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Sol Bistro

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Low Street | Thomastown, Thomastown, Kilkenny, Ireland
+353 56 775 4945
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun 12:00 - 16:00
17:30 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 17:30 - 21:30
Mon - Sat 11:30 - 15:00
Fri - Sat 17:30 - 22:00
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Had a beautiful meal here , a classy menu with classy taste and good price. The staff were very friendly and helpful

Thank deirdrelowry
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Looking for a relaxed early dinner, we found the Sol Bistro to be perfect. A delicious menu - I had courgette, Haloumi, carrot and herb cakes with chilli jam and a lovely salad, but I chose some perfectly cooked green vegetables to go with it. There was a great wine list, with a range of wines also available by the... More 

Thank Sheila B
Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent menu , good early bird and wide variety and faultless service. Busy little spot Even on a quiet week night. Convenient to our accommodation.

Thank puddleplum
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

Food is stunningly good, try the haloumi, great! Service was ok, a little brusque! Wine was good as well.

Thank Don B
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56 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

We screeched in just before the kitchen closed. The place has a good wine list. The food is comfort food but not too heavy - exactly what we were looking for. I had some tasty fried halloumi cakes and salad. My companion had lamb and loved it. It's friendly with a good vibe. Service is efficient. Prices very reasonable. Just... More 

Thank taistealai_fanach
Antwerp Province, Belgium
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

This was certainly an excellent meal. Very tasty, good quality and pleasant service. Worth a visit when you are in Thomastown.

Thank mar4751
Kilkenny, Ireland
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62 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

we ate there one evening recently with friends of ours and had a pleasant evening. the food was good and the service was friendly and efficient. valuewise fair enough too. If I seem a little less than enthusiastic it's only because overall my wife and I thought it was perhaps a little bland, but in fairness we like food that... More 

Thank Hugh B
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

Had a wonderful Good Friday dinner here, recommended by our gracious host at Lawcus Farm Guesthouse. Being Good Friday, choices where to eat were limited, so a little bit of a drive from Stoneyford to Thomastown brought us here. A had a wonderful steak, and the wife chicken, followed by a wonderful dessert. Unfortunately, beer and wine were not available... More 

Thank Steven D
Noel M, Owner at Sol Bistro, responded to this review

Dear Steven D, Thank you for your kind review, much appreciated. The Good Friday prohibition law states that "it shall not be lawful for any person to sell or expose for sale any intoxicating liquor". We apologise for exposing you to the tease of bottles of beer and wine visible through a glass fridge door. They should have been draped... More 

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38 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

We had two lovely meals on a Saturday and Sunday evening. Lovely tasty meals, freshly cooked, the portion size was just the job for us - not the enormous portion size you get in some places. The restaurant is open from 5.30 and you can have two courses for 23 euros if you eat early (the restaurant is also open... More 

Thank anmojo
Toronto, Canada
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38 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

We went for dinner at Sol Bistro based on a recommendation from our hotel. The bistro is right on the Main Street of Thomastown and is very popular. Reservations seemed to be necessary as we got the last table when we stopped to reserve at 4pm. The restaurant is quite small, pleasant enough decor and the staff were most friendly.... More 

Thank Jim B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$31
European, Irish, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 16:00
17:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Low Street | Thomastown, Thomastown, Kilkenny, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Kilkenny  >  Kilkenny  >  Thomastown
  • Phone Number: +353 56 775 4945
Sol Bistro in Thomastown, like its sister restaurant in Kilkenny City, offers fabulously fresh local food served with a Mediterranean twist. Recommended by The McKennas Guide and Georgina Campbell's Ireland Guide. Sol Bistro is located in the centre of Thomastown on Low Street, just up from the Post office and between O'Hara's and Eddie Murphy's.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?