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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
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Good Pub Food with Entertainment

The atmosphere was very Irish with sports on large screen TV and much Hurling memorabilia. The waitresses were charming and the food good with generous portions.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 14, 2015
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Levittown, NY
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Stopped in after dinner for a pint. Bartenders all but ignored us. Manager not friendly or helpful. We left. Again, don't bother, there are plenty of other pubs.

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San Diego, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

The atmosphere was very Irish with sports on large screen TV and much Hurling memorabilia. The waitresses were charming and the food good with generous portions.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

This establishment provided the absolute worst service we experienced in a week in Ireland! We waited quite a long time to be served a drink, and after ordering our food, we finished our drinks and waited...and waited...and waited... no one offered us another drink, and there was no sign of our food. We left, and will never return. There are... More 

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Kilkenny, Ireland
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8 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

I love going to Lanigans for a cocktail or two, their 'Sex on the Beach' is amazing! I've had dinner there a couple of times and I can't say it was anything special, the day staff are very friendly, the night staff obviously are quite busy as nearly every night I've been there the place is buzzing! Would recommend to... More 

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Sligo, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

great food both in quality and quantity, quick service despite a large crowd in the restaurant , clean toilets, good entertainment space in the bar area

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Cork, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Just back from a stag weekend in Kilkenny and while we werent staying In Lanagans we did freguent it a few time :P The staff here are excellent especially Denise the Manager great crack and could not do enough for you. This bar is a must if your in Kilkenny and up for a good time.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

First time in Kilkenny for years , we wandered in to this premises. Very nice, friendly staff. Massive big screen taking over the back wall for all big sports fixtures. I personally didn't eat here but friends did, was nice and reasonably priced too. If in Kilkenny for any reason you have to put a visit to Lanigan's on your... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

After reading nearly 100 of reviews I have to say few words.. First of all staff : not rude at all , second of all stop complaining and enjoy your day or night out people. I absolutely love this bar & restaurant. They have everything down there. From a handy Hostel with lovely clean and big rooms , massive massive... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 via mobile

We went here for our activity and ended up coming back and spending the night here the food was lovely and the staff where brilliant ! Would 100% go back !!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Just happened to step in for a bite to eat as we were in town. Lovely food and at a good price. Staff are friendly and helpful. Will most definitely visit again.

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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
  • 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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