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Cafe Sol Bistro

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William Street, Kilkenny, Ireland (Formerly Cafe Sol Bistro)
+353 56 776 4987
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Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Dessert, Late Night, Reservations
Description: SOL BISTRO KILKENNY uses quality local suppliers and our dishes are...
SOL BISTRO KILKENNY uses quality local suppliers and our dishes are prepared fresh daily from the best ingredients. We offer a great value all night menu priced at €23 for two courses and €27 for three courses (some supplements apply). Craft beers and your favourite aperitifs digestifs and cocktails are now on the menu! We welcome customer feedback - please email with any queries you may have. Thank you!
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  • 192
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  • 96
    Very good
  • 28
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Outstanding Lunch

Affordably priced lunch menu with excellent food, great beer, wine, coffee, and tea. The Smoked Trout salad is delicious!

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 18, 2015
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New York City, New York
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Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Romantic
  • Local cuisine
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328 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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New York City, New York
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 via mobile

Affordably priced lunch menu with excellent food, great beer, wine, coffee, and tea. The Smoked Trout salad is delicious!

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Pilsen, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Based on the recommendation we went for a romantic dinner for two. My wife had a vegetarian dish which she enjoyed greatly and I had the best cooked fish in my life. We've eaten in many good restaurants, but this is definitely worth it. Dinner for two cost us about 100 euros.

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Ballymena, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

My wife and I visited Cafe Sol after a day of sightseeing in Kilkenny. Good atmosphere, friendly staff and excellent meal. Thoroughly enjoyed the experience.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Difficult to find australian standard coffee in ireland. They did it. Some beautiful carrot cake. Very friendly service. Nice feel to this unique style cafe. Reminded me of a coffee bar in Paris.

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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

After a morning of sightseeing in Kilkeenny we stopped in here for lunch. A couple of good vegetarian options - nice because they were a bit different to the usual salads and pastas. The services were huge, we could have shared one between the two of us! Friendly staff, although service a bit slow at times. Would recommend for friends... More 

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Derry, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Went here for a hen dinner on a Sat night. Had the set menu- delicious! Staff so attentive and lovely too. Will definitely be back!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Excellent fresh food and friendly waitress. Will be back again. I love the chicken pitta and there is great food for kids aswell. The service is excellent.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

Visited with family for Sunday lunch on 19th April. Very disappointing affair, served by unfriendly waitress who hardly spoke two words all the time we were there. Ordered lamb for both myself and my wife, almost inedible it was so salty. Complained to different waitress about salty food when paying the bill, her response was to pass on compliant to... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

.We enjoyed a pleasant dinner in Sol .I like that the set menu is not restricted to earlybird. Wine was reasonably priced.The only negative was the creme brulee which was bland and thin,otherwise avery good meal.

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Carlow, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Visited cafe sol today, had Hake for lunch, really good dish.Fish cooked perfectly, my fellow diner had stir fry and it was a bit too salty, as were my veggies, easy on the salt!! Other than that, no waiting around for service or food, nice atmosphere, well worth a visit. finished lunch with cofffees and cookies - one cookie between... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: William Street, Kilkenny, Ireland (Formerly Cafe Sol Bistro)
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Kilkenny  >  Kilkenny
  • Phone Number: +353 56 776 4987

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 41
  • Cuisine: Irish, Seafood, Mediterranean, Vegetarian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Entertaining clients, Romantic, Local cuisine

Description

SOL BISTRO KILKENNY uses quality local suppliers and our dishes are prepared fresh daily from the best ingredients. We offer a great value all night menu priced at €23 for two courses and €27 for three courses (some supplements apply). Craft beers and your favourite aperitifs digestifs and cocktails are now on the menu! We welcome customer feedback - please email with any queries you may have. Thank you!

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