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Matt The Millers Bar & Restaurant

1 Johns Street Lower | Kilkenny City, Kilkenny R95 PY7D, Ireland
+353 56 776 1696
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good32%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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Irish, Bar, European, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1 Johns Street Lower | Kilkenny City, Kilkenny R95 PY7D, Ireland
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Several different levels to this restaurant/pub, which gave it a cool and quirky feel. The food was delicious. Our wait staff was extremely friendly and very attentive. The traditional Irish live music playing throughout the restaurant was loud enough to enjoy but not to overpower....More

2  Thank mikeg00dman
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Came here for a family meal as we have a sixteen year old and a two year old things can be a little messy but the staff were great really looked after us and the food was very good pub grub done well if your...More

2  Thank Louise S
Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed the best steaks we've eaten in a long time!! The pub is massive and has little hidden alcoves everywhere you go. The staff was incredibly friendly and service was great. Highly recommend!

3  Thank cjcamus
Reviewed 1 week ago

extremely busy and lively. The band was great on the Friday night. A lot of very young people on hens and stags though so starts getting a little messy later on.

3  Thank pkpa
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A really lively pub with great food, loved the fish and chips. Our server was hilarious as well as attentive. Kilkenny was one of our favorite stops in Ireland, and the pubs are all great with plenty of interesting characters at the bar, but I...More

2  Thank Paul T
Reviewed 1 week ago

This evening my wife and I arrived in Kilkenny after touring through Scotland,,and Ireland the past several weeks. Acting on a tip from a local and reading reviews on Trip Advisor we sought out Matt the Millers Bar. We were entertained with live traditional music,...More

3  Thank anthonywA5413CV
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fish and chips was very good however my husband ordered the roast beef special which was not special at all. It was over cooked and he only ate half of the generous portion. Service was just ok. Asked for more gravy but he was done...More

1  Thank Joyce D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

By far the best Irish coffee I ever had! The beer selection was great and service outstanding. Meals were large with plenty to share or take home. The restaurant has several small cozy sections and the live band music is pipped in upstairs if you...More

3  Thank Pat F
Reviewed 1 week ago

The staff were very friendly. We came on a Monday night, it was great seeing the place full of people and music going on. The food was great

2  Thank sturnq
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We ate there our last night in Kilkenny and we're very pleased. We had the beef and Guinness stew and it was good. Service was ok, we weren't rushed. Only complaint I have is there was no bread with the stew to sop up the...More

2  Thank Alan P
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Questions & Answers
Lisa C
10 August 2017|
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Response from MattTheMillers | Property representative |
Hi there! Yes we have a late bar until 2am on every Monday night. The only place to be on a Monday with After Dark and DJ Eddie Hughes :)
6 July 2017|
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Response from 151kp | Reviewed this property |
sorry i was away and only see your question now. I dont know but i hope you had an enjoyable experience there as we did
24 May 2017|
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Response from Ry0bi | Reviewed this property |
Not at all. I attended a hens recently and anything goes really. There is always more than 1 hens in there. U can also reserve a spot if required. They give u a few bottles of fizz.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$18
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Groups, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Open Hours
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Johns Street Lower | Kilkenny City, Kilkenny R95 PY7D, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Kilkenny  >  Kilkenny
  • Phone Number: +353 56 776 1696
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Matt The Millers Bar & Restaurant is a perfect location for your meal, private parties and festive occasions. We offer an extensive drinks menu and the same high service standards that we strive to deliver in every area of our operation. Enjoy lunch, a romantic occasion, dinner or your own private event. We cater for every taste. You will also find some wonderful private snugs throughout our bar. These snugs are perfect for small get-togethers where you can enjoy all that Matt's has to offer in the secluded confines of these salubrious havens of comfort & quiet. We have been partying at Matt's for 20 years now so we have learned a thing or two about throwing the very best parties to suit every occasion. We have Traditional Irish Music every evening along with more music on select nights of the week. For private parties, we can put any one of our five bars at your disposal and we are happy to do as much, or as little as you need us to do to make your party a huge success. There will always be a warm welcome and a hearty smile waiting for you at Matt's. Our bars are ergonomically designed to ensure only the highest possible standards of service whether you're having a morning coffee, an afternoon tea, an early evening beverage or a pint with friends at one of Matt's famous party nights. Every effort is made to ensure that our extensive menus of both alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages are constantly updated to make sure that every taste is catered for. Our extensive food menu is also available at the bars, with breakfast, lunch and dinner served. So, whatever you're looking for and whenever you want it - you can rest assured that it's waiting for you at Matt the Millers' Main Bar.
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