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Irish, Bar, Pub
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
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Reviewed 1 week ago

What a great place! Lovely peeps (John the boss is so very nice) and fab food. We came for a night stay over and enjoyed a very warm welcome, football in the Sports Bar and a delicious meal. We would like to think we will...make it back to Kilkenny one day and this would be our go to place.More

Date of visit: June 2024
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Reviewed 9 May 2024

Was here today with my mam food was delicious and staff very friendly. Would highly recommend and will he back again service very good

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed 30 January 2024

EXCELLENT FOOD. Beef Stir fry was plentiful and very tasty. Chef's seafood pie was the very best!!! French Bread was perfect! Dessert Chocolate marshmallow cheesecake..simply yummy!! Stcky toffee pudding excellent! Red Wine great choice Smithwitck's brew was perfect.

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 26 January 2024

Excellent service. Ease of access (I was on crutches).Food delicious. My only point is the portions were really big and myself and 3 other adult members left lots of chips and some of mains behind .Price a bit steep.On that front I'd think again to...go back. Food waste!.Personally prefer better price with pull back on the extra large portions .Thank You.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 8 December 2023

One of the best places in Kilkenny for food and drinks. Staff are very friendly and helpful with any request. Food is great and very tasty. Very relaxed and a great place to watch a match or have a few drinks

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 20 October 2023

We were in Ireland for a few days, and went to Kilkenny for 3 days we went out For food each night, and on the last night we went to the orchard Sorry we didn’t go on the first night because it was amazing, The...food was the best we had, in our few days there, From the staff to the drinks everyone said the same, We were meeting family for food and drinks as they live just round the corner in new park, so fantastic night. And once again the food was great. And we will definitely be back. I have not done a review on any other bar or restaurant in our Time their..More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 3 September 2023

Food was amazing. Very delicious. Staff were lovely very friendly and very helpful. Would highly recommend

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 5 May 2023 via mobile

We arrived without really planning for lunch, last minute decision while shopping on a Saturday. The atmosphere was brilliant, staff excellent and friendly. Food was all freshly prepared, tasty and plentiful. We had home made mushroom soup which was piping hot and very tasty of...earthy mushrooms well seasoned, accompanied by home made brown bread which was excellent - again fresh. Main courses were the same for both - Chicken Caesar Salad - the chicken was freshly cooked, lettuce and sauce were all fresh and crunchy and the croutons were fresh & home made. The salad was very plentiful, tasty and filling. We had sparkling waters with ice and lime slices in sparkling clean glasses. We will return for lunch again and evening dinner. There were many tables occupied but we got great service and attention. Well deserved 5 starsMore

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 12 April 2023 via mobile

HITS THE JACKPOT 5/5 John amazing team in place female manager and staff just brilliant.. Food fab..Great value... Well done team 🌟 🌟 🌟

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 8 April 2023

Excellent, family friendly restaurant in Kilkenny. John and his team provide great service and tasty food. Brilliant value for money.

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 25 March 2023

Second time here in in last few months. The Caesar is not a caeser salad and my partner ordered chicken wings that came out burnt. We ordered a baby bowl that came out with large hard vegetables. My six year old would make food better...we won’t be back again.I’m only sorry we didn’t take photos of what was served we left so quick!More

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed 12 January 2023 via mobile

Superb food! Impeccable service. Will be a pleasure to return to. Overall an excellent experience from the moment we entered the food service area to when we left

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed 9 October 2022 via mobile

Always fabulous food. The daily specials of roast dinners are always consistently good and flavoursome. We always enjoy our visits.

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed 2 July 2022

Recently visited Orchard House,Kilkenny for food and drinks and the experience was superb.Food was out of this world and general ambience was lovely..All staff and owner John were really top class.Its a place I will definitely return to.

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 13 February 2022 via mobile

Despite the worn furniture, perling vinyl chairs,chipped tables and electrical plugs hanging off the wall Food was devine. Service was quick and pleasant.

Date of visit: February 2022
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The Orchard House is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5