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Lanigan's Bar & Restaurant

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28/29 Rose Inn Street, Kilkenny, Ireland
+353 (0)56 7721718
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Lanigans a Family run Traditional Irish Bar and Restaurant with Live Music...
Lanigans a Family run Traditional Irish Bar and Restaurant with Live Music every Thursday / Friday and Sunday with Top Irish Bands - The Gypseys , Divil The Bit & The Kilkennys during Wintertime and live music 7 nights a week during summer months . Our Award winning Menu is a must to try if your passing through Kilkenny or Just looking for a family or Colleague Weekday or Weekend meal. At Weekend Nights Lanigans Transforms into the No1 Night spot in Kilkenny with 2 DJs on 2 floors and some of the best drinks Promotions to be had in the City (Almost 38% Cheaper with our package drinks deals). We are a 2 minute walk from Kilkenny Castle and located 2 doors from the Kilkenny Tourism Office. Our Brunch/Breakfast menu is served from 10am with Dinner/Lunch from 12.30Pm. Multiple choice of Sport viewing in Bar with our 6 Large Plasma Screens and we also offer Accomodation for travellers on a budget in our purposley built Brand new 40 bed Tourist Hostel which is the only "Irish Tourism" Approved and Centrally located Hostel in Kilkenny - beside our Bar . A Warm Welcome and a friendly smile will always await you when you come to Lanigans - See you at the Bar
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    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 6
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Fab Food and Menu

I cant find even one fault from the menu or food nor the service it was just all excellent. Everything was nice and hot and the presentation was beautiful well done

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
rosemarie225
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Castleblayney, Monaghan, Ireland
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  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Castleblayney, Monaghan, Ireland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

I cant find even one fault from the menu or food nor the service it was just all excellent. Everything was nice and hot and the presentation was beautiful well done

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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW via mobile

We had a girls night out last Saturday night and totally enjoyed the atmosphere at lanigans bar, we were looked after by Sarah who ensured we always had a drink in hand even giving us a round of shots and acting as our photographer for a few minutes. Totally made our night and we shall be returning in the very... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015 NEW via mobile

Had a fabulous meal. Staff were so nice and very helpful. Great music and craic. Didn't need to move for the night lanigans had everything!

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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015 NEW

Had a great meal in lanigans Traditional music and brilliant dancing Very friendly and helpful staff Thank you very much

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Dublin, Ireland
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3 reviews 3 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Had the pleasure of meeting a disgracefully unpleasant/unprofessional manageress on Saturday. Went in with friends to have some dinner and watch a game. After 20mins the game was turned off. We enquired as to why the game was turned off when we were the only people watching it to be told other people want to watch something else. Was nobody... More 

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cork
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20 reviews 20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

This is a review of the food, not the bar itself. We went to Lanigans for dinner on a break away to Kilkenny. We ordered 2 mains and 2 starters and we were a little dissappointed with the food. The bbq chicken wings were just a few reheated wings with what seemed like half a bottle of bbq sauce poured... More 

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Long Island, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

This was the first bar/restaurant/business that my husband and I went to during our honeymoon. We walked in and were welcomed by Ciara, the bartender and manager, I believe. She was absolutely fabulous and made us feel extremely comfortable. She was very informative about the city and the places to go for a great nightlife. We didn't order food because... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 via mobile

Sat night the 21st was my first night ever here was a great night we had only called in for a few drinks after having dinner up the road and we had planned on going back to our hotel but Dj Osborne started his set and that was it we danced the rest of the night away not sitting down... More 

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northwest
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29 reviews 29 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015 via mobile

Great bar with wide selection of whiskey. Friendly staff made us very welcome. This is a proper Irish bar

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Duleek, Ireland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

Lovely bar and very nice staff. Food very average - carbonara was quite bland and the southern fried chicken burger was overcooked and clearly from a frozen package. Starter of Caesar salad wasn't great. Would definitely visit again for drinks but not for food.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 28/29 Rose Inn Street, Kilkenny, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Kilkenny  >  Kilkenny
  • Phone Number: +353 (0)56 7721718

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 22 - 55

Description

Lanigans a Family run Traditional Irish Bar and Restaurant with Live Music every Thursday / Friday and Sunday with Top Irish Bands - The Gypseys , Divil The Bit & The Kilkennys during Wintertime and live music 7 nights a week during summer months . Our Award winning Menu is a must to try if your passing through Kilkenny or Just looking for a family or Colleague Weekday or Weekend meal. At Weekend Nights Lanigans Transforms into the No1 Night spot in Kilkenny with 2 DJs on 2 floors and some of the best drinks Promotions to be had in the City (Almost 38% Cheaper with our package drinks deals). We are a 2 minute walk from Kilkenny Castle and located 2 doors from the Kilkenny Tourism Office. Our Brunch/Breakfast menu is served from 10am with Dinner/Lunch from 12.30Pm. Multiple choice of Sport viewing in Bar with our 6 Large Plasma Screens and we also offer Accomodation for travellers on a budget in our purposley built Brand new 40 bed Tourist Hostel which is the only "Irish Tourism" Approved and Centrally located Hostel in Kilkenny - beside our Bar . A Warm Welcome and a friendly smile will always await you when you come to Lanigans - See you at the Bar

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