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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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5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 4:30 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, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for: Business meetings, Families with children, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
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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  • 233
    Excellent
  • 118
    Very good
  • 31
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 9
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Savage

Food was superb and the service was excellent, I don't need to say anymore.It was quiet when we were there but the atmosphere was relaxed and the decor was nice.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Patrickcoen
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Food was superb and the service was excellent, I don't need to say anymore.It was quiet when we were there but the atmosphere was relaxed and the decor was nice.

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Thank Patrickcoen
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Was recommended we come here to try the chicken pitta. It was worth it visit. Very, very tasty. Staff were very friendly and welcoming.

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Thank Seán D
Waterford, Ireland
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Dined in Sol Bistro on Wednesday evening, and honestly, it was probably one of the best meals I've had in a while. The menu is a nice size, not too big or small. (I still found it hard to choose what to order because it all sounded so good!) I eventually decided on the salmon, and it was the right... More 

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1 Thank Sarah D
Kilkenny, Ireland
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Tasty, generous portions, great ambiance, great value for money. Fresh ingredients and good varied menu. Will definitely return!

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1 Thank rebeccabarber
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I love this restaurant. The food is consistently excellent and staff are always extremely friendly. It also serves my favourite wine - Kapuka - a New Zealand Sauvignon blanc. It's delicious! You won't regret going here for lunch or an early bird. Its great value for the quality and freshness of food.

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1 Thank Sarah K
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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121 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Excellent food and good wine selection. It is a bit on the pricey side though if you get the early bird course it will work out better.

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1 Thank NoelleKoeries
Dublin, Ireland
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016 via mobile

Wonderful food in cosy atmosphere served by extremely friendly and helpful staff. Great varied menu and centrally located. We return on every visit to Kilkenny City.

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1 Thank golf009
Tipperary, Ireland
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39 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015

Chose this Restaurant to take my team to for our Christmas party. There were 11 of us but we were seated at a long table large enough for 14 (Confirmed numbers the day before) so conversation was impossible. Unfortunately, there was no atmosphere at all, not even a Christmas cracker. The staff seemed disinterested and several times we had to... More 

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1 Thank Regina3
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015 via mobile

We went here for lunch in Sunday 19th. It wasn't that busy and afterwards I realised why.... We were seated in the corner up against a wall which wasn't too bad. The waitress we had, well only one word describes her...... Hopeless. After browsing through the menu my gf chose the spicy pannini (lacking ANY spice) this was just lettuce... More 

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5 Thank blueman11
Noel M, Owner at Cafe Sol Bistro, responded to this review

Taking this reviewer's last points first following their visit on Sunday 20th December, this guest stood up at the till at 13.29 to pay his bill and left the building at 13.31. So, our apologies, we shall endeavour to improve our till processing time. The delay with the customer ahead of this guest had to do with replacing the credit... More 

Kilkenny, Ireland
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25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Dined here recently and must say the food was lovely. We had a table at the back of the restaurant that was opposite another table in a small enough space and my only gripe was that the owner got into a lengthy conversation about horses and betting with the couple who were obviously very involved in the horse racing business... More 

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1 Thank Patfosk

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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: Business meetings, Families with children, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic

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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