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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 Sunday, 12 August 2018

Overall it was a disappointing experience. Service was very slow and we had to seek out staff to order food and then to order drinks. There were lots of staff working but it seemed very disorganised. Food was average, fish could have been more seasoned but starters and side orders were good.

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Visited On Sunday, 12 August 2018

Great service, friendly and efficient. Lovely waitress. Good menu but wines a bit overpriced.

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Visited On Sunday, 12 August 2018

Delocious food at a reasonable price!

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Visited On Saturday, 11 August 2018

Food very average, service appalling. Our server had to take our order 4 times as he kept forgetting what we had ordered. Very rushed service, still chewing the main course when our plates were whipped away. We moved into the stables bar for drinks and the place was filthy, the bar and tables were full of dirty glasses and cups and they never really got cleaned during our 2 hours there. Lack of experienced staff and no table service which is unacceptable for a five star establishment. 10 minute wait for drinks, then to be told they ran out of my preferred Gin at peak time on Saturday night!? We were extremely underwhelmed and disappointed. Can provide photos of dirty bar if required.

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Visited On Thursday, 09 August 2018

Great restaurant for families with lots of food options. On the night we went the service was great and at the end they apologized for any extended wait times because 7 people were absent. We had never noticed a thing!

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Visited On Monday, 06 August 2018

Dinner staff and breakfast staff very nice and friendly

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Visited On Wednesday, 01 August 2018

Had a lovely dinner in the Hound. Excellent food.

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Visited On Sunday, 29 July 2018

Not nearly as good as the old Kendals Restaurant!

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Visited On Saturday, 04 August 2018

Should more options for eating areas

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Visited On Sunday, 29 July 2018

Some more main course options would have been great.

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Visited On Saturday, 28 July 2018

Very pleasant stay. Rooms were clean, well proportioned and tastefully decorated and overall service was excellent.

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Visited On Tuesday, 24 July 2018

Lovely staff, lovely room. Food was good and reasonably priced. Will return.

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Visited On Friday, 20 July 2018

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Visited On Monday, 16 July 2018

I think that your wine list is poor. It really does need revision and should include a wider selection of grape varieties. Also please get some Irish Mist for your bar.

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Visited On Monday, 16 July 2018

Very friendly service. Food served hot on hot plates which is so important. We were at a table for 4 in a nice window alcove.

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Visited On Sunday, 15 July 2018

Somehow we got charged for an all inclusive for four people and there were three of us, and we split two entrees. It was way over priced. Plus they left the table next to us uncleared and that was unpleasant to look at throughout our meal.

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Visited On Sunday, 15 July 2018

thank you your service was excelent

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Visited On Saturday, 14 July 2018

Some members of staff were excellent and provided great service unfortunately others were not. We had organised a surprise birthday cake and one waiter came to the table and loudly asked - is this table having cake? Surprise ruined. On our second day in the hound a young girl brought some of our order and then returned a couple of minutes later and asked could she have the food back- it was for someone else. Overall the food was excellent and and I would return.

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Visited On Saturday, 14 July 2018

May be a little expensive but excellent quality

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Visited On Sunday, 08 July 2018

Excellent on all counts

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Visited On Thursday, 05 July 2018

Service was inattentive, waiting to be seated, waiting for plates to be cleared, starters came before wine Food was just ok

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Visited On Tuesday, 03 July 2018

Lovely place. Amazing estate.

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Visited On Thursday, 28 June 2018

Good simple food (based on my choices), well executed and very good service.

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Visited On Saturday, 30 June 2018

We arrived at the restaurant on time and got our menu. Unfortunately, no one seemed to be responsible for our table. We had to wait way too long to order dinner. The evening kept on like this and we ended up having dinner for more than two hours (two courses). I ordered a fish with a sauce and they forgot the sauce. My partner ordered a steak medium rare and it came well done. I think the restaurant is not worth the money.

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Visited On Saturday, 30 June 2018

Fabulous & will return!

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