The Hound

Thomastown, 3, Kilkenny, Ireland, 33
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We are open from 12:30 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 12:30 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 Sunday, 18 October 2020

Laura on reception was great , any staff encountered were very nice and polite ,

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Visited On Thursday, 15 October 2020

An altogether lovely experience - tasty , well-prepared food served beautifully in a pleasant,warm environment.

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Visited On Friday, 09 October 2020

Service was brilliant and food to match can’t wait to return

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Visited On Wednesday, 07 October 2020

good food & service thank you

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Visited On Sunday, 04 October 2020

Really enjoyed the meal , booking was through Laura in reception who was a total joy to deal with , already booked a return visit ,

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Visited On Saturday, 03 October 2020

We had a lovely meal. The service was excellent. The food was very good an overall enjoyable experience.

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Visited On Saturday, 03 October 2020

We were very happy with the service we received, this is our 5th or 6th dining experience and the place is warm, friendly and there's generally a great buzz! The food is excellent I had the Trout and my wife had the steak, both were perfect.

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Visited On Sunday, 04 October 2020

Excellent service

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Visited On Saturday, 03 October 2020

Service was a little slow. Left waiting for drinks, took ages to get bill but our server was really nice and friendly

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Visited On Friday, 02 October 2020

We found the service to be very slow, our starter was served before we received our drinks which we had ordered 20 mins previous. The feta cheese starter was a block of feta with toast, the black pudding starter and soup were ok. Mains was a long wait and vegetarian dish was really poor. Value for money was extremely disappointing and atmosphere was lacking and really bright lighting throughout the restaurant. Staff were young and inexperienced but friendly. Overall not a good experience, will not be recommending The Hound.

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Visited On Friday, 02 October 2020

Excellent breakfast experience

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Visited On Wednesday, 30 September 2020

We had two dinners and two breakfasts in the Hound. The breakfast was disappointing for a five star hotel, being based on rather tired buffets. The were not enough staff on duty. An a la carte menu for hot food would be much better. The quality of food for dinner was good but the menu was very limited and doesn't change. The evening staff were excellent.

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Visited On Wednesday, 30 September 2020

Excellent service delivered with kindness especially during these unprecedented times The staff were superb matched with delicious food in a great setting overlooking the greens Look forward to our next return

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Visited On Tuesday, 29 September 2020

The breakfast was poorly run. It was buffet style and was overcrowded especially when we are being told to social distance. People were far too close for comfort. My partner went back to the table before me, he just wanted sausage and bacon, he was offered one sausage by the server. As far as I’m aware the breakfast is €22 to be given one sausage. The rasher was undercooked and overall it was not an enjoyable cooked breakfast. We had a voucher which included breakfast but it would have been very disappointing if we had to pay for it. We were not offered tea and coffee. My partner nearly had his food finished when his toast arrived. I had to flag a server down to get tea and toast. We were told a server would take our tea/coffee order; no one did until I asked. The waitresses were lovely but they were not organised. I was looking forward to pancakes, there was an issue with the machine so I was told to come back. I did and I didn’t bother ordering them but the server never bothered to ask would I like still like them which again for a 5* hotel? We ate in 3* hotel during the summer in Ireland and the breakfast was far superior and better organised. Lastly, I don’t understand why during these times we would not have to order at our table? I was not impressed with the food and the following morning even though it was included with our voucher we got breakfast in the city.

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Visited On Monday, 28 September 2020

Made a booking at hotel check in and it wasn’t logged in the book at the restaurant. Bit of a mess around but the manager made it work with a small delay.

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Visited On Monday, 28 September 2020

Lovely atmosphere and great food.

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Visited On Monday, 28 September 2020

The menu is very limited. Soup was beautiful but starter portion (black pudding) was a very small portion. Main course was delicious - the crispy potatoes in particular were wow! I would 100% reorder our mains. The beef was done to perfection as was the chicken. The desserts were disappointing but only because we are quite plain eaters. I would prefer just a brownie over mousse with sorbet. The staff were fantastic and the set up was excellent

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Visited On Sunday, 27 September 2020

Beautiful food very fresh and tasty

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Visited On Sunday, 27 September 2020

My reservation was booked for the wrong time, the host could not find my reservation at the moment we arrived. We were seated but it was not confirmed if we were on the list or not. After our main course was finished we were left to wait for quite a while to order our desert and if we did not stop the waitress to ask about the bill, it would have taken another while. Apart from the that. The food and atmosphere were amazing!

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Visited On Saturday, 26 September 2020

It’s a pity the wearing of masks was not mandatory for all

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Visited On Monday, 21 September 2020

Drink prices don’t match with the rest of the menu, menu options limited

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Visited On Sunday, 20 September 2020

Staff were fantastic. Food and wine were excellent. Brilliant way to end our holiday.

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Visited On Monday, 21 September 2020

Everything was just perfect. Food and staff were what you expect of a 5 star hotel.

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Visited On Friday, 18 September 2020

Our evening dinner on Saturday was very good and the service was excellent and we couldnt fault this in anyway. Breakfast the staff again where excellent however each morning the hot buffet breakfast was cold on the two occasions. I asked for the food to be re heated on both occassions. The bacon is over cooked and wasnt good again its a shame. Its a pity as the overall expereiene was very good

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Visited On Thursday, 17 September 2020

We enjoyed our visit to the Hound. This is a safe place to relax during Covid 19. The management and staff are very safety conscious. Highly recommend

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