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Irish, Bar, European, Pub, Gastropub
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our tour guide recommended this place & so glad we listened! Professional service, quick seating & excellent food. Try the cottage pie! It was perfect on our cool, cloudy day.

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great pub (see pics). Atmosphere, service and even price/performance was excellent. Nice, professional staff, good, live music. We really recommend both the pub and also the restaurant, where we had an excellent dinner.

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 5 February 2024

What a bar! A great place for a few drinks and a yarn. Right in the middle of Kilkenny, it has so much going on. A great craic.

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 26 December 2023

This is a good place to go with 1/2 friends. Good music and a cool vibe inside but the bouncers are a pack of wronguns. They told 2 lads in our group that they've had too much to drink (they don't drink) and to go...get some food to sober up. They then asked a friends girlfriend where she was from, where she was staying for the night. Avoid this place with big groups as they will take a random disliking to at least one of you. I have asked around different groups and the feeling about these bouncers is common. Power Trip City.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 23 December 2023

5 of us had lunch here. Really good service. Food really tasty, I opted for the Turkey & ham, with stuffing which was okay though it certainly would be classed as a normal stuffing. One of us had the bake which looked incredibly delicious, though...the accompanying chips looked like they needed a life. I cannot comment on the prices as I didn’t pick up the tab. Yes I would return.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 20 December 2023 via mobile

Wonderful bar. Great service. Drinks were spot on and the scenery was terrific. Loads of artwork on display. Great place to just pop into.

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 15 December 2023

Food disappointing. Fish (hake) quite cold when it arrived. Chips lukewarm. Won't be eating here again Overpriced for what they serve on an oversized plate

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 13 December 2023

Very disappointed today, i would be a regular. There was a lovely dish Pan Seared Fillet of Hake but they changed the recipe swapping beautiful potato and sauce for gnocchi and pesto. They should have changed name on menu so when i ordered it I...only became aware of change in ingredients. Sent back dish requesting they change the gnocchi and add a sauce. Instead i was plated mash potato, green veg and potato with a piece of hake. The dish was overpriced gor what i was served at €19.50, more expensive than plate i thought I'd be served which was z special dish. Enjoy something special and nice when on odd occasion i go out for lunch. Go back to original recipe.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 15 November 2023

Lovely pub , decor was amazing , food was fabulous and staff very friendly. Music started 9.30 on a Monday evening and our hotel was just across the road

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 31 October 2023

Went the Sunday of the October bank holiday weekend with a party of family and friends to celebrate an engagement. We were caught in a pushing and shoving queue followed by €10 cover charge into an area that was so overcrowded there was hardly room...to breath. The management continued to admit more people into this dangerously over crowded area and it got so bad that we had no choice but to battle our way back outside to safety after just 30 minutes. We called the manager as we were leaving to let him know how shocked we were by the sheer numbers of people admitted inside and to the fact if there was a fire how it would result in carnage and many deaths. We asked him had he never heard of the Satrdust? He literally just walked off!More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 23 October 2023

I went there last weekend with my friend (both in our 30s) we had not taken a drink and we walked to the door to be met by two rude bouncers. One of them said we were to drunk and there was no chance of...us getting in while laughing in our faces. One of them was a foreign man and let in a man who was highly intoxicated on drugs as it was clear they were friends. A bouncers role should include being friendly to people who are willing to spend money in the establishment and not to try intimidate people. There is no other nightclub in Kilkenny where bouncers carry on this way. They are Unprofessional and it would make you feel uncomfortable as they try their very best to intimidate you by insulting you at the door. I was completely embarressed! Management need to train bouncers on how to be mannerly towards members of the public. Worst place in Kilkenny!More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 5 October 2023 via mobile

Would give 3.5 if I could. Stopped by after a day of exploring for an early dinner. We were seated in front in a smaller room which was removed from the bar and quiet. Very unique decor and cool bar. Ordered food and Smithwick’s, a...local beer we really enjoyed. Our meal came before too long. Meals were typical of others we had in Ireland, good but nothing special:Chicken BLT with streaky bacon-more like a ham slice to American’s, Steak and a Shepard pie. Located in the heart of Kilkenny close to Kilkenny Castle. The restaurant occupies a former bank and has a warren of rooms, all decorated with unique furniture. The bench on one side of table was not the most comfortable for dining and I saw other patrons ask for different chairs.More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 2 October 2023

Very delicious food, real Irish ales and good service. Nice to be here. Thanks you for all . Will come back soon.

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 1 October 2023

I’m a 26 year old male. I came to Kilkenny for one night with my friends. I was refused entry into the nightclub as the bouncers said I had too much to drink a even though I was completely fine. The bouncers let all of...my friends in and took a disliking to me for no apparent reason other than to prove that they were in charge. I’ve never been treated so badly by staff. They weren’t willing to discuss whatever issue they had with me. I’ve worked in hospitality and I’m always polite to staff and I’ve never had this type of issue before. The bouncers are all on a power trip.More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 21 September 2023

Great atmosphere and excellent live music. All bar staff were very helpful. Security were very professional.

Date of visit: September 2023
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  • Food: 4
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