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7 Parliament Street | Kilkenny, Kilkenny, Ireland
+353 56 777 7696
11:00 - 21:00
Closed now
All hours
Tue - Wed 11:00 - 17:00
Thu - Fri 11:00 - 21:00
Sat 12:00 - 22:00
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67 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2016 via mobile

Wife and I visited here during stay in Kilkenny Food was very good as per reviews Wine was good in range and price Service was efficient but not fantastic Reviews are accurate good place to eat

Thank Andrew M
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53 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2016 via mobile

Absolutely stupendous fare here in downtown Kilkenny . Visited on a busy Saturday night with teenage children and were not disappointed. I had the fish in batter and it was fab. My wife had the lamb and said it was excellent . Kids had gourmet burgers and were delighted. Attentive service and really freshly cooked ingredients all told probably added... More 

Thank Fergal K
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2016 via mobile

We visited Foodworks after reading a very good review of it. We were not disappointed with our meal. Our charming waitress hailed from Portugal and could not have been more helpful.

Thank Gemma B
Halifax, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2016

I booked dinner for a group of nine friends. The restaurant had brilliant communication, phoned to check the reservation on the day and were very accommodating when we phones to say we had been slightly delayed. We had a set group menu and everyone found something they liked on the menu. There were simple and fail safe options like steak,... More 

Thank hebdengirl
Tipperary, Ireland
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53 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2016 via mobile

Service can be slow. Ive been here a handful of times and service is slow regardless of the place being busy or not. The menu is so-so, nothing screams'wow I really want that to me'. The food is good but could be better as it is pricey.

Thank tiptopski
Kilkenny, Ireland
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38 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 May 2016

Despite attending on a quiet evening the service was slow! The menu was only ok! The bathrooms (and approach to the actual bathrooms) would benefit from a thorough upgrade. In my mind, a restaurant is only as good as the standard of its WC!!

Thank Mary P
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2016 via mobile

I visited Foodworks with my children during the Easter break. Lovely food, fantastic service. The kids shared fish and chips and I had a delicious vegetarian sandwich with hummus and roast vegetables. Delicious and fantastic value. Highly recommended!

Thank BarbaraSob
Dublin, Ireland
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104 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2016

We went here recently on a Friday night and couldn't believe how quiet it was. The food was of a really high standard and yet it was really good value. The menu had a few standards and safe choices like fish and chips and burgers but also a few fancier items. Everything we ate was good and we'd definitely go... More 

Thank BibiDub
Waterford, Ireland
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 April 2016

Had the chowder and decided to go and do some shopping and came back for the baked alaska, I am very glad I did, it was scrumptious. Will definitely be back fabulous food at a reasonable price. Very relaxing atmosphere and prompt service.

Thank eithne h h
County Kilkenny, Ireland
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 March 2016

We went here for an impromptu lunch and had a really enjoyable time. To start, we shared the prawns and they were the most delicious prawns I've had in a long time. Then I had the vegetarian cannelloni and it was only divine. It was beautifully presented and tasted amazing. Himself had the steak burger and really enjoyed it. For... More 

Thank minilegend

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 8 - USD 27
European, Irish, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 - 17:00
11:00 - 17:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7 Parliament Street | Kilkenny, Kilkenny, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Kilkenny  >  Kilkenny
  • Phone Number: +353 56 777 7696
A high ceiling, airy space with a bright, fresh look which matches the style of cooking. Unfussy dishes using quality local produce, including our own home reared, free range pork and vegetables from the experienced chef owner's farm. Having won "Best Casual Dining" in the Irish Restaurant Awards for Leinster & recommended by Michelin Guide 2014, 2015 & 2016. We aim to offer our customers a relaxed and casual dining experience with quality the key to everything we do. Sourcing our produce locally with Hereford beef, fresh fish and seafood from Duncannon. We also have local craft O Hara's IPA and falling apple cider on draught, in addition we have an extensive wine list and a wide selection of spirits, ports and cocktails

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?