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The Bective

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Bective Square | Meath, Kells, Ireland
+353 46 924 7780
17:00 - 22:00
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Sun 15:00 - 21:00
Mon - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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Morristown, New Jersey
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were in town from America and dinner at Bective was a nice treat. We had a delicious dinner. I'm not a huge fan of chicken wings but yours were amazing, best I've had. Our whole party loved them!!

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4 Thank jeannem735
Level Contributor
6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I joined many others celebrating various occasions on Saturday night to celebrate my new job. From the second we arrived we were made feel very welcome and special. There was a terrific ambience in the restaurant lots of people also enjoying the buzz. There was even live music and it was beautiful. As always the specials board... More 

4 Thank Dcph83
Kells, Ireland
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Always love coming to this beautiful restaurant. From the decor to the food to the relaxing atmosphere and attentive staff. So much options to choose from and not to mention at such a reasonable price. I am forever looking forward to my next visit. Really could not fault anything.

4 Thank NicolleZara
County Meath, Ireland
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31 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

we ate there last weekend and it was just amazing, there was three of us and we each had different starters from chicken wings to salads and prawns and all were so good. the mains were steak and seabass and again all were so tasty, two of us had steak and i can honestly say it was the nicest steak... More 

4 Thank michelle b
Dublin, Ireland
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

Was taken for an early bird dinner on Friday night. Were met by very warm and friendly staff and made to feel very welcome. Great choice of food with amazing specials. We had starters mains and desert and all were delicious and filling . We felt we were welcome for as long as we wanted to stay . I will... More 

5 Thank tisha1802
Dublin, Ireland
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017 via mobile

We've eaten here as a family, as a couple & also with friends. Each time we've really enjoyed our experience. Lovely food & all served by very friendly, pleasant staff.

5 Thank MrandMrsD61
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

Amazing food and good selection of wine and cocktails available. Lovely outdoor area to enjoy cocktails on a summers day. Great varied menu and reasonably priced. I highly recommend this establishment. 5 *

6 Thank Liza D
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

I brought my wife to dinner in the Bective last night and we had a gorgeous meal. The Atmosphere and service from all the staff made our evening. Will be returning very soon...

7 Thank Donal G
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

Had dinner at the bective. Excellent. Staff were brilliant nothing was too much for them. They were chatty friendly. Food was lovely. Goats cheese salad to start was beautiful very tasty. Definitely will go back for great atmosphere great food but also great staff. 5 out of 5😁 well done

7 Thank yvonne R
Mullingar, Ireland
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017

Food was amazing, first class service just could be a little warmer as it was a cold evening out. Great valve for money

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6 Thank Michelle R

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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
Irish, European, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
15:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Bective Square | Meath, Kells, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Meath  >  Kells
  • Phone Number: +353 46 924 7780
We run a full restaurant service and all of the items on our A La Carte menu are also available to take away - simply phone in your order and collect it (this service is not available during very busy nights). We also have a lovely dining room/bar available upstairs to hire for private functions of any kind (seats 50 people). It has a private terrace, its own bar and bathroom facilities. Contact us for details of our party platters and finger food menus. We take bookings, but walk-ins are also welcome. We cater for groups and private parties and we are family-friendly, with a children's menu and outdoor play area available. General manager Joan Donegan (Head Chef) & Yvonne Flanagan Johnson (Restaurant Manager) look forward to welcoming you to The Bective. We are open from 5pm to late from Wednesdays to Saturdays and from 3pm to 9pm on Sundays (and bank holidays) and there is ample street parking available outside the restaurant.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?