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Irish, Bar, European, Pub, Gastropub
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Food and service was very good. We really enjoyed our own lunch. The young girl serving us was so friendly and helpful also. However my husband and I went there with our two little boys who are 2.5 years and 10months and we were told...when asked for a high chair that “We don’t do high chairs here!” Very disappointing…we were quite shocked to be honest as they have a baby changing facility and it’s a gastro pub where I’d imagine they get a lot of young families. Just an FYI for any young family going there.More

Date of visit: January 2022
Reviewed 19 December 2021

packing people in, crazy, we got up and left before ordering even, not comfortable.Way too risky, not safe

Date of visit: December 2021
Reviewed 30 November 2021 via mobile

A beautiful former bank building transformed into a most luxurious gastro pub, this is deserving of a visit. So central and so relaxing with such excellent attentive staff, luxurious surroundings, superb ambiance and a delightful menu, nothing is missing. My lunch time visit ticked all...the 5 star boxes. Thank you all for such a wonderful experience.More

Date of visit: November 2021
Reviewed 20 November 2021 via mobile

What a beautiful place to visit and have great food from the greeting at the front door to when you leave the staff were fantastic Food and sweets were just amazing will love to come back here again

Date of visit: November 2021
Reviewed 17 November 2021

At 9 euro the desert has to be the worst bought in product ever. Cheese cake was plastic and tge bread&butter puddiing had a synthetic taste. Well done chef you must be proud.

Date of visit: November 2021
Reviewed 8 November 2021 via mobile

Visited here for lunch and dinner. Friendly staff should us to our seat. Lovely surroundings in the heart of the city. The shredded duck wrap as outstanding for lunch was down with an excellent pint of Guinness. We had to come back for dinner. Sat...at a large sized table it was a joy to watch the mixologist perform his art with exotic looking cocktails constantly flowing. Of course we had to try one after dinner. Dinner was Hake for the lady and 10oz prime for myself. Both well put together and very tasty. Bottle of Italian Primativo from the extensive wine list and followed by 2 desserts, they were enjoyable but the cocktails were kicking in so the details are lost! Friendly service, good value, plush surroundings. Worth a visit.More

Date of visit: November 2021
Reviewed 6 November 2021 via mobile

Wonderful location right in the middle of Kilkenny, you can’t miss it even if you tried. Met friends here for lunch, hadn’t booked but were welcomed and shown straight to a table looking out on to the castle, perfect. It’s a gorgeous bar, exactly to...my taste. High ceilings and lots of little nooks and crannies so you never feel crowded. We weren’t very hungry so ordered a selection of starters and wraps. Everything was delicious but the prawns Pil Pil really needed to be hotter. Chocolate torte was sublime, thank goodness we decided to share between two as it was so filling. Would certainly visit again as food and value for money were both excellent.More

Date of visit: November 2021
Reviewed 6 November 2021 via mobile

Welcoming. Absolutely gorgeous interior. Delicious food. This has been the best restaurant experience of our trip. Thank you SO much, Left Bank staff!

Date of visit: November 2021
Reviewed 4 November 2021

The food was great and the staff were helpful and lovely, but unfortunately our trip to the Left Bank was overshadowed by a poor compliance to covid regulations. The FOH host/supervisor asked if we were vaccinated, but failed to see or check our covid vaccine...certs. Unfortunately, given the seriousness and spread of covid, we will not be returning.More

Date of visit: November 2021
Reviewed 24 October 2021

Best bar in Kilkenny. Relaxed atmosphere & great food. Staff very friendly & helpful especially at the moment during covid restrictions. There’s good space between tables & all protocols are being followed - all staff wearing masks, scanning in covid certs etc. Would highly recommend...a visit.More

Date of visit: October 2021
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Response from ruggedmtn | Reviewed this property |
Not sure. But fits Ireland it could be until 8 or 9
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27 December 2018|
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Left Bank is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5