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7 Parliament Street | Kilkenny, Kilkenny, Ireland
+353 56 777 7696
11:00 - 21:00
Open now
All hours
Tue - Wed 11:00 - 17:00
Thu - Fri 11:00 - 21:00
Sat 12:00 - 22:00
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Chelmsford, Essex
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW 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 108 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 

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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19 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

Nice setting. Extremely friendly staff, good service. Food arrived hot which was nice. Friendly atmosphere.

Thank Jacqueline O
County Limerick, Ireland
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34 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

Visited Foodworks as part of a large group and was impressed by their ability to handle group and quality of menu with lots of choice. Enjoyed interesting combinations of food. Staff helpful and friendly. Great location.

Thank Meryl_like
Tampa, Florida
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272 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

Very busy cafe located within the busy streets of Kilkenny. Friendly and prompt service. The food was delicious and very fresh. Cost was typical for a cafe lunch menu. Free wifi.

Thank TBLJTiki
County Waterford, Ireland
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27 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

Stopped here at 2.30pm as we were feeling peckish, glad we did, busy but we were shown to a table straight away by the friendly manager. My partner ordered a rustic vegetable focaccia based meal & I went with the ham, cheese & pickle version with chips on the side. Delivered in a timely fashion the meal was beautifully presented... More 

Thank Paul18765
Kilkenny, Ireland
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

I'm pretty loyal to my favourite restaurants, which has its good and bad points. On the one hand, I know what I like and know where I can get it. On the other, I am probably missing out on a lot of good food. So just to broaden my horizons, I had a very long and extremely pleasant lunch there... More 

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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$8 - US$27
European, Irish, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?