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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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11:30 am - 4:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 4:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: CAFE SOL BISTRO KILKENNY uses quality local suppliers and our dishes are...
CAFE 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 €25 for two courses and €29 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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  • 109
    Very good
  • 29
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  • 4
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  • 8
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Don't miss out on the dessert menue

Recommended by our host at the B&B... not necessarily the cheapest place in town for food but we really liked the food!

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
Franziska S
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St. Gallen, Switzerland
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  • Romantic
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
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St. Gallen, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Recommended by our host at the B&B... not necessarily the cheapest place in town for food but we really liked the food!

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Stopped by for a quick lunch to escape the rain. The food was good and the service was adequate. Very simple cafe and quite reasonable for a bite on the go.

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Kilkenny, Ireland
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Had a lovely meal with great service and food. Nice veggie options, nutloaf used to be better though.. Lovely wine too! 🍷

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

I really enjoyed the food. To be honest, it was some of the best food I have had in a long time. The flavours were incredible. If I am ever back in Kilkenny, I will definitely eat there again!

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Manchester, UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

We stumbled across Sol and so pleased we did. We had the 3-course 29 Euro menu and it was fantastic. Good value, great food, perfect ambience. Do try this place if you like friendly service and wonderful food.

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Keller, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

This delightful restaurant tucked away on a narrow street in Kilkenny is the place to go for a very satisfying meal. The staff is friendly, the food is flavorful and the wine list compliments menu choices very well. Another good option is their sister restaurant in nearby Thomastown.

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Waterford, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Lovely food, extensive menu, good vegetarian options. Nut loaf is a must try. Friendly and efficient staff, put it on your to do list for lunch.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Im a massive fan of this lovely bistro...its food is a fab 10 out of 10...i cannot fault it in anyway....staff are brillant very fast and make u feel rite at home from the minute u walk in the door...one thing i ask is please bring back the belly pork its to die for....i cant wait for my next visit...its... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Went today for lunch on day trip to kilkenny celebrating our anniversary staff very friendly food excellent ambience nice. Very reasonably priced for quality food. A must when visiting kinsale. Second time here will return.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

This is a hard review to write for me, I found this lovely restaurant on tripadvisor on a tour to Kilkenney it had great reviews and vegetarian options(I recently became vegetarian). We were pretty hungry by the time we got off tour bus and walked over, it was fairly easy to find in the main part of town in a... 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 6 - 32
  • Cuisine: Irish, Seafood, Mediterranean, Vegetarian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions

Description

CAFE 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 €25 for two courses and €29 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!
Open Hours
Sunday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 4:30 pm
Monday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 4:30 pm
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 4:30 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 4:30 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 4:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 4:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 4:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?