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Castle Yard | Kilkenny Design Centre, Kilkenny, Ireland
+353 56 772 2118
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good21%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“steak” (27 reviews)
“crab starter” (5 reviews)
“lemon tart” (4 reviews)
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Irish, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Castle Yard | Kilkenny Design Centre, Kilkenny, Ireland
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

When your only grumble is the butter served with the homemade bread then a 5 star rating is I feel deserved - it was to my mind odd to serve 2 highly flavoured butters with totally different flavoured breads. The breads were delicious but both...More

Thank Steve D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I know this is a restaurant and the review should be about the food BUT the toilets were vile. They were not in keeping with the building or tone of the restaurant and worst of all they weren't clean and had no toilet roll in...More

Thank Fiona O
Reviewed 29 July 2017 via mobile

This restaurant is a little bit hidden on the first floor above the Irish Design Centre but is worth climbing the stairs (there is an elevator too). Nice modern atmosphere, very attentive staff, interesting menu... We (couple) had (on offer Th./Fr./Sa.) the early bird menu...More

Thank Peter K
Reviewed 24 July 2017

7 of us ate here last week and it was fabulous. We went for the Early Bird - two course and it did not disappoint. Beautiful complimentary home made breads and flavoured butters to start For mains we chose between Steak, Lamb and Cod and...More

Thank bud7
Reviewed 19 July 2017 via mobile

The setting for Anocht is beautiful. Even as a Kilkenny native, the view of the Castle from the window does not get old and the restaurant has character. I dined with my husband and my parents. The staff were excellent and friendly. We each thoroughly...More

Thank yddib
Reviewed 9 July 2017

Astoundingly farm fresh food, gracious service next to the castle Savor the best flavors of all ingredients presented by kind service. Entree nicely sized and perhaps the best lamb we have ever had in our lives. Generous sides served family style. Reasonable wine list accompanies...More

Thank Kennellyadventure
Reviewed 1 July 2017 via mobile

We had a lovely evening in this restaurant. The staff were very friendly and professional. I had the crab meat starter and I loved it. We both had the lamb for main and it was nice and tender. If I had to fault anything, it...More

Thank Catriona S
Reviewed 9 June 2017 via mobile

Had a lovely evening at anocht. The food was good if not memorable and the service attentive. We were there on Thursday which had early bird all evening. The prawn and crab starter was disappointing but the remainder of the meal was very good

Thank PeripateticVA
Reviewed 24 May 2017

A fine dining experience this restaurant is transformed at night time and having been during the day could not believe it was the same place. Nothing is left out to make your experience a truly memorable one.

Thank asdelaney1
Reviewed 21 May 2017

We had starters of soup and the crab & prawn pate followed by the steak, all beautifully presented and hot. Very friendly atmosphere, immaculately clean throughout.

Thank June J
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Una H
24 May 2016|
Response from Scalea05 | Reviewed this property |
You are correct. However, when I asked the name of the restuarant so I could review it, the staff people told me that it was part of the Anocht restaurant and that I should rate it accordingly. Sorry...but that is what I was... More
Tanya M
6 August 2015|
Response from Kk C |
Thursday 5.30-7 Friday 5.30-6.45 Saturday 5.30-6.30
22 July 2015|
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Response from English-dt | Reviewed this property |
Very reasonable about €40 per head for three course plus wine and tip! The food was excellent and the staff are very helpful! To put it in perspective you'd pay €19 for a steak in most pubs on Kilkenny! Hope this helps!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$14 - US$48
Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Castle Yard | Kilkenny Design Centre, Kilkenny, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Kilkenny  >  Kilkenny
  • Phone Number: +353 56 772 2118
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Each Thursday,Friday, Saturday and Sunday enjoy a unique space for fine dining, with its broad oak beam ceiling and view of Kilkenny Castle into a unique space for dining with menus inspired by great Irish ingredients.
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