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Castle Yard | Kilkenny Design Centre, Kilkenny, 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)
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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 20 February 2015

lovely location opposite Kilkenny Castle , food very tasty and pleasant staff. A treat for the taste buds.

Thank lifesecrets
Reviewed 20 February 2015

We opted for the early bird and arriving at 6.30 this place was nearly full with locals and tourists. Our food was devine from the starter of crab and prawn to the main course of steak for a reasonable supplement. Our waiter was very helpful...More

Thank madmartina
Reviewed 18 February 2015

Food was really good. Atmosphere excellent and staff very nice. Disliked that there was a lot of fish on the menu.

Thank deborah0103
Reviewed 11 February 2015

Had a fabulous meal here on a weekend break to kilkenny. We had a reservation for 6.30pm so we were able to avail of the great value early bird menu. We were greeted on arrival by a very charismatic young man who took our coats...More

Thank TravellinTash
Reviewed 3 February 2015

The waitress did her best but the food was tepid and when she told us to be careful that the plates were hot, they were cold. On saying that the food was good in flavour and portion . We will return as there is a...More

Thank Helen c
Reviewed 3 February 2015

I booked this restaurant after hearing such good things and I was not disappointed. All the food was delicious but the lamb deserves a special mention. The restaurant done well to turn into an intimate dinning spot from its day job. Finally your staff are...More

Thank ndcarlow
Reviewed 1 February 2015

Wanting to begin our year on a culinary high we ventured to the historic city of Kilkenny. Our chosen venue had delightful views of the city's Castle, literally outside the window, but that was nothing in comparison to the food that followed. The building has...More

Thank HannahBFoley
Reviewed 27 January 2015

My friends and I visited Anocht last Thursday evening. We booked for the early bird menu, even though we ran a little late this was not a problem. The food, all locally sourced was amazing, especially the slow cooked shoulder of lamb. The house breads...More

Thank cherryann123
Kilkenny Design... A, Public Relations Manager at Anocht, responded to this reviewResponded 29 January 2015

Dear Reviewer, Thank you for such kind feedback, I'll be sure to pass your comments on to our kitchen and restaurant teams. Hopefully we'll see you back very soon. Kind Regards, Deirdre

Reviewed 26 January 2015

My friends and I visited this restaurant on a very busy Sat eve, Our table was ready for us but it did seem a little squashed as the restaurant was in full swing when we arrived. Never the less the rest of the night was...More

1  Thank Niamh B
Kilkenny Design... A, Public Relations Manager at Anocht, responded to this reviewResponded 29 January 2015

Dear Reviewer, Many thanks for sharing your feedback with us, we are delighted to hear you enjoyed your meal on Saturday night. We are fortunate to have experienced a very busy January and I do apologise if you felt the restaurant was over crowded, I...More

Reviewed 25 January 2015

In the best restaurants (whether they're Michelin star level or a local pasta joint), the owners make sure that the service matches the food. Unfortunately that's not the case in Anocht - a restaurant that has a lot going for it but is let down...More

Thank GavLIreland
Kilkenny Design... A, Public Relations Manager at Anocht, responded to this reviewResponded 29 January 2015

Dear Reviewer, Thank you for giving the time to send us such comprehensive feedback on your recent visit to Anocht, we were very disappointed to read your comments regarding service. Our sincere apologies for the slow service, 2 of our senior staff members were on...More

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Questions & Answers
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$50
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
Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Kids
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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