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 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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Visited On Friday, 18 September 2020

Wonderful, great food in lovely atmosphere and surroundings

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Visited On Wednesday, 16 September 2020

the staff are so friendly and accommodating

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Visited On Tuesday, 15 September 2020

We always enjoy staying in mount Juliet and the staff are excellent

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Visited On Wednesday, 16 September 2020

Surprised at the small number of choices on the menu

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Visited On Tuesday, 15 September 2020

Fabulous food and very nice staff! Christian served us and she was very friendly and attentive. We stayed there for the full 95 minute slot, and then were offered a 10% discount if we moved to the bar. Would definitely recommend!

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Visited On Sunday, 13 September 2020

Got 2 steak sandwichA and 2 diet cokes . Diet cokes were coke O which we returned. The steak sandwich was extremely bland and very poorly presented. Overall extremely disappointing . The weather was nice which made it pleasant as we were sitting outside

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Visited On Tuesday, 08 September 2020

We waited 15minutes for the table to be ready and then had to wait another hour before our meal arrived and the sides were served without any serving spoons. So overall not a good experience

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Visited On Saturday, 12 September 2020

While the food is very nice and presented well, the limited choice on the menu is disappointing. I have to say the waiting staff were lovely and the girls did their best to be welcoming and friendly however its very obvious that none have silver service training to warrant the hotels 5 star reputation. The Hounds abundance of fake flowers is tacky as is the pre packed condiments and the last and most disappointing was your Maitre D who was condescending to customers and his personality and attitude leave a lot to be desired.

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Visited On Saturday, 12 September 2020

Hi, we enjoyed visiting the hound, atmosphere was lovely and the setting was great. However the menu was limited and not what we were expecting. With such a limited menu we would also expect that the food we did get was of the highest standard. The Childrens food was similar in that sense. Furthermore our waitress was a very pleasant warm person albeit inexperienced and out order was very slow to come. We wouldn’t normally be like this but I’m sure you can appreciate the cost of our overall stay. That said the place was amazing and we hope to return. Regards Patricia and Afshin Egan -Nasoodi.

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Visited On Saturday, 12 September 2020

As with Friday, good food, good service but would continue to question the price. Also dined there on Sunday for lunch. Plain children's pasta was €7. If going again, I would look at dining elsewhere at least one of the evenings.

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Visited On Friday, 11 September 2020

Good food, good service, very conscious of Covid. Prices when you add in side dishes are expensive.

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Visited On Friday, 11 September 2020

relaxed and enjoyable. Food was excellent.

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Visited On Wednesday, 09 September 2020

We stayed at the Hunter's Yard Hotel and dined in the Hound restaurant one evening. Everything was excellent! Delicious food, great service and nice atmosphere. We ordered New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc for drinks and loved it! Food was delicious too – we had wild mashroom soup for starters, beef steak and roasted hake for mains + selection of greens as a side (yammy!) – highly recommend!

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Visited On Wednesday, 09 September 2020

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to The Hound restaurant. The service was friendly and efficient. The food and drink were delicious. A memorable experience.

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Visited On Saturday, 05 September 2020

We had a very pleasant break and will definitely return to Hunters Yard.Wonderful accommodation ,excellent breakfast and really good dinner . A memorable experience .

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Visited On Monday, 07 September 2020

We had a really wonderful meal. Thank you!

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Visited On Saturday, 05 September 2020

Gorgeous meal, great service. Will definitely return

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Visited On Wednesday, 02 September 2020

Customer service of the highest standard

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Visited On Wednesday, 02 September 2020

Fresh fruit and pastries were lovely, however at the hot buffet no bacon available, scrambled eggs were green and pancakes were cold. All 4 of us were not happy. Following morning much better everything was available and fresh.

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Visited On Tuesday, 01 September 2020

Dinner was beautiful, Chenelle our server was brilliant couldn’t fault her. Could feel the tension between the manager and staff thou, they froze every time he came near them. He was not very friendly would not consider this dining experience 5star.

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Visited On Tuesday, 01 September 2020

Really enjoyable. Service and staff were amazing

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Visited On Tuesday, 01 September 2020

Great food and stay

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Visited On Sunday, 30 August 2020

I appreciate this is during COVID times so this is taken into account. The staff were excellent at all times. The menu was very limited and it was not one size fits all. The food was overpriced for the meals we got. The meals however were very tasty and presented well. Room service prompt. The chips need to be proper french fries and not Irish 'cut in half potato size" please! More fried potatoes than chips. The cocktail and drinks menu were super. Cannot fault them. The ice cream amazing. Make it more than a minimum "Irish" breakfast. Expand the continental breakfast offering as this weak and limited in choice. the Stables (formerly Kendals) was freezing cold, which made the breakfast in the morning get cold very fast. Heat the room please! It was uncomfortable to sit there without a jacket on.

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