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7 Parliament Street | Kilkenny, Kilkenny, Ireland
+353 56 777 7696
Tue - Wed 11:00 - 17:00
Thu - Fri 11:00 - 21:00
Sat 12:00 - 22:00
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Clare, West of Ireland
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41 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I wasn't mad about this restaurant. It looks good from the outside for sure, and it looks good inside too....but personally it was a little lacking in appeal. I don't like to have to go upstairs to wash my hands but that's just a little thing. The menu was good and interesting and the cocktails looked appetizing but the food... More 

1 Thank Fiona W
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20 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Lunch time menu is good. food was presented very well and teasted lovely. very pleased. attentive but not over pushy staff.

Thank Roy C
Kilkenny, Ireland
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Myself and my husband had a lovely evening here on New Year's Eve 2016. Maeve greeted us with a tasty glass of Prosecco on arrival. Always guaranteed a great meal in this restaurant - Peter's food is always extremely tasty and a lot of what they use comes from their own farm ! Service is very friendly and attentive -... More 

Thank Andreaf024
Kilkenny, Ireland
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great food big crowd of us and lots of space and service never an empty glass in sight and great value two courses €23 or 3 for €29

Thank paulinepoopy
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50 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Only had lunch here but it was fresh, homemade and really tasty. Good size portions. Worth finding this place. Would definately go back.

Thank KellyRach
Chelmsford, Essex
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016 via mobile

A family group of 9 dined here on a Friday night and all I can say is " what a fantastic meal! ". One of us is vegetarian and she was so impressed with the vegetarian option. The 3 course meal was such good value with such a fantastic choice. As a collective group we come from Kilkenny, London and... More 

Thank maj6
Dublin, Ireland
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101 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016

We dropped in out of the rain following a damp visit to the nearby Rothe House. It was about 2.30 so the lunchtime rush was over, there were only a handful of people there. We'd passed it the previous day at about 1.30 (on our way to Petronella - don't) and it was packed - a good sign. The wife... More 

Thank peteramolloy
Western Ireland, Ireland
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

Excellent service in a lovely atmosphere. The food was exceptional, very tasty and well presented. This is a very enjoyable place to eat and enjoy an evening out with friends. I felt the service was a little slow and could be better and they could do with a better selection of beers

Thank Pat D
Cortona, Italy
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

I've travelled to Kilkenny from Dublin for a day trip on two occasions over recent months and had lunch in Foodworks both times. My most recent visit was on Saturday 5th November and again the meal was excellent. It's the attention to detail, the combination of flavours, the ability to surprise and the subtlety of the cooking that raises the... More 

1 Thank Brian M
Sudbury, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

I chose a gravadlax from the menu which made no mention of mussels, however when I got the dish they apologised and changed it for one without. Food is of excellent quality, we all enjoyed it, my wife, daughter and grand daughter. It is a revelation to find a restaurant that serves good food at reasonable prices, that match those... More 

Thank Brian H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$7 - US$27
European, Irish
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 17:00
11:00 - 17:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7 Parliament Street | Kilkenny, Kilkenny, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Kilkenny  >  Kilkenny
  • Phone Number: +353 56 777 7696
A high ceiling, airy space with a bright, fresh look which matches the style of cooking. Unfussy dishes using quality local produce, including our own home reared, free range pork and vegetables from the experienced chef owner's farm. Having won "Best Casual Dining" in the Irish Restaurant Awards for Leinster & recommended by Michelin Guide 2014, 2015 & 2016. We aim to offer our customers a relaxed and casual dining experience with quality the key to everything we do. Sourcing our produce locally with Hereford beef, fresh fish and seafood from Duncannon. We also have local craft O Hara's IPA and falling apple cider on draught, in addition we have an extensive wine list and a wide selection of spirits, ports and cocktails

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?