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Castle Yard | Kilkenny Design Centre, Kilkenny, Ireland
+353 56 772 2118
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good21%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“steak” (25 reviews)
“crab starter” (5 reviews)
“lemon tart” (4 reviews)
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Irish, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
Castle Yard | Kilkenny Design Centre, Kilkenny, Ireland
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had a lovely evening at anocht. The food was good if not memorable and the service attentive. We were there on Thursday which had early bird all evening. The prawn and crab starter was disappointing but the remainder of the meal was very good

Thank PeripateticVA
Reviewed May 24, 2017

A fine dining experience this restaurant is transformed at night time and having been during the day could not believe it was the same place. Nothing is left out to make your experience a truly memorable one.

Thank asdelaney1
Reviewed May 21, 2017

We had starters of soup and the crab & prawn pate followed by the steak, all beautifully presented and hot. Very friendly atmosphere, immaculately clean throughout.

Thank June J
Reviewed May 15, 2017 via mobile

We dined here as a party of 16 in early May. We dined off the a la carte menu and the food was amazing. All dishes were extremely fresh and full of flavour. There is a wide variety on the menu with an emphasis on...More

Thank ThereseHerlihy
Reviewed May 4, 2017

I had a really nice dinner here recently with some girl friends. We went for the early bird which was good value and finished at 7pm on friday night and all night on thursdays. 2 courses were €24.50 and 3 courses were €28.50. We had...More

1  Thank aireagail
Reviewed April 27, 2017

Went here for a snack and kids sandwich. The restaurant didn't have plain sandwiches for kids but the cafe downstairs didn't sell wine, so the staff very kindly got a toastie sandwich sent up for us. the food on offer did look very tasty, we...More

Thank BSF71
Reviewed April 14, 2017 via mobile

We dined here last night on a recommendation and we were not disappointed. Being a party of eleven people you would think it would be hard to please everyone but not here. The menu was lovely, the mushroom soup and the crab cakes were a...More

Thank Therese M
Reviewed April 6, 2017 via mobile

Food was gorgeous, staff were brilliant. I had the steak for mains and it was fabulous, crab cakes for starters which were very tasty! Would recommend a visit, you won't be disappointed!!

Thank Owenyball
Reviewed March 31, 2017

This restaurant was just lovely. A lovely welcome from all the staff. The décor is adapted for evening dining to soften the atmosphere and create a more intimate space - and it works.The staff are to be praised for their courtesy, efficiency and humour ....More

Thank cathcos
Reviewed March 24, 2017

Staff, Ambient & Food is just excellent, really relaxing and casual atmosphere. I love that the food is locally sourced and it is just consistently perfect every time. I know when I book a table in Anocht, I'm going to have a great time.

Thank 866bee
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Una H
This reviewer was NOT in Anocht, but in the self-service restaurant of the Kilkenny Design Centre.
May 23, 2016|
Response from Scalea05 | Reviewed this property |
You are correct. However, when I asked the name of the restuarant so I could review it, the staff people told me that it was part of the Anocht restaurant and that I should rate it accordingly. Sorry...but that is what I was... More
Tanya M
what time is the early bird menu?
August 5, 2015|
Response from Kk C |
Thursday 5.30-7 Friday 5.30-6.45 Saturday 5.30-6.30
what is average cost for dinner per person
July 22, 2015|
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Response from English-dt | Reviewed this property |
Very reasonable about €40 per head for three course plus wine and tip! The food was excellent and the staff are very helpful! To put it in perspective you'd pay €19 for a steak in most pubs on Kilkenny! Hope this helps!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$13 - $45
Brunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Large groups, Romantic, Special occasions, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Castle Yard | Kilkenny Design Centre, Kilkenny, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Kilkenny  >  Kilkenny
  • Phone Number: +353 56 772 2118
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Each Thursday,Friday, Saturday and Sunday enjoy a unique space for fine dining, with its broad oak beam ceiling and view of Kilkenny Castle into a unique space for dining with menus inspired by great Irish ingredients.
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