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The Bective

Bective Square | Meath, Kells, Ireland
+353 46 924 7780
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good21%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
1 week ago
“Really lovely ”
2 weeks ago
“Mid week bday surprise”
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Irish, European, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
Bective Square | Meath, Kells, Ireland
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Once again the bective was brilliant, it was a quiet family birthday and we were looked after so well. All starters and main courses were excellent, the staff were very friendly and attentive , i really cant say enough about good things about this place,...More

3  Thank michelle b
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After a hectic day I recieved the most warm welcome. Set up out back with great music and attention to detail-- I instantly relaxed and we thoroughly enjoyed our evening. Thanks for such a treat mid week and the special touches made Ellen's birthday very...More

3  Thank Caroline D
Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

We go here quite regularly, but never leave a review so high time i did. The food first most is outstanding it's all about the quality and it's great and the early bird menu is fantastic it might not seem allot on the menu but...More

4  Thank Ryan O
YvonneFlanagan, Manager at The Bective, responded to this review

Thanks Ryan- lovely compliments there. Happy to hear you all enjoyed. Look forward to seeing you again soon.

Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

This was our second time eating here and once again amazing, the food, the staff , the whole atmosphere was really lovely. I know we will be back soon and i can't wait .

4  Thank michelle b
YvonneFlanagan, Manager at The Bective, responded to this review

Thanks Michelle, Glad you enjoyed. We all work very hard and strive to keep our guests happy. Your kind words make the job worthwhile.

Reviewed 11 April 2017

lovley food class place excelent stalf great service verry helpfull and took timt to phone back to arange booking

6  Thank d0sser08
YvonneFlanagan, Manager at The Bective, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback dosser08. We take great pride in our food and service so its always nice to get positive reviews.

Reviewed 5 April 2017

Ate here last night for my mothers birthday. The service was fantastic. As arranged by phonecall, the waitress brought out my Mams birthday dessert with candles and as a surprise brought a glass of bubbles for each of our group of four. We all ate...More

6  Thank RoMcD2014
Michael G, Owner at The Bective, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review! Do come back and visit us again soon.

Reviewed 2 April 2017

Excellent is the only word I could use for this restaurant. Had the pleasure of going there again last night and as always brilliant from start to finish. The staff always go that extra mile and that's what keeps bringing me back. 10 out of...More

5  Thank riverfield1
Michael G, Owner at The Bective, responded to this review

That is a lovely positive review - thank you kindly.

Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

I booked a table for my birthday. My 2 years old son was sleeping when we arrived, the waitress offered to change us immediately to another table with a sofa so that he can keep sleeping. I found this little attention very kind and thoughtful....More

8  Thank Ismahane B
Michael G, Owner at The Bective, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely feedback about The Bective - we appreciate it very much.

Reviewed 15 March 2017

We were in town from America and dinner at Bective was a nice treat. We had a delicious dinner. I'm not a huge fan of chicken wings but yours were amazing, best I've had. Our whole party loved them!!

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7  Thank jeannem735
Michael G, Owner at The Bective, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review and we hope that you enjoyed your trip to Ireland.

Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

My husband and I joined many others celebrating various occasions on Saturday night to celebrate my new job. From the second we arrived we were made feel very welcome and special. There was a terrific ambience in the restaurant lots of people also enjoying the...More

7  Thank Dcph83
Michael G, Owner at The Bective, responded to this review

What a lovely review - thank you!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
15:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Bective Square | Meath, Kells, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Meath  >  Kells
  • Phone Number: +353 46 924 7780
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We run a full restaurant service and all of the items on our A La Carte menu are also available to take away - simply phone in your order and collect it (this service is not available during very busy nights). We also have a lovely dining room/bar available upstairs to hire for private functions of any kind (seats 50 people). It has a private terrace, its own bar and bathroom facilities. Contact us for details of our party platters and finger food menus. We take bookings, but walk-ins are also welcome. We cater for groups and private parties and we are family-friendly, with a children's menu and outdoor play area available. General manager Joan Donegan (Head Chef) & Yvonne Flanagan Johnson (Restaurant Manager) look forward to welcoming you to The Bective. We are open from 5pm to late from Wednesdays to Saturdays and from 3pm to 9pm on Sundays (and bank holidays) and there is ample street parking available outside the restaurant.