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Serving Brunch and Dinner-Arán is a popular artisan award winning Bistro and Bakery, offering a casual dining experience in an affordable and stylish setting. Its Michelin-star-trained chefs are creative, and the atmosphere is great, as is the food, which is why it fast became one of the top venues in the South East. Because we are big believers and advocates of seasonality and local produce, our menus are like the weather – they can change from day-to-day. Award-winning house made pastries and sourdough breads are available at our Bakery across from our restaurant. All of our breads are stone-baked daily in our bread oven and contain nothing but salt, water, flour and natural leaven or a fresh
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Drinks
CUISINES
Irish, International, Cafe
FEATURES
Gift Cards Available, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Street Parking, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Live Music, Dog Friendly, Family style, Non-smoking restaurants
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Loved the corned beef sambo. DIVINE! Defo the tastiest sambo i have ever had. Would recommend it to anyone who appreciate flavorsome food. I wish the place was a bit more spacious and also wish it was possible to book a table well in advance...but I guess we can work around the booking policy.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This restaurant is perfect for a family lunch with big portions and super delicious meals! Definitely a spot I would recommend

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I searched for the top places for brunch in Kilkenny and this was one of the top recommendations. The photos cemented my decision. I was a solo walk in and got a table straight away. After a few minutes I was asked for my order....The coffee came first (free with main course - amazing) and then the main event - Eggs benedict. Fresh ingredients and great taste. Coffee was good and ordered another (Oat cappuccino) before settling the bill. Only thing I would suggest would be to provide a jug and glass(es) of water for the table on arrival. But cannot fault the service when asked. Busy place and can see why. Well worth a visit when in Kilkenny (and have a bakery across the road too)More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing fresh, delicious and beautiful food!! Highly recommend!! We went across the street after lunch and picked up some artisan breads and to go teas.

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 11 March 2024

I had ther today brunch with my wife, ordered Buddha bowl and OMG, I was absolutely blown away, amazing food. You have to check out this place!

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 4 March 2024

Great experience all round. Good coffee, good food, good service. No complaints. Will definitely be eating here regularly!

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 8 February 2024 via mobile

Loved this place. Really enjoyed the chicken wrap, so unique! We also shared side puddings!We called ahead on weekend to bring my friend’s pup. Dog friendly area! I was visiting from USA. She said there were not many dog friendly spots in Ireland but this...city seems to be so!! I found this place for us so she will definitely be coming back w her husband and pup!More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 4 February 2024 via mobile

As always Aran was a wonderful experience this morning. A bustling room with bubbly, kind staff and beautiful, tasty food. Nothing is too much trouble for the busy- chilled team! Our favourite breakfast /brunch weekend or weekday destination.

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 22 January 2024

As usual our last visit here was lovely. We were warmly welcomed, the choice of dishes on menu were inventive, tasty and filling. It was very busy but we didn't feel hassled or rushed. We all cleaned our plates even though the portions are generous....If you want something outside of the normal breakfast range in a pleasant atmosphere with good service then this would be top of the list in Kilkenny.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 19 January 2024

The food was absolutely delicious with very generous portions. You can tell that so much love, hard work and thought goes into the food here. They support other local businesses through buying their produce and the taste/quality is phenomenal. I can't recommend this place enough...and I hope they continue to thrive!More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 23 December 2023 via mobile

Top class food in a cute cafe setting. Braised beef is fall apart delicious and the flavours in the monkfish dish were perfect. Back for breakfast now! Friendly service tops off the experience, highly recommend this little gem.

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 20 December 2023

This spot of exceptionally run and the passion and love for beautiful food and service is evident! The staff are very kind also!

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 9 December 2023

The food was delicious and the staff are very friendly. Nice kids menu .We'll definitely be back again soon

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 30 November 2023

Just love here. Everytime im in killkenny its my treat to myself.. really delish food 10/10 . Staff are lovely,, and they even all dogs in what more can i say.. its a must when in killkenny.

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 24 November 2023

The only place with real and truly delicious food in Kilkenny. Nicole, Ziggy and Natalia always treat us like family and we are always excited to come back and see what’s new. We love Arán!

Date of visit: November 2023
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Arán Artisan Bakery & Bistro is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5

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