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Reviewed September 26, 2020 via mobile

Had dinner here last night and from start to finish it was fabulous. Nice menu, excellent food, friendly staff , all wearing masks or visors. Would highly recommend if visiting Kilkenny city

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed September 16, 2020

Restaurant was very busy, given the current restrictions , although tables were well spaced The food was excellent, from a varied menu. The sole and duck, our choices, were cooked to perfection. We also enjoyed our desserts. An extensive wine list is available. The atmosphere...is buzzing and the decor is reminiscent of a Paris cafe. Worth trying out.More

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed September 7, 2020

Going here now for the past four years. Tonight the food and service was 100% yet again. Just one tiny complaint. The menu has changed slightly. We used to love the scallops in the shell with the mash potato on top. And the pork belly....Neither on the menu tonight. The new scallop starter with the apple was terrible. I'm sorry if I hurt the chefs feelings, but the truth is a good thing. Otherwise it is probably one of the best restaurants in Kilkenny! Highly recommended!More

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed September 7, 2020

Lovely food staff very efficient and nice all wearing masks but seating in groups of 8 and no distance between tables

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed September 1, 2020 via mobile

In a vain and desperate search for a loo on a damp Sunday afternoon in Kilkenny, I asked hesitantly at the door of this restaurant if I could possibly use their facilities. The young man on the door couldn’t have been more helpful, showing me...exactly where to find the loo. I was on my own at that point but when I saw the lovely atmospheric decor within and how pleasant the staff were, I went and got the rest of the family from the castle park and all six of us (2 children) enjoyed a really fabulous meal there. Excellent food. I would certainly recommend this restaurant.More

Date of visit: August 2020
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LeftBankKK, General Manager at Rive Gauche, responded to this reviewResponded September 22, 2020

Hi Suzanne, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave such a lovely review. I am very happy to hear you came across us by accident, always nice to find a hidden gem unexpectedly. We look forward to seeing you back in Rive...More

Reviewed August 30, 2020 via mobile

@dragos Service was exceptional, is good that the establishment keep high stabdards on the service and yet is able to make the atmosphere light and enjoyable, amazing service and timing between the courses! Highly recommend it.

Date of visit: August 2020
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LeftBankKK, Manager at Rive Gauche, responded to this reviewResponded August 31, 2020

Hi Rafael, thank you so much for the kind words. I will ensure Dragos is inform of the personal mention. Always great to see such great feedback. We look forward to seeing you again.

Reviewed August 24, 2020 via mobile

Great restaurant. The menu is fantastic as are the cocktails. Staff were attentive, professional and very friendly. Really enjoyed the atmosphere here and looking forward to going back again. Location is great and very easy to get too with plenty of parking nearby. I cant...recommend it enough!More

Date of visit: August 2020
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LeftBankKK, Manager at Rive Gauche, responded to this reviewResponded August 31, 2020

Hi Louise, Thank you so much for the review. Glad to hear of your great experience with us. Looking forward to seeing you again.

Reviewed August 22, 2020

This restaurant has a beautiful setting and the music creates a lovely relaxing ambience and the staff were very attentive. Overall the food was ok,the steak & chips was tasty. One of our party ordered the scallop & prawn starter which has a six euro...supplement was very disappointing, it was frozen seafood in a stodgy sauce with very little flavour and poor presentation, definitely not worth it. Unfortunately the lamb main lacked flavour & the jus tasted like the fat hadn't been separated from it, it was mediocre. Perhaps just an off nite for the chef.More

Date of visit: August 2020
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LeftBankKK, Manager at Rive Gauche, responded to this reviewResponded August 31, 2020

Hi Susan, Thank you very much for the review. Sorry to hear that the food was only ok for you, all feedback is crucial & I will ensure to pass these notes onto the chef & discussed further within the team. Hopefully you will allow...More

Reviewed August 8, 2020

Stopped off in Kilkenny city for some lunch & went to Rive Gauche it was really enjoyable, plenty of room and a good choice on the menu. Staff were very friendly and it had a very relaxing atmosphere about it.

Date of visit: August 2020
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LeftBankKK, Manager at Rive Gauche, responded to this reviewResponded August 11, 2020

Glad to hear you enjoyed you're experience with us. Looking forward to having you back at the restaurant in the future.

Reviewed August 4, 2020 via mobile

Beautiful atmosphere and excellent service. Staff were very helpful and service was efficient. Large range of cocktails available and had no problem making me an espresso martini despite it not being on the cocktails menu. Dessert a personal highlight, perfect amount for after a large...meal and beautifully presented. Prices a little higher but well worth it.More

Date of visit: August 2020
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LeftBankKK, Manager at Rive Gauche, responded to this reviewResponded August 11, 2020

Hi Orla, Very happy to hear you enjoyed you're experience with us. Espresso Martini's are always available with us! Looking forward to having you back in the future.

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Nomad577798
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Response from Left Bank S | Property representative |
Yes, we do. Check out our website for Early Bird menu. Many thanks
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  • Rive Gauche is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
    • Food: 4.5
    • Service: 4.5
    • Value: 4