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Riverside Restaurant

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1 John Street Lower, Kilkenny, Ireland
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34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2015

First of all it is outside and you can enjoy the sunshine. When there is sunshine, be sure to enjoy it outside. wink, wink The views of Kilkenny Castle and the calming effect of the river made for an ideal place for lunch and cocktails. The restaurant is housed in the Kilkenny Court Hotel where everyone is courteous and friendly,... More 

Thank 2BeKind
Newtownabbey, United Kingdom
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40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2015

Perfect to sit on the terrace and enjoy a bowl of wings and a few beers while people watching. Friendly staff and good prices makes this worth a visit

Thank Kate E
Arroyo Grande
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140 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2015

If you want a pleasant view of Kilkenny Castle while eating a savory meal along side the river, choose this restaurant.

Thank olblu92
Lucan, Ireland
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29 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2015

When we arrived it was a struggle to get a seat outside as it was a nice day and it was lunch time. We decided to sit inside on a comfy sofa. The staff were friendly and attentive. Our food arrived promptly and it was hot and delicious. I would definitely come back and try their dinner menu.

Thank Resapo
Belfast, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 May 2015

3 of us had lunch and wanted to sit outside. It was getting cool so the waitress moved us closer to the outside heater without having to be asked. One of our party wanted nibbles and was served just what she asked for even though it wasn't on the menue.When the bill came they had only charged her for a... More 

Thank 248heather
London, United Kingdom
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215 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2015

This is one of those places you could so easily begin to visit regularly lovely spacious, pleasant staff, fresh food what more could one ask for? I have visited this establishment at least 10 times over a period it's just a great place to meet up with a friend for lunch, have a business lunch as it's not very very... More 

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16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2014

menu was misleading with hidden charges, the service was slow with an almost empty restaurant.... meal sent back because it was over cooked, waited 15 minutes for another over cooked steak which was supposed to be rare.

Thank Paddyontour32
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56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2014

Lovely staff, beautiful room looking directly at Kilkenny Castle, great food cooked to perfection. Would not change a thing.

Thank Jeni R
Cork, Ireland
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2014 via mobile

Came here for lunch one sunday. All we wanted was a quick bite to eat so we opted for the sandwiches....where to begin..... we asked what was in the toasted special and the waitress serving us told us that there was chicken cheese tomato and onion. We said okay that we'd get that option with the salad and fries(which was... More 

1 Thank MM250604
Dublin, Ireland
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2014

The location on the river makes for a great setting. The food and service is quality delivered with a smile. You couldn't ask for more.

Thank Maddenbee

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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
Irish, European
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Outdoor Seating, Serves Alcohol
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?