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7 Parliament Street | Kilkenny, Kilkenny, Ireland
+353 56 777 7696
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Tue - Wed 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thu - Fri 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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County Tipperary, Ireland
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 8, 2016

A friend and myself had a fantastic lunch last friday in foodworks. Mimi had a prawn dish and I had the mussels.Both excellent. We had a carafe of French wine which was spot on. We shared a lemon drizzle meringue and lovely coffee. Staff were very friendly. Will definitely be back.

Thank clematis1947
London, United Kingdom
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57 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 8, 2016

This place looks simple on the outside but I was surprised when I walked into such a nice atmosphere. Great food. We went early, around 5, and beat the rush. By the time we left around 6:15 the place was packed. I would go again. Highly recommend the cod.

Thank Chedrey1910
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33 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 20, 2016 via mobile

Called in for lunch, chose plough mans lunch. It was the size of starter not main, plastic ham, tasteless cheese, small spoonful of pickle, spoonful of coleslaw, couple of drops of pink mayonnaise. Any basic extras to pad it out were pricey. It would not sustain any ploughman I know. A sandwich shop would have done just as well.

Thank Mead133
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 16, 2016 via mobile

Just returned from a family meal in Foodworks. The food was delicious. we were a large party with a toddler and a baby in the group. We were all very pleased with our meals. Menu was varied with something to suit all tastes. Standard of food, presentation, value for money (we had the early bird menu) and staff - excellent.

Thank MGt M
San Luis Obispo, California
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 13, 2016 via mobile

Service was welcoming and food was very tasty, using very fresh locally sourced ingredients. Great place for lunch!

Thank Linda B
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92 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 13, 2016

Popped in here with some relations for lunch and cant say enough good things about it. The staff were lovely, but the food........oh my goodness, so fresh, hot and tasty. From the chicken and sauce in the coq au vin, ( probably spelt that wrong ) to the well presented ceaser salad, bursting with colour and flavour. With battered fresh... More 

Thank Kilkenny1959
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 11, 2016

Visited last Thurs with 5 others. Lovely relaxing decor & open doors onto street so nice & airy. Staff were very helpful & friendly. Everything was really good. Some of us ordered from combined menu (great value at 2 courses for €23) - Salmon Gravlax & Cod were both excellent - there was a lovely veggie topping the cod. Very... More 

Thank catsRcool
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 4, 2016

Had an excellent lunch here last week. Hake was on of the lunch specials and it really was special. The Hake was beautifully cooked and came with a gorgeous spinach and herb risotto. Parmesan flakes with the Hake were a surprise and worked extremely well. The chef here knows what he is doing. This is a very good restaurant and... More 

Thank CanaFides
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 28, 2016 via mobile

Liked the decor. The duck was just ok, a bit dry. The roast potatoes and peas served with it were tough and didn't taste very nice. The hake was just terrible..completely bland and served with a watery cauliflower puree/sauce. The service was fine.

Thank Titilola A
Shreveport, Louisiana
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64 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 18, 2016

delicious soup that was called minestrone but had sort of a spicy southwest flavor...one got the open face prawn sandwich that she said was very good. we were on a time crunch and the staff was very helpful in getting us in and out of there quickly...

Thank mercmeist

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$8 - $27
European, Irish, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Dining on a budget, Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7 Parliament Street | Kilkenny, Kilkenny, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Kilkenny  >  Kilkenny
  • Phone Number: +353 56 777 7696
A high ceiling, airy space with a bright, fresh look which matches the style of cooking. Unfussy dishes using quality local produce, including our own home reared, free range pork and vegetables from the experienced chef owner's farm. Having won "Best Casual Dining" in the Irish Restaurant Awards for Leinster & recommended by Michelin Guide 2014, 2015 & 2016. We aim to offer our customers a relaxed and casual dining experience with quality the key to everything we do. Sourcing our produce locally with Hereford beef, fresh fish and seafood from Duncannon. We also have local craft O Hara's IPA and falling apple cider on draught, in addition we have an extensive wine list and a wide selection of spirits, ports and cocktails

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