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Matt The Millers Bar & Restaurant

1 John Street | Kilkenny City, Kilkenny R95 PY7D, Ireland
+353 56 776 1696
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good31%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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Irish, Bar, European, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1 John Street | Kilkenny City, Kilkenny R95 PY7D, Ireland
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We ate at Matt the Millers our first night in Ireland on the recommendation of the receptionist at our hotel. It ranked as one of the top 3 meals during our visit to Ireland. The service was terrific. The food authentic and delicious. My husband...More

4  Thank Ella B
Reviewed yesterday

Matt's offers a wide variety of traditional Irish food at a good price. The seafood chowder is outstanding. The fish fillet was a little dry, and the service could have been better. We enjoyed live music and the central location. I would like to give...More

4  Thank rebeccacharlene
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

My husband and I were dog tired after a long flight from the states, and after a short nap, a lovely tour of the Kells Priory we were finally ready to eat. We wanted an Irish pub atmosphere for our first night in Ireland and...More

4  Thank Karen A
Reviewed 4 days ago

The food was good with plenty of choice. The restaurant is on various levels but the music can be heard from all of them. The music was an excellent accompaniment to the food and created an convivial atmosphere. The staff were friendly and helpful. An...More

2  Thank Eileen W
Reviewed 6 days ago

Well from all the great reviews we said we'd give this place a go 😕 disappointing to say the least, my husband ordered a steak burger and chips I had chicken fillet and my son had sausage and chips, all our chips were like bricks...More

3  Thank Ann M
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The food was good and the menu had a nice variety of selections. The service was friendly and good. I enjoyed the live traditional Irish music. It could easily be heard throughout the restaurant.

3  Thank KenEs
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place. Big. Had musicians playing while we ate. Varied menu. There is an upstairs but you can still hear the music while dining.

3  Thank moon1m
Reviewed 1 week ago

Me and my wife have eaten at Matt's every time we have stayed in Kilkenny over the last three years. The food just gets better every year and this year is no exception. The portions are large, we have not had a starter and to...More

3  Thank matthewsalex2016
Reviewed 1 week ago

Recently stopped in here a for quick lunch while touring Kilkenny. Given the reviews in TA we decided to head in. Really disappointing. Service was weak at best, and most of the food seemed to come from a bag and deep fried. I ordered the...More

1  Thank FamFunIllinois
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Have a meal here last Saturday night and was a most pleasant experience. We had no booking and were given a table without a problem. The staff were excellent drinks and menus arrived within minutes and after ordering our started arrived within 10 minutes and...More

1  Thank 151kp
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Is there a dress code for a hen party booking?
25 May 2017|
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Response from Ry0bi | Reviewed this property |
Not at all. I attended a hens recently and anything goes really. There is always more than 1 hens in there. U can also reserve a spot if required. They give u a few bottles of fizz.
Dawn E
What's on the menu and the prices?
19 March 2016|
Response from MattTheMillers | Property representative |
Hi Dawn, We have a huge variety of food on our menu. Something to please everyone. We have soup, chowder, a variety of salads and starters, sandwiches (for lunch time), main courses that include Medieval Braised Beef... More
Does Matt The Millers have parking? We will be traveling from Dublin to Cashel making a brief stop for lunch in Kilkenny and would like to have lunch there if we can park easily.
15 October 2015|
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Response from Sharon F | Reviewed this property |
There is street parking not sure of anything else we wete staying out of hhe town do got a taxi which was very reasonable and the drivers were lovely and told you great places to go
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 7 - USD 17
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Local cuisine
Open Hours
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 John Street | Kilkenny City, Kilkenny R95 PY7D, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Kilkenny  >  Kilkenny
  • Phone Number: +353 56 776 1696
  • E-mail
Matt The Millers Bar & Restaurant is a perfect location for your meal, private parties and festive occasions. We offer an extensive drinks menu and the same high service standards that we strive to deliver in every area of our operation. Enjoy lunch, a romantic occasion, dinner or your own private event. We cater for every taste. You will also find some wonderful private snugs throughout our bar. These snugs are perfect for small get-togethers where you can enjoy all that Matt's has to offer in the secluded confines of these salubrious havens of comfort & quiet. We have been partying at Matt's for 20 years now so we have learned a thing or two about throwing the very best parties to suit every occasion. We have Traditional Irish Music every evening along with more music on select nights of the week. For private parties, we can put any one of our five bars at your disposal and we are happy to do as much, or as little as you need us to do to make your party a huge success. There will always be a warm welcome and a hearty smile waiting for you at Matt's. Our bars are ergonomically designed to ensure only the highest possible standards of service whether you're having a morning coffee, an afternoon tea, an early evening beverage or a pint with friends at one of Matt's famous party nights. Every effort is made to ensure that our extensive menus of both alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages are constantly updated to make sure that every taste is catered for. Our extensive food menu is also available at the bars, with breakfast, lunch and dinner served. So, whatever you're looking for and whenever you want it - you can rest assured that it's waiting for you at Matt the Millers' Main Bar.
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