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O' Neills Bistro

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Thomastown | Golden, Cashel, Ireland (Formerly Kenny O Neill at Lily Mai's)
+353 62 72847
12:00 - 21:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun 12:00 - 19:00
Wed - Sat 12:00 - 21:00
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

It was recommended in the nearby little town of Golden at the local inn so we were suspicious a bit. But it is just gorgeous. Lovely food matching international standards, the most friendly staff we have ever experienced in Ireland though the rate of satff performance is quite high over here. Simple and excellent. 'll be happy to be back... More 

1 Thank Istvan P
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We ate in this restaurant several times when it was Lily Mai's and the food was always excellent. We tried it again recently and were not disappointed. The food and service were both excellent. There is a good choice of starters and main courses. We did not have dessert but there was a very nice selection on offer. Would highly... More 

Thank Gemma B
Tipperary, Ireland
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117 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

Family run bistro between Tipperary Town and Cashel. The staff and owners are very friendly and helpful. All the food is cooked fresh so be prepared to wait. There are daily specials as well as the menu which has a good selection of food to choose from,there is also a vegetarian menu with a good selection also to choose from.... More 

Thank gerryoct2015
Tipperary, Ireland
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

Very pleasant surroundings, welcoming staff, the food was excellent and hot and good value for your money. Recommend it

1 Thank michele l
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

I have eaten here a few times and each time has been great. The consistency is very good and the selection of the menu is very good also. The price is very reasonable for the quality you are getting. Have spent more in other restaurants for nowhere near the quality of O'Neills. Its always busy so book in advance. Im... More 

1 Thank Robert H
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

OMG stumbled on this little treasure passing through golden, food to die for! Now I am a food lover and this place was like heaven to the tastebuds. Both myself and my partner left clean plates and are dying to go again 💙 Staff were so helpful to us, made sure all was fine and not when we were in... More 

2 Thank Jamie L
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

We had a good meal at a reasonable price, were made very welcome and could not fault it for Sunday Lunch. One of the criticisms I level at a lot of restaurants doing Sunday lunch is that they are simply providing glorified carveries, in O'Neill's this was certainly not the case We will definitely be back and am looking forward... More 

2 Thank Peter M
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

I couldn't recommended O'Neills enough. The food is just beautiful and the service is great. Always a friendly face when we walk in. We have been here a few times. Always try to go when we are in the area. 5 stars :)

2 Thank Peter H
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71 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

The service was truly awful: upon sitting down we were left waiting without being offered drinks for 15 or 20 mins to the point where I went out to the reception to ask to be served. Eventually we were given menus. The drinks came with another delay. No apologies for the many delays. The servers weren't over burdened as they... More 

Thank Emmalizi
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

Absolutely love O Neills. I tell everyone about it. Kenny and Trish keep the menu fresh and always make us feel welcome. Helen is an absolute pleasure. Thanks all.

2 Thank sarah2912

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 5 - USD 25
Irish, European, British, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 19:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Thomastown | Golden, Cashel, Ireland (Formerly Kenny O Neill at Lily Mai's)
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Munster  >  County Tipperary  >  Cashel
  • Phone Number: +353 62 72847

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?