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Royal Spice Indian Restaurant

2 Water Gate | Gardens, Kilkenny, Ireland
+353 56 778 6010
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good25%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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Indian, Asian, Healthy, Balti, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
££ - £££
2 Water Gate | Gardens, Kilkenny, Ireland
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Reviewed 8 July 2015 via mobile

I visited Royal Spice last year at its old location and had thoroughly enjoyed my meal. However this time I left before I even ordered. I arrived for an early bird one evening with my husband and young baby. The waiter was very insistent we...More

4  Thank DeiseDee
Reviewed 7 July 2015 via mobile

Lovely, tasteful decor with clean linen tablecloths and napkins. Friendly and quick service. We got there at 6.45 and benefitted from early bird menu at 19 euros each which included poppadoms, pickle tray, lovely starter and ample portions of the main dish. Choice of four...More

1  Thank tesmcc
Reviewed 3 July 2015

Have been to many Indian restaurants and can tell when food is freshly made and can honestly say this was one of the tastiest have ever been to and very reasonable. Service very good too, all in all would definitely recommend a visit.

1  Thank maeve123
Reviewed 2 July 2015

Tasty Indian food. We ordered a variety of dishes and were well pleased with the flavor and spices, as well as the beers. We we also lucky enough to meet and converse with some great local folks.

1  Thank Louis G
Reviewed 1 July 2015 via mobile

Portions small.....same meal in Dublin last week water only so only food paid for and €20 more here....Kilkenny has so much more to offer at a better price..meal just ok....wouldn't be running back for more regardless of price...sorryMore

1  Thank Anne S
RoyalSpice, Manager at Royal Spice Indian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 10 July 2015

Dear Anne Like to thank you for your time to wrote a review about Royal Spice. A review gives us opportunity to evaluate our work and to find a gap for improvement. We pride ourself for using all quality ingredients at our kitchen , our...More

Reviewed 22 June 2015

Food ok, however it would appear that the sauce base is the same for various indian dishes cooked here; v little difference was noted in the flavors of the different dishes that we ordered and was therefore very disappointing. The staff on the two occasions...More

3  Thank 38Mac38
Reviewed 15 June 2015

Excellent presentation and quality. Lovely new premises. Friendly and helpful staff. A true experience of Indian cuisine.

Thank Ann P
Reviewed 11 June 2015

I have eaten curry in the USA and Europe and this Restaurant is the worst curry I ever had,I had a mouthful of heat, no flavor, the curry sauce was put on a plate no dish and the rice was bland.sorry ,but never againMore

3  Thank Charles H
RoyalSpice, Manager at Royal Spice Indian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 10 July 2015

Dear Charles Thank you for taking time for reviewing Royal Spice and we regret that you did not enjoy your visit at Royal Spice. We enjoy our reputation in Kilkenny for great authentic Indian flavours and value. But your time was different. Royal Spice has...More

Reviewed 8 June 2015 via mobile

I tried this place recently with a mate while on a motor bike trip. We had booked it the week before to ensure we got a table. Probably no need booking as the place was half full on a Saturday night. When we arrived we...More

1  Thank AlatCarrick
Reviewed 7 June 2015 via mobile

My son and daughter recently visited royal spice for a meal. They have moved premises and the new location is as nice if not better than the original one. The service was excellent and the food just perfect. Parking is very handy nearby as well....More

1  Thank Deirdre C
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20 June 2017|
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Response from RoyalSpice | Property representative |
Yes we do
29 June 2016|
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Response from RoyalSpice | Property representative |
Hello, I am very sorry to answer you question so late. Yes, we do wine & dine menu. 2 course meal for 2 and bottle of wine - 49.95 With best regards, Tomasz Olesinski Restaurant Manager
Helen c
28 February 2015|
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Response from RoyalSpice | Property representative |
it is back open now. thanks.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$21 - US$29
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids
Open Hours
16:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2 Water Gate | Gardens, Kilkenny, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Kilkenny  >  Kilkenny
  • Phone Number: +353 56 778 6010
Royal Spice Indian Restaurant is a new Indian restaurant located on 2 Water gate, Kilkenny. We offer our customers an evening of authentic Indian cuisine in a stylish and contemporary setting. We cater for parties and welcome children and we have a take away menu. We also cater for vegetarians. The restaurant is located in Kilkenny City Centre.
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