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Castle Yard | Kilkenny Design Centre, Kilkenny, Ireland
+353 56 772 2118
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good21%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“steak” (25 reviews)
“crab starter” (5 reviews)
“lemon tart” (4 reviews)
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Irish, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
££ - £££
Castle Yard | Kilkenny Design Centre, Kilkenny, Ireland
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Reviewed 16 March 2017

Fantastic food, Perfect Service, all set in a stunning setting overlooking the glorious Kilkenny Castle. Could fault this at all. well worth a visit, they have a great early bird menu, but be warned, this place will be< quite rightly, very busy on a friday...More

Thank redsandwiches
Reviewed 14 March 2017

This was our first visit to Anocht and we were hugely impressed. Set in the original castle stables the tasteful decor complements it's beautiful period features. Staff are very friendly and efficient. The food is outstanding. For my starter I had the buttermilk quail with...More

Thank AnnaOShea85
Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

We had a 3 course meal with one glass of wine totalling over €90.00. I had chicken for my main which was priced at €24.00 this is overpriced also was extremely bland it didn't have any sauce I was very disappointed. My husband had fish...More

Thank Ryasar_81
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Beautiful food, fantastic service will defiantly be coming back and highly recommend this restaurant. It's stylish well set out I had the venison with a white Russian and both were very nice the only complaint would be the price but it's not a huge thing...More

Thank Myles P
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Utterly over priced for what we got. Chicken bland and way over priced at €24.00. Baby potatoes and a slider of a Corguette on the plate. Black leg chicken breast it said this was a chicked breast with skin on it. Steak overprices and not...More

Thank deborah0103
Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

Loved this place!!!!! We were celebrating our wedding anniversary with my family and booked an early bird. None of us had been there before and we all agreed we would definitely return as soon as possible! From the moment we arrived we were greeted by...More

Thank louloujean
Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

Went here last night for my nieces 21st dinner and it was delicious. We had the early bird 3 course and I enjoyed all of it....fish cakes for starters vegetarian for mains and the best lemon tart for dessert!!! Great service so friendly and excellent...More

Thank Mel O
Reviewed 2 February 2017

Food was excellent. On the night we were there the restaurant was not very busy. Staff were a bit over formal. While attentive and polite it just didn't feel relaxing.

Thank 518local
Reviewed 30 January 2017

The food was very good and nicely presented. Our table was by the window and we had a view of the castle across from the road which added to the atmosphere. Because of the high ceilings the noise level is quite high. The portions are...More

Thank suzietipp
Reviewed 27 January 2017

Anocht (Tonight) is a self-service restaurant above the Kilkenny Design Centre. The centre itself is in former stables across the street from the castle. The food was first-rate and good value for money. I wish we had had more time to explore all the parts...More

Thank Margaret F
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Una H
This reviewer was NOT in Anocht, but in the self-service restaurant of the Kilkenny Design Centre.
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
what time is the early bird menu?
5 August 2015|
Response from Kk C |
Thursday 5.30-7 Friday 5.30-6.45 Saturday 5.30-6.30
what is average cost for dinner per person
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$13 - US$45
Brunch, Dinner
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
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
17:30 - 21:30
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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Each Thursday,Friday, Saturday and Sunday enjoy a unique space for fine dining, with its broad oak beam ceiling and view of Kilkenny Castle into a unique space for dining with menus inspired by great Irish ingredients.
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