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Riverside Restaurant

1 John Street Lower, Kilkenny, Ireland
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good22%
  • Average18%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible7%
Travelers talk about
“sandwiches” (5 reviews)
“wings” (2 reviews)
“kilkenny castle” (10 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Irish, European
$$ - $$$
1 John Street Lower, Kilkenny, Ireland
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11 - 20 of 63 reviews

Reviewed June 20, 2016

We were lucky enough to get some good weather and we sat outside by the river. Nice friendly attentive staff. We just had a toasted sandwich. They gave us brown bread when we requested it. Huge triple decker sandwich arrived with salad and crisps on...More

Thank Pahef
Reviewed June 12, 2016

We dropped in to the Riverside restaurant for coffee and cakes during an afternoon in May. The staff were very attentive and the whole ambiance was of old-time elegance with white cloths and napkins. Although our order was modest, everything was of excellent quality. However...More

Thank MargretEA
Reviewed June 2, 2016

We stayed at the River Court hotel which this restaurant resides in. We had one dinner here and it was the best meal of my entire 8 days in Ireland, and surprisingly not the most expensive meal. In addition, the staff were impeccable. We were...More

Thank Melissa M
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Reviewed April 10, 2016 via mobile

Had dinner with my wife and family very nice food and very clean establishment very dissapointed with bar man named Michael very rude an obnoxious slamming glasses on counter even the young waitress was embarrassed and kept apologizing on his behalf felt sorry for this...More

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Reviewed September 11, 2015

When the weather is nice, no better place for a late afternoon drink and snack. Fantastic views of the river and Kilkenny Castle.

Thank redrockmike
Reviewed August 22, 2015

The restaurant was laid out with linen cloth on the tables, linen napkins, and there was a server at each table to assist with ordering off the menu if you did not want to partake from the buffet. The buffet had several different types of...More

Thank jenniealee
Reviewed August 19, 2015

First of all it is outside and you can enjoy the sunshine. When there is sunshine, be sure to enjoy it outside. wink, wink The views of Kilkenny Castle and the calming effect of the river made for an ideal place for lunch and cocktails....More

Thank 2BeKind
Reviewed July 22, 2015

Perfect to sit on the terrace and enjoy a bowl of wings and a few beers while people watching. Friendly staff and good prices makes this worth a visit

Thank Kate E
Reviewed July 8, 2015

If you want a pleasant view of Kilkenny Castle while eating a savory meal along side the river, choose this restaurant.

Thank olblu92
Reviewed July 8, 2015

When we arrived it was a struggle to get a seat outside as it was a nice day and it was lunch time. We decided to sit inside on a comfy sofa. The staff were friendly and attentive. Our food arrived promptly and it was...More

Thank Resapo
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Large groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 John Street Lower, Kilkenny, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Kilkenny  >  Kilkenny
Located in the Kilkenny River Court Hotel, Kilkenny.
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