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Lanigan's Bar & Restaurant

28/29 Rose Inn Street, Kilkenny, Ireland
+353 56 772 1718
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good26%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“shepherd's pie” (14 reviews)
“roast beef” (6 reviews)
“irish stew” (13 reviews)
Opens in 22 min
Bar, European, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
28/29 Rose Inn Street, Kilkenny, Ireland
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We had fish and chips which were good and Dublin Bay prawns, the two prawns in their shells used as decoration may have been Dublin Bay prawns but the rest in the dish were just shelled frozen prawns with little flavour and that jelly like...More

Thank NS357
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Good atmosphere worth the vist. So many bars in town hard to choose a number one this is certainly up there

Thank allanmorr
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

had a great time here, the athmosphere is fantasic the service is excellent very friendly will definitely return

Thank JoeD1970
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just popped into Lanigan for drinks on a lasy, rainy saturday afternoon recently, the bar area is a real eye pleaser and the staff were very friendly. Not sure what it would be like at night however really quality decor and great selection of drinks...More

Thank 1ageingtraveller
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Today was our first time eating here. We stopped for lunch and had high hopes as we had heard positives reviews about food here. We ordered a beef burger and cod. The cod’s batter was far from crispy with a mushy texture and we weren’t...More

Thank ForeverCountry
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lovley pub with lots of room to sit and chat. Quick service, and large TV screen to view Football or Rugby. Didn't eat the food but others in my group said it was nice.

Thank Spencerscott2014
Reviewed 11 February 2018

Great bar , great service, Beer was good , food was good would recommend will be coming back soon....

Thank 400Nigel50
Reviewed 10 February 2018

We had lunch here on a day trip to Kilkenny from Dublin. Lanigan's had good reviews and it was near the castle and so we decided to try it out. We were delighted by the quick service and quality of food. Would love to spend...More

Thank Sreejit_Narayan
Reviewed 5 February 2018 via mobile

Having watched Johnny sextons legendary drop kick against France in Paris I would have fun memories of this place That aside it is extremely Pleasant friendly staff

Thank alfiezee
Reviewed 19 January 2018

The food was really good and the atmosphere was even better. Friday night had live music which was a lot of fun. My group stayed in the hostel behind the pub which was very clean and well kept. It was in a great location too.

Thank KatieElizabeth1414
pjlanigan, Guest Relations Manager at Lanigan's Bar & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 24 January 2018

Hi Katie, Thank you for your lovely review. We're delighted to see your experience with Langian's Bar and Hostel was enjoyable to you. Please do drop in next time you're in Kilkenny. Kind regards Mary

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Questions & Answers
Mary C
19 July 2017|
Response from WaterfordTrooper | Reviewed this property |
Plenty old car paths nearby. Try Ormonde street car park for best rates.
28 February 2017|
Response from pjlanigan | Property representative |
Hi, During off peak season our restaurant is open from 11am to 8:30pm (last orders). In summer we keep our kitchen open a little later.
John M
1 February 2017|
Response from WaterfordTrooper | Reviewed this property |
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$25 - US$61
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
12:00 PM - 2:00 AM
12:00 PM - 2:00 AM
12:00 PM - 2:00 AM
12:00 PM - 2:00 AM
12:00 PM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 3:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 28/29 Rose Inn Street, Kilkenny, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Kilkenny  >  Kilkenny
  • Phone Number: +353 56 772 1718
  • E-mail
Lanigans a Family run Traditional Irish Bar and Restaurant with Live Music every Thursday / Friday and Sunday with Top Irish Bands Divil The Bit & The Kilkennys during Wintertime and live music 7 nights a week during summer months . Our Menu is a must to try if your passing through Kilkenny. At Weekend Nights Lanigans Transforms into a Night spot in Kilkenny with DJ and some of the best drinks Promotions to be had in the City. We are a 2 minute walk from Kilkenny Castle and located 2 doors from the Kilkenny Tourism Office. Our Brunch/Breakfast menu is served from 11am with Dinner/Lunch from 12.30Pm. Multiple choice of Sport viewing in Bar with our 6 Large Plasma Screens and we also offer Accomodation for travellers on a budget in our purposley built 40 bed Tourist Hostel which is the only "Irish Tourism" Approved and Centrally located Hostel in Kilkenny - beside our Bar . A Warm Welcome and a friendly smile will always await you when you come to Lanigans - See you at the Bar
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