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Royal Spice Indian Restaurant

2 Water Gate | Gardens, Kilkenny R95 K72D, Ireland
+353 56 778 6010
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good24%
  • 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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Reviewed 2 days ago

Went with family for evening meal. Great food and attentive staff. Service was good too. Quiet as it was midweek but I think it gets busy at weekends. Located in nice part of Kilkenny (for pubs too) near the Smithwicks Experience brewery tour.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Obligado
Restaurant's Favourite
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

Date of visit: July 2018
1  Thank Almostgreynomad
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Love this place, the food is always fresh and the staff are very welcoming, can’t fault this restaurant.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Rosemary G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This has been our second visit to Royal Spice, as we visit Kilkenny every year around Christmas time and since we discovered Royal Spice, we will give it a visit every time we come to Kilkenny, glad to say the food is still as good...More

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank raymcc59
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our meals were delicious, fresh and a portions were generous.Probably the best Indian I've ever had in Ireland. Very friendly staff and overall lovely experience. Also excellent vegetarian options.

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank Ailbhe C
Reviewed 10 December 2018

Staff were excellent as was the food, lovely little restaurant and if you like Indian this is exceptional

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Owen M
Reviewed 9 December 2018 via mobile

Amazing food, good value and very nice and efficient staff. We only tried the take away but can't wait to eat in the restaurant.

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank Laurence D
Reviewed 28 November 2018 via mobile

The service was very friendly and helpful. The food was excellent and would highly recommend it to anyone visiting Kilkenny.

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank Jack O
Reviewed 26 November 2018 via mobile

We recently went to royal Spice restaurant in Kilkenny when we went in we were warmly welcomed. Stjohn was our waiter and very knowledgeable on all the dishes. The food was absolutely awesome. I had a lamb balti for mains and it was cooked beautifully...More

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank Kerribyrne
Reviewed 25 November 2018 via mobile

There's nothing like enjoying a Saturday night treat - and this was Nothing like a treat. Only a handful of customers but yet we found a most foul mouthed party to sit near. Never mind - not the restaurants fault! Our starters were small but...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Geronimo92
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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
21 June 2017|
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Response from RoyalSpice | Property representative |
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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
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Romantic, Groups
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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