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“This actually is the best tapas in Ireland…” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Grapevine Wine & Tapas Bar

The Grapevine Wine & Tapas Bar
Ranked #30 of 216 Restaurants in Kilkenny
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $4 - $9
Cuisines: Mediterranean, European, International, Spanish, Wine Bar
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Romantic, Dining on a budget, Large groups
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Delivery, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: The Grapevine Tapas Bar is Kilkenny's favourite casual dining venue.Great food, music and service.
2 reviews
“This actually is the best tapas in Ireland…”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2012


I was down for the Savour Kilkenny festival and stumbled upon this place. I can honestly say that the whole experience was perfect. I have never eaten a meal where so many dishes have been cooked and displayed so well. It is all down to the quality of the food, everything has care gone into it. Definitely fork out for the steak tapas as it is well worth it. The atmosphere is great too and the owner seems like a good bloke!

Should be the first place you eat in when you visit Kilkenny. Also you should open a Grapevine in Dublin…ASAP

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“Tasty food and a lovely relaxed atmosphere”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2012

Visited this restaurant on a recent trip to Kilkenny and was really impressed. The menu has a wide variety of tapas to choose from and also some salads and meat/cheese boards. Myself and my boyfriend shared 4 tapas and a bread basket and had more than enough. Everything we ordered was delicious - really fresh and full of flavor. The shrimp in butter and garlic and the potatoes with chorizo in particular were very good. The restaurant was good value and the service was very good throughout the meal but also quite relaxed and informal. A very enjoyable evening spent here!

  • Visited October 2012
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Kilkenny
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8 reviews
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“Lovely place to relax and enjoy good wines”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2012 via mobile

Grapevine serves lovely home prepared food with a well-thought selection of wines. The laid back atmosphere and the value are the real winner here, we always enjoy our visits and long chat with Kevin, the owner. Tapas are great and unbeatable value.

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Naas
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“Best tapas in Ireland”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2012

Amazing food, fantastic wine, relaxed and happy service. Stayed there for hours the day we went.. Lovely comfie seats to the front, let's you wallow. Menu was brilliant. Wanted to eat everything on it.. Did our best to try it too :-)).
Great location in town.

  • Visited August 2012
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Burlington, VT
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Don't miss”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 5, 2012

Kevin, I believe he was the owner, was behind the bar and recommended great tapas and wine. We enjoyed his company as much as we enjoyed the delicious food. Don't miss this place.

Visited September 2012
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