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Castle Yard | Kilkenny Design Centre, Kilkenny R95 CAA6, Ireland
+353 56 772 2118
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good21%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“bread” (40 reviews)
“lamb” (24 reviews)
“crab starter” (5 reviews)
Irish, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
Castle Yard | Kilkenny Design Centre, Kilkenny R95 CAA6, Ireland
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We recently had our day 2 wedding meal here for a group of 60 and it was perfect. The setting was really impressive for a lot of guest who had come in from abroad. The team I dealt with were great from beginning to end....More

Thank nidhochartaigh
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Had a fabulous meal here. Potted crab and prawn starter was delicious and lamb shoulder main course was melt in the mouth. On a busy night, service was very efficient and friendly. Will definitely be back.

Thank majo56
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I can't thank the staff and management enough. I emailed them late the night before on the off chance of a booking to celebrate my sister's engagement and her emigrating to L.A. Within no time at all we had a reservation and were spoilt rotten...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent staff, so quick and attention yo detail second to none. Work well as a team. Soup and prawn starters were accompanied by delicious bread. The brown especially. Steak was cooked to perfection. Cut it with a butter knife. Medium rare. And the duckfat chips...More

Thank Kieran C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We received a lovely welcome with a beautiful Kir Royale, a very nice touch. We opted for the early bird menu and were not disappointed with a very good choice and good value. The Restaurant has a full range of drinks and a fine wine...More

Thank JimDkirrary
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Visited anocht with my mum one sat while on a weekend trip to Kilkenny. Table booked for 8:30 we arrived 10 mins early and staff had no issues and were so accommodating. All of the staff were polite, professional and mannerly. Plenty of choice on...More

Thank emmat0607
Reviewed 11 February 2018 via mobile

Went for dinner here last night with another couple. I was highly impressed by the way they had transformed the cafe to turn it into a restaurant at night. We went for the early bird which is a steal at two courses for €25. I...More

Thank Emer202
Reviewed 4 February 2018 via mobile

We had a beautiful meal here we went for the early bird three course. I would recommend the sea bass and the creme brûlée. Staff very nice and helpful. Will definitely go back.

Thank seanie5
Reviewed 29 January 2018 via mobile

We visited in January & we had a party of 10 girls. Amazing service & delicious food. We had the early bird menu & fantastic value for top of the range food. Both red & white wine was amazing too! Would highly recommend a visit...More

Thank Buddylove77
Reviewed 22 January 2018

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
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18 February 2018|
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Response from JuneKaimuki | Reviewed this property |
Hi... no certain, as I was just a visitor in town. however their website may have the answer. In any case, if interested, make a reservation. this place is very popular with the local community. Thanks for asking.
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
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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
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, View, Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings, 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 R95 CAA6, 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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