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Rive Gauche

€€ - €€€French, European,
The Parade | Kilkenny, Kilkenny 00000, Ireland
+353 56 777 5604
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good25%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
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French, European, Wine Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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The Parade | Kilkenny, Kilkenny 00000, Ireland
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Fantastic ambience! Attention to detail with all staff is second to none! Waiters and waitresses pour the wine correctly and to perfection! Food was just delicious, superbly presented and and array if flavours. Will definitely go back here again! Highly recommended!!

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank kingdom_warrior98
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great night out.This place is opulent and luxurious. Great selection of cocktails and gins to be had! Will definitely be back again!

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank damienm653
Reviewed 1 week ago

I stopped here since it was close to my tour bus's stop next to Kilkenny Castle, and I'm glad I did. I ordered the Chicken Liver Parfait, Lamb Beignet, and Cheese Souffle small plates. The liver parfait stole the show, as I'm a sucker for...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Soupyjam
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Without question the best burger I've ever had. Just came back from Gordon Ramsay's in Singapore and got the burger to compare. Can say hands down the food in Rive Gauche was better. Great selection will be back

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank eoine590
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We were in Ireland for our honeymoon and when in Kilkenny saw this place had great reviews. I ordered the Crispy Duck and it was delicious! The dinner itself may be one of the best meals I have ever eaten and I kept saying that...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank katiehp2014
Reviewed 5 November 2018 via mobile

We drove to Kilkenny for the day since it was probably the shortest distance from Dublin that made sense for a day trip. We were excited to eat there as we had read that it was named the number one foodie town in Ireland in...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Kalynah
Reviewed 27 October 2018 via mobile

If you're out with friends just for bite to eat and some cocktails, or if want a nice bottle of wine with taste food , you most check it out, By far one of the best restaurant in kilkenny ,I've been few times and i...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Keilacristina d
Reviewed 6 October 2018 via mobile

My wife and I went for dinner and we felt we were in France for the evening. Lovely staff. Scallop starter was lovely . Main I had the Hake , delicious, my wife had a chicken dish, enjoyed. No space for desert. Worth a visit,...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank shirtmaker46
Reviewed 6 October 2018

Interesting decor (maybe too dark for some) & a wide range of nicely presented dishes on offer. Prompt service, but not over fussy, which made for a relaxing enjoyable experience. Parking close by is an issue ( that's true all over central Kilkenny). The whole...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank djaym
Reviewed 3 October 2018

A very friendly restaurant with an intimate atmosphere in spite of its size. The service was attentive but not overpowering and the waiter certainly understood his wines. We started with a double cooked cheese soufflé and Coquille St. Jacques. My partner enjoyed the soufflé while...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Judith08
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Drinks, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 23:45
12:00 - 23:45
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Parade | Kilkenny, Kilkenny 00000, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Kilkenny  >  Kilkenny
  • Phone Number: +353 56 777 5604
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Rive Gauche is Kilkenny's newest addition to its thriving culinary scene. A French feel combined with an Irish passion for the finest artisan foods from land & sea, cooked with gentle respect for excellent ingredients. An extensive range of wines from across the world & fresh house made cocktails along with our street front setting onto Kilkenny's iconic 'Parade' make Rive Gauche the perfect place to enjoy an afternoon or evening of great food & wine.
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