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Riverside Restaurant

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1 John Street Lower, Kilkenny, Ireland
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17 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

The food served varies but from my experience, the sandwiches were tasty and the coffee was on point. I would definitely recommend.

Thank Monica C
Cashel, Ireland
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30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

We started with Americano coffees which were just undrinkable, bitter and burnt you could not get in enough milk. The views were fantastic and the staff were lovely. Our family arrived and we went to sit inside and have lunch (this was in the bar as the restaurant was not open). We saw a menu and flyer for the Xmas... More 

Thank XYUandbeyond
Bath, Maine
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47 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016

but we never got a chance to try it. When we arrived, we asked for an outside table. We were tolt that if we sat at the bar and had a drink, they would collect us when it was ready. After 15 minutes, I went out to check and there were two empty tables. I went back to bring our... More 

Thank mainer21
Annapolis, MD
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180 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 171 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2016

We stopped for a very pleasant lunch at the Riverview Bar while on a day trip to Kilkenny. We just wanted something light and the menu provided us with many nice choices. I had a bowl of seafood chowder and my husband had the chicken/bacon salad. We also had some wine. Both our meals were very good and reasonable. Service... More 

Thank nancyen
Kildare Ireland
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180 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2016

We were lucky enough to get some good weather and we sat outside by the river. Nice friendly attentive staff. We just had a toasted sandwich. They gave us brown bread when we requested it. Huge triple decker sandwich arrived with salad and crisps on the side. Really nice. We spend most of the afternoon here and watched a wedding... More 

Thank Pahef
Vollen, Norway
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28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2016

We dropped in to the Riverside restaurant for coffee and cakes during an afternoon in May. The staff were very attentive and the whole ambiance was of old-time elegance with white cloths and napkins. Although our order was modest, everything was of excellent quality. However we wished we had been more hungry, for the delights on the three tier stand... More 

Thank MargretEA
Moosup, Connecticut, United States
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2016

We stayed at the River Court hotel which this restaurant resides in. We had one dinner here and it was the best meal of my entire 8 days in Ireland, and surprisingly not the most expensive meal. In addition, the staff were impeccable. We were well taken care of, especially as my boyfriend has a food allergy. The restaurant manager,... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 April 2016 via mobile

Had dinner with my wife and family very nice food and very clean establishment very dissapointed with bar man named Michael very rude an obnoxious slamming glasses on counter even the young waitress was embarrassed and kept apologizing on his behalf felt sorry for this girl who had to tolerate that behaviour.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Las Vegas, Nevada
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27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2015

When the weather is nice, no better place for a late afternoon drink and snack. Fantastic views of the river and Kilkenny Castle.

Thank redrockmike
Mesa, Arizona
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184 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2015

The restaurant was laid out with linen cloth on the tables, linen napkins, and there was a server at each table to assist with ordering off the menu if you did not want to partake from the buffet. The buffet had several different types of juice, cereal, Irish breakfast items, eggs, potatoes, tomatoes, sausage, yogurt, breads, etc.

Thank jenniealee

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Outdoor Seating, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 John Street Lower, Kilkenny, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Kilkenny  >  Kilkenny
Located in the Kilkenny River Court Hotel, Kilkenny.

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