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The Long Man Bar & Grill

$$ - $$$
Grill, Gastropub, Steakhouse
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Kilfane, Thomastown, Kilkenny, Ireland
+353 56 772 4774
Sun 10:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 13:00 - 21:00
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Bishops Stortford, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

We ate here as a large group of adults and children. The food was very good and portions were big, which was great as we were all very hungry. The service was very good and the two ladies that served us were so friendly and helpful. The children's play area is an added bonus. Would recommend if you are passing.

Thank LadyVuitton
Brian C, Owner at The Long Man Bar & Grill, responded to this review

Thanks for your kind review. We look forward to having you all back as our guests. Really glad you enjoyed our outdoor play ground and indoor toddlers soft play area as we put a lot of effort into it. Thanks again. More 

Level Contributor
34 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

Saw signs for The Longman while driving through Kilkenny so thought we would give it a try. Clean and tidy with lovely friendly staff I was looking forward to a tasty lunch. This unfortunately was not to be. I ordered steak burger and chips which sadly were quite awful. The burger was very greasy as was the bun on which... More 

1 Thank thingimayjig
Dublin, Ireland
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93 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016 via mobile

I've been visiting here from time to time for at least 15 years. Less so now that the place is bypassed with the motorway. I'm had a one or two disappointing meals here over the years but it's never stopped me coming back. It's generally good and more often than not I've left happy and with a full stomach. Service... More 

1 Thank Quack123
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2016

This place should be a really handy place to meet up with family or friends. The new owners have put a lot of effort into outdoor spaces and there is ample parking. The service is friendly enough and the establishment is clean. The food, however, really and truly needs a lot of work! I went there with visitors on a... More 

Thank Susan M
Brian C, Owner at The Long Man Bar & Grill, responded to this review

Our chefs cook to order and the immensely popular freshly battered cod with tartare sauce is deep fried. The defamatory claim that your fish was microwaved can be easily proven to be false from our CCTV camera's in the kitchen. More 

kilkenny, ireland
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47 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2016 via mobile

Used to be a regular visitor before it shut down. Had lunch there in the newly refurbished bar and restaurant. It's a bit space at present but food very good. Nice selection of main courses including lovely chicken curry and a great burger nice staff and good value. Best of luck in their new venture will be back again

1 Thank sweety1960
Ardmore, Ireland
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2014 via mobile

Myself and my family were on a Sunday drive when we came across all I can say is a hidden gem. The long man in thomastown co.kilkenny good decor everything was spot on. We got to watch the Kilkenny and limerick match which was on a large screen tv in the lounge while the kids played in the indoor soft... More 

4 Thank Paul C
Brian C, Owner at The Long Man Bar & Grill, responded to this review

Thanks for your great review. Looking forward to having you back as our guests. Since your visit we have added a large screen projector in the lounge area as the parish is steeped in hurling culture and honours at the highest level. More 

Carlow, Ireland
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20 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 May 2013

Have been to the Longmans Kilfane many times, staff really friendly, place spotless & food delicious. Never ever got a poor quality meal there. Travelling from Waterford to Carlow on 13th May decided to leave the motorway & visit the Longman for our lunch, imagine our disappointment when we found the place all locked up & not a sign of... More 

6 Thank marjake21
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 March 2013

top marks all round,lovely food and great value plus service with a smile!!! what more can you ask for when dining out?

1 Thank JDwexford
galway ireland
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64 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2012

Good quality food and lovely place very child freindly and lovely staff..convinient if travelling on to Dublin.

Thank catoneeye
Kilkenny, Ireland
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2010

I havent got much to say but it has gone down i hill in atmosphere and food.Also playing host to monthly disco which is quite rough!

1 Thank deep-blue-swimmer1

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 6 - USD 18
Grill, Gastropub, Steakhouse
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Waitstaff, Delivery, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
10:00 - 21:00
13:00 - 21:00
13:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Kilfane, Thomastown, Kilkenny, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Kilkenny  >  Kilkenny  >  Thomastown
  • Phone Number: +353 56 772 4774

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