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Rive Gauche

The Parade | Kilkenny, Kilkenny 00000, Ireland
+353 56 777 5604
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Overview
  • Excellent64%
  • Very good25%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“sea bass” (14 reviews)
“steak” (30 reviews)
“pork belly” (11 reviews)
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CUISINES
French, Irish, European, Wine Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
€€ - €€€
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LOCATION
The Parade | Kilkenny, Kilkenny 00000, Ireland
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1 - 10 of 249 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stopped in for early bird special. It was crowded but staff was handling it very well. Food was good and well presented. We were exhausted when we got there (jet lag) and were happy to sit in a relatively quiet spot and have a nice...More

Thank BluegrassKY53
LeftBankKK, Guest Relations Manager at Rive Gauche, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi, Thank you for taking the time to review our restaurant. We are sorry to hear you had an underwhelming experience with us. Hopefully you will come back & dine with us again & have a more memorable experience. Regards

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This food at Rive Gauche is good, wine list is strong and the staff pleasant. Good feeling of a special place to eat. Very enjoyable.

Thank JT1952_13
LeftBankKK, Guest Relations Manager at Rive Gauche, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi, Thank you for taking the time to review our restaurant. We are delighted to hear you had such a positive experience with us. We look forward to welcoming you back to dine with us again in the near future. Regards

Reviewed 8 June 2018 via mobile

I took my wife there on the 3rd may for her birthday. Great atmosphere and impeccable service. The food was beyond outstanding. I had the best steak ive ever eaten cooked to perfection. Paired perfectly with a stellenbosch red. Thoroughly recommend.More

Thank Nick W
LeftBankKK, Guest Relations Manager at Rive Gauche, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi, Thank you so much for taking the time to review our restaurant. We are delighted to hear that you & your wife enjoyed your experience with us. I will be sure to pass on your compliments to our kitchen & service team. We look...More

Reviewed 4 June 2018

The decor was very French Belle Epoch creating an opulent atmosphere. The staff were very professional and the menu satisfied all in our quartet. While not quite fine dining some of the dishes were quite sophisticated. The cooking was of a high standard although the...More

Thank Suzanne M
LeftBankKK, Guest Relations Manager at Rive Gauche, responded to this reviewResponded 6 June 2018

Hi, Thank you for taking the timeout to write such a detailed review. We are thrilled to hear you had an overall enjoyable experience. I am sorry to hear the duck wasn't quite up to standard & I will be sure to pass on your...More

Reviewed 2 June 2018 via mobile

Came across this little gem for lunch on after stopping in our way to Wicklow. Lovely restaurant decor, tasty food and reasonably priced. Service was very good too. Would love to return for an evening meal some time.

Thank aisling m
LeftBankKK, Guest Relations Manager at Rive Gauche, responded to this reviewResponded 6 June 2018

Hi, Thank you so much for taking the time to review our restaurant. We are delighted to hear you had such a positive experience with us. We look forward to welcoming you back to dine with us some evening. Regards

Reviewed 31 May 2018

With a musical background of jazz singers. Food and service was First class. Excellent présentation ni a very Nice environnement.More

Thank Réjean R
LeftBankKK, Guest Relations Manager at Rive Gauche, responded to this reviewResponded 6 June 2018

Hi, Thank you for taking the time to review us. We are thrilled to hear you had such a positive experience dining with us & that you found our food quality & service to be first class. I will be sure to pass on your...More

Reviewed 28 May 2018

We were just passing by, looked inside and saw the fantastic bar & decor that we had to stop and take some pics and have a couple of Guinness's with a couple of single malt chasers. We didn't have time to stay for lunch so...More

Thank DAMIAN B
LeftBankKK, Guest Relations Manager at Rive Gauche, responded to this reviewResponded 6 June 2018

Hi, Thank you so much for taking the time to write us such a positive review. We are thrilled to hear you had such an enjoyable experience with us & you enjoyed your few drinks. If you are in Kilkenny again we would love to...More

Reviewed 22 May 2018 via mobile

Went to dinner on a busy Saturday night in May with large group . All feedback on food was excellent and empty plates all round. Food is really well presented and good choice for group menu. Service was attentive and very good Strongly recommend, only...More

Thank OffalyPk1973
Reviewed 16 May 2018

We had dinner in the Rive Gauche this evening, choosing from their early birds menu, and the food was absolutely fantastic. Service was friendly and prompt. All in all really excellent and somewhere we are very happy to recommend.More

Thank Graham_NT
LeftBankKK, Guest Relations Manager at Rive Gauche, responded to this reviewResponded 22 May 2018

Hi, Thank you so much for taking the time out to review us. We are so happy to hear you had an enjoyable experience & would be happy to recommend us. I will be sure to pass on your compliments to our team. We hope...More

Reviewed 5 May 2018 via mobile

Lovely restaurant- excellent food and service. Ate here early one Friday meeting- had early bird menu. Overall a great experience.

Thank DarrenOC
LeftBankKK, Guest Relations Manager at Rive Gauche, responded to this reviewResponded 22 May 2018

Hi, Thank you so much for taking the time to review our restaurant. We are delighted to hear you had an overall great experience. We hope you will be back to dine with us in the near future. Regards

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
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
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 00:00
Monday
12:00 - 23:45
Tuesday
12:00 - 23:45
Wednesday
12:00 - 00:00
Thursday
12:00 - 00:00
Friday
12:00 - 00:00
Saturday
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
  • E-mail
Description
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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