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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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Good for:
Breakfast/Brunch
Reservations
Late Night

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  • 120
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  • 50
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
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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
Ok food.

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... read more

2 of 5 starsReviewed February 26, 2015
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Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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cork
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20 reviews 20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

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 NEW

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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21 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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4 reviews 4 reviews
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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Myself and my husband had a lovely dinner and drinks here while staying in Kilkenny. Food was very fresh, I had fish, chips and mushy peas and my hubby had a burger and chips. We arrived early in the evening and had no problems getting a seat, wasn't too noisy so we were able to have a chat. A local... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

This was my second time going to Kilkenny to visit Lanigans. Thanks a lot Ciara and PJ for all the good chats and for giving me more information around the town. Regards Diane

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Wexford, Ireland
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33 reviews 33 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

On passing Lanigans Bar the Menu caught my eye so we went in for dinner. We were greeted by a very friendly and cheerful barman . We both ordered the lasagne which was piping hot and was one of the best i have ever eaten ( i love lasagne) . The barman told us the group The Kilkennys where playing... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

lovely hotel...staff were nice just very cold hotel... no lifts and there was 5 floors...fo was really nice

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Portland, Oregon
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

I was actually here in 2013, but it would not allow me to post from that far back. Wanted to just say this place was phenomenal. Food was fantastic and staff amazing. Will be back for 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 23 - 57

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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