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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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Very responsive to their customers

Arrived just before closing ,having travelled from afar. Staff delivered a sumptuous meal at short notice and great value.Fresh fish ,well presented and delivered with warmth.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 16, 2015
TouringwithLiam
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Kilkenny, Ireland
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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316 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Kilkenny, Ireland
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

Arrived just before closing ,having travelled from afar. Staff delivered a sumptuous meal at short notice and great value.Fresh fish ,well presented and delivered with warmth.

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Cork
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

A cute Bistro with amazing menu . The Fish Cakes and Nut Roast were a huge hit ! Staff very friendly and good value for money .

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Dublin, Ireland
Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

What a perfect little find! We stumbled upon this by accident at around 9.30 last Monday night. We had almost given up hope of finding a decent restaurant and then along came Sol. It was quite busy and while Kilkenny was quite dead at this time this restaurant was more than half full. The time wasnt a problem and we... More 

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Enniskillen, United Kingdom
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45 reviews 45 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Found this bistro by chance & it did not disappoint, had dinner off the earlybird menu & were very pleased, enjoyed the deserts Value for money, must compliment the waiter who single handed attended to a full dinning room

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Limerick, Ireland
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33 reviews 33 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

Went to Sol midweek with another couple and their daughter. We were made to feel very welcome and appreciated from the beginning. We took their advice on food and were greatly appreciative of the choices on offer and the quality of the food. I had Tagine and a member of our group , Lebanese, tasted it and had not tasted... More 

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Minnetonka, Minnesota
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22 reviews 22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

We came to town to visit the castle and it was closed for a visit by the PM of Ireland! Today was saved by a delicious lunch at Café Sol! Café Sol is a bright sunny space just off of high Street. I enjoyed the hake with potatoes and green verbs While my wife had a chicken dish pasta of... More 

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Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Two of us went for a quick lunch here. We had been a number of times before so were confident of a good standard. We had no reservation but were warmly welcomed and seated quickly. The menu had plenty of options and we chose the smoked trout salad (main course size) and fish cakes. The service was friendly but pretty... More 

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Bangor Co Down
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42 reviews 42 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015 via mobile

Back in Kilkenny and very keen to revisit Cafe Sol. Our expectations were well founded, we had another superb meal and the wine and staff were equally as good. Ran out of nights otherwise we would have been back again, but we will look forward to our next visit. A must for anyone who enjoys great food.

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Los Angeles, California
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170 reviews 170 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
126 helpful votes 126 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

We had an excellent lunch here while visiting Kilkenny. My wife had the vegetarian "nut roast" and it was excellent, rich and flavorful. I had their daily pasta special which was a penne pasta with three types of fish and a creamy tomato sauce. Good but not exceptional. For a starter we had their smoked trout salad which was beyond... More 

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Leinster Ireland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

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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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 15 - 40
  • Cuisine: Irish, Seafood, Mediterranean, 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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