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Rive Gauche is Kilkenny's newest addition to its thriving culinary scene. A French feel combined with an Irish passion for the finest artisan foods from land & sea, cooked with gentle respect for excellent ingredients. An extensive range of wines from across the world & fresh house made cocktails along with our street front setting onto Kilkenny's iconic 'Parade' make Rive Gauche the perfect place to enjoy an afternoon or evening of great food & wine.
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Meals
Dinner, Drinks, Lunch, Brunch
CUISINES
French, Irish, European, Wine Bar
FEATURES
Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Free Wifi
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This gastro pub had been recommended by friends as we didn't know Kilkenny or where to meet up with cousins for a lunch. The place was very dark and empty although the selection and food was very good. It was probably a better venue for...More

Date of visit: October 2019
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LeftBankKK, Rive Gauche Staff at Rive Gauche, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a review! Kind regards

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We went for an early bird, 6 couples. The restaurant was very busy but our server was very prompt. The food was very good and plentiful, good value too. Unfortunately we had to leave at 8.30, but that early bird for you.

Date of visit: October 2019
Thank Eugenecan
LeftBankKK, Rive Gauche Staff at Rive Gauche, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your lovely review & for choosing to dine with us! We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed the food and service. We hope we'll be seeing you again sometime in the near future! Kind regards,

Reviewed September 26, 2019

After exploring the fabulous city for a few hours we adjourned to this lovely atmospheric space for timely lunch. Arriving just at opening time we took a centre table. Dishes of beef stew and chicken were delicious. Given the long hours of sightseeing still to...More

Date of visit: September 2019
Thank permia
LeftBankKK, Rive Gauche Staff at Rive Gauche, responded to this reviewResponded September 27, 2019

Hi there, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a review! I am so happy to hear that you had a fantastic time with us and enjoyed both your meal & Service - it's important to us to maintain an excellent...More

Reviewed September 23, 2019

I had one of the vegan options, it was delicious and it felt like they actually thought about making a tasty recipe/full meal for vegans, instead of the usual "veggie burger" or "stuffed pepper".More

Date of visit: September 2019
Thank Philip H
LeftBankKK, Rive Gauche Staff at Rive Gauche, responded to this reviewResponded September 27, 2019

Hi Phillip, Thank you so much for your wonderful review. It's lovely to hear all of our customers feedback - it's what drives us to keep creating better experiences! We are very glad to read that you enjoyed your vegan dinner, we do try to...More

Reviewed September 19, 2019 via mobile

A lovely little find in Kilkenny. The interior has a warm and welcoming old world charm. Staff were friendly and provided excellent service. There is an extensive menu available, a bit of something for everyone. Our lunch was exquisite and served in good time. The...More

Date of visit: September 2019
Thank Orrix55
LeftBankKK, Rive Gauche Staff at Rive Gauche, responded to this reviewResponded September 27, 2019

Hi, thank you so much for your lovely review & for choosing to dine with us! We are delighted to hear you had a great time and that your lunch was 'exquisite and served in good time'. I will make sure to pass on your...More

Reviewed August 30, 2019 via mobile

I am a local of Kilkenny and Rive Gauche is my favourite place to go for a drink or a bite to eat with family and friends. Their food is consistently delicious and their cocktails are world class (believe me, I have sampled enough to...More

Date of visit: August 2019
Thank sarahmarie8
LeftBankKK, Rive Gauche Staff at Rive Gauche, responded to this reviewResponded September 27, 2019

Hi Sarah, Thank you so much for your wonderful review. I'll make sure to pass on all of these comments to Pedro :) Kind regards, Rive Gauche Staff

Reviewed August 27, 2019 via mobile

A group of six people are here on the Saturday night. Our waiter seemed completely disinterested in our table. Had to ask for a wine menu and only 2 of the people at the table drank wine never asked if we were okay for more...More

Date of visit: August 2019
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LeftBankKK, Manager at Rive Gauche, responded to this reviewResponded August 28, 2019

We are very sorry to read of your bad experience in Rive Gauche! Our manager would love to speak with you to apologise and to help ensure that there is not a repeat of this regrettable incident. Please feel free to email me in the...More

Reviewed August 25, 2019 via mobile

Drove to Kilkenny from Dublin for a day out, stopped at the Rive Gauche for a spot of lunch. Glad we did, great place, quirky decor, nice staff, we had just the soup and treacle bread (very tasty) and the coquille st Jacques. We both...More

Date of visit: August 2019
Thank Nigelandsusan
LeftBankKK, Restaurant staff at Rive Gauche, responded to this reviewResponded August 27, 2019

Thank you so much for your fantastic review & for choosing to dine with us! We are delighted to hear you enjoyed our food and had a great time, - our decor & ambience is a huge hit with all our diners! Thank you again...More

Reviewed August 25, 2019

Visiting Kilkenny on a Sunday and checked times to eat in various places. This place had closeing time of 23.00. Though it unusual but turned up at 20.30 to be abruptly told they were closed. It's not just the incorrect time they advertise but the...More

Date of visit: August 2019
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LeftBankKK, Manager at Rive Gauche, responded to this reviewResponded August 27, 2019

Hi, many thanks for your review. We understand that it was approx. 21:15 when you arrived at Rive Gauche and we had just stopped taking orders as there were no customers in our bar and restaurant. We do hope that you can understand that there...More

Reviewed August 20, 2019

We came as a group, everyone in the group had scallops, they were served on a shell covered in mash potato, that is very strange it was ok... for me I had the fish and chips, it's called something else on the menu, but it's...More

Date of visit: August 2019
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LeftBankKK, Restaurant staff at Rive Gauche, responded to this reviewResponded August 27, 2019

Hi there, We are delighted to hear of your positive experience with us and we would like to thank you for sharing. We hope to get the opportunity to welcome you back to dine with us again in the near future. Kindest regards,

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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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