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The Bective

€€ - €€€Irish, European,
Bective Square | Meath, Kells, Ireland
+353 46 924 7780
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  • Excellent76%
  • Very good17%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“steak” (26 reviews)
“chicken wings” (15 reviews)
“seafood” (5 reviews)
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Irish, European, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
Bective Square | Meath, Kells, Ireland
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We went to this restaurant on a Sunday evening for family dinner with two kids. Staff are lovely and very attentive.But the food is just ok kids & adult menu way overpriced .

1  Thank Elaine452
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have eaten at the Bective many times over the past 5 years and I had my best ever meal last weekend

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4  Thank Jonny H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Guys have eating here several times before and the food has always been good ... however on this occasion although the food was fabulous the quantity was not I ordered the steak which was lovely however served with almost no veg !!! And the chips...More

1  Thank gerryniamh
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Came upon this restaurant by chance and decided to dine. Warm, comfortable establishment, friendly efficient staff, great menu, and super tasty food! Looking forward already to going back!

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7  Thank P M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Have eaten here several times and it never disappoints but this time around they went above and beyond! Luke took our booking for a family and friends event and even taking the booking he was extremely helpful ! We were upstairs and had the this...More

7  Thank Curious03288203654
Reviewed 14 October 2018 via mobile

A fabulous restaurant ! Great specials, something for everybody. The service was also very good, friendly and attentive. Outstanding espresso to finish. Well done!

6  Thank Pudsy1985
Reviewed 29 September 2018 via mobile

Ate at the becrive with my family on a saturday evening. The staff were welcoming and helpful on arrival taking our coats and were quick to the table with our drinks. Yvonne and her staff were very attentive to us throughout our meal and the...More

7  Thank Ray F
YvonneFlanagan, Manager at The Bective, responded to this reviewResponded 3 October 2018

Thank You Ray F for your positive review and lovely feedback. We are delighted that you enjoyed your visit to The Bective and hope you visit us again soon. Yvonne

Reviewed 21 September 2018

We hosted a large family gathering at the Bective in September, and once again, we were absolutely thrilled with the event. The staff made it all so easy to arrange; nothing was too much trouble, and everything went really well. The food was great, and...More

6  Thank dwa2015
YvonneFlanagan, Manager at The Bective, responded to this reviewResponded 3 October 2018

dwa2015 Thank You for the feedback and delighted you all enjoyed the gathering. We aim to please......-its the little things. Hope to see you soon. Thanks. Yvonne

Reviewed 20 September 2018

Always nice a diner at The BectiveVery nice people in there. Really enjoyed it with our family. Thank you

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6  Thank dialowca
YvonneFlanagan, Manager at The Bective, responded to this reviewResponded 3 October 2018

Thank You dialowca for your feedback, glad you enjoyed. Yvonne

Reviewed 18 September 2018 via mobile

Lord I love this place! Friendly helpful wait staff, personal attention from the manager and most importantly - great food. A gem of a spot and well worth the 80km round trip for us.

7  Thank MKeane2017
YvonneFlanagan, Manager at The Bective, responded to this reviewResponded 3 October 2018

MKeane2017, thank you kindly. It's feedback like yours that makes it all worthwhile. I'll pass on your compliments to the team. Yvonne

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8 March 2018|
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Response from YvonneFlanagan | Property representative |
Hi AliensAreReal69.... Are blind guide dogs real too...?
Simon F
23 July 2017|
Response from KJ1910 | Reviewed this property |
Simon, We're a friendly, fun bunch and we don't hold grudges, and you are entitled to your opinion. It's just we were all a little hurt by the poor review as we always go the extra mile as we did on your brothers 18th, to... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
15:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Bective Square | Meath, Kells, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Meath  >  Kells
  • Phone Number: +353 46 924 7780
  • E-mail
We run a full restaurant service and all of the items on our A La Carte menu are also available to take away - simply phone in your order and collect it (this service is not available during very busy nights). We also have a lovely dining room/bar available upstairs to hire for private functions of any kind (seats 50 people). It has a private terrace, its own bar and bathroom facilities. Contact us for details of our party platters and finger food menus. We take bookings, but walk-ins are also welcome. We cater for groups and private parties and we are family-friendly, with a children's menu and outdoor play area available. General manager Joan Donegan (Head Chef) & Yvonne Flanagan Johnson (Restaurant Manager) look forward to welcoming you to The Bective. We are open from 5pm to late from Wednesdays to Saturdays and from 3pm to 9pm on Sundays (and bank holidays) and there is ample street parking available outside the restaurant.
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