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Sun, 23/6
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From wherever your are standing on the High Street in Kilkenny, a few minutes walk will get you to the most famous of all the slips, the Butterslip Lane and to Petronella. 400 years ago horse drawn carriages trundled down this thoroughfare. The charming slip with its pretty name is steeped in history and worn with footfall and remains so today. Duck under the archway and just on the right is Petronella, a regular for those who have discovered her. We hope you love her as much as we do - The O'Neill family, Proprietors.
PRICE RANGE
€20 - €30
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
CUISINES
Irish, European
FEATURES
Reservations, Seating, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A good choice of vegetarian and vegan options, including desserts. Beautifully presented, tasty food at a reasonable price. We had the vegan cauliflower wings and the vegan lasagne, followed by orange & chocolate pudding and salted caramel apple pie, both with vegan ice cream. Good,...friendly service. Good location, too: just off the main street but down a quiet alley.More

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed 17 May 2024 via mobile

Visited having researched restaurants in Kilkenny. We booked in advance which is recommended as there were no walk ins available on the busy night. Service was super friendly and warm. We opted for the set menu which was fantastic value and we were spoilt for...choice. Food was delicious, a relaxed atmosphere and attentive service. Couldn’t have asked for better, would highly recommend.More

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed 12 May 2024 via mobile

A cozy litle place with veru good service and a lot of exciting food to chose from in the various menu. We tried the pasta, and it was very good. Not the biggest portions, but ok.

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed 4 May 2024

Saw this restaurant and popped in , met the owner who was very engaging so booked a meal . The meal was amazing , probably as good as any I have ever eaten . Great ambience , good service and reasonable prices . If we...are ever in Kilkenny again we will be eating here.More

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed 2 May 2024 via mobile

Poor service, tasteless stew. Gluten free fish (the fried fish served without breading) not good. The atmosphere was amazing, I would be happy if we had just had drinks. The food and service were lacking

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 30 April 2024

Was pleasantly surprised by this lovely spot. Cozy atmosphere, friendly staff and the food was so good, fresh and good value. I had the fish and it was so fresh, amazing flavors. Would definitely go again !

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 23 April 2024 via mobile

I absolutely loved this restaurant. I came with a group of 10 on a Friday night. Lovely ambiance, decor and central location, service was absolutely perfect. Really good value for money. The food is the real highlight here. I’m a vegetarian and fairly hard to...please as most places don’t offer anything original or creative. There was a great beginning menu with loads of options. I had the cauliflower wings as a main, came with a curry/spicy sauce and lovely mango salad - was fab! The others were all really pleased too. The prawn curry was a massive success. I’ll definitely be back and I’m planning my trip around this restaurant-yum.More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 14 April 2024 via mobile

I was blown away by the quality of the service and food. Staff were friendly, knowledgeable and very accommodating. Frank was an extremely efficient and warm host who couldn’t do enough for you. Lots of atmosphere and nice touches like make your own butter recipe...cards. The food, presentation and flavours were top class. Best meal we’ve had in a long time. We will definitely be returning.More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 4 April 2024

We arrived to Kilkenny for a night away and while we stolled about we came across Petronella and we're delighted we did! Service was super as was the food and great value!

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 4 April 2024

Amazing food and experience Went for early bird dinner here on Tue 02nd Apr 2024. We were greeted by Frank at front of house who was very welcoming and showed us to our table and explained the menu and options available to us. We both...went for the early bird option, I got mussel meat with sourdough bread and my wife got the brie cheese...both starters were fantastic.For Mains we both went for Hake which was cooked to perfection in a beautiful tomatoe and bean sauce. Too full for dessert but had some lovely coffee to finish. Waitresses were very attentive and food was served in good time. Was our first night out in ages and the staff at Petronellas really made it special. Keep up the good work and thank you.More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 1 April 2024

We (two couples) had travelled from Northern Ireland for a two night stay in Kilkenny. Popped into Petronella restaurant on a Wednesday night. We were made very welcome, even though we didn't have a reservation. The menu had a great selection and the specials were...lovely too. It was hard to choose what to have, but we weren't disappointed. Dishes were cooked to perfection. As one of our group of four had requested a very well done steak, we were treated to a cup of soup each to start. It was delicious. Overall, a great dining experience, with top service in a historic building in the centre of Kilkenny city. Would definitely recommend.More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 25 March 2024

Enjoyed a wonderful meal here, staff were lovely, Frank the owner was welcoming and friendly. The food was delicious we enjoyed the Caprese Starter along with the Hake and the Port Belly and finished off with Lemon Torte and Coffee. Would definitely recommend Petronella and...look forward to going back again in the future.More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 15 March 2024

My first experience here and it was a group of 6 of us. Booked a table at 8.30pm only to get a call at about 6.30 to say the other group before us had arrived late so we had to be pushed back to 9pm!!...Arrived at 9pm, order taken for wine and food. Starter arrived for 5 of us and about 10 minutes later with the salad for the 6th person. No sign of the wine even after following up on it. Eventually after starters were long gone the wine arrived. Mains were nice but not very hot but at this late hour I was too hungry and it was too late to say anything. Service very hit and miss, requested water jug refills twice and nothing ever arrived. Over all ok, good coeliac options but the service is so poor I dont think I'll ever return. Owner didn't apologise for the delay on the table and told us, 'sure weren't ye able to get an extra drink before dinner'?! Bizarre customer treatment.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 4 March 2024

This is a fab restaurant. We have been for lunch a couple of times. Really tasty food and is good value and is fairly priced. The gentleman at the desk called Frank is very friendly and it was lovely to see him having a bit...of chat with customers as they were paying. Great seeing great hospilality which can be lacking in other restaurants. Highly recommend Petronella and looking forward to calling there again on our next trip to Kilkenny.More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 26 January 2024

Had an awful experience,by the so called" owner of the restaurant " . He was extremely rude,and tried to justify it with more arrogance!! Will certainly not be returning.

Date of visit: January 2024
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I checked on the Petronella website, and they have provided excellent photos of the lower level exterior, lower level interior and table area, and a visible door marked "handicapped toilet" so my assumption would be that... More
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Hi, do you have any gluten free options on your menu. We have a coeliac child.
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Petronella Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5