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Mikey Ryan's Bar & Kitchen

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Irish, Bar, European, Seafood, International
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Dinner, Lunch, Drinks
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  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Daily temperature and symptom checks for staff
  • Socially distanced dining tables
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Tables disinfected between guests
Updated 06/30/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 06/30/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here

1. Top Brunch Spot
1. Top Brunch Spot
"Visited at the weekend for brunch with a group of friends!"
Shallol2
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2. Fabulous Food
2. Fabulous Food
"Fabulous Food, with a great innovative but traditional style Menu"
jm0ckridge
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3. Relaxing Atmosphere
3. Relaxing Atmosphere
"food was delicious and the atmosphere was friendly. Will be back!"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant was recommended to us by our air bee and bee host (details on request). It has quite an unassuming frontage, but don't let that fool you. Our second attempt at getting a booking was successful - we had been advised to book. The...food is excellently cooked and presented. Quite a good selection of options on the menu, but few enough to let you know that it's all cooked fresh. The dining area is bright and airy and there was a good atmosphere. This place is not cheap - but it is absolutely value for money. I have no hesitation in recommending it. One thing - the kitchen is open to the dining area and dishes are plated up and placed on the counter for the servers. Now, I like that idea. It says "we're not hiding anything". It suggests confidence in their offerings. And that's a good thing. However, if you ARE going to do that you have to manage the kitchen/dining room interface, and I'm afraid that means telling your Chef to go easy with his criticism of his underlings and serving staff. Everyone needs coaching as they're learning, but bullying generally doesn't yield the best results in that department.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed March 21, 2022

We had a gorgeous lunch here as we stopped in Cashel on our way to Kerry. The lunch menu is imaginative and extremely tasty. Elevating classics like chicken ceasar salad with a crispy egg and making the humble burger incredible because of the great quality...of the beef and the really good cheese on top. There is also a lovely crispy chicken dish which was also delicious. The people here know good food, how to source it, cook it and serve it with a smile - we'll definitely be back,More

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely renovated Restraunt in Cashel. Had a lovely family Sunday lunch there recently. Food was just excellent with a great selection for all. It’s priced really well. Staff were so helpful. Well worth to visit the garden at the rear

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed March 25, 2022 via mobile

Enjoyed every minute, from exploring the photos on the walls to experiencing the ambience of the back garden. The burger was divine. Emily gave exceptional service. “I’ll be back”.

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed March 18, 2022 via mobile

Mikey Ryans is a nice, modern, well decorated dining space in the centre of Cashel. I have eaten here on six or seven occasions over the past years and unfortunately my experiences of this place have not been consistent. The main reason I go to...a restaurant/cafe is to eat good food in good company. Here it is hit or miss! This has resulted in some very disappointing meals with overly expensive price tags. On one occasion before Christmas, when visiting Cashel, I was treating some friends and family members to lunch. To say that I was embarrassed by the food presented is an understatement. It was tasteless and very overpriced. There was a vegetarian in the group and his meal was particularly disappointing and sparse. However, I have eaten some quite good meals here also. As yet I have not experienced a really excellent meal. Usually the staff are pleasant and well trained. But consistency in food quality is needed.More

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed January 4, 2022 via mobile

We love stopping in Mikey Ryans when on the road through Cashel. The food and decor are fabulous and the staff so friendly. However, since our last visit our daughter (10) was diagnosed coeliac. This visit really brought home the limited choice for kids (and...adults) that cannot take gluten. On the kids menu she had no option other than the soup or the melon. She settled for mashed potato with plain chicken from the adult menu. How easy it would be to have the meatballs without breadcrumbs or the gravy without using flour to thicken. Maybe even some gluten free pasta in the press for little coeliac visitors! We still love coming and had an excellent meal other than this minor item. Perhaps with the opening of the Cashel Palace some chnages could be afoot…?More

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed January 1, 2022

We booked a table by phone in Mikey Ryan’s on Wednesday evening for New Year’s Eve and was delighted to get a table for 5:30 . We visited their website beforehand to check their a la carte menu and prices. We arrived at the restaurant...and observed the outside menu as per the website one. However, inside the restaurant we were presented with a set menu comprising of 4 courses for 75e . We were not informed at the time of booking that this was the case nor did it state this any where on their website . We asked was there an a la carte menu available and were told that this was the only menu for the night so we were very annoyed but reluctantly decided to stay. We understand that under consumer law, if a restaurant provides menus, then the prices should be the same as prices displayed outside or at the entrance. We feel we were duped into spending €75 each regardless of the number of courses we chose to eat.More

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed November 7, 2021 via mobile

5 star lunch in this gorgeous place! Looks small from the outside, but what a surprise, great menu, stunning food, more like a beautiful bistro than a pub , everything about this place was great! A real hidden gem

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed October 25, 2021

Very good food’ in an outstanding atmosphere Service was a bit slow but it gives us the opportunity to enjoy the good food and was nice and very professional. Dessert was really tasty with the winter spices Thanks a lot !

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed October 25, 2021 via mobile

We spent a super afternoon winning & dinning in the glass room at Mikey Ryans. Delicious food, excellent ambiance & magic service. In particular our assigned waiter Darragh was brilliant.

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed October 12, 2021 via mobile

Coffee was average and only warm. Scone was brittle with no consistency and jam was runny. 3 coffees with scones and a baby chino, overpriced at €17.

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed October 11, 2021

Nice relaxing place, with a beautiful garden. Food is served in large quantities so save room for the dessert! Satt is okish

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed October 5, 2021

Ordered a burger with chips and salad. The burger was nice but the salad consisted of a leaf of lettuce and a very miniscule salad vegetable on the burger. The chips were a mixture of over and undercooked chips. Overpriced.

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed October 3, 2021

This restaurant was in the middle of town in Cashel. It was beautifully decorated and very welcoming with different areas and nooks. The lunch was delicious. We had the Cauliflower soup and the brown bread and Mimosas. Very enjoyable and very popular alos

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed September 23, 2021

Excellent place - great staff - very good menu and would not be out of place in either New York or London

Date of visit: September 2021
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Seamus Redmond, Marketing at Mikey Ryan's Bar & Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded September 27, 2021

Thank you Patrick, we look forward to welcoming back on your next trip between Cork and Dublin.

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Mikey Ryan's Bar & Kitchen is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 5