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The Hound

Thomastown, 3, Kilkenny, Ireland, 33
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Opening Information

We are open from 10:30 to 9pm Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday. Including Bank holiday Mondays.

Facilities
  • Disabled Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Families and Children Welcome
  • Children's Menu available
  • Awesome View
  • Business Lunch

About The Hound

The Hound is a warm, inviting, ‘one-size-fits-all’ place to eat. We are open from 10:30 to 9pm Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday. Including Bank holiday Mondays. with a new menu which includes soups, sharing platters, salads and an extensive main course menu to suit all tastes. It’s welcoming, it’s informal, it’s child friendly and it’s good value – above all, it has commanding views of the Jack Nicklaus Golf Course that will take your breath away.

The Restaurant at Hunters Yard is a proud member of Good Food Ireland and Executive Chef Ken Harker shares the philosophy of prioritizing the core indigenous ingredients of Irish cuisine supporting Irish farmers, food producers and fishermen.

Cuisine: European, Child Friendly, Cocktails
Dress Code: Smart Casual
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Visited On Saturday, 13 October 2018

There are a few things that we were not pleased with. 1: The tray on my daughter high chair was broken (it didn't click in properly so we had to hold it in place as she had her lunch. 2: We were not asked if we wanted any sides with our dish nor did we know that our dishes didn't come with veg/ mash etc. We would have ordered sides if we had known as it was only until the tables around us had sides with theirs. 3: The lady who served us was not very helpful or polite. We were not asked if we were ok for everything at any point during our lunch. Overall the food tasted lovely, we were just not pleased with the service and as a result would not recommend or return for lunch to The Hound again.

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Visited On Saturday, 06 October 2018

Very Impressed by food especially the desserts. Amazing

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Visited On Saturday, 29 September 2018

Nice stay.

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Visited On Friday, 28 September 2018

Food was good but expensive and limited choice, we visited the Manor House Sunday afternoon and thought the food, atmosphere and value for money was far superior

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Visited On Friday, 28 September 2018

Absolutely loved the experience. Will definately be back and recommend to friends.

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Visited On Wednesday, 26 September 2018

I had a fantastic stay at Mount Juliet, service,food and comfort of the hotel was exceptional. I would totally recommend a stay at Mount Juliet.

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Visited On Wednesday, 26 September 2018

Lovely spot

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Visited On Tuesday, 25 September 2018

Food was excellent. The desert was possibly the nicest non chocolate dessert I have ever had (lemon and white chocolate). However we found that the service did not match the calibre of the food. We finished our meal and no one came near our table for almost 45 minutes. We eventually had to look for someone to sign for our bill. My husband was going to leave a note on the table with our room number before the lady who had been serving us appeared. We had been standing by the till point for almost five minutes at this point.

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Visited On Sunday, 23 September 2018

good atmosphere good staff

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Visited On Thursday, 20 September 2018

We really enjoyed our dinner in the Hound Restaurant. The food was delicious as was the wine. The staff were most pleasant; while they were very efficient we never felt rushed. They also checked frequently to make sure everything was satisfactory but without being obstrusive. The restaurant was busy but there was plenty of space between tables to ensure privacy. We look forward to visitng again.

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Visited On Saturday, 22 September 2018

Really enjoyed our time here

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Visited On Friday, 21 September 2018

We had a really lovely meal and overnight in Mount Juliet. However, the experience was a wedding gift bought from the ‘escapes’ website and it would appear that there is no communication between ‘escapes’ and Mount Juliet. We had to present the voucher at every juncture to explain what we were entitled to (at check in, after dinner and at check out). It was embarrassing for us and I would suggest that staff get on top of offers so customers don’t have to feel so awkward about this.

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Visited On Saturday, 15 September 2018

Fantastic food, really high standard! However it lacked the extra touches such a bread selection, pre appetiser etc which you would expect in an exclusive hotel such as this. It was very busy & our drinks were forgotten twice. Also 3 times the wrong drinks/food arrived at our table which were meant for other tables. We would have expected a complimentary drink or dessert as an apology. Also I requested a window table when I booked. They said they know I booked a window table but none were available. However 5 minutes after we sat down another couple were given a window table. I had requested this over a week before & reminded the restaurant the day before also. Very disappointing.

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Visited On Saturday, 15 September 2018

Nice food but felt a bit rushed

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Visited On Wednesday, 12 September 2018

A little entertainment after dinner would be nice

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Visited On Wednesday, 12 September 2018

Lovely night out

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Visited On Sunday, 09 September 2018

We had dined many times before the latest modifications to the facility and the menu. The changes to the facility were well done, and the service was first rate, but the menu was a disaster. Nothing was familiar from before, and it appeared that the chef was trying to supply a junior version of Lady Helen instead of informal wholesome hearty fare. Contrary to the description of the restaurant, there is not a single salad offered. Nothing like fish and chips (sorry but trout is not a good substitute). We shared the "glazed beets" which had no glaze and were limited to the depressingly familiar red variety - a genuinely poor dish. My wife's entree was the risotto, which was very good. My entree was the pork, and it was bland and uninteresting- I cook better pork myself. We will not be back.

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Visited On Saturday, 08 September 2018

An enjoyable meal

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Visited On Friday, 07 September 2018

We enjoyed our stay and meal. Everything was very good without being excellent. My wife had the cod which was very good. I had the pork chop which was ok but a bit dry. Cheese board was great. Bed was comfortable.

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Visited On Thursday, 06 September 2018

We had a really lovely meal. Staff were wonderful. Nothing was too much trouble. It was a very busy night with a charity event but this did not affect the service.

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Visited On Thursday, 06 September 2018

Good eating allternative if one stays in the estate.

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Visited On Monday, 03 September 2018

Excellent service. All staff very friendly and made our stay feel special. Don't normally do reviews but credit where its due. Loved our stay and will certainly be back soon.

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Visited On Sunday, 02 September 2018

Food was ok service a bit rushed

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Visited On Thursday, 30 August 2018

Unfortunately we didn’t have the best experience. We were staying in the hotel and they called to see if we wanted to book a table in the restaurant, we asked if we needed to and they advised we should. When we got to the restaurant it was empty so there was no need to book a table. Service was fair to good at first but then went down hill when our toddlers dinner was forgot about and there was no apology or even acknowledgment that they had forgot to order the toddlers meal, which came at least 10/15 minutes after we had been served our main course. Food was good but the menu was small and the main course options were limited. The restaurant we feel was not up the standard of the hotel it’s located as It’s a beautiful property and located within a beautiful estate.

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Visited On Thursday, 30 August 2018

The menu is too limited and a couple euro over priced The wine menu is ridiculous-far too narrow - what is the point of putting on wines priced in the hundreds with a bistro type menu ? I suggest a range of Differdnt countries with a house wine starting at €28/€30

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