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Cafe Sol Bistro - CLOSED

William Street, Kilkenny, Ireland
+353 56 776 4987
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good29%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
Travelers talk about
“pot roast” (13 reviews)
“fish cakes” (15 reviews)
“salad” (27 reviews)
Restaurant Hours Closed
Irish, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
William Street, Kilkenny, Ireland
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Reviewed February 19, 2017 via mobile

Lovely cheerful staff who can't do enough for you. Dinner menu was a little lacklustre though. Spicy falafel starter was ok. Nut roast main was delicious. Will be back, but for lunch perhaps instead as that has never disappointed

1  Thank AnnieJ85
Reviewed February 19, 2017

I just cant understand the reviews about the bad service, maybe they have changed the waiting staff since but I would strongly recommend that these people should try it again Kilkenny is very lucky to have a restaurant that serves such wonderful and well presented...More

Thank moser1
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Reviewed February 16, 2017 via mobile

Went to Cafe Sol on a Saturday night with a group of 6. They weren't prepared for us even though we had a reservation and put us at a table that was too small for the group. The waitress never came for the order for...More

Thank 14dan1
Reviewed February 16, 2017

Love this style bistro, cooking to please and quality is consistent . Have also visited Thomastown venue and food equally good and service very friendly. Not a complicated menus but delivers quality tasty food time and time again. Normally would not visit this type of...More

Thank GospelJon
Reviewed February 12, 2017 via mobile

Just teasty food. Every meal so far was the best I've tried in Kilkenny. Prices are reasonable as well. Selection is bit different than typical Irish restaurant.

1  Thank Magdalena Megi J
Reviewed February 4, 2017

Great staff. Patrick was the best. Food was top notch. We had the vegetarian meal. Lovely atmosphere.

Thank Mick S
Reviewed February 1, 2017

An excellent small restaurant located on a tucked away side street in Kilkenny. Menu is not extensive but everything very well prepared. Good value. Thoroughly enjoyable

Thank Gary B
Reviewed January 17, 2017

recently visited Cafe Sol for lunch and as usual it was spot on. Chicken pitta is not to be passed! So much so that I dont even look at the menu anymore when I do go there. My partner had the vegetarian wrap and wiped...More

Thank kartrav
Reviewed January 6, 2017

We've gone to Cafe Sol in Kilkenny several times in the past 20 years when we have visited Kilkenny on vacation. I haven't been there in a while so the decor was quite different (I actually quite miss the former decor--and menu design-- which were...More

Thank jerseyjoy1
Reviewed January 2, 2017 via mobile

Leek and potato soup was very tasty and the brown bread was very fresh. Monkfish main was cooked to perfection. Fish cakes were average, they were served with boiled potatoes which is excessive given they are already majority potato, more fish would have been better....More

Thank BrianH_Geneva
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
$6 - $36
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 4:30 PM
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 4:30 PM
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 4:30 PM
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 4:30 PM
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 4:30 PM
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 4:30 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 4:30 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: William Street, Kilkenny, Ireland (Formerly Cafe Sol Bistro)
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Kilkenny  >  Kilkenny
  • Phone Number: +353 56 776 4987
  • E-mail
CAFE SOL BISTRO KILKENNY uses quality local suppliers and our dishes are prepared fresh daily from the best ingredients. We offer a great value all night menu priced at €25 for two courses and €29 for three courses (some supplements apply). Craft beers and your favourite aperitifs digestifs and cocktails are now on the menu! We welcome customer feedback - please email with any queries you may have. Thank you!
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