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The Fig Tree Restaurant

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20 High Street | Kilkenny, Kilkenny 0000, Ireland
+353 56 775 6676
09:00 - 17:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun 10:30 - 17:00
Mon - Thu 09:00 - 17:00
Fri 09:00 - 19:00
Sat 09:00 - 08:00
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Dublin, Ireland
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a delicious breakfast here. The nicest we have had for a long time.We both had full Irish breakfas.

Thank carb30
Dublin, Ireland
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51 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited Kilkenny and once there it was already time to have lunch and we found this lovely bistrot on our way. I asked for vegan options beyond the only one clearly stated on the menu and they checked for me if the burger contained eggs or dairy products and it didn't so I got a burger with wedges and... More 

Thank SilvyaJ
Basehor, Kansas
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This was the first place my family ate in Ireland. We had a long day and a half of travel and were starving. So glad we stopped here. The food was very good and the service was great. The staff gave my 13 month old plenty of attention (which she loved). My husband and I agree this was the best... More 

Thank amandasr23
Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
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41 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

Visited this lovely little restaurant with a friend for lunch, it was really really busy but we were greeted by a waiter and handed menus and told there were more tables upstairs, service was very good and quick which I was surprised at as it was so busy, the food was delicious and they use their own homemade salad dressing... More 

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148 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

Just called in for afternoon tea and all very pleasant. Excellent coffee and tea and the cakes delicious also. Food coming from the kitchen looked very good and nicely presented. Staff very friendly and helpful

Thank rob00
Hua Hin, Thailand
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

I was taking my godson around Kilkenny for the day and we were famished after touring the castle and Design Centre. Everywhere was either too pricey, too heavily sauced or complicated for the little guy but he still did not want just chicken nuggets or fish fingers. We stumbled upon the Fig Tree and it was like finding treasure. I... More 

Thank Kdue2
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18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

We came in as a group of 8. The place is a lovely environment and the staff friendly and attentive. The vegan breakfast (veggie without eggs) was ok but could defo be improved with home made hash browns, mushrooms that are cooked in a different way (as they were very dry and not particularly nice) and more beans (an egg... More 

Thank loublou33
Madison, Alabama
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75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

Stopped in here on a rainy day for a late lunch. We both had wraps and soup which were very good. Staff were very friendly, and service was excellent. The Fig Tree is on the High Street in the middle of the Medieval Mile district and close to tourist attractions.

Thank hummernator
Melbourne, Australia
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

We had a tasty lunch here. It started with the best coffee I've so far on this trip: a very good approximation to a strong flat white from a coffee shop in Melbourne, Australia. We had only one course each, but there were plenty of vegetarian options. The leak and potato soup plus sandwich combo was just the thing on... More 

Thank Juggler48
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

The food was great. We stopped in for a late afternoon breakfast and ordered the full Irish and the vegetarian options. Wifi was a little weak upstairs (also the servers don't seem to really enjoy walking up and down which I can't blame them). Other than that, the service seemed good and the good was a quality product.

Thank Chelsea B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$4 - US$15
Irish, Cafe, European, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:30 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 19:00
09:00 - 08:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 20 High Street | Kilkenny, Kilkenny 0000, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Kilkenny  >  Kilkenny
  • Phone Number: +353 56 775 6676
The Fig Tree Restaurant is built around an ethos of freshly prepared food sourced from local, Irish ingredients, in a relaxed casual dining setting. All of our food is prepared in our kitchen from scratch from our local minced beef for our burgers to our hand crafted cakes and pastries using the finest grains from the local granary. Our coffee is ethically sourced and selected and roasted to our own requirements, offering you the perfect cup every time. To compliment our dishes we also serve O' Hara's Irish Craft Beers and house red and white wine.

We place particular emphasis on our service and friendly customer relations, ensuring every guest enjoys their visit. For those with celiac dietary requirements, we provide a range of gluten free options, both savoury and sweet.

Our promise is fresh, hand prepared food in a comfortable setting.

Looking forward to your visit.


Chef Prop. Thomas Clarke.

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