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The Grapevine Wine & Tapas Bar

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6 Rose Inn Street, Kilkenny, Ireland
+353 56 771 2956
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County Wicklow, Ireland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Overall we were a little dissappointed with our evening in the Grapevine. On arrival I requested a table with chairs. However they was none available ( we had booked in advance) and we were seated in the back of the restaurant which was cold. The stools were not that comfortable and I was left wondering why would you be expected... More 

Thank nfptc
County Wicklow, Ireland
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38 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

While driving to Kilkenny on a cold Friday night I had a look on trip advisor for somewhere to eat and made a reservation in this little gem. The tapas are excellent, calamari, homemade hummus, chorizo and potatoes with chilli, 4 cheese quesadillas and black pudding and red current jelly and risotto. Absolutely gorgeous and washed down with a lovely... More 

Thank UrsulaSB
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116 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

Probably the only place we found on a quite late Sunday night. From the outside it looked nice and welcoming; and it was. The food wouldn't pass the "tapas" filter but was good enough. The waitress was nice and eager to please us.

Thank jruicen
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132 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016

We stopped here for a pre-dinner drink. There was a good selection of wines and beers and the barman was very friendly and helpful. It was a very good alternative to a pub. There were several tables having a meal and the food looked good.

Thank OzSooty
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96 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

We come here every time we visit kk. It never fails to please. Food is delicious every time. Service is relaxed and it fits with the menu. We have tried most things on the menu at this stage. Our favs are calamari, bravas, meatballs, chorizo and green chilli & the lamb with couscous. Really relaxing atmosphere and I would visit... More 

Thank Dublin122
Guildford, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

Ate dinner here one night and had a lovely meal. Good choice of tapas and with three of us a complete range of food was available. Took some advice from people on the next table and everything was really tasty.

Thank MaggsK1910
Moscow, Russia
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

A great place to stop - 1 minute from the castle You can have a glass of wine, a plate of tapas or sit down for an evening Food was excellent, but the ambiance was even better - will be going back next time I am in the area Plus the staff were lovely and it is very unhurried

Thank Marionbkelly
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4 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

Visited on a Saturday evening for the early bird special. Food was poor. Had to send back chicken skewers as they were dry with no taste and rest of food was nothing special. House wine was also very vinegary. Toilet to ladies was open across from kitchen where door was also open. Not very impressive. Staff were very friendly and... More 

Thank babar1
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

This Tapas restaurant was really quiet when we visited on a Wednesday night. But the service was very quick and the Tapas dishes we chose were very good. However, the bill was a bit more expensive than I expected it to be.

Thank Bobclubs
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

Tasty, value for money tapas with great service and a warm welcome! Lovely last minute decision and the manager accommodated us straight away despite no booking on a saturday evening he did his best, really enjoyed the food - quick service and very tasty with a great variety of authentic tapas.

Thank CailinMoMo

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$4 - US$9
Mediterranean, European, Spanish, International, Wine Bar, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Cheap Eats, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6 Rose Inn Street, Kilkenny, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Kilkenny  >  Kilkenny
  • Phone Number: +353 56 771 2956
The Grapevine Tapas Bar is Kilkenny's favourite casual dining venue.Great food, music and service.

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