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Cafe Sol Bistro

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William Street, Kilkenny, Ireland (Formerly Cafe Sol Bistro)
+353 56 776 4987
11:30 am - 4:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun - Thu 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 4:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Kilkenny, Ireland
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46 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I go to Cafe Sol about once a month and it never disappoints. I love the food & the atmosphere here. Pricing is competitive too and not over done. Will keep returning for sure.

Thank kartrav
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Went here last Thursday evening for a meal with my family, there were four of us. Was not too busy when we arrived about 25% of the restaurant was full. Once we arrived we were given the Summer Specials menu which had limited choice. We had already looked and picked out our choices from the a la carte menu which... More 

Thank Tomás C
Dublin, Ireland
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I go to cafe sol almost every week for lunch. I have no complaint. I love the food there and I bring my all friends there. It's just lovely!!

Thank Jessica L
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179 reviews
156 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I actually was gong to give only 2 stars, but opted to 3, as the server might have been new. The food was really wonderful - we loved all of it, however the service was pretty awful. Many others who came in 10-15 after us, had so much better service. Our waitress never came over, and every time we wanted... More 

Thank Michael1964
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145 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Thanks so much for a delicious meal with friendly service . The chocolate brownie was divine and the spiced soup a real gem . Great fun on a special day , made so by the excellent staff . Will be back soon !

Thank pompeypaulo
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85 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016

Its good, not amazing but better than average and very friendly staff, a lovely town to walk around before or after your meal or along the river.

Thank Mybace
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15 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

I love this place so much. i highly reccomend it. they have a new extended menu which offer yummy salads and such a variety. suitable for vegans and vegetarians and meat lovers, so anyone will enjoy their time here at sol... they also offer a good selection of mains and have the old favourites like the fishcakes and nut roast,...... More 

Thank Laura R
Charlotte, North Carolina
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262 reviews
213 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016

I ate a lot of soup in Ireland, but the pea soup here was one of the top two, for sure. Great texture and seasoning, beautiful presentation. My guy had their chicken pita, which came with a little bit too much sauce for his tastes, and I really enjoyed their version of a caprese sandwich. What fabulous cheese they have... More 

Thank grace m
Winnipeg, Canada
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016

A huge surprise in Kilkenny! Cockles & Mussels to start and a perfect Duck breast for main course. Met a local musician, Jimmy Macarthy

Thank whyte22
Horseheads, New York
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61 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016

I guess we had gotten used to larger portions in Ireland, and this was more of a "continental" restaurant. The food was good, and a break in pub meals. Was not crowded, and the service was good.

Thank sellrd

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$5 - $32
Irish, European, Vegetarian, Gluten Free, Mediterranean
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi
Good for
Special occasions, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Families with children, Romantic
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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?