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Lanigan's Bar & Restaurant

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28/29 Rose Inn Street, Kilkenny, Ireland
12:00 pm - 2:00 am
Closed now
All hours
Sun 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Mon - Fri 12:00 pm - 2:00 am
Sat 11:00 am - 3:00 am
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Dublin, Ireland
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119 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited during lunchtime and the bar / restaurant was a room with a dominance of large screen TVs. Tables on the ground floor were scarce and we were lucky. I had a pint and "fish and chips". Average price and average quality so not really impressed. Service somewhat slow. I guess for music lovers and sports enthusiasts this is... More 

Thank Jim M
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Booked for stag do. The accommodation is basic enough as you'd expect for the money. But it was clean, with good hot showers and all we needed. The different staff i dealt with organising the trip, then on check in and check out were all friendly, helpful and effecient. The complimentary finger food was good quality and the meals we... More 

Thank Peter W
Belfast, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

As a family of four we often disagree on where to eat on an evening out. However on this occasion before heading into town from the Hotel we searched eateries online and found Lanigans Bar and Restaurant. Based on their good Trip Advisor reviews we decided to visit on Tuesday 12th July 2016 at approximately 6.30PM Before we entered we... More 

Thank Jayne N
Lake Jackson, Texas
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24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We participated in the Kilkenny Way and then had a bowl of their lamb stew, along with a few drinks. The staff is quite friendly and the food was good.

Thank Lisa C
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not only did we have the best meal of mashed potato, cabbage and bacon (ham) the staff were very friendly and the bar was amazing. Thank you guys

Thank Tammy S
pjlanigan, Manager at Lanigan's Bar & Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi ladies, Delighted you enjoyed your meal in Lanigans Bar yesterday. It was a pleasure to meet you both & i hope you enjoy the rest of your trip . Kind Regards, Denise More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Serious spot savage lookin bar staff on Sunday morning 😲 dis picture is not the bar staff 😂 but it's a happy customer great place to stay people friendly staff n good beds fix the shower in room 1 it wud burn d bollox of ya 😂

Thank Matty M
pjlanigan, Manager at Lanigan's Bar & Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi Matty, Thank you for the lovely review. We are delighted you enjoyed your stay in Lanigans hostel ,& had fun in Lanigans bar. I will get the shower looked at. More 

Vevey, Switzerland
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you come for sleeping, don't come on a saturday night!!! Because it's also a bar, so people talk and drink and sing just behind your door. Impossible to sleep before 5am because of the noise these night. If you want also breakfast, you have to wait until 9.20 am so if you have to let before, don't take it!... More 

Thank MumuPepette
Hartlepool, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lively bar with a great atmosphere. Sunday evening band (Measca) entertaining and lively. Well worth a visit

Thank yamfan
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121 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our group of 6 stopped here for an early lunch. When my husband order a Guinness the bartender asked him if he'd ever poured one before. Unsurprisingly, he had not. So the bartender had him come behind the bar and learn just how to perform the delicate operation. My husband was delighted and it was a delight to watch. We... More 

Thank BostonDiscerner
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24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great atmosphere, great staff and great beer! Couldn't say any more than that! Well worth visiting for a pint!

Thank Happydayz01

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$22 - $55
Bar, European, British, Pub
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Families with children, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Large groups, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
11:00 am - 2:00 am
12:00 pm - 2:00 am
12:00 pm - 2:00 am
12:00 pm - 2:00 am
12:00 pm - 2:00 am
12:00 pm - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 3:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 28/29 Rose Inn Street, Kilkenny, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Kilkenny  >  Kilkenny
  • Phone Number: 353567721718
Lanigans a Family run Traditional Irish Bar and Restaurant with Live Music every Thursday / Friday and Sunday with Top Irish Bands Divil The Bit & The Kilkennys during Wintertime and live music 7 nights a week during summer months . Our Menu is a must to try if your passing through Kilkenny. At Weekend Nights Lanigans Transforms into a Night spot in Kilkenny with DJ and some of the best drinks Promotions to be had in the City. We are a 2 minute walk from Kilkenny Castle and located 2 doors from the Kilkenny Tourism Office. Our Brunch/Breakfast menu is served from 11am with Dinner/Lunch from 12.30Pm. Multiple choice of Sport viewing in Bar with our 6 Large Plasma Screens and we also offer Accomodation for travellers on a budget in our purposley built 40 bed Tourist Hostel which is the only "Irish Tourism" Approved and Centrally located Hostel in Kilkenny - beside our Bar . A Warm Welcome and a friendly smile will always await you when you come to Lanigans - See you at the Bar

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