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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: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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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Good for:
Romance
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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  • 179
    Excellent
  • 88
    Very good
  • 28
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 7
    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
Most recent review
Fab food

You will be amazed by the food in cafe sol.. So tasty, well presented and menus just a little different to your normal run of the mill restaurant. This one stands out. Lovely for. Special occasion or just a quite night out with your partner or friends. The only negative would be that maybe they... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
BreLeinsterIreland
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Leinster Ireland
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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306 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Leinster Ireland
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

You will be amazed by the food in cafe sol.. So tasty, well presented and menus just a little different to your normal run of the mill restaurant. This one stands out. Lovely for. Special occasion or just a quite night out with your partner or friends. The only negative would be that maybe they are trying to squeeze too... More 

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Ireland
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Lovely restaurant. 2 veggie options that thankfully weren't pasta or goats cheese based dishes that seem to dominate the veggie options on restaurant menus . I opted for a roasted veg and warm bulgar wheat salad that was really tasty. The other option was a nut roast. We had a falafel starter that too was good. The kids were well... More 

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Wexford, Ireland
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

we had our main meal on one of our nights the meal was out of this world the service was great and the staff couldn't do enough for us

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Scotland
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

My partner and I are in Ireland for a family event tomorrow and as it's valentines day today we booked Sol Bistro to eat out together tonight. We were highly impressed. The atmosphere firstly is very friendly yet professional. Not stuffy or pretentious yet staff not in your face either. The balance was just right. There was no highly priced... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015 via mobile

The food was excellent and so was the service. We ordered the steak and the venison and loved both. The chocolate cheesecake for dessert was also delicious!

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Lugano, Switzerland
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40 reviews 40 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

We had dinner there and the staff was very kind and attentive, the food was ok, nothing to rave about. The restaurant itself is certainly cute but for the price maybe not really worth it.

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Kilkenny, Kilkenny, Ireland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

I absolutely love this restaurant.... I tried both the one in kilkenny city and in Thomastown kilkenny and both are Devine. Food is so fresh and tasty, flavours are delicious. A must try..

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Graiguenanamagh
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Cafe Sol is refreshingly free of pretentious foodie blah. Just a great relaxed place to eat. May need to book. They have another restaurant - Bistro Sol - in Thomastown which I'd also recommend

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barcelona
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

We are fairly regular customers in Cafe Sol in Kilkenny more so for lunch than dinner at night. Must say its always very good but I often notice that there is a lot of fish and pasta which I don't particularly like. I would like to see more meat on the menu and maybe a variety of salad during the... More 

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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

I was again in Cafe Sol tonight with my wife and two friends. Our meals were again perfect and the service top class.

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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 16 - 41
  • Cuisine: Irish, Mediterranean, Seafood, Vegetarian

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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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