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Cafe Sol Bistro

William Street, Kilkenny, Ireland (Formerly Cafe Sol Bistro)
+353 56 776 4987
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Ranked #12 of 145 Restaurants in Kilkenny
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $17 - $46
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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 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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  • English first
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  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

Had a meal with 10 of our family there last Friday night, great food, wine overpriced plonk and wham a 10% service charge on our bill without informing us of it. which was quite substantial, I felt it was unfair to slap this on the bill at the end considering we were bringing more business to the restaurant then the... More 

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Kent UK
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27 reviews 27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

Visited on a very wet and cold evening, having made a reservation. We thought the menu a little un-inspired and fish was not available, but the meal was well prepared and served. It may well be that the restaurant is more vibrant with more diners, there were only two other tables occupied with ours, but we felt somewhat underwhelmed by... More 

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County Cork, Ireland
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Nice meal on a quiet street. The food was well prepared and presented. The restaurant needs some softening decor or more subtle lightening for evening dining. Staff a tad casual. Not bad though.

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Kilkenny, Ireland
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18 reviews 18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

Cafe sol is always my go to suggestion for casual dining in Kilkenny. A little of the beaten track, it is ideal for couples, family, or relaxed catch ups with friends. Zero presence of hen parties!The service is great, the manager is clearly present and attentive and the food is well executed with a great variety on the menu! Wine... More 

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Millbrook, New York
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

Excellent food - there were 6 of us, and we had a variety of menu choices. And, gluten free is no problem for the chef! It was by far the best meal we had in our 8-day visit to Ireland.

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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

Visiting Kilkenny for the day, our B&B landlady recommended this restaurant and it was spot on. It was a Sat eve so booking was advised - our lovely landlady did this. Its quite central in Kilkenny City and easy to park in a nearby car park, free in the evening. The restaurant had a good range of bistro style food,... More 

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Kilkenny, Ireland
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

Visited on Saturday night, table for 2 at 9 pm. The menu seemed slightly limited as there was no chicken option but the staff were happy to accommodate. The Chefs improvised chicken dish was spot on. The Pork belly was perfect and the crackling was just as it should be. Beer menu was a touch sparse, its not all about... More 

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Stavanger, Norway
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28 reviews 28 reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Food was fresh and tasty, staff were friendly a fantastic lunch! Gets busy would recommend a reservation.

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Cork, Ireland
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32 reviews 32 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

We received a warm welcome for the early bird Menu (without a reservation) and enjoyed a very pleasant meal. The area is beautifully decorated and the service was particularly prompt and attentive. Unfortunately, there was a large Group seated close to us who were particularly noise and the Riojia wine we chose, which was on their Wine List was unavailable.... More 

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014 via mobile

Service was a let down. small things like not taking empty glasses left on the table from the start of meal right through till we left,couldn't relax while we were there servers placed people right up on top of each other dispite the restaurant was very quiet it was a Sunday night. Food was ok nice presentation but presentation only... More 

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Address: William Street, Kilkenny, Ireland (Formerly Cafe Sol Bistro)
Phone Number: +353 56 776 4987
Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Kilkenny  >  Kilkenny
Average Prices: USD 17 - 46
Cuisine: Irish, Mediterranean, Seafood, Vegetarian

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