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Castle Yard | Kilkenny Design Centre, Kilkenny, Ireland
+353 56 772 2118
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good20%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“bread” (40 reviews)
“lamb” (23 reviews)
“crab starter” (5 reviews)
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Irish, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
Castle Yard | Kilkenny Design Centre, Kilkenny, Ireland
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Reviewed yesterday

Amazing resturant in the shadow of the castle. Across the road in the converted stables it's becoming a firm favourite of mine whn I get to Kilkenny. Really well chosed local produce melded together in unique combinations in a spacious upstairs (with lift) open plan...More

Thank siobh71
Reviewed yesterday

My partner and I had dinner here over the weekend. We wanted a romantic setting with good food. We both had venison for our mains and it was absolutely wonderful. Unfortunately the setting let the side down. It's essentially a canteen/cafeteria. It's noisy. The vaulted...More

Thank lavajonation
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Excellent experience from start to finish. Fab atmosphere,super service and Michelin Star food. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Couldn’t recommend highly enough. We will be back!!

Thank Eimear_Ahern
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I visited this lovely restaurant tonight. Food was excellent and service to match. We had the Early Bird, very reasonable. Highly recommended

1  Thank misscougar
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our family of five adults enjoyed a wonderful,tasty meal in Anocht on 30th Dec. The restaurant was busy but but the service was excellent, every course was presented lovely, at the same time, so full of flavor and delicious. The high standard of detail was...More

3  Thank Cath6489
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Just great place, even on New Year’s Eve. I particularly enjoyed my pheasant and the kids portions were perfect and unexpected large, so well done!

Thank kryan1234
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My partner & I enjoyed a lovely relaxing meal here over busy festive period. Starters prawn/crabmeat& fishcake. Mains lamb & steak. Shared lemon tart for dessert. It was all fantastic! The staff especially Kumar were amazing. A really great experience from start to finish! Best...More

Thank Nicjkk
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Meal for 3 friends with plenty of advance notice... including myself a strict vegan. Was a bit disappointed at first by the menu descriptions but gave it a go. Had been promised a vegan specific menu but was then told NO VEGAN WINE AVAILABLE..... shock...More

Thank Saysee
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

From my initial contact with Susan who was most professional taking the booking... anocht did not disappoint. I don't know where they source the staff... but they are the best in town... from being initally greeted by the charming Kumar... then the Brazilian waiter who...More

Thank caitjim9
Reviewed 10 December 2017

I took my wife for a birthday meal to anocht the service was second to none lovely lovely staff 2 small things it was very loud between the piped music and the loud talkers not a great ambiance and asked as we sat did we...More

Thank David W
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Una H
23 May 2016|
Response from Scalea05 | Reviewed this property |
You are correct. However, when I asked the name of the restuarant so I could review it, the staff people told me that it was part of the Anocht restaurant and that I should rate it accordingly. Sorry...but that is what I was... More
Tanya M
5 August 2015|
Response from Kk C |
Thursday 5.30-7 Friday 5.30-6.45 Saturday 5.30-6.30
22 July 2015|
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Response from English-dt | Reviewed this property |
Very reasonable about €40 per head for three course plus wine and tip! The food was excellent and the staff are very helpful! To put it in perspective you'd pay €19 for a steak in most pubs on Kilkenny! Hope this helps!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$49
Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Street Parking, Digital Payments, Private Dining, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Castle Yard | Kilkenny Design Centre, Kilkenny, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Kilkenny  >  Kilkenny
  • Phone Number: +353 56 772 2118
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Enjoy a unique space for fine dining each Thursday, Friday, Saturday and bank holiday Sunday overlooking Kilkenny Castle. Anocht offers award-winning food inspired by a wealth of local artisan producers, full bar license and first class friendly service.
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