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Rive Gauche

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Certificate of Excellence2016 - 2018 Winner
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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.
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Meals
Dinner, Drinks, Lunch, Brunch
CUISINES
French, European, Wine Bar
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
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Popped in for a quick cocktail prior to dinner. It was 5.20 pm. The place was almost empty but the service was dire. Took ages to get 2 cocktails. However they were lovely. Moroccan sling and another gin cocktail whose name escapes me. €21 for...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Eimear99
Reviewed 5 February 2019

Lovely, lovely food (potato wasn't very hot ....) but the rest of it was stunning ! Absolutely stunning .... baby carrots and parsnips ... proper ones, not just 'shaped' ones. I've eaten in most restaurants in Kilkenny, and this would be right up there with...More

Date of visit: February 2019
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Reviewed 3 February 2019 via mobile

Our first visit to Rive Gauche was for Sunday lunch. The Food was amazing . The service was excellent The atmosphere is so comfortable and relaxed. It was our first of many visits to come.

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank KarD17
Reviewed 13 January 2019 via mobile

We'd passed by a few times but finally headed in for a bite to eat at lunchtime. It was quiet so eating wasn't an issue. The decor is lovely, very authentic, plus red velvet feel...old French. Service was prompt and informative. The steak sandwich was...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank AlanMerrins
Reviewed 11 January 2019

What a great evening. I met a few friends (all girls) for dinner on a Thursday night. I love being able to have a drink/cocktail before dinner. The restaurant was busy and had a buzz about it for a week night in January. The staff...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Barronessa
Reviewed 4 January 2019

We booked this restaurant for an anniversary meal. Restaurant was cosy and warm when we arrived. We were shown to our table, given menus and then they seemed to forget about us for nearly 15 minutes. While we were waiting we realized that the ‘background’...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank aideen1000
Reviewed 29 December 2018 via mobile

Brought team out for business lunch. Good variety on food menu always options to try something new. Definitely a winner. Food was tasty and appropriately priced in my opinion.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Monica M
LeftBankKK, Guest Relations Manager at Rive Gauche, responded to this reviewResponded 28 January 2019

Hi, Thank you for taking the time to review us. We are delighted to hear you & your team had an enjoyable lunch. We hope to welcome you back sometime in the very near future. Kind Regard

Reviewed 17 December 2018

It certainly has got the atmosphere and the decor is perfect for this time of year. I thought the wine list was only okay; like supermarket wine; nothing special. I barely had enough time to peruse the wine list and so the recommendations I sought...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank 75SonLanig
LeftBankKK, Guest Relations Manager at Rive Gauche, responded to this reviewResponded 28 January 2019

Hi, We like to hear all of our customers experiences so thank you for taking the time to review us. I'm glad you enjoyed most aspects of your experience in Rive Gauche & very sorry to hear about your underwhelming main dish. We have not...More

Reviewed 11 December 2018 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!!More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank kingdom_warrior98
LeftBankKK, Guest Relations Manager at Rive Gauche, responded to this reviewResponded 28 January 2019

Hi, Thank you for taking the time out to write us such a lovely review. We are delighted to hear you had such a great night with us & hope that we have the pleasure of welcoming you back again in the very near future....More

Reviewed 3 December 2018

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

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank damienm653
LeftBankKK, Guest Relations Manager at Rive Gauche, responded to this reviewResponded 28 January 2019

Hi, Thank you for taking the time to review Rive Gauche. We are thrilled to hear you had such a great night with us & enjoyed our extensive cocktail & Gin selection. We hope to see you back for another night out very soon. Kind...More

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