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Matt The Millers Bar & Restaurant

) #5 of 175 Restaurants in Kilkenny ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ Irish, , European
1 John Street | Kilkenny City, Kilkenny R95 PY7D, Ireland
+353 56 776 1696
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good31%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“guinness stew” (14 reviews)
“ribs” (17 reviews)
Open Now
10:00 - 22:00All hours
Irish, Bar, European, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
1 John Street | Kilkenny City, Kilkenny R95 PY7D, Ireland
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1 - 10 of 1,006 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago

Was told by a couple locals to visit and glad we did. A nice blend of mostly locals with a few of us travelers to boot. God local live music in the background with quite good pub grub meals. Make sure try the local Kilkenny...More

2  Thank RonCentralCA
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We had a fun dinner here. This restaurant offers nice pub food. The salmon and prawn salad was very good with a generous portion of smoked salmon, the babyback ribs were tender and very good. Service was satisfactory. A highlight is the live music, which...More

5  Thank sgec1105
Reviewed 5 days ago

In addition to the great atmosphere, food and music the bar staff couldn't have been more helpful in setting up a table for 7 of us.

5  Thank Braveheart8068
Reviewed 6 days ago

We were there on a rainy day and it was nice to enjoy a meal and dry out a bit. The stew was delicious as well as the fish and chips. Service was very good, we never had to wait.

4  Thank Lori S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We ate at Matt the Millers our first night in Ireland on the recommendation of the receptionist at our hotel. It ranked as one of the top 3 meals during our visit to Ireland. The service was terrific. The food authentic and delicious. My husband...More

4  Thank Ella B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Matt's offers a wide variety of traditional Irish food at a good price. The seafood chowder is outstanding. The fish fillet was a little dry, and the service could have been better. We enjoyed live music and the central location. I would like to give...More

4  Thank rebeccacharlene
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I were dog tired after a long flight from the states, and after a short nap, a lovely tour of the Kells Priory we were finally ready to eat. We wanted an Irish pub atmosphere for our first night in Ireland and...More

5  Thank Karen A
Reviewed 1 week ago

The food was good with plenty of choice. The restaurant is on various levels but the music can be heard from all of them. The music was an excellent accompaniment to the food and created an convivial atmosphere. The staff were friendly and helpful. An...More

4  Thank Eileen W
Reviewed 1 week ago

Well from all the great reviews we said we'd give this place a go 😕 disappointing to say the least, my husband ordered a steak burger and chips I had chicken fillet and my son had sausage and chips, all our chips were like bricks...More

3  Thank Ann M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food was good and the menu had a nice variety of selections. The service was friendly and good. I enjoyed the live traditional Irish music. It could easily be heard throughout the restaurant.

4  Thank KenEs
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Is there a dress code for a hen party booking?
24 May 2017|
Answer Show all 4 answers
Response from Ry0bi | Reviewed this property |
Not at all. I attended a hens recently and anything goes really. There is always more than 1 hens in there. U can also reserve a spot if required. They give u a few bottles of fizz.
Dawn E
What's on the menu and the prices?
19 March 2016|
Response from MattTheMillers | Property representative |
Hi Dawn, We have a huge variety of food on our menu. Something to please everyone. We have soup, chowder, a variety of salads and starters, sandwiches (for lunch time), main courses that include Medieval Braised Beef... More
Does Matt The Millers have parking? We will be traveling from Dublin to Cashel making a brief stop for lunch in Kilkenny and would like to have lunch there if we can park easily.
14 October 2015|
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Response from Sharon F | Reviewed this property |
There is street parking not sure of anything else we wete staying out of hhe town do got a taxi which was very reasonable and the drivers were lovely and told you great places to go
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 7 - US$ 17
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups, Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 John Street | Kilkenny City, Kilkenny R95 PY7D, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Kilkenny  >  Kilkenny
  • Phone Number: +353 56 776 1696
  • E-mail
Matt The Millers Bar & Restaurant is a perfect location for your meal, private parties and festive occasions. We offer an extensive drinks menu and the same high service standards that we strive to deliver in every area of our operation. Enjoy lunch, a romantic occasion, dinner or your own private event. We cater for every taste. You will also find some wonderful private snugs throughout our bar. These snugs are perfect for small get-togethers where you can enjoy all that Matt's has to offer in the secluded confines of these salubrious havens of comfort & quiet. We have been partying at Matt's for 20 years now so we have learned a thing or two about throwing the very best parties to suit every occasion. We have Traditional Irish Music every evening along with more music on select nights of the week. For private parties, we can put any one of our five bars at your disposal and we are happy to do as much, or as little as you need us to do to make your party a huge success. There will always be a warm welcome and a hearty smile waiting for you at Matt's. Our bars are ergonomically designed to ensure only the highest possible standards of service whether you're having a morning coffee, an afternoon tea, an early evening beverage or a pint with friends at one of Matt's famous party nights. Every effort is made to ensure that our extensive menus of both alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages are constantly updated to make sure that every taste is catered for. Our extensive food menu is also available at the bars, with breakfast, lunch and dinner served. So, whatever you're looking for and whenever you want it - you can rest assured that it's waiting for you at Matt the Millers' Main Bar.
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