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Footlights by the River - CLOSED

The Square, Inistioge, Ireland
+353 86 361 9411
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good7%
  • Average7%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible15%
Feb 1, 2012
“great location”
Oct 24, 2011
“A nice place to eat and relax”
Restaurant Hours Closed
$$ - $$$
The Square, Inistioge, Ireland
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Reviewed February 1, 2012

ate there not so long ago it was ok nothing great. the deserts were good but lunch a bit basic

1  Thank maryanne p
Reviewed October 24, 2011

Very nice casual cafe -- we shared a pizza and chips and lemonade. Justin was baking apple crumble while we were there and we ordered one to go. Very tasty. Justin was as nice as can be and entertained us with travel stories of his...More

Date of visit: September 2011
1  Thank Jicar
Reviewed August 9, 2011

Myself and my partner were holidaying in Kilkenny and happened upon the stunning village of Inistioge, we found this charming restaurant facing the river and decided to pop in for dinner before going back to Kilkenny. The Staff working were funny and entertaining and full...More

Date of visit: July 2011
2  Thank Michael R
Reviewed August 8, 2011

We ordered coffees and scones with our two year old three days ago. When we took out some of the childs food- some crackers and cheese and a smoothie- prepared by her mother earlier in the day, food we would be certain she would eat,...More

Date of visit: August 2011
1  Thank Jamesfrancisb
Reviewed August 6, 2011

We were staying in Inistioge and following a walk in Woodstock Gardens (which is an absolute must for all visitors, walk in by the river and up to the gardens and then back towards the main gates and drop down to the village via the...More

Date of visit: July 2011
1  Thank phoodiethethird
Reviewed September 24, 2010

Good choices for relaxing lunch at riverside......spectacular views....local atmosphere.....near center of small town of Inistioge (two blocks away).....beauitful walks and trails to pursue after lunch either along the river or in the foothills/gardens around the town...."must stop" place

2  Thank bhare
Reviewed June 26, 2010

I had booked a table at Footlights and wasn't sure what time we would get there as we were travelling to Ireland on the ferry into Rosslare. Justin by email had told me he would reserve a table and not to worry about the time....More

Thank AussieEssem
Reviewed June 20, 2010

Wonderful service, tasty food and beautiful setting of Inistioge by the river...what more can one ask for? Highly recommend a visit to Inistioge and this restaurant. The staff were so friendly/helpful and the manager (or perhaps he was the owner) excellent. A kid-friendly menu as...More

1  Thank Hula2
Reviewed June 2, 2010

Absolutely love this place, the food is fantastic, especially the soups and desserts. The owner is so obliging and helpful. One of my favourite places !!!

1  Thank liznotrump
Reviewed February 7, 2010

We stopped in Inistioge for a warm drink and a snack and happened upon this little cafe. It has a nice cozy atmosphere and is in a great setting right next to the river. We had tea and hot chocolate and some very tasty freshly...More

1  Thank Jetsetter300
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
$7 - $22
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Square, Inistioge, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Kilkenny  >  Inistioge
  • Phone Number: +353 86 361 9411
  • E-mail
Footlights by the River is a bright and fresh bistro located in the picturesque village of Inistioge in County Kilkenny. Inistioge is only a short drive from Kilkenny City and you will fall in love instantly with this quaint village situated by the River Nore.
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