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Rive Gauche

The Parade | Kilkenny, Kilkenny 00000, Ireland
+353 56 777 5604
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Overview
  • Excellent65%
  • Very good24%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible4%
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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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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Walked in last minute and they seated us even tho very busy ! Lovely Ambience , ordered lamb , honestly nicest lamb I've tasted , highly recommendMore

Thank siofra d
LeftBank1, Guest Relations Manager at Rive Gauche, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hi, Thank you for taking the time to review our bar. We are delighted to hear you had an enjoyable experience in with us & particularly our Rack of Lamb. We look forward to welcoming you back some time in the near future. Regards, Guest...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We had our wedding dinner in Rive Gauche and we couldn't have asked for any better. The food was incredible and the staff were so nice and helpful. The staff couldn't do enough in fact to help everyone from cooking something that was not on...More

Thank Lisa N
LeftBank1, Guest Relations Manager at Rive Gauche, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hi Lisa, All of us in Rive Gauche would like to thank you sincerely for leaving such a positive, kind & detailed review. We are over the moon to hear that we could add some positive to your special day. You were an absolute please...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Was at a Xmas party dinner and it was brilliant. We were seated for 3 and despite the time the restaurant manager Peter made the a lá carte menu available and it was simply delicious, from starter (crayfish salad to beef cooked sublimely) to desert...More

Thank blueman11
LeftBank1, Guest Relations Manager at Rive Gauche, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi, Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a kind & detailed review. We are absolutely delighted to hear that you enjoyed your Christmas Party in Rive Gauche. I will be sure to pass on your compliments to both Peter &...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I am from Kilkenny and have dined in pretty much all of the restaurants in town and in my view at the moment this is the best in town. We arrived for our meal and had a cocktail at the bar before we ate -...More

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LeftBank1, Guest Relations Manager at Rive Gauche, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi, Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a detailed & kind review. We are thrilled to hear you have enjoyed all of your experiences in with us. We thank you for saying you regard us as the best restaurant in...More

Reviewed 25 November 2017 via mobile

Whilst in Kilkenny for business we came to Rive Gauche for an evening meal. The service was excellent as we had 2 people in the party who needed Gluten free dishes and they put us at ease with their dish recommendations The food was absolutely...More

Thank Alan C
LeftBank1, Guest Relations Manager at Rive Gauche, responded to this reviewResponded 28 November 2017

Hi, Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a detailed & kind review. We are thrilled to hear you had such a positive experience & thank you for sharing your experience with us. We look forward to welcoming you back with...More

Reviewed 21 November 2017

I have decided to review this restaurant at a distance from my visit to Kilkenny. I went there for the proximity and for the great reviews of other users, but unfortunately my expectations were disappointed. Now I explain why: if I go to a restaurant...More

Thank Pappolo69
LeftBank1, General Manager at Rive Gauche, responded to this reviewResponded 20 December 2017

Hi, I am sorry to hear you had a negative experience with us. Although we say we have a Parisian feel to our restaurant we do always state that our dishes all are created with a modern Irish twist. That was also our lunch menu...More

Reviewed 17 November 2017 via mobile

Delicious food and friendly waitstaff. The ambience is quite lovely and conducive to a great celebration. If I were there with my sweetheart, I'd say it's quite romantic (sorry mum)

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LeftBank1, Guest Relations Manager at Rive Gauche, responded to this reviewResponded 24 November 2017

Hi, Thank you for taking the time to review our restaurant. We are delighted you had such a positive experience with us & we look forward to welcoming you back with your sweetheart on your next trip. Kind Regards, Guest Relations Manager

Reviewed 9 November 2017 via mobile

Lovely ambiant restaurant next to the Left Bank on the Parade on Kilkenny! Fantastic selection of menu options and dishes to suit all palettes. The staff were incredibly friendly and helpful and paid attention to detail when pouring the wine! Highly recommend

Thank kingdom_warrior98
LeftBank1, Guest Relations Manager at Rive Gauche, responded to this reviewResponded 24 November 2017

Hi, Thank you for taking the time to review our restaurant. We are thrilled to hear you had an enjoyable experience with us. We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future. Regards, Guest Relations manager

Reviewed 7 November 2017

We were in Kilkenny for the weekend and didn't have anywhere booked to eat on Sunday evening. We were listening to Jazz in the Left Bank bar after visiting the castle (which was brilliant) and didn't want to go too far for tea. We initially...More

Thank Donna A
LeftBank1, Guest Relations Manager at Rive Gauche, responded to this reviewResponded 24 November 2017

Hi, Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a detailed review. We are delighted to hear you & your party had such a positive experience with us. We look forward to welcoming you back in the very near future. Kind regards,...More

Reviewed 28 October 2017 via mobile

We didn’t have starters just main courses , desserts and cocktails. The menu is fairly limited I feel there could be more of a selection for main courses.... a chicken dish and more vegetarian options would be welcomed. Service was slow and our main course...More

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LeftBank1, Guest Relations Manager at Rive Gauche, responded to this reviewResponded 24 November 2017

Hi, Thank you for taking the time to review our restaurant. We appreciate all of our customers feedback in hope to improve on it. I apologise you felt our service was not up to standard. We will take this on board & hopefully your next...More

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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
Romantic, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
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
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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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