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Matt The Millers Bar & Restaurant

€€ - €€€Irish, ,
1 John Street Lower | Kilkenny City, Kilkenny R95 PY7D, Ireland
+353 56 776 1696
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good30%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“guinness stew” (24 reviews)
“fish and chips” (58 reviews)
“ribs” (23 reviews)
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Irish, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
1 John Street Lower | Kilkenny City, Kilkenny R95 PY7D, Ireland
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Reviewed 4 days ago

27 of us had dinner in the basement and went upstairs to a reserved area to party the night away. Gorgeous food, great ambience and lovely pink gin!

2  Thank Sonya S
Reviewed 4 days ago

When in Kilkenny my partner and I usually drop in to Matt the Millars for grub. On a recent trip we ordered food ann drinks from a friendly waitress. Then, another waiter, a middle aged man with a Dublin accent imposed himself on us, asking...More

2  Thank Bill H
Reviewed 5 days ago

I had the spinach tortellini, and it was awesome!! A HUGE bowl of pasta, bread, and salad. Our server was attentive and friendly, too. The weird part, and only downside, is that it smelled like a restroom right where we were sitting, despite not being...More

2  Thank HeatherMarie6
Reviewed 6 days ago

My sister and I rented a car and drove around Ireland & Scotland for 2 weeks. One our our absolute favorites was Kilkenny and as far as fish and chips goes - Matt the Millers was hands down our favorite. They do not skimp on...More

3  Thank daviporter
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went for dinner before going to a function downstairs that evening. Definitely felt like the waitress didn't want to be there but the service was good. Rest of the staff were really accommodating and friendly. Would definitely go back

2  Thank Martina74288
Reviewed 1 week ago

Recommended by a local, it did not disappoint. Located across the river from Kilkenny Castle it is a great spot for lunch while walking the town center. Sandwiches were a good portion and could be shared if wanting a light lunch.

2  Thank Texhusky75
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have been looking for an Irish bar with Irish music for the past couple of weeks. We found it here, and the food was FANTASTIC. So lucky that we came to Kilkenny and so lucky to have found this place when we did. The...More

3  Thank GlobeTrotting546737
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Did not eat this time but visited for drink and entertainment. Best pub in Kilkenny. Genuine traditional music. Great craic.

4  Thank Smilingguest
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great entertainment from 6.30pm ,very helpful friendly staff & a lovely atmosphere .definitely a great place for food,drink & entertainment.

3  Thank Adrienneodowd
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent bar great service great craic situated in the middle of town directly across from river court hotel

2  Thank Chrissy D
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Questions & Answers
Patricia S
30 June 2018|
Response from Ray B | Reviewed this property |
Yes what time?
David B
3 June 2018|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from KKgal1 | Reviewed this property |
They’re open 7 days a week and have live music every day from 6.30pm with Irish music followed most nights by a live band and dj
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!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$16
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, Digital Payments, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
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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