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We are open from 12pm every day with an extensive drink and cocktail menu with something for everybody! Serving food from 12pm daily. Monday-Thursday 12pm-9pm Friday 12pm-6pm Saturday 12pm-5pm We are operated on a first come first served basis.
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
CUISINES
Irish, Bar, European, Pub, Gastropub
FEATURES
Seating, Television, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We had a great experience from the wait staff to the atmosphere to the gourmet gluten free main and dessert that my partner ordered from the bar menu. I was thrilled with my pint of Guinness 0.0 on tap which is so much better than...the cans I get at home. We found it moderately noisy but not unbearable, and the cost was comparable to a nice dining experience at home.More

Date of visit: February 2023
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Reviewed 20 November 2022 via mobile

Stunning building . Beautifully maintained so much character. Staff are friendly and attentive just perfect. Food was freshly cooked and delicious. Roast beef Sunday special lovely seasonal vegetables and mash gravy . Cottage pie with side salad. Superb presentation Desert crème brûlée and coffee. Highly...recommendedMore

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 7 November 2022 via mobile

On a windy and rainy day, stopped by for a break. Calamari rings were beautiful, so was the cheesecake! Not so good my Irish coffee, but that's not a problem, i left an empty glass !!! Beautiful place !

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 6 November 2022 via mobile

Came for my Hen weekend and stopped here and so glad we did! Everyone was so nice from the moment we got the the bouncers on the door to all the bar staff! So helpful, so friendly and have to mention Sarah who was just...amazing!More

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 30 October 2022 via mobile

Although it was mental busy the staff we just lovely ! The drinks were flowing and the strawberry daiquiri…. Divine a little costly but for the Craic, the service and overall fun ! Top marks to the team at the Left Bank ! Loos were...also spotless !More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed 28 October 2022

We stopped in for lunch on a bus tour from Dublin. We got seated immediately and had great service by the staff. The restaurant used to be a bank which made for very cool decorations and it was just a beautiful building to have lunch...in. We were sitting right next to the window facing the Medieval Mile so we got to see folks passing by in the rain. We got the roast beef and the cottage pie, both were absolutely fantastic. We really enjoyed the food here! We had to hurry on our way to catch up with the rest of our tour so we couldn't stay long, but we saw folks setting up for live music starting I would imagine around 4 or 5pm!More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed 29 September 2022 via mobile

You can't fault this restaurant, everything from the lovely hostesses and waiters, to the delicious food. We took the soup, vegetation burger and the hake. Everything was delicious! Highly recommended and would return again. BTW the bread that was served with the soup was so...good, we didn't let the waitress remove it. My husband wanted to take his back for breakfast 😂More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 29 September 2022

We returned to this bar several times for lunch or dinner - easy going atmosphere with semi-private areas, service could be a bit slow, but the food was very good and it is easy to hang out a while - I had the grilled fish...a couple of times and the house red was good. Our Air BnB host recommended this place, too.More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 4 September 2022 via mobile

Great pub , but a chore to find your way around it’s so big. Played great selection of music and the wine was lovely. Staff friendly and place clean

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 3 September 2022 via mobile

Horrified. Lunch at 1.30 pm to be told they do not have a high chair on the premises. I agree that children should not be in bars in the evening. However lunch discrimination is offensive.

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 27 August 2022 via mobile

I attended left bank at a appropriate age girl. The male bouncers approved under age girls of whom were 19 and 18 years of age and left a girl who is 21 from another county outside alone. May I also add I was sober. I...find it disgraceful that Middle Aged men find girls who are under the age of 20 attractive and that is the sole purpose why they let them in I was a witness to this action. I would like to pre warn parents for their children’s sake to be aware of the bouncers as they are to disrespectful to girls underage.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 24 August 2022 via mobile

If you’re looking for a good pour, good spot. “Meh”food. Caprese salad, CBLT, nourish bowl, ribs-all just OK. Table was sticky. Would not do again.

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 17 August 2022 via mobile

This is the best place to have fun with friends!!! Amazing and cozy place!! We will definitely visit it again! We had a great time in the club, at the coffee shop and in town also. I recommend this place!

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed 4 August 2022 via mobile

Good atmosphere, live music. Drinks are really nice! Great location in the centre of kilkenny! Staff very friendly. Definitely would return.

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 2 August 2022 via mobile

Have ate here many times and it is usually nice. I got a steak sandwich and my partner got the burger. My steak was very pale and didn’t really taste like steak. I had this dish a month previous and it was gorgeous hence the...reorder during this visit.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5