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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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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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Fun pub with excellent staff

We called in here fri night for trad session at 6.30 PM & ended up staying till 1 AM. We are not youngsters but felt welcome. We had a basket of food at bar counter which was grand, onion rings bit too big and too done but all else lovely. The 2nd band divil the bit were wonderful and the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 19, 2015
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Wexford, Ireland
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Wexford, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

We called in here fri night for trad session at 6.30 PM & ended up staying till 1 AM. We are not youngsters but felt welcome. We had a basket of food at bar counter which was grand, onion rings bit too big and too done but all else lovely. The 2nd band divil the bit were wonderful and the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

We hit many pubs on the Main Street of Kilkenny. Lanigans by FAR was the best pub on the block. The food was great! The atmosphere and music was fantastic. Everyone who worked there was so accommodating. Great pub! Highly recommended 🍀🍻

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

We pop in everytime we visit kilkenny for some grub and it's always 100%..the only thing is the extra extra large screen is always very load which is understandable if then pub was full at lunch time but but it doesn't be so it's a little unsettling..other than that the pub is spotless and staff are lovely

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Loved this place didn't want to love Craic was 90, staff friendly loved the free shots Defo come back here soon.

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Lunchtime and the place was buzzin.. Ordered steak sandwich which was lovely and tender, other half had pulled pork which was melt in the mouth. All served with tasty chips. Kids had homemade fish fingers, yummy, much better than mammys according to our 5 year old. Great spot for a quick and tasty lunch. As always, Kilkenny locals are the... More 

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Cobh, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

We went here on fiday night for some drinks it was great... returned sat to watch the man United match on yhe biggest screen ive ever seen!!! Came back again and had the nicest 3 course meal ive eaten in a long time! We will definitely return here at some stage... staff are so lovely aswell :) thanks guys x

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Derry, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

Had a nice bite of dinner in here. Nothing fancy but just what we were looking for. Traditional music in the evening, the place was buzzing! Great craic in this fab town

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Visited on a Sunday evening on way home from a hurling game, Bar and Restaurant was quite just a few other people in the Bar. There were 2 american visitors who had just finished their food and drinks, the Bar man was very friendly and explained all about hurling and the GAA to them, he asked them if they would... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Ate in the bar. I had a Caesar salad and OH had roast beef. Roast beef very poor. Caesar salad somewhat better. With so many lovely places to eat in Kilkenny Lanigan's need to up their game. Disappointing.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Came for drinks and food and left unfulfilled. Food was mediocre even for a pub. My dish probably had a whole onion in it. My wife's steak had no seasoning. Ordered cocktails, don't bother. My drink was made poorly and was not drinkable. For some reason instead of just remaking it they got all weird about it. Bartender called the... More 

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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 - 56
  • Cuisine: Irish, Pub

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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