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Cafe Sol Bistro

William Street, Kilkenny, Ireland (Formerly Cafe Sol Bistro)
+353 56 7764987
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Ranked #12 of 134 restaurants in Kilkenny
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $14 - $39
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Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Description: SOL BISTRO KILKENNY uses quality local suppliers and our dishes are prepared fresh daily from the best ingredients. We offer good value - the Early Bird menu, priced at €23/€27 for 2/3 courses, runs Sun-Thu from 5.30pm to 7.30pm and until 6.45pm Fri-Sat. NEW FOR 2014: 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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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Dublin, Ireland
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

We were on a short break to Kilkenny and ate here on a very warm evening. The restaurant was air conditioned which was very welcome. The food was beautifully presented and very good. My husband particularly enjoyed the pork belly and I for once , managed to finish a steak , it was that good. We don't normally eat dessert... More

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Bangor Co Down
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26 reviews 26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014 via mobile

This was our third visit to Cafe Sol, it was a pleasure to be back. The food was fabulous, I had the belly of pork and it was brill. The service was welcoming and timed very well, also the buzz in the place was lovely with lots of happy faces and lots of chat. Another great night. Will be back.

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Cork, Ireland
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014 via mobile

Absolutely fantastic. We had the three course early bird and were completely taken aback by the quality and quantity of food for such a reasonable price! All local produce as well! The staff were so friendly and pleasant too. Highly recommend it!

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Waterford, Ireland
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

I have been here several times for lunch and I must say the food is excellent, the staff efficient and friendly. The down side for me is that the place is noisy. I think it must be something to do with the acoustics of the room because it's certainly not that the clientele are rowdy! It is always full which... More

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Bangor, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

We visited on Monday 23 June, we were very early as we had a long journey to get to Kilkenny and we were hungry. A very friendly girl told us to call back at around half 5 as the kitchen was changing over from lunch, so we went for a walk and came back. We were the only table in... More

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Ireland
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

eat this evening at Cafe Sol, the food is so tasty, setting lovely and excellent and friendly staff, highly recommend here, have eaten on a number of times and always going away with the decision to return

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Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

This was just right for us to have a lunch after a long day of flying in to Dublin and then training to Kilkenny. So cozy and refreshing

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Preston, United Kingdom
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284 reviews 284 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
139 helpful votes 139 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Arrive for a latish lunch, so restaurant was quiet. We were welcomed and served promptly. I thought the menu was a bit limited. I had lamb which was not as tender as it might have been and thought the bill a bit over the average. Nothing bad but only average

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Naas, Kildare, Ireland
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

Food top class. Service very good and friendly. 3 course dinner for two plus drinks Eur102 in total.

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Portland, Oregon, United States
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

My husband and I ate here on Good Friday. We had been eating pub food for most of our stay and we were very happy with this restaurant. For one thing, the three course meal was wonderful! It was reasonably priced and unlike other fancy restaurants you get a lot of food. The dessert was wonderful and the fish very... More

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