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7 Parliament Street | Kilkenny, Kilkenny R95 X577, Ireland
+353 56 777 7696
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good25%
  • Average8%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
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Opens in 29 min
European, Irish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
7 Parliament Street | Kilkenny, Kilkenny R95 X577, Ireland
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Reviewed 3 February 2017

We went here on a Thursday night, it was very quiet but it didn't diminish the quality of service, the waiters were friendly and helpful. The food was delicious and there was a great variety on the menu. I would highly recommend it for a...More

2  Thank Dympna O
Reviewed 25 January 2017 via mobile

We go to Food Works regularly and it is always very good. Lovely menu and staff who really go the extra mile. On our last visit we had the special beef casserole and it was delicious. Well worth a visit.

Thank Clare E
Reviewed 23 January 2017 via mobile

Cozy place to meet friends. Good service from young staff and manager. Inexpensive house red pretty good. Starters including garlic prawns on the button. Mains not quite so and puddings a little stodgy. But the evening didn't go downhill.

Thank BobbyG1981
Reviewed 20 January 2017

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...More

2  Thank Fiona W
Reviewed 18 January 2017

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

Thank Roy C
Reviewed 17 January 2017 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...More

Thank Andreaf024
Reviewed 14 January 2017 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
Reviewed 7 January 2017 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.

1  Thank KellyRach
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...More

Thank maj6
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...More

Thank peteramolloy
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$9 - US$31
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7 Parliament Street | Kilkenny, Kilkenny R95 X577, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Kilkenny  >  Kilkenny
  • Phone Number: +353 56 777 7696
  • E-mail
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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