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Castle Yard | Kilkenny Design Centre, Kilkenny R95 CAA6, Ireland
+353 56 772 2118
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good21%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“bread” (36 reviews)
“potted crab” (4 reviews)
“lamb” (25 reviews)
Irish, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Castle Yard | Kilkenny Design Centre, Kilkenny R95 CAA6, Ireland
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Promptly seated with reservations (you need them). Upscale casual atmosphere. Very attentive service. Fine menu selection. Well situated in town looking over the castle. My lamb shoulder was done perfectly. The prawn-crab starter was spot on. Eaton Mess dessert was among the prettiest presentations of...More

Thank RichardSoutheast
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Second time dining at Anocht with my partner. We both had a three course meal at Anocht back in October 2017 and fully intended to give it an excellent review at the time, but having not done that we came again on a very nice...More

Thank Mark S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Anocht is housed in the grand stable buildings across from Kilkenny castle. This space was once used to store feed for the castle horses. It's now a bright and elegant space that takes advantage of the original architecture and modern design. The setting at Anocht...More

Thank ElaineAndGreg
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Came for a light lunch, it’s all served car wet style. I had a spinach wrap with 3 salads at 12 Euro. A little pricey for lunch. It’s so busy with tourists it has a busy atmosphere. Have yet to try here for dinner but...More

Thank Wbearsmom
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Very acclaimed in Kilkenny, I'd say the finest there. 5* service & staff. Food is pretty good too. Right in city centre. The decor is very good. Highly recommend.

Thank Rana D
Reviewed 17 June 2018

went here for a friends birthday celebration with a large party of women and have to say everyone seemed to really enjoy the food and the whole experience. The staff were really pleasant and helpful and meals were served with very little delay so we...More

Thank _francesallen2016
Reviewed 10 June 2018 via mobile

We spent two nights in Kilkenny and based on a word of mouth recommendation we decided to dine in Anocht the first night of our stay. The restaurant is located directly across the street from the main entrance to the castle, upstairs. The building itself...More

Thank Maeve P
Reviewed 4 June 2018 via mobile

Visiting family in Kilkenny on a short trip we had time for one meal out and tried here for the first time. We were delighted, food was absolutely delicious, staff and service were brilliant and price was very reasonable. Will definitely return

Thank DougGreen2
Reviewed 25 May 2018 via mobile

All food was prepared delicious, very tender chicken breast with best carrots mash of holiday, crispy vegetables and good glass of sauvignon with it. In characteristic building.

Thank wimsatter
Reviewed 19 May 2018

Whizzed in and out of Anocht just at the start of service. In the space of a half an hour they transform a clattery (and highly dependable) caff into a calm, candlelit space with a nice evening ambience. I was just looking to be fed,...More

Thank taistealai_fanach
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18 February 2018|
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Response from JuneKaimuki | Reviewed this property |
Hi... no certain, as I was just a visitor in town. however their website may have the answer. In any case, if interested, make a reservation. this place is very popular with the local community. Thanks for asking.
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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$14 - US$47
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, Street Parking, Digital Payments, Private Dining, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, View, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Castle Yard | Kilkenny Design Centre, Kilkenny R95 CAA6, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Kilkenny  >  Kilkenny
  • Phone Number: +353 56 772 2118
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Enjoy a unique space for fine dining each Thursday, Friday, Saturday and bank holiday Sunday overlooking Kilkenny Castle. Anocht offers award-winning food inspired by a wealth of local artisan producers, full bar license and first class friendly service.
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