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Castle Yard | Kilkenny Design Centre, Kilkenny, Ireland
+353 56 772 2118
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good21%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“bread” (40 reviews)
“lamb” (22 reviews)
“crab starter” (5 reviews)
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Irish, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Castle Yard | Kilkenny Design Centre, Kilkenny, Ireland
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent atmosphere, great service and fabulous food. The restaurant is very well setup, with a very interesting design combining the original features of the building. The food is very good, international cuisine, presented well. Had the oxtail for starter and lamb for main , both...More

Thank Ela D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had a wonderful evening dining in the relaxed and cosy atmosphere of Anocht. The food was delicious from starter to dessert. Especially liked the warm mini loaves of different flavoured bread and really enjoyed the fish cakes and the hake. The staff were friendly, welcoming...More

Thank pamhan2017
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This restaurant is above the craft centre opposite The Castle in Kilkenny. It is open during the day as a café, but at night on Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings it transforms into a highly professionally operated restaurant. The room itself is light, airy and...More

Thank birdersylvia
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had the good fortune to attend a function here - food, service, ambience and experience were beyond excellent. Will return soon.

Thank impmoobrien
Reviewed 30 October 2017 via mobile

Excellent food from the started the desert . The salted caramel tart desert was loved by all 4 of us .

Thank Martin M
Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

Anocht is not just an excellent restaurant, it manages to combine consistently great food, friendliness and the professionalism of the staff with excellent value. The location successfully transforms the day time Kilkenny Design Cafe into an elegant and cosy venue and is most definitely our...More

Thank danieloC2010JU
Reviewed 29 October 2017

On a cold rainy evening it was a delight to spend an evening in casual elegance with terrific food. Art definitely inspires the venue ( it is with in the Design Center) and it had a kind of Scandinavian art vibe.Like other reviews noted food...More

Thank junlook
Reviewed 22 October 2017

Ate here with a group. The early bird price was very reasonable and the food was exceptional. All of the staff were professional and the manager on the night was outstanding. Well worth a visit.

Thank 110Helen2014
Reviewed 8 October 2017

Stayed overnight in kilkenny end of Sept. Booked dinner in advance in Anocht (advisable to book). This restaurant is used during the day as a normal cafe / lunch venue, but is transformed at night into a fine dining restaurant. Lovely setting with clear views...More

Thank Tony R
Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

What a fabulous Dinner we enjoyed here on Thursday evening last (Oct 5 th) & what a wonderful sense of occasion we experienced at Anocht. From the moment we were seated the attention was second to none. We chose from the Early Bird Menu (...More

Thank unacox
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Una H
24 May 2016|
Response from Scalea05 | Reviewed this property |
You are correct. However, when I asked the name of the restuarant so I could review it, the staff people told me that it was part of the Anocht restaurant and that I should rate it accordingly. Sorry...but that is what I was... More
Tanya M
6 August 2015|
Response from Kk C |
Thursday 5.30-7 Friday 5.30-6.45 Saturday 5.30-6.30
23 July 2015|
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Response from English-dt | Reviewed this property |
Very reasonable about €40 per head for three course plus wine and tip! The food was excellent and the staff are very helpful! To put it in perspective you'd pay €19 for a steak in most pubs on Kilkenny! Hope this helps!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 14 - USD 47
Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Castle Yard | Kilkenny Design Centre, Kilkenny, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Kilkenny  >  Kilkenny
  • Phone Number: +353 56 772 2118
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Each Thursday,Friday, Saturday and Sunday enjoy a unique space for fine dining, with its broad oak beam ceiling and view of Kilkenny Castle into a unique space for dining with menus inspired by great Irish ingredients.
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