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Swans Chinese Restaurant

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The Parade, Kilkenny, Ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

really good food and reasonably priced too, took some photos but the meals are half eaten already 😂 would defo recommend here though, staff are lovely. Service can be slow at times but overall one of the best restaurants in Kilkenny I think.

Thank laura27572
2 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Not impressed at all. Staff were ignorant, food was mediocer and felt we were an inconvenience as we had our small son with us. Asked for a bowl for him and waitress pulled a face 🤔 Obviously thought my 20 month old gonna order a meal of his own. Also squashed into a corner by the kitchen door and sat... More 

Thank lisamoriarty1982
County Cork, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a fantastic meal in this restaurant but found one member of staff to be very strange but other than that the food was very tasteful and of a very high quality. Our group of 10 all enjoyed our meal and wanted to get a tip on my credit card and this is where I have to say was... More 

Thank Pat M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited with a group of 10, walked in, no reservation made. We all had food from early bird menu €16.50 for two courses. Plenty of choice for an early bird menu. The full menu also has a huge choice but we had no problem picking from the Early Bird. Absolutely huge portions served which made our group very happy. Plenty... More 

Thank WaterfordTrooper
Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

My family and I enjoyed an early Christmas treat on Christmas Eve 2016 in Swans, Kilkenny. We all enjoyed our meals and the view of the castle is spectacular. It was a very pleasant visit and will be repeated frequently.

Thank eleanorb553
Dublin, Ireland
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

Just been to swans Chinese in Kilkenny so sick of Chinese buffets this meal was excellent and staff great

Thank murphy45_11
Limerick, Ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016

Found it on the main street in Killkenny... Quick to order and to serve. Very good quality for money and the food was very good. Would go back again when in kilkenny

Thank dpbkennedy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

Took 16 of us at short notice and the attitude from the staff was excellent. The food was amazing too, one of the best chinese meals ive ever eaten.

Thank John M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

We first happened upon Swans late at night an hour before they were closing. It was one of the only restaurants open at the time and even though they were closing soon, they were extremely kind and service was great. They give you a starter of shrimp and prawn chips and they are DELICIOUS! Seriously they didn't last on our... More 

Thank Madison M
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

Swans is centrally located in Kilkenny across from left bank pub. Staff are nice and friendly. Clean restaurant. Food is priced well and tastes really good

Thank HelenBling2015

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Chinese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Parade, Kilkenny, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Kilkenny  >  Kilkenny
  • Phone Number: 0567723088

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