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Royal Spice Indian Restaurant

2 Water Gate | Gardens, Kilkenny R95 K72D, 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, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
2 Water Gate | Gardens, Kilkenny R95 K72D, Ireland
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here
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1. Great food,Lovely atmosphere,
"Fabulous food, Lovely atmosphere and great service."
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2. Highly Recommended...
"This is a very nice restaurant."
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3. Authentic and amazing
"I've done quite a number of reviews of Indian restaurants in Ireland."
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1 - 10 of 469 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a lovely dinner here on a Tuesday evening. The food was incredible and the service was brilliant. Lovely interiors too. Thank you very much!

Thank vivkenny
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Reviewed 23 June 2017 via mobile

My family and I went here on a recommendation and were not disappointed. It was delicious and the service was great. The restaurant was jam-packed but they fit us in. Make a reservation if you can. Best meal in Kilkenny.

Thank TraceyLamping
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very good food and welcoming staff but expensive and I find portions quite small for price paid. Left resteraunt still hungry

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed a tasty family meal in Royal Spice last weekend. The restaurant was busy, nice atmosphere and food very good.

Thank Farrellfamily
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful food, friendly helpful stuff, and an over all excellent experience. Plenty of space available in the restaurant itself. Highly recommend!

Thank b_murphy12
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is definitely the best restaurant for an Indian in Kilkenny! Great food and great service. We were served by a guy named Sujan and he couldn’t have been nicer. Recommend!

Thank ClarissaON
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited as a family for the first time.....all five of us!! My wife and I plus our eldest (19) are fans anyway....... Bit of a hiccup with one starter but on pointing this out to the manager it was quickly, politely, and professionally sorted...More

Thank Brendan N
Reviewed 12 March 2018

Decent Indian restuarant with a pleasant atmosphere and many vegan dishes. Good friendly service. Tasty eats. Parking close by.

Thank BabbyTraxx
Reviewed 25 February 2018

Highly recommend...staff were very friendly.. explained the menu very well... wine was peasant and good price ...will be back!

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Reviewed 20 February 2018

A couple of things struck me about The Royal Spice Indian Restaurant. Firstly, and most importantly, the Food was just first class. Tasty, Fresh and beautifully presented, and good value as well ! Secondly, although the Restaurant was quiet on the night I ate there,...More

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27 March 2018|
Response from LiamHowe | Reviewed this property |
Yes! Advisable.
9 November 2017|
Response from RoyalSpice | Property representative |
yes we are Rajrenu
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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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Kids
Open Hours
4:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2 Water Gate | Gardens, Kilkenny R95 K72D, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Kilkenny  >  Kilkenny
  • Phone Number: +353 56 778 6010
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Royal Spice Restaurant in Kilkenny is set in the heart of the beautiful medieval city, Royal Spice presents constantly evolving menus and a carefully matched wine list – all designed to reflect an ethos of modern Indian dining in
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