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John Street | 39 Beechlawn, Johnswell Road, Kilkenny, Ireland
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
Description: Italian restaurant with some mexican influence that specialises in early...
Italian restaurant with some mexican influence that specialises in early bird menus...
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  • 29
    Excellent
  • 18
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Simple food, well done.

My husband and I were a bit unsure about this restaurant from the outside. It is an Italian\Mexican restaurant, which seems an odd combination. However, we both saw options that we would eat on the menu, the prices were very reasonable and it looked quite cosy inside, so we decided to give it a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 16, 2015
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County Cork, Ireland
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Thomastown, Ireland
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

I've been here a few times for the early bird. Each time I've encountered the manager, who clearly resents the fact that you've come into his restaurant. Obnoxious at times. Food is nice. It's not five star but it's relatively cheap and does the job. Not overly pushed about going back due to abysmal customer service.

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County Cork, Ireland
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3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

My husband and I were a bit unsure about this restaurant from the outside. It is an Italian\Mexican restaurant, which seems an odd combination. However, we both saw options that we would eat on the menu, the prices were very reasonable and it looked quite cosy inside, so we decided to give it a try. We both ordered pasta dishes.... More 

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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

We had a wonderful lunch here. We ordered from the two course early bird menu (€10) which had a nice selection, something for everyone. The food was great, very reasonably priced and the service was excellent. The waiter was a very friendly gentleman who welcomed us warmly and took good care of us. We look forward to returning!

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Clonmel, Ireland
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51 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

My wife and I ate here. Menu choice is reasonable but food was very bland and tasteless. Very few in here on night we ate. Plenty of cheap dishes but I guess you get what you pay for. Even though it was very quiet service was just ok. Wouldn't rush back.

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Ottawa, Canada
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

I have been to KilKenny several times and I am always eager to go back to my favorite restaurant. Lovely little restaurant tucked away near the water. The early bird is great value, excellent food. I recently tried other dishes on the regular menu and they were fabulous. On my last trip my husband and I went 3 times, every... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015 via mobile

Value is outstanding. Two course early bird for €10. Sure you couldn't go wrong. Waitress was nice and friendly. Pasta dish I ordered had loads of it which was just delicious. I will be back again. Even menu looks great even tho I didn't have it so next time I'm down I'll be in to try it out

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Kilkenny, Ireland
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

My girlfriend and I have been there on a number of occasions just because of the value. The hospitality is not very good to be honest. Every time we went to the restaurant it was for early bird. We normally prefer to book in advance just to make sure we have a table inside the restaurant (they also have tables... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

This is one of my favourite places in town. However the last two times I have been there the place has been busy and there was only one waiter working. He seemed very under pressure and this took away from enjoying the meal.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

The waiter, I think his name was Flori, was great! Very funny, helpful and friendly. Food was excellent, the pizza was amazing! We visited a couple of times during our stay in Kilkenny. I love my girlfriend so much, she brought me to Kilkenny as a birthday present and it was best time ever. It was just a great experience... More 

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Kilkenny, Ireland
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57 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

This place is good if you're loooking for something cheap and cheerful. Early bird is great value. Certainly not the best food in Kilkenny but I've always been happy with what I've got and for the price, you can't go wrong.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: John Street | 39 Beechlawn, Johnswell Road, Kilkenny, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Kilkenny  >  Kilkenny

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian

Description

Italian restaurant with some mexican influence that specialises in early bird menus...

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