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Royal Spice Indian Restaurant

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2 Water Gate | Gardens, Kilkenny, Ireland
+353 56 778 6010
17:00 - 22:00
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Sun 16:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 17:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 23:00
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2015 via mobile

This place and one other in galway are the best indian reataurants in europe. Hands down. Food is soooo fresh and staff lovely. Great place Have the biryiani

2 Thank Dave M
Sheffield, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2015

i found the mouthwatering and tasty food as i booked the table the waiters were polite and helpful i even liked the thai food they do, i highly recommend anybody who want to dine out to try royal spice restaurant as they wont be dissapointed with the service provided

2 Thank mishu2015
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2015 via mobile

We found this lovely place after most restaurants had stopped serving after 9 on a Sunday evening. The food was excellent, great service, couldn't ask for a nicer evening out. We would highly recommend if you like Indian food.

3 Thank Noeleen O
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24 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2015 via mobile

Had a take away. Good very tasty and service was quick. Portions quite generous. Will definitely return. Restaurant was quite at the time of my take away

3 Thank Jamescarlow
Hamilton, New Zealand
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18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2015

Great service, great foods and ambience. The foods are a bit mild to my taste as I asked for 'very spicy', but other than that everything is great.

2 Thank Lindadevi
Clonakilty, Cork, Ireland
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2015 via mobile

Every town I go to I head for a curry. This ticked every box. Service food warm friendly value . Loved it. Will be back.

3 Thank John B
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2015 via mobile

Best Indian we've had in years. Lovely place. Staff very nice. Great choice between old favourites and dishes we've never heard of. All food cooked fresh which was very noticeable and also meant no waiting for ages between courses. We were in and out in an hour but in no way felt rushed. Special mention for the naan. Best ever... More 

4 Thank Barrie D
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2015 via mobile

firstly i was celebrating my 40th birthday with my fiancé, they seated us off in a corner where only 1 light out of 2 (overhead) were working we pointed this out the the manager and his response was yes "light not working" and laughed.... when the starters did come my fiancé got hers first but we said that we would... More 

1 Thank Justin H
RoyalSpice, Manager at Royal Spice Indian Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Justin H, Thank you for sharing your comment with us. I am very sorry to hear that your experience in our restaurant wasn’t great. We have policy that every dish can be returned or changed to different dish if doesn’t satisfy your expectations in 100%. We didn’t hear anything from you about dish being wrong, so we couldn’t have... More 

Clonmel, Ireland
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2015 via mobile

This is my favourite Indian restaurant - I have been coming here on and off since it opened and have never been disappointed. Excellent, friendly service, outstanding food, well-presented and well-cooked, made from good quality ingredients.

2 Thank samnta2013
RoyalSpice, Manager at Royal Spice Indian Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear samnta2013, I would like to thank you very much for sharing your experience from Your recent visit in Royal Spice. Like You know we use only the best quality ingredients to make sure our dishes are unique. I do hope that we will have the opportunity of welcoming you back in our place very soon. With regards, Tomasz Olesinski... More 

Kilkenny, Ireland
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29 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2015

It is what it is -run of the mill european versions of what we all know, so stop pretending to be something else. Dishes are overpriced for what they are. Service is totally uncoordinated and confused between staff. More attention needs to be focussed on customer service than the seemingly incessant changing of tablecloths on recently vacated tables.

2 Thank Tom M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$21 - US$29
Indian, Asian, Balti, Gluten Free Options
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Cheap Eats, Groups, Romantic
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?