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Matt The Millers Bar & Restaurant

1 John Street | Kilkenny City, Kilkenny R95 PY7D, Ireland
+353 56 776 1696
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good32%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“guinness stew” (14 reviews)
“ribs” (17 reviews)
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Irish, Bar, European, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1 John Street | Kilkenny City, Kilkenny R95 PY7D, Ireland
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We had a great dinner of Irish stew. The music was a great combination of Irish songs and oldie US music (including both Sweet Caroline and Wagon Wheel for those of us from North Carolina USA!! Great fun!

2  Thank KBKohler
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

One of our favorites. We ate in a dozen or more during our three weeks in Ireland. This was fantastic. Great music. Big beer and whiskey selection. Fantastic seafood chowder. Just great and a super medieval town as well.

2  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Very accommodating, staff very friendly (nothing a problem..family of 9). Food excellent, great atmosphere. Will definitely be back!

2  Thank SB-Cork
Reviewed 3 days ago

6th on Tripadvisor,I'm afraid not, deep fried frozen cod, dried up, when I advised waiter he said he would mention to chef, why, I don't know. Friendly enough staff but poor quality food - best to give it a miss

Thank ANNENIreland
Reviewed 5 days ago

We had a great dinner upstairs while the place was pumping. I was amazed when the bar manager saw my Guinness was poured a little low and grabbed it from the table to top it up. Now that's service!

2  Thank seanbL38UT
Reviewed 5 days ago

Great Bar, music, fun, and very friendly bar staff. We went for a drink around 9 pm. The bar started to gradually liven up and we didn't leave until late, needless to say we all enjoyed a great night at Matt the Mille. We will...More

2  Thank biddykk
Reviewed 5 days ago

A really professional group of young musicians who finished far too soon as far as the enthusiastic crowd was concerned. The person who vomited in the toilets was obviously having a good time anyway...

2  Thank KieronWood
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Are here twice. Their beef stew is outstanding. Wife had chicken fetticini which she said was delicious. They have a wide ranging menu, really nice pub like environment, and public parking just down the small road next to the water.

2  Thank GANDMB
Reviewed 5 days ago

Great venue ideal lociation a great place to meet as you make your way up and down the buisy Johns street night life scene.

3  Thank asdelaney1
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went here for after hours drinks and dancing. In Kilkenny there is only 1 bar open after midnight every night. This (late night bar) was the late night bar on Friday. It was very crowded and difficult to dance in. They had a DJ...More

3  Thank Trudy R
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Is there a dress code for a hen party booking?
25 May 2017|
Answer Show all 2 answers
Response from jbedfordd | Reviewed this property |
Yes, clothes are required but other than that no code that I saw.
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.
15 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
Groups, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
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.