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Lanigan's Bar & Restaurant

€€ - €€€, European, British
28/29 Rose Inn Street, Kilkenny, Ireland
+353 56 772 1718
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good26%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“shepherd's pie” (14 reviews)
“roast beef” (6 reviews)
“irish stew” (13 reviews)
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Bar, European, British, Pub, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
28/29 Rose Inn Street, Kilkenny, Ireland
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1 - 10 of 522 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago

The food was really good and the atmosphere was even better. Friday night had live music which was a lot of fun. My group stayed in the hostel behind the pub which was very clean and well kept. It was in a great location too.

Thank KatieElizabeth1414
Reviewed 5 days ago

Enjoyed every one of my dinners and they were all served by an amazing wait staff. The big screen TV was a big plus if you are stopping by to watch sports.

Thank Alex R
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The food was incredible and packed with flamboyant flavors. The spirit of hurling was in the atmosphere as well as the music that was performed. 10/10 would go again

Thank Erica C
Reviewed 5 days ago

We stayed at Lanigan's Hostel and had breakfast and dinner everyday at Lanigan's during our five day stay. Everyone is extremely kind and welcoming. I had the small Irish breakfast, which was a great typical Irish breakfast and was well portioned. I had something different...More

Thank Tala A
Reviewed 5 days ago

I ate here for several nights and stayed in the connected Hostel. Great place to eat and hang out. The Hostel was well kept, too.

Thank erha7345
Reviewed 5 days ago

The staff, atmosphere and accommodation of this pub were amazing. We stayed in the hostel owned by the pub, which was surprisingly nice for a hostel, and we were welcomed by the staff like we were family. The live music on Friday was great, and...More

Thank patrickshark18
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was told to stop here by other travelers I met in Killarney. Fantastic wait staff, who remembered my order the next night. Get the draft cider. And it may only be ham and mashed potatoes, but how can you not order something called a...More

Thank MelissaJMcC
pjlanigan, Guest Relations Manager at Lanigan's Bar & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hi Melissa, We're delighted to hear you enjoyed our "Lion of Bacon"!! We like to be different! We hope you enjoyed the rest of your stay and made it home safely. Kind regards Mary

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The pub restaurant is located near the river and there are spectacular views of the castle and down the river from the nearby bridge. I tried to order Shepherd's pie but it had garlic in it to which I'm allergic hence the rating of 4...More

Thank reubenmilner
pjlanigan, Guest Relations Manager at Lanigan's Bar & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Reuben, Thank you for your review. We are very lucky as we are situated right in the heart of Kilkenny City. Our Irish Stew is one of most popular dishes. Our bar does get busier as the evening progresses. We were sorry that you...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We ate here for lunch. Nice place. I had the Italian Lasagna. It was really good. My husband had the Sheppard's pie. He enjoyed it as well. We returned that evening for the ghost tour and had a pint!

Thank Leslie J
pjlanigan, Guest Relations Manager at Lanigan's Bar & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Leslie, Thank you for your review. We're delighted you enjoyed our food. We hope you enjoyed the ghost tour and the pint that followed and look forward to you paying us another visit. Regards Mary

Reviewed 17 December 2017 via mobile

We went to lanigans for our wedding anniversary dinner with kids and we had a superb meal in really relaxed atmosphere. Food was top notch with great flavour and portions with added bonus of kids meals for free. Great service in superb relaxed surroundings we...More

Thank subzer270
pjlanigan, Guest Relations Manager at Lanigan's Bar & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Subzer, We're delighted to hear you enjoyed your visit to Lanigan's and look forward to your return. Have a great Christmas. Kind regards Mary

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Questions & Answers
Mary C
19 July 2017|
Response from WaterfordTrooper | Reviewed this property |
Plenty old car paths nearby. Try Ormonde street car park for best rates.
28 February 2017|
Response from pjlanigan | Property representative |
Hi, During off peak season our restaurant is open from 11am to 8:30pm (last orders). In summer we keep our kitchen open a little later.
John M
1 February 2017|
Response from WaterfordTrooper | Reviewed this property |
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$24 - US$61
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 02:00
12:00 - 02:00
12:00 - 02:00
12:00 - 02:00
12:00 - 02:00
12:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 03:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 28/29 Rose Inn Street, Kilkenny, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Kilkenny  >  Kilkenny
  • Phone Number: +353 56 772 1718
  • E-mail
Lanigans a Family run Traditional Irish Bar and Restaurant with Live Music every Thursday / Friday and Sunday with Top Irish Bands Divil The Bit & The Kilkennys during Wintertime and live music 7 nights a week during summer months . Our Menu is a must to try if your passing through Kilkenny. At Weekend Nights Lanigans Transforms into a Night spot in Kilkenny with DJ and some of the best drinks Promotions to be had in the City. We are a 2 minute walk from Kilkenny Castle and located 2 doors from the Kilkenny Tourism Office. Our Brunch/Breakfast menu is served from 11am with Dinner/Lunch from 12.30Pm. Multiple choice of Sport viewing in Bar with our 6 Large Plasma Screens and we also offer Accomodation for travellers on a budget in our purposley built 40 bed Tourist Hostel which is the only "Irish Tourism" Approved and Centrally located Hostel in Kilkenny - beside our Bar . A Warm Welcome and a friendly smile will always await you when you come to Lanigans - See you at the Bar
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