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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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“sea bass” (14 reviews)
“steak” (28 reviews)
“pork belly” (11 reviews)
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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 1 week ago 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

Thank shirtmaker46
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank djaym
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank Judith08
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Was attracted to this establishment, by its menu, as it made great reading, and for once I was not disappointed, as the food was brilliant and cooked with care and love and the service was both friendly and slick, what more can one ask for....More

Thank lwilson122
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Having had several recommendations, myself and a friend who was visiting for the weekend went for a late weekend lunch. All the high praise we’d heard was 100% justified. We experienced superb staff, a great menu choice, fair prices, a relaxed atmosphere and delicious meals....More

Thank Angeld62
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went on the 15th September and were terribly late getting down from Belfast. From the outset the staff team were super helpful and reorganised our booking. So even before arriving we had good feeling. The place is ideally located facing castle. The decor is...More

1  Thank Tinarachaeltracy
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Recent catch up with friends. Food was not as impressive as previous times I had been here. starter:chicken liver parfait which was really good. Main:Steak cooked medium rare was also very nice but the fries on the side were all small crispy bits very few...More

Thank Nicjkk
Reviewed 8 September 2018 via mobile

We just stopped in for a drink before dinner elsewhere. Nice spot with good bar service. Cocktails were good. Food looked good in the restaurant so will be back to try that out another time.

Thank pat g
Reviewed 2 September 2018

One of the hardest working, most efficient staff we've every seen! Everyone pitches in to ensure customers are taken care of promptly, but not is a rushed or overbearing way. Food is great too, and no problem with gluten free...even bread! We took advantage of...More

Thank italy-nuts
Reviewed 27 August 2018

This place was highly recommended by several people. I’ll start by saying the interior is absolutely gorgeous. Then it goes down. The service is terrible. Not attentive at all. I ordered chicken liver parfait as a starter. It was excellent. The Stuffed breast of chicken...More

Thank Coco1956
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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
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
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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