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Rive Gauche

The Parade | Kilkenny, Kilkenny 00000, Ireland
+353 56 777 5604
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Overview
  • Excellent63%
  • Very good25%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“sea bass” (14 reviews)
“steak” (29 reviews)
“pork belly” (11 reviews)
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CUISINES
French, Irish, European, Wine Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
The Parade | Kilkenny, Kilkenny 00000, Ireland
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited here after drifting into it from the amazing Left Bank/Rive Gauche Bar and decided to book it for dinner later that day. The staff, atmosphere and overall service was first class and we thoroughly enjoyed our meal from start to finish. It feels like...More

Thank foleyr
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Me and my husband came here for dinner on a Monday evening. The waiter was friendly and attentive. We had soup and Scallops for starters, both were lovely and both had steak for main which was cooked well and very tasty. Can't remember the name...More

Thank Ceara26
LeftBankKK, Guest Relations Manager at Rive Gauche, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi, Thank you so much for taking the time to write us a positive review. We are thrilled to hear you had a good dining experience with us in Rive Gauche. We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future. Regards

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Loved the ambiance in here. Staff all really friendly. Porn star martini cocktail served with prosecco on the side. Loved it... crayfish tail salad to start was lovely. Had crispy duck as a main. I found it a bit fatty but maybe that's the way...More

Thank holsgirlDublin
LeftBankKK, Guest Relations Manager at Rive Gauche, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi, Thank you so much for taking the time to review our restaurant. We are delighted to hear that overall you had a positive experience with us. We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future. Regards

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As a vegetarian, my choice was limited but I went for the butternut tagine. It was a tasty dish, not overly spicy nor bland. My companions had the beef which looked amazing but they were disappointed with the portion size. For dessert, I had the...More

Thank tadhgfahey
LeftBankKK, Guest Relations Manager at Rive Gauche, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi, Thank you for taking the time to review Rive Gauche. I am glad you enjoyed your main course, and i am sorry to hear your dessert was underwhelming. I have passed on this review to our head chef so that it can be rectified...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We return time and time again and it never disappoints. The scallops for starter I have to say I would die happy if it was my last meal. Staff are always so nice and the setting is just perfect for any special occasion!More

Thank Wbearsmom
LeftBankKK, Guest Relations Manager at Rive Gauche, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi, Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a kind review. We are thrilled to hear you think so highly of our restaurant. What a compliment, to say you would die happy if this was your last meal. Thank you again...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The décor is the best part of this restaurant. The whisky sour my husband ordered was served quickly and with smoke-very fun and tasted good too. However, the food was mediocre-nothing I would recommend. Overall the service was the worst. Very chaotic and long waits...More

Thank MrsScooby1
LeftBankKK, Guest Relations Manager at Rive Gauche, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi, I am sorry to hear you had an underwhelming dining experience in Rive Gauche. We appreciate and take on board, all of of our customers feedback. I am shocked to hear you were not impressed with our service. We are extremely passionate about giving...More

Reviewed 14 March 2018 via mobile

The menu was average, not overly French in content, but I wouldn’t really be expecting frogs legs or snail I suppose. The food was averagely good but nothing to write home about for the money. Staff were very friendly and the surroundings were really 10/10....More

Thank Andrew S
LeftBankKK, Guest Relations Manager at Rive Gauche, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi, I am sorry to hear you had an underwhelming dining experience in Rive Gauche. We appreciate and take on board, all of of our customers feedback. I have passed on your comments to our team. I hope you will dine with us on another...More

Reviewed 26 February 2018

second time to eat here. raved about it the last time, cant say it was as good this time but still enjoyed it. My husband ordered a scallop dish for starters although it was tasty there was very little in it at a cost of...More

Thank jackandcol
RiveGaucheKK, Guest Relations Manager at Rive Gauche, responded to this reviewResponded 8 March 2018

Many thanks for taking the time to leave us a review, we appreciate all reviews on Rive Gauche as it helps us to continue improving, creating better dining experiences for our customers. I am sorry that you did not fully enjoy your time spent when...More

Reviewed 25 February 2018

Popped in here for dinner over the weekend during my first visit to Kilkenny, with a friend of mine who's a local and hadn't been to Rive Gauche before, so we were both newcomers and both left highly satisfied. We both had the 3 course...More

Thank Niall H
LeftBankKK, Guest Relations Manager at Rive Gauche, responded to this reviewResponded 8 March 2018

Thank you so much for your fantastic review & for choosing to dine with us! I am so happy to hear that you had a fantastic time with us and enjoyed both your meal & Service Our decor & ambience is a huge hit with...More

Reviewed 16 February 2018

This Restaurant is part of a neighbouring pub call the Left Bank - ie.a beautifully restored commercial bank. The Restaurant has a wide ranging menu to suit all tastes. We enjoyed beautifully cooked and served Shoulder of Lamb and Sea Bass. They have a wide...More

Thank Jim D
LeftBankKK, Guest Relations Manager at Rive Gauche, responded to this reviewResponded 5 March 2018

Thank you so much for your fantastic review & for choosing to dine with us! We are delighted to hear you had a wonderful time - our decor & ambience is a huge hit with all our diners! We hope you return to Kilkenny to...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Dinner, Drinks, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups, Romantic, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Monday
12:00 PM - 11:45 PM
Tuesday
12:00 PM - 11:45 PM
Wednesday
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Thursday
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Friday
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Saturday
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Parade | Kilkenny, Kilkenny 00000, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Kilkenny  >  Kilkenny
  • Phone Number: +353 56 777 5604
  • E-mail
Description
Rive Gauche is Kilkenny's newest addition to its thriving culinary scene. A French feel combined with an Irish passion for the finest artisan foods from land & sea, cooked with gentle respect for excellent ingredients. An extensive range of wines from across the world & fresh house made cocktails along with our street front setting onto Kilkenny's iconic 'Parade' make Rive Gauche the perfect place to enjoy an afternoon or evening of great food & wine.
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