything from the wine ( reasonably price ) to the Decor and super efficient staff. Could not fault this great restaurant, well worth a visit. Will be back.

Date of visit: June 2022
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Butcher Restaurant, General Manager at Butcher Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi Cathy, Thank you for taking the time to post a review. We are so glad you enjoyed your evening. We look forward to welcoming you again soon. Kind regards Butcher.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

KIlkenny is a great place and they have really got into the food scene in the last few years . I always feel that steak is over priced in every restaurant however this restaurant delivers the best steaks, great service and great atmosphere . I...was there with 10 others , all our food was served together perfectly . We can’t wait to go back !!!! It was our second time and we are due back in September . Can’t wait .More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Butcher Restaurant, General Manager at Butcher Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Jasper, The team are delighted your group really enjoyed your meal with us, it's a great motivation to keep delivering top class food and service. You may like to know that our owner Mark supplies all the steaks from his own Summerhill Farm herd...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I visited with family on a busy weekend night. The staff were very friendly and efficient. The menu had a nice choice and the specials board offered extra choices. Our table chose steaks and burgers with extra sides of Mac n cheese, wine and some...cocktails. The food all arrived together and it was well presented and tasted gorgeous Well worth a visit and I award it 5⭐️More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Butcher Restaurant, General Manager at Butcher Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi, The Butcher team really enjoyed reading your review and appreciated you taking the time to send us a message. We were delighted you and your family enjoyed your meal. Kind regards Buther.

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Great relaxed vibe to the restaurant,friendly staff & the food was AMAZING! Credit to all working there.

Date of visit: May 2022
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Butcher Restaurant, General Manager at Butcher Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Ben, we are really glad you enjoyed the Butcher experience. Thank you for taking the time to review us, its much appreciated. Kind regards Butcher.

Reviewed 17 May 2022 via mobile

Came here for dinner on a Saturday night. We made a booking online, upon arrival we were met by a friendly member of staff who showed us our seats. The decor and atmosphere of the restaurant was fab, I really loved it. The menu was...great, but a bit on the pricy side. I got a rib eye steak and my husband got a cowboy steak both were cooked to perfection. Nothing came with the steak except a choice of sc,so we got a portion of chips, mushrooms and onions ,each side order cost €5. I got a cocktail on arrival and my husband got a whiskey ( redbreast), we both got a glass of red wine with our meal. The bill came to €105. We really enjoyed it and it was a lovely evening. If I return to kilkenny I will def be back.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Butcher Restaurant, General Manager at Butcher Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 18 May 2022

Hi Sinead, Thank you for posting your review of Butcher, we are glad to hear you enjoyed your recent evening with us. We look forward to welcoming you again in the future. Kind regards Butcher.

Reviewed 26 April 2022 via mobile

Steak was cooked perfectly, sides and drinks were also great, it was just a pity about the cold waiters. Will re visit for the food but won’t be expecting a warm service this time around, pity as it we booked a month in advance and...was so excited to eat here for our Kilkenny trip.More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Butcher Restaurant, General Manager at Butcher Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 May 2022

Hi, Thank you for taking the time to write a review and we are glad to hear you enjoyed your meal, we are disappointed you felt the service was not up to our usual standards on the night. The team, would very much like to...More

Reviewed 23 April 2022 via mobile

Incredible food and fantastic service. Staff were so friendly and efficient. We had chicken wings, steak and Eton mess paired with a lovely chianti and cocktails. Will definitely return.

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed 17 April 2022 via mobile

I went for lunch on Easter Sunday the food was amazing the beef roast was the best I had in a long time some of my family also got a steak they really enjoyed there’s too.The service was also great

Date of visit: April 2022
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24 for 2 course 29 for three and tea or coffee its really good 😁
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Yes, Butcher Restaurant is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.

Butcher Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 4.5