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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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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good30%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“guinness stew” (25 reviews)
“fish and chips” (58 reviews)
“ribs” (24 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 3 weeks ago

Average is the best way to explain this place. The live music: average The food: average (one meal bad, one great equals average) The service: average We failed to listen to other reviews when it came time to pay and it cost us.If you pay...More

Thank Charles N
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

While the vibe in the bar is good with local traditional live music and you can get a nice pint of Guinness or whatever else you may fancy, I did find the pricing slightly above average for the food that was served.

2  Thank RyanTSA
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We came for the food festival and were looking for a place with wholesome Irish food - the Matt Millers’ place did not disappoint. Generous portions, quick and professional service, plenty of space and live music. We got the ribs and the chicken and loved...More

2  Thank Radiiina
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic atmosphere, food and plenty of options to drink! They had a band singing Irish music... Happy we stopped in!

2  Thank matthewhK5546CN
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped in a bit early and enjoyed some music during an important soccer match with England. Lots of people engaged but I liked the music. Food was good but we only had appetizers. Recommending a try here!

2  Thank J1329NEgaryh
Reviewed 4 weeks 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 weeks 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 4 weeks 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 5 weeks 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 14 October 2018 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
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Patricia S
30 June 2018|
Response from V5615QMrayb | 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
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
Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
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
  • E-mail
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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