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“A first-rate pub and a great band!”

Matt The Millers Bar & Restaurant
Ranked #4 of 233 Restaurants in Kilkenny
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$7 - US$18
Cuisines: Irish
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Good for: Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: Matt The Millers Bar & Restaurant is a perfect location for your meal, private parties and festive occasions. We offer an extensive drinks menu and the same high service standards that we strive to deliver in every area of our operation. Enjoy lunch, a romantic occasion, dinner or your own private event. We cater for every taste. You will also find some wonderful private snugs throughout our bar. These snugs are perfect for small get-togethers where you can enjoy all that Matt's has to offer in the secluded confines of these salubrious havens of comfort & quiet. We have been partying at Matt's for 20 years now so we have learned a thing or two about throwing the very best parties to suit every occasion. We have Traditional Irish Music every evening along with more music on select nights of the week. For private parties, we can put any one of our five bars at your disposal and we are happy to do as much, or as little as you need us to do to make your party a huge success. There will always be a warm welcome and a hearty smile waiting for you at Matt's. Our bars are ergonomically designed to ensure only the highest possible standards of service whether you're having a morning coffee, an afternoon tea, an early evening beverage or a pint with friends at one of Matt's famous party nights. Every effort is made to ensure that our extensive menus of both alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages are constantly updated to make sure that every taste is catered for. Our extensive food menu is also available at the bars, with breakfast, lunch and dinner served. So, whatever you're looking for and whenever you want it - you can rest assured that it's waiting for you at Matt the Millers' Main Bar.
Reviewed 3 November 2013

We expected great music at Matt the Millers because The Kilkennys, a superb local group would be playing traditional Irish music. But there was much, much more to make it a memorable evening! The band was just as good as we'd hoped; the food was very nice; and we had a fabulous time with the entire crew--guests and staff. We arrived for dinner in time to hear a duo playing penny whistle and guitar as we ordered. The pub-style food was excellent; we had not come for the food, but we thoroughly enjoyed it. The wait staff was friendly, efficient, and knowledgeable. Our waiter even encouraged us to move to a table closer to where the Kilkennys would be performing. Just before the band began their first set, we met two other patrons, both of whom had grown up in Kilkenny; and we were soon talking about the town, the music, and hurling--the national game of Ireland. As they oriented us to the intricacies of hurling, the wait staff joined in; and they found us a website showing the basics of the game, as well as some of the most famous hurling athletes of modern Ireland. Talk about a fun and engaging welcome! When the Kilkennys began to perform, that local warmth bubbled over delightfully. The father of one of the musicians had come to see the band; and noticing our nine-year-old daughter, he slipped a message to the band. Between songs, one of the musicians read the note to the audience, mentioning our daughter by name and passing on a message from Tom the Leprechaun, who sent greetings to her. The place erupted in applause! And our daughter was forever charmed. So were we. Matt the Millers was a wonderful surprise: good food, great people, and a band that we'll follow after our return home. We're already planning a return visit to Matt the Millers!

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Thank Dennis K
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Reviewed 28 October 2013 via mobile

Nice place to visit with pleasant Sunday roast and friendly service. Very centrally loxated. Worth a visit.

Thank Mike2006
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Reviewed 28 October 2013

lovely food. excellent staff would visit again. it was a cosy setting on a cold winters day with plenty of irish charm

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Thank Charlotte H
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Reviewed 22 October 2013

We were part of a hen party who landed on Matt the Millers. The staff made us feel very welcome and we had a great night! Special mention to the DJ and also the Door staff who were exceptionally good at their jobs!!

Thank Esther B
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Reviewed 18 October 2013

If you want to experience a typical Irish Pub, be sure not to miss Matt the Millers. I was fortunate enough to be seated at a table where I could watch people coming and going across the bridge...so not only did I enjoy watching them but I was surrounded by great Irish music, a very friendly staff and really good food. Make Matt the Millers one of your stops when you are in Kilkenny!

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Thank Merriman2013
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