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Harpers Restaurant and Bar

$$ - $$$Irish, European,
1 Ormonde Street, Kilkenny, Ireland
+353 56 777 1888
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  • Very good21%
  • Average0%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
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Irish, European, Contemporary, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1 Ormonde Street, Kilkenny, Ireland
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a fantastic meal on our second evening at this wonderful establishment, while it may have taken a while to clear our plates from the table it was a fantastic meal, mind you it gave us time to digest before our next course, would highly...More

Thank happycelt
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a group of 36 for a family meal and Harpers was just a fantastic place to hold the celebrations. I dealt with Clodagh over emails & phone calls to organise it and she was so helpful. The staff on the night were amazing,...More

1  Thank daraconnelly78
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had not heard of Harpers before, but I received a 20 euro off voucher at an event so said we would try it. It was a lovely little restaurant, good atmosphere, service was good and food tasty. I ordered goats cheese to start, duck...More

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Thank Tara D
Reviewed 23 September 2017 via mobile

We came from carlow to kilkenny to eat in Harper's before going to Morrison's nightclub. We just asked had they a table for two and Allan gave us a lovely table by the window, he also brought over a pillow to my partner who is...More

Thank bob n
Reviewed 6 September 2017

Imagine you want to go out for dinner for a really good friend's special birthday, but you have this in the mix of 10 people: gluten free, dairy free, egg free, no meat, how many restaurants are going to say, well welcome on in... Harpers...More

Thank MiaCarney
Reviewed 26 August 2017 via mobile

Booked here based on the recommendation of our walking tour guide. Great advice! Absolutely outstanding food, atmosphere, and service with lovely music thrown in - and it was not out of line in price.

Thank DK6
Reviewed 19 August 2017

We visited Harpers at short notice at busiest time of year in Kilkenny during Arts Week, but Manager & staff were so accommodating & welcoming. Lovely steak & curry & reasonable price for the quality. Great to see local food like Goatsbridge Trout on menu....More

Thank catsRcool
Reviewed 16 August 2017

Had a lovely meal here as part of a hen do, told to arrive at 5.30 or we would miss out on a course. Some of our party arrived at 6 but we were accommodated. Food was lovely but too a while to come to...More

Thank CheekyDublin
Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

Lovely dinner last night, went with a la carte menu, great choice on menu, had prawns & cod, excellent, curry was lovely too Staff lovely, jazz in background which made lovely atmosphere Superb location, definitely recommend

Thank Eileen F
Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

Great food and staff in a nicely decorated cosy place. Had a very tasty honey roasted bacon. The children had great fish and chips and chicken goujons. Definitely recommended!

Thank jppelicier
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$30
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Bar Scene, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Ormonde Street, Kilkenny, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Kilkenny  >  Kilkenny
  • Phone Number: +353 56 777 1888
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  • This restaurant is at Kilkenny Hibernian Hotel
Harpers brings casual urban dining, a stylish interior and lively bar scene to Kilkenny’s thriving culinary landscape. Visually Harpers is a combination of plush furnishings and chic décor that give the restaurant a modern yet sophisticated feel. An eclectic mix of lighting fixtures contrasts with timeless leather chairs and booths creating an atmospheric setting that exudes the easy going and relaxing pace of Harpers. Set in the heart of Kilkenny’s bustling city centre, Harpers is a restaurant, cocktail bar, late lounge and much more. It is the ideal venue for business or pleasure with a level of sophistication, cosmopolitan atmosphere and friendly table service that is unrivalled in the city. Ingredient driven menus using locally sourced produce and homemade dishes are at the heart of what we offer. Our head chef, has a diverse style and is known for his inventive take on classic dishes which he blends seamlessly with Italian and Spanish influences. Some of our signature dishes include Gambas al Pil Pil, with fresh prink prawns & chorizo sausage cooked in garlic & chill oil with red pesto crusty bread and Paddy Kenna Rack of Lamb, with green beans wrapped in smoked pancetta & a calvados roasting jus. An extensive wine list, superb choice of cocktails and a wonderful selection of gins, whiskeys and other spirits along with late night entertainment at weekends completes the fusion of the Savour, Sip & Socialise experience. With a chic presence, Harpers is undoubtedly a place to see and be seen in Kilkenny.
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