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Harpers Restaurant and Bar

$$ - $$$
Contemporary, Irish, Bar, European
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1 Ormonde Street, Kilkenny, Ireland
+353 56 777 1888
12:00 - 18:00
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Sun 12:00 - 18:00
Mon - Sat 12:00 - 15:00
Fri - Sat 18:00 - 02:00
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Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

Went to the Hibernia restaurant for food, seated quickly, food ordered and arrived quickly. Old furniture but nice and warm. Ordered soup all round for starters and 8oz steak with chunky chips and chicken supreme for mains. Sausage and chips for the young man. No complaints and I must say one of the most tender steaks I've eaten it's was... More 

Thank realhonestcritic
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Reviewed 9 February 2017 via mobile

Popped here for lunch it's the restaurant at the Hibernian ; was lovely , was very tasty , had a chicken and Brie ciabatta and the bf had a toasty and chips. Lots on the munu - dinnerr; specials , Sambo and soup combos etc something for everyone .... def go here- very handy q car park across the road... More 

Thank Ronnierox
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 28 January 2017 via mobile

Just had lovely lunch here, great food, good value, nice atmosphere, very close to kilkenny castle, would come back

Thank Garrett M
Clonmel, Ireland
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Reviewed 20 December 2016

My wife and I ate here a few weeks ago in early Dec. We've often been here before as restaurant has had a number of name changes. Food always good at reasonable prices. Very friendly and helpful staff. We were here late on a Sunday evening in early December. Was obviously quiet but nice atmosphere. Won't go wrong here. Always... More 

Thank Pat H
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Reviewed 19 December 2016 via mobile

We ate here on our last night in Kilkenny and were very pleased. They haven't had many ratings, but this was best restaurant out of three at which we've eaten. We had the early bird special with two courses. My wife had baby beets salad with goat cheese mousse. This was a beautiful and excellent salad. My daughters and I... More 

Thank JoelTifton
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Reviewed 31 October 2016

We've eaten here a couple of times with family groups. The food is good, in particular the desserts. Best of all is the staff who are very accommodating with any request we had

Thank jjdiggers
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Reviewed 21 October 2016

This was the third time I had eaten in Harpers. I had lunch on two occasions and dinner did not disappoint! Harpers is a lovely setting and was busy when we visited with couples, friends and larger groups which is always a positive sign! There was a great buzzy atmosphere and equally, the food was great, I would highly recommend... More 

Thank Jeaneoneill
Kilkenny, Ireland
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Reviewed 19 October 2016

2nd time in Harpers since it opened , went last Sunday ,food even better then the last time ,service perfect and the room is fantastic , cant recommend enough !!!!!

Thank Tonymur
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Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

Absolutely love this restaurant. Been here for lunch and dinner many time. The food is amazing especially the chicken wings and jaffa desert and the cocktails the best in kilkenny. Couldn't recommend this place enough.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
Contemporary, Irish, Bar, European
Breakfast, Drinks, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 18:00
12:00 - 15:00
12:00 - 15:00
12:00 - 15:00
12:00 - 15:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 02:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Ormonde Street, Kilkenny, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Kilkenny  >  Kilkenny
  • Phone Number: +353 56 777 1888
  • This restaurant is at Kilkenny Hibernian Hotel
Harpers brings casual urban dining, a stylish interior and lively bar scene to Kilkenny’s thriving culinary landscape. Visually Harpers is a combination of plush furnishings and chic décor that give the restaurant a modern yet sophisticated feel. An eclectic mix of lighting fixtures contrasts with timeless leather chairs and booths creating an atmospheric setting that exudes the easy going and relaxing pace of Harpers.
Set in the heart of Kilkenny’s bustling city centre, Harpers is a restaurant, cocktail bar, late lounge and much more. It is the ideal venue for business or pleasure with a level of sophistication, cosmopolitan atmosphere and friendly table service that is unrivalled in the city.
Ingredient driven menus using locally sourced produce and homemade dishes are at the heart of what we offer. Our head chef, has a diverse style and is known for his inventive take on classic dishes which he blends seamlessly with Italian and Spanish influences.
Some of our signature dishes include Gambas al Pil Pil, with fresh prink prawns & chorizo sausage cooked in garlic & chill oil with red pesto crusty bread and Paddy Kenna Rack of Lamb, with green beans wrapped in smoked pancetta & a calvados roasting jus.
An extensive wine list, superb choice of cocktails and a wonderful selection of gins, whiskeys and other spirits along with late night entertainment at weekends completes the fusion of the Savour, Sip & Socialise experience. With a chic presence, Harpers is undoubtedly a place to see and be seen in Kilkenny.

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