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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, 17 February 2019

Food was fabulous

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Visited On Saturday, 16 February 2019

Fantastic meal!

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Visited On Saturday, 16 February 2019

Found the food a little expensive in relation to what was on offer....Menu was a little too fussy for myself, the only option for me off the main course was the beef(I didn't really enjoy it tbh)....I would have preferred a bit more choice. Waiting staff were lovely, couldn't fault them. The lady who brought us to our table was very distracted and not very friendly, asked if we would like some water at our table and then forgot to bring it to us. The lovely girl who took our order kindly brought it to us. Breakfast was super though....

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Visited On Sunday, 17 February 2019

Enjoyed the meal black pudding starter was delicious as was the steak I had as a main course with the smashed potatoes. Ordered tea which I never got but it was on my bill but removed once I mentioned it. I was staying in the hotel and came into the restaurant from the hotel side. I very nice girl then took us to the other entrance where we had to wait to be seated. This seemed to be the main entrance from the bar and we spent the next five minutes moving out of the way of staff bringing drinks from the bar to the restaurant. After 5 minutes the same girl who took us to the sign that said please wait to be seated then came back and said I don’t know where she is ? Took our names and showed us to our table. It was another ten minutes before we got a drink. We didn’t get,or were not offered a wine list. Having said all that once our order was taken the food arrived very promptly and was delicious.

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Visited On Saturday, 16 February 2019

Ordered a spiced chicken burger on a toasted bun for lunch. My chicken was plain. Burger was not toasted and was soggy. I ate most of it as we had been waiting a half an hour or more for lunch. I advised the waitress that my food was very bland and unappetising. She said she would speak to the chef. All I got was an apology from the waitress. Very poor quality from such a high class establishment.

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Visited On Monday, 11 February 2019

Whatever I say wont do The Hound justice. The food was absolutely out of this world. Easily the best we have ever had, on both nights. Great value for money, As I said to the waitress I would gladly have paid double what we did for the food that we got.

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Visited On Friday, 15 February 2019

Amazing restaurant

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Visited On Friday, 15 February 2019

Great experience. Staff were very attentive and food was of real quality

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Visited On Tuesday, 12 February 2019

The Hound is a warm, inviting, ‘one-size-fits-all’ place to eat.

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Visited On Sunday, 10 February 2019

Food was really wonderful. Small mix-up with sides not arriving with main courses and having to send these back to kitchen to keep them warm was the only disappointment in the evening.

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Visited On Friday, 08 February 2019

A very warm and welcoming restaurant, great service. My only minor criticism, and it's very minor, is the food was a bit hit and miss. My halibut was overcooked and the overall dish was a bit bland and my dessert was a rhubarb and ginger tart which had a lot of undercooked rhubarb on top which I found way too sharp to be pleasant. Neither of these were big issues and didn't spoil the experience at all.

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Visited On Saturday, 02 February 2019

Booking for 9pm on 2.2.19 On arrival despite there being empty tables we were told to wait in the bar, which was packed and there were no seats. At 9.40 no one had come to update us so we went back to the desk and waited along with some other unhappy customers, one lady had been waiting for an hour for a table despite having booked 2w previously. Eventually we were taken to a table but there was absolutely no graciousness and no apology for us being kept waiting. It felt like were were a real inconvenience rather than a welcome guest, and was very different to what we had experienced elsewhere at Mount Juliet where the service elsewhere was exemplary. The service at the table was fine and the food was lovely but the damage had been done and we really didn’t enjoy the evening. An apology for being kept waiting so long would have gone a long way.

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Visited On Friday, 01 February 2019

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Visited On Friday, 01 February 2019

We found the staff in the restaurant to be efficient courteous and above all very friendly, it made it a lovely dining experience. It was a very cold weekend and not sure that the thermostat in the room was working, even though we switched it to 23 degrees it didn't get warmer. Our stay was lovely and this was a minor thing. Kind regards, Ann Kenny

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Visited On Wednesday, 30 January 2019

We were extremely disappointed with the food and service we received. The staff seemed distracted and the food was very average, we had a booking for our second night but cancelled. When we arrived the first night we were told we couldn’t sit in the main restaurant as it was booked fo a large party so we sat in the breakfast area which was a bit disappointing. I had the goats cheese to start which was nice and the risotto as a main as it was the only veggie option, it was extremely bland and I only ate a few fork fulls. My friend had the salmon as her main and she said it was tasteless. We were extremely disappointed as we had booked two nights with dinner, we cancelled the second night and had an early high tea in the main house which was fabulous.

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Visited On Saturday, 26 January 2019

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Visited On Saturday, 26 January 2019

Overall thought for the standard and quality of food this was highly overpriced. Very limited menu and the quality of food was at best average. Only for the meal was part of my hotel package I would not of been happy handing over menu for the food we received. Afraid I won't be going back.

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Visited On Wednesday, 23 January 2019

We had a most enjoyable stay in Mount Juliet with a fabulous meal in The Hound restaurant. There is a very relaxed atmosphere with friendly staff and lovely surroundings. We will be back.

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Visited On Tuesday, 22 January 2019

Wonderful food and service. Cons: a little quite, and lack of info. On breakfast time.

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Visited On Tuesday, 01 January 2019

Keep doing what you are doing!

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Visited On Friday, 18 January 2019

Menu is quite small and doesn't change. I thought the food was nice, it wasn't amazing and it wouldn't be something I'd insist as a must do when you visit. We ended up going to a restaurant in Thomastown on our second night and it was incredible - similar prices but food was much nicer.

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Visited On Friday, 18 January 2019

Beautiful setting. Staff seemed a little stand offish. I asked for a list of diet soft drinks which was extremely limited. Very disappointed as we are in an age where sugar free drinks are very widely available. Not every customer wants to drink wine with their meal. I ordered a zero alcohol beer with a diet 7up mix for a shandy. It was warm and flat. I did not enjoy my dessert and would have liked a lighter/ fruit based offering. Main course was delicious.

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Visited On Saturday, 12 January 2019

We had a lovely experience

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Visited On Friday, 18 January 2019

If there were 7 stars for service and atmosphere I would awarded them 7 stars Really enjoyed our experience at the Hound at Mount Juliet

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Visited On Saturday, 12 January 2019

Very enjoyable

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