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The Fig Tree Restaurant

20 High Street | Kilkenny, Kilkenny 0000, Ireland
+353 56 775 6676
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good28%
  • Average8%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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“burger” (34 reviews)
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Irish, Cafe, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
20 High Street | Kilkenny, Kilkenny 0000, Ireland
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1 - 10 of 238 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Disappointing lunch. I had salmon and prawn salad which was a little over priced for what it was, with the salmon hiding a heap of lettuce that was brown at the edges and past it's best. The staff looked cheesed off and gave the cafe...More

Thank Lapio2015
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Just walked out of the fig tree and I am furious to the way we have been treated by the staff. Went in there as we where looking forward to a sandwich and a drink. Myself my fiancé (whom has a disability) and my three...More

Thank Colm O
ThomasClarke, Owner at The Fig Tree Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

I am very sorry that you had to wait so long for your order I do remember asking you to move tables to allow an elderly lady sit at the table beside you but I did ask nicely and thanked you I did not know...More

Reviewed 6 days ago

Our tour guide recommended this restaurant and it was a solid choice for a relaxing light lunch (coffee, tea, sandwiches, scones, soda bread etc.). We didn't want to take up too much of our valuable tour time but also didn't want take away. Service was...More

Thank Errolred
Reviewed 1 week ago

We ended up here after trying to find a suitable lunch (Gluten Free) at several restaurants. By this time, we were starving but only wanted something light. We both ordered a toasted GF sandwich which came with a salad. They were delicious. The staff were...More

Thank kerilou
ThomasClarke, Owner at The Fig Tree Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your lovley review I am delighted you got your gluten free option and our staff took good care of you we appreciate your visit.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Service was a little rough, our waitress ended up never coming back as she took break while we were eating. Food was very good, which made up for any other problems here may have been.More

Thank Kelly K
ThomasClarke, Owner at The Fig Tree Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for leaving a review I am happy that you were pleased with your food but I am dissapointed that the service let us down. Your waitress should have handed your table over to another waitress while she took her break to ensure continunity...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

While exploring Kilkenny city, my husband and I stopped at the fig tree for a quick snack and to get out of the rain. The atmosphere was very modern and welcoming. The coffee was delicious, as was their ice cream. It was so creamy and...More

Thank Brooke M
Thomas C, Owner at The Fig Tree Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

I would like to thank you for your lovley review so glad you enjoyed your visit to the Fig Tree.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited here with my boyfriend and from the outside it looks lovely and the interior inside is just as nice. I had the mini breakfast and unfortunately it was terrible. The bacon was cremated and the scrambled eggs were over done and bland. Also for...More

Thank shiv-bally-x-321
Thomas C, Owner at The Fig Tree Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

I am so sorry to hear you were not happy with your breakfast when you visited us as we take pride in the quality of our food especially the breakfast, its a pity it had not been brought to our attention at the time I...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I visited the fig tree during a busy Saturday at lunchtime. The service was excellent and I really enjoyed the atmosphere. I was particularly pleased with the gluten free options. I had a gluten free scone but I could see they also provide gluten free...More

Thank Moira S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very good food and great value. Staff very friendly and manner. Would recommendation to visit there again when we going to Kilkenny again.

Thank Andrew K
Thomas C, Owner at The Fig Tree Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for visiting the fig tree and for your kind review.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Really bad service and doesn't seem to care. We ordered BLT and it came without lettuce and tomatoes! There are so many places to go to in Kilkenny, I wouldn't bother with this one.

Thank IrishToblerone
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$4 - US$16
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:30 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 20 High Street | Kilkenny, Kilkenny 0000, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Kilkenny  >  Kilkenny
  • Phone Number: +353 56 775 6676
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The Fig Tree Restaurant is built around an ethos of freshly prepared food sourced from local, Irish ingredients, in a relaxed casual dining setting. All of our food is prepared in our kitchen from scratch from our local minced beef for our burgers to our hand crafted cakes and pastries using the finest grains from the local granary. Our coffee is ethically sourced and selected and roasted to our own requirements, offering you the perfect cup every time. To compliment our dishes we also serve O' Hara's Irish Craft Beers and house red and white wine.

We place particular emphasis on our service and friendly customer relations, ensuring every guest enjoys their visit. For those with celiac dietary requirements, we provide a range of gluten free options, both savoury and sweet.

Our promise is fresh, hand prepared food in a comfortable setting.

Looking forward to your visit.


Chef Prop. Thomas Clarke.
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