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US$23 - US$59
Bar, European, British, Pub
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Came in for a bite to eat during our stay In Kilkenny … Guinness was great and the hospitality was warm and welcoming … Helen couldn’t do enough to be helpful and Alex the bar man was lovely… it’s been the nicest food and drinks...we’ve had during our stayMore

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had the grilled chicken fillet burger which was lovely and juicy but cooked to perfection. My friend had BBQ buffalo wings which were so tasty and just falling off the bone. We enjoyed it so much we went back the following night and had...the Homemade Garlic Mushrooms which were just delicious and the buffalo wings again. And they were just as tasty. Lovely area, staff couldn't do enough for us, very nice portion sizes and very reasonably priced. Would go back in a heartbeat and will recommend to anyone.More

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 5 July 2021 via mobile

Little to no gluten free options, sandwiches were preordered for the group weeks in advance and the organizer was told that they couldn’t make a gluten free sandwich, then for the evening “meal” there was 1 option a Ceasar salad with no croutons or sauce...which I ordered and told the manager his GF options were a disgrace to which he then argued with me that it was a set menu!!!! (I could have a chicken burger with no bun or chips or fish with no batter and chips) This main course salad was given to me after an hour and a half when everyone was finished their starter and main course, I was then given a cocktail for my inconvenience, if you are a coeliac avoid this place.More

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed 20 June 2021

Very disappointed service left a lot to desire , food was good quality most dishes were returned no questioning by staff was the meal okay. When ordering drinks we had to request the order four times. Standards of some staff was inept.

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed 19 June 2021

Seating is outside in one of Kilkennys many alleyways and lanes. Great staff and service. The food was delicious and the pints were fantastic. Great way to spend two of our afternoons while visiting Kilkenny.

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed 29 September 2020 via mobile

Beautiful food and service very nice atmosphere with friendly and welcoming service. Enjoyed our meal

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed 12 September 2020 via mobile

Was here for night with me dad , absolute brilliant staff ,good food & atmosphere,👍😀,happy out even in a pandemic ,well run place.

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed 27 August 2020 via mobile

Great staff too. The lads were very welcoming and helpful. Great to sit and relax with good food and a few drinks. Delighted we tried this bar/resteraunt. The special was roast beef and it was just so tender it was beautiful. Thanks for the warm...welcome lads.More

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed 25 August 2020 via mobile

Great food served with craic & banter. Thanks for a great night,covid restrictions or no. We felt really at home.

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed 23 August 2020

Great evening watching the Munster vs Leinster game here . Food was lovely and great banter with staff . Owner of pub went out of his way to get us seats at a busy time of evening. Cocktails were very tasty 👌🏼 .

Date of visit: August 2020
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9 February 2020|
Response from Anne Q | Reviewed this property |
Hi. Sorry I only see your question now. We never ate here just had drinks. I’m sure you may have to book it’s a safer option as everywhere seems very busy. Enjoy Kilkenny.
Mary C
19 July 2017|
Response from Clive O | 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.
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Lanigan's Bar & Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5