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Matt The Millers Bar & Restaurant

1 John Street Lower | Kilkenny City, Kilkenny R95 PY7D, Ireland
+353 56 776 1696
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good31%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“guinness stew” (19 reviews)
“fish and chips” (56 reviews)
“burger” (33 reviews)
Opens in 30 min
All hours
Irish, Bar, European, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1 John Street Lower | Kilkenny City, Kilkenny R95 PY7D, Ireland
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1 - 10 of 1,176 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago

Lovely Place for a coffee and a chat. Barman very helpful and talkative. Clean everywhere. Lovely views of the river.

2  Thank Orla B
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We just had to have fish and chips our first night in Ireland. The hotel recommend this place. It was good. Live one man music going on. Not all traditional, but it was ok. For the new Ireland travelers, chips are fries. Fish was good....More

2  Thank LFB_13
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Lively pub in the heart of Kilkenny.Brilliant live band. A lot of hens but a good mix of ages.Late bar

2  Thank jennyLimerick
Reviewed 1 week ago

First place visited here in Ireland. Nice atmosphere with musician playing guitar. We had the burgers in here ( 1 beef, 1 chicken) which were tasty and presented well. Bar staff friendly. Recommend.

3  Thank Caroleandy
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went on hotelier recommendation and loved the food and atmosphere. Had live musician even on a Tuesday night. The seafood chowder was amazing!

3  Thank Penny B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went here for lunch on sunday and had probably one of the best experiences since moving to Kilkenny. Right from the start we were greeted on arrival, shown to a table & given menus. Our order was taken within a few minutes and drinks arrived...More

2  Thank kenure38
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great band on here and great atmosphere the night we visited. Didn't eat here but would highly recommend for a night out.

2  Thank Dublin11Galpals
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Was staying in town for the week and finding this place was a great surprise. Live music was nice for a weeknight at 7 pm, drinks were good, food was ok and the bar staff very friendly. I will be spending a lot of time...More

3  Thank Travelingcouple92
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Whilst the service was standard for an Irish bar, we were struck by a peculiar and lingering stench which can only be described as what the inside of a barely post-pubescent teenagers masturbatory aid must smell like. Good pints though

Thank Mark B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We hit Kilkenny on a Thursday evening in October, looking for a pub with food & a particular football match on. Having been to Matt The Millers before, we phoned them but they were not showing the match we wanted. We went to another pub...More

5  Thank RenoFu
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16 February 2018|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from geminilady2003 | Reviewed this property |
I don’t think so. Small pub, small area for musicians. Can see dancers in Dublin-Arlington hotel.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$18
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Kids, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 12:00 AM
10:00 AM - 2:00 AM
9:00 AM - 12:00 AM
10:00 AM - 12:00 AM
10:00 AM - 2:00 AM
10:00 AM - 2:00 AM
10:00 AM - 2:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 John Street Lower | Kilkenny City, Kilkenny R95 PY7D, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Kilkenny  >  Kilkenny
  • Phone Number: +353 56 776 1696
  • E-mail
Matt The Millers Bar & Restaurant is a perfect location for your meal, private parties and festive occasions. We offer an extensive drinks menu and the same high service standards that we strive to deliver in every area of our operation. Enjoy lunch, a romantic occasion, dinner or your own private event. We cater for every taste. You will also find some wonderful private snugs throughout our bar. These snugs are perfect for small get-togethers where you can enjoy all that Matt's has to offer in the secluded confines of these salubrious havens of comfort & quiet. We have been partying at Matt's for 20 years now so we have learned a thing or two about throwing the very best parties to suit every occasion. We have Traditional Irish Music every evening along with more music on select nights of the week. For private parties, we can put any one of our five bars at your disposal and we are happy to do as much, or as little as you need us to do to make your party a huge success. There will always be a warm welcome and a hearty smile waiting for you at Matt's. Our bars are ergonomically designed to ensure only the highest possible standards of service whether you're having a morning coffee, an afternoon tea, an early evening beverage or a pint with friends at one of Matt's famous party nights. Every effort is made to ensure that our extensive menus of both alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages are constantly updated to make sure that every taste is catered for. Our extensive food menu is also available at the bars, with breakfast, lunch and dinner served. So, whatever you're looking for and whenever you want it - you can rest assured that it's waiting for you at Matt the Millers' Main Bar.
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