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Royal Spice Indian Restaurant

2 Water Gate | Gardens, Kilkenny R95 K72D, Ireland
+353 56 778 6010
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good25%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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Indian, Asian, Healthy, Balti, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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2 Water Gate | Gardens, Kilkenny R95 K72D, Ireland
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here
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1. Great food,Lovely atmosphere,
"Fabulous food, Lovely atmosphere and great service."
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2. Highly Recommended...
"This is a very nice restaurant."
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3. Authentic and amazing
"I've done quite a number of reviews of Indian restaurants in Ireland."
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1 - 10 of 484 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

As much as we love Irish pubs and food, we were in search of something different that evening. We enjoyed an exceptional meal and excellent service. Highly recommend!

Thank QuelKelC
Reviewed 3 August 2018

The curry was good...as far as Indian food goes, it was very good. The pilau rice, on the other hand...it was amazing. I would go there just to eat the rice. Very friendly staff.

1  Thank jeremydbrooks
Reviewed 20 July 2018

Super tasty and beyond brilliant rice ! I opted for a starter (chicken 'Murg Tukka' ) and two side dishes (dahl and a spinach dish), all were really, really tasty. Alternatively, they have an 'early bird' menu until 9pm most nights. Complimentary poppadoms and tasty...More

1  Thank Almostgreynomad
Reviewed 19 July 2018

The food lacked flavour. We had a few different curries and while they matched the advised level of spice, there was no depth of flavour to them. The biriyani was dry and not much going on... it needed every bit of the vegetable curry that...More

3  Thank Derek013
Reviewed 6 July 2018

We thoroughly enjoyed our Early Bird meal in the Royal Spice Indian Restaurant. It is a lovely place, comfortable and easy. The food was lovely fresh cooking with terrific flavors and the service was excellant. It was very reasonable too and we look forward to...More

1  Thank TheBayerz
Reviewed 22 June 2018

This restaurant has become our go-to for Indian food in Kilkenny. Friendly welcome, great service, great range of dishes on the menu. Flavours are unreal - fresh and authentic.Definitely worth a visit.

1  Thank Angeld62
Reviewed 11 June 2018 via mobile

Went in early... early bird menu... good range available. Popadoms for appetizers. Starters were artistically presented and tasted delicious. Plentiful and tasty mains... friendly service...the O'Hara beer tasted good too.

1  Thank Cats_123
Reviewed 21 May 2018 via mobile

Lovely dinner and fabulous service from our waiter Chow. Very friendly staff and good price. Will be back again.

1  Thank Paradise362239
Reviewed 20 May 2018 via mobile

Had a beautiful meal in Royal Spice. Our waiter Sujon was excellent, hadn't eaten there for a few months but I will not be leaving it as long again!

1  Thank Dermot60
Reviewed 20 May 2018 via mobile

We did come late for dinner. Around 22:00 (restaurant close at 23:00 ). So my reviews could be biased by my late arrival. Positives: 1. Ambient atmosphere 2. Friendly staff Negatives: 1. Rushed with orders as the kitchen was closing. We didn't have time to...More

1  Thank Mohammed A
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28 March 2018|
Response from LiamHowe | Reviewed this property |
Yes! Advisable.
9 November 2017|
Response from RoyalSpice | Property representative |
yes we are Rajrenu
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 21 - US$ 29
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2 Water Gate | Gardens, Kilkenny R95 K72D, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Kilkenny  >  Kilkenny
  • Phone Number: +353 56 778 6010
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Royal Spice Restaurant in Kilkenny is set in the heart of the beautiful medieval city, Royal Spice presents constantly evolving menus and a carefully matched wine list – all designed to reflect an ethos of modern Indian dining in
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