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Cafe Sol Bistro - CLOSED

William Street, Kilkenny, Ireland
+353 56 776 4987
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good29%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
Travelers talk about
“salmon” (22 reviews)
“fish cakes” (14 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
All hours
Irish, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
William Street, Kilkenny, Ireland
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11 - 20 of 493 reviews

Reviewed December 29, 2016 via mobile

Left this place really disappointed after spending 1hr40mins just to have a starter. Place wasn't even that busy except for a large table of people but that's no excuse in my opinion. I went up to say I was leaving to be told 3 more...More

1  Thank Jason D
Reviewed December 24, 2016 via mobile

Myself and my family decided to go here for our Christmas Eve meal. This is a restaurant we have visited for years and have always found it flawless. However, there seems to be new management here recently and the service staff are absolutely horrendous if...More

1  Thank Sarah K
Noel M, Owner at Cafe Sol Bistro, responded to this review

Hi Sarah, Thank you for your review and I'm glad you enjoy the food at Café Sol Kilkenny. Christmas Eve is a particularly busy day and on this occasion our service did not meet your expectations so my apologies for that. I will factor your...More

Reviewed December 20, 2016 via mobile

We had planned to go to another restaurant in Kilkenny for dinner for a group of five of us and on the way met locals who recommended here. Couldn't have been happier with our decision to change restaurants. As we were a drop in they...More

Thank charlottemcmahon
Reviewed November 18, 2016

Dinner on a cold November Wednesday evening was a pleasant experience and 3-courses for €28 was excellent value. The solitary waiter did a good job and there were no major delays between courses. We'd particularly recommend the pear & blue cheese salad (starter) & the...More

Thank peteramolloy
Reviewed November 18, 2016

Whenever we find ourselves in Kilkenny - a few times a year, we make a point of dining in Cafe Sol. The staff are friendly, helpful and eager to please. The food is consistently good with a wide ranging Menu. The location is convenient to...More

Thank Hanora B
Reviewed November 18, 2016 via mobile

Excellent food with good variety and a charming atmosphere, however, there was just a single waiter working the entire restaurant. The waiter was absolutely lovely but just couldn't provide the table service we would have preferred. I'm not sure why the owner doesn't hire an...More

Thank MBandME
Noel M, Owner at Cafe Sol Bistro, responded to this review

Dear MBandME Thank you for the kind words in your review. Apologies that the table service could have been better. Our objective therefore is to be busy every night so that we can have more good people employed in our small restaurant. We're still working...More

Reviewed November 12, 2016 via mobile

Was here recently with two friends and a toddler. Staff were very accommodating. I had been here a few years ago for dinner and had found the choice not to my liking. However the other day for lunch, what can I say, the good was...More

Thank Sheila C
Reviewed November 5, 2016

Beautiful Bistro. Beautiful food and lovely ambience. Moderately priced. My husban and sister both had the pork belly and are still raving about it. I had the fish dish of the day and it was amazing. Service a little slow, but there was only one...More

Thank _proe01
Reviewed November 4, 2016

My partner and I visited this restaurant last week and were lucky to enjoy a musical performance as part of our meal. The music was fantastic and the food was good. I had a salad for starter which was advertised as containing prosciutto - I...More

Thank TheWexican
Reviewed November 3, 2016

Located on a quiet street off the main street, Cafe Sol was a very pleasant surprise. It offers a quiet contrast to the traditional Irish Pubs found all over Kilkenny. What we needed on our fourth day of being tourists was a candle-lit vibe with...More

Thank Pinner5
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
$6 - $32
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Families with children, Business meetings, Special occasions
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!