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Matt The Millers Bar & Restaurant

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€€ - €€€Irish, , European
1 John Street Lower | Kilkenny City, Kilkenny R95 PY7D, Ireland
+353 56 776 1696
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good31%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“guinness stew” (20 reviews)
“fish and chips” (59 reviews)
“ribs” (21 reviews)
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Irish, Bar, European, Pub, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
1 John Street Lower | Kilkenny City, Kilkenny R95 PY7D, Ireland
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Nice pub, good trad music all the nights, just on saturday there was a dj set...a bit disappointing for a turist but greatly appreciated by young irish folks. The dinner wasn't extraordinary but not so bad.

2  Thank ilaria_1012
Reviewed 4 days ago

Went to this venue after our meal and really enjoyed the music and dancing. We were a group of hens and it was very accommodating and not too busy on the upper level so we could have a couple of tables and be close to...More

2  Thank Leane E
Reviewed 4 days ago

In addition to good tasty food, and excellent table service, the staff was very friendly and helpful. We asked whether duct tape was available in Ireland, as we need some minor repair work done, he said, "Yes," and also said he thought he had some....More

2  Thank WildBill87
Reviewed 5 days ago

This is a tourist trap. Mediocre food. Full of tourists. Asked for credit card to be charged in euros and was told there was no conversion fee. Said I still wanted euros charged and receipt came back in dollars with fee. Live Trad music but...More

Thank Taylor M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Live local music every evening 6-9 pm. Excellent service. Good pints. Food basic and limited menu (really nice frites) but everyone left full and happy.

2  Thank ShaundreaK
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were there on a Sunday evening. The Guinness was barely drinkable & the Heineken was dead, flat & disgusting. Will NOT be back.

Thank emjfinn
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Staff were very friendly and efficient. Food was so-so, we had better fish & chips elsewhere. The spicy soup and warm brownie were good though.

2  Thank YChan2016
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Right across from Kilkenny River Court Hotel, so great spot for drinks, love when you can walk home after a few cocktails :). There was a large group of us and all had good time. Our dinner was included at hotel, so we didn't get...More

2  Thank joaniemariec
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a great time in Matt the Millers, as every time I visit Kilkenny. We were at a hen party this time. They reserved an area for us. Music was great and such a fun atmosphere. Great place to go for a few drinks, and...More

2  Thank SmileyZa
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It's been six years since we were here and thankfully nothing had changed. Great welcome, atmosphere, very tasty food and drink with excellent service and a wee bonus of some live music while we ate. We only had a quick stopover in Kilkenny and chose...More

2  Thank alibroon
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Michelle D
19 February 2018|
Response from MattTheMillers | Property representative |
We close at 12am on Sunday, with a late bar to 2am on Bank Holiday Sundays. We have live music daily from 6pm. Hopefully we'll see you soon!
18 February 2018|
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Response from MattTheMillers | Property representative |
Hello! We will have live traditional Irish music from 6pm on Easter Sunday. Do you have a large party? If not, please feel free to come in on that date and we'll take care of you when you arrive. If you have a large party... More
16 February 2018|
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Response from MattTheMillers | Property representative |
We have live Traditional Irish Music daily from 6pm, but no scheduled Irish dancing... unless someone kicks up a jig! If you are in Kilkenny St Patrick's weekend there will be plenty of Irish dancing in the parade for a... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$17
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 02:00
09:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 02:00
10:00 - 02:00
10:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 John Street Lower | Kilkenny City, Kilkenny R95 PY7D, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Kilkenny  >  Kilkenny
  • Phone Number: +353 56 776 1696
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Matt The Millers Bar & Restaurant is a perfect location for your meal, private parties and festive occasions. We offer breakfast, lunch and dinner as well as an extensive drinks menu, with a high service standards that we strive to deliver in every area of our operation. Recently awarded Ireland's Best Music Pub...We have Traditional Irish Music every evening along with more music on select nights of the week. For private parties, we can put any one of our five bars at your disposal and we are happy to do as much, or as little as you need us to do to make your party a huge success. Every effort is made to ensure that our extensive menus of both alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages are constantly updated to make sure that every taste is catered for. Our extensive food menu is also available at the bars. So, whatever you're looking for and whenever you want it - you can rest assured that it's waiting for you at Matt the Millers' Main Bar.
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