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The Bective

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Bective Square | Meath, Kells, Ireland
+353 46 924 7780
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17:00 - 22:00
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Sun 15:00 - 21:00
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We go here quite regularly, but never leave a review so high time i did. The food first most is outstanding it's all about the quality and it's great and the early bird menu is fantastic it might not seem allot on the menu but trust me you will be rubbing your belly when done. Look out for the specials... More 

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4 Thank Ryan O
YvonneFlanagan, Manager at The Bective, responded to this review

Thanks Ryan- lovely compliments there. Happy to hear you all enjoyed. Look forward to seeing you again soon. More 

County Meath, Ireland
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32 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was our second time eating here and once again amazing, the food, the staff , the whole atmosphere was really lovely. I know we will be back soon and i can't wait .

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4 Thank michelle b
YvonneFlanagan, Manager at The Bective, responded to this review

Thanks Michelle, Glad you enjoyed. We all work very hard and strive to keep our guests happy. Your kind words make the job worthwhile. More 

County Cavan, Ireland
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

lovley food class place excelent stalf great service verry helpfull and took timt to phone back to arange booking

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6 Thank d0sser08
YvonneFlanagan, Manager at The Bective, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback dosser08. We take great pride in our food and service so its always nice to get positive reviews. More 

Cavan, Ireland
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133 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ate here last night for my mothers birthday. The service was fantastic. As arranged by phonecall, the waitress brought out my Mams birthday dessert with candles and as a surprise brought a glass of bubbles for each of our group of four. We all ate from the early bird menu, which offers great selection and great quality food at a... More 

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6 Thank RoMcD2014
Michael G, Owner at The Bective, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review! Do come back and visit us again soon. More 

2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent is the only word I could use for this restaurant. Had the pleasure of going there again last night and as always brilliant from start to finish. The staff always go that extra mile and that's what keeps bringing me back. 10 out of 10

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5 Thank riverfield1
Michael G, Owner at The Bective, responded to this review

That is a lovely positive review - thank you kindly. More 

1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I booked a table for my birthday. My 2 years old son was sleeping when we arrived, the waitress offered to change us immediately to another table with a sofa so that he can keep sleeping. I found this little attention very kind and thoughtful. Great restaurant I highly recommend it, we had a great time : delicious food, great... More 

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8 Thank Ismahane B
Michael G, Owner at The Bective, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely feedback about The Bective - we appreciate it very much. More 

Morristown, New Jersey
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

We were in town from America and dinner at Bective was a nice treat. We had a delicious dinner. I'm not a huge fan of chicken wings but yours were amazing, best I've had. Our whole party loved them!!

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7 Thank jeannem735
Michael G, Owner at The Bective, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review and we hope that you enjoyed your trip to Ireland. More 

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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

My husband and I joined many others celebrating various occasions on Saturday night to celebrate my new job. From the second we arrived we were made feel very welcome and special. There was a terrific ambience in the restaurant lots of people also enjoying the buzz. There was even live music and it was beautiful. As always the specials board... More 

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7 Thank Dcph83
Michael G, Owner at The Bective, responded to this review

What a lovely review - thank you! More 

Kells, Ireland
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2017 via mobile

Always love coming to this beautiful restaurant. From the decor to the food to the relaxing atmosphere and attentive staff. So much options to choose from and not to mention at such a reasonable price. I am forever looking forward to my next visit. Really could not fault anything.

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6 Thank NicolleZara
YvonneFlanagan, Manager at The Bective, responded to this review

Thanks NicolleZara, we look forward to seeing you again soon! More 

County Meath, Ireland
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32 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017

we ate there last weekend and it was just amazing, there was three of us and we each had different starters from chicken wings to salads and prawns and all were so good. the mains were steak and seabass and again all were so tasty, two of us had steak and i can honestly say it was the nicest steak... More 

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6 Thank michelle b
YvonneFlanagan, Manager at The Bective, responded to this review

Thanks Michelle, You had some of our best selling dishes on your first visit. Look forward to seeing you again soon. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Irish, European, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
15:00 - 21:00
Monday
17:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
17:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 22:00
Thursday
17:00 - 22:00
Friday
17:00 - 22:00
Saturday
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
Description
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?