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The River Room

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The K Club, Straffan, Ireland
+353 1 601 7200
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Antrim, United Kingdom
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172 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017

This is a difficult review for me because dinner was a present/gift for special occasion. We were not staying here but a short taxi ride away. Loved arriving and great welcome as we were early and could not change the dinner booking (per madam on reception) who informed us in no uncertain terms sorry we are not permitted to change... More 

Thank Fair_Foodie
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18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

My wife and I dined here at the end of November 2016 as part of a Kildare Gourmet Escapes package which included Bed, full Irish breakfast and Dinner at The River Room. Looking at the menu, dinner on it's own is rather expensive (though justified by the level of service and presentation and quality of the food), but as part... More 

Thank Socdemrep
Olathe, Kansas
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1,029 reviews
609 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 265 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

The food was superb and the wine selections were extensive. Very much a top quality experience and great breakfast too

Thank JimOB1
Selzen, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

We had a wonderful dinner with excellent wines. Staff is very attentive. Food was prepared perfect. Nothing to criticize.

Thank Cornelia W
Achill, Mayo, Ireland
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016

Fine dining in a fine dining room ! Just wonderful ! The food, the wine, the cheese trolley !! made for an amazing evening The staff we polite, friendly and made the evening very relaxed Just lovely !!!

Thank Jane M
Dublin, Ireland
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

Excellent choice on the menu, opulent surroundings (enjoy dressing up for this occasion!) and good food all make for a fabulous dining experience.

Thank Sara C
London, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

Stayed at K club 20th September for a couple of nights on a golf trip, and had dinner in The River Room on our last night. Food was very good, and our group of 8 all enjoyed. Service was not great though. The Maitre d' was pretty miserable and had to be asked twice if we could order wine. When... More 

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Southern California
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16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

Breakfast in the river room was very good. Service was excellent at dinner and breakfast. However, the food at dinner was not a good fit for our taste buds. It is the only meal during our last 2 trips to Ireland that neither my husband or I enjoyed.

Thank regoconnell
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016

The executive chef at the K Club is as good as it gets. He matches up with all the great places ( multiple celebrity chef establishments included) we have eaten. His dishes are all excellent, full of flavour, and presented to perfection. Very difficult choosing between the entrees.

Thank Ann L
Ballymena, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2016

A very special breakfast with everything you could wish for in a breakfast. All fresh and beautifully presented. Staff attentive and helpful.

Thank cathy606

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Irish, European
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The K Club, Straffan, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Kildare  >  Straffan
  • Phone Number: +353 1 601 7200

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