La Perla @ Lyrath Estate Hotel restaurant
Paulstown Road, Kilkenny City
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Reviewed 11th August 2016 (visited 6 August 2016 )
Myself and my wife celebrated our 32nd wedding anniversary with a weekend away in the Lyrath, Kilkenny, It was our first time there but not our last. we ate in both restaurants, Yindees, Asian Fusion, on the Friday night and the star of the show, La Perla on the Saturday. Service in both was impeccable and the food matched the service. Duty manager, Andy Brown exemplified the quality of the hotel by his attentiveness and courtesy. My only issue was that there weren't more people enjoying the superb food on offer in La Perla, only a handful of table occupied. I would recommend the hotel, the restaurants and the city of Kilkenny to anyone, great weekend.
Reviewed 05th March 2013 (visited 2 March 2013 )
Got a present of a voucher for dinner and drove down from Dublin on a Sat evening - one hour and twenty mins drive there and back. There was a set menu of 2 courses for €39 and 3 course for €45. The food was absolutely scrumptious. My starter of Tiger Prawns Piri Piri was delectable with a tasty complimentary salsa of tomatoes and pineapple. My partner had the equally delicious goats cheese tartlet. We both opted for the Hereford Beef Fillet with was served with a yummy mushroom purée and potato rosti. Mind-blowing melt on the tongue! Desserts of Passionfruit and Mango Mousse and Apple Frangipane finished off the treat nicely. Washed down with house wine and complimentary coffees,
Reviewed 06th October 2011 (visited 4 October 2011 )
Had a meal here found a great choice of wines .lovely hotel. Food was good nice starters. I had the steak and was dissappointed found it to be tough. Desserts were excellent. Would expect more from this type of hotel. Staff were excellent
Reviewed 18th December 2010 (visited 17 November 2010 )
Stayed at this hotel for few days while here we had dinner at La Perla. From the moment we were brought to our seat staff looked after us very well. The menu has good choices. I had goat cheese for starters it was lovely also my chicken mains and dessert was delicious. Would recommend this place for food.
Reviewed 12th August 2010 (visited 9 August 2010 )
My husband and I ate at La Perla while enjoying a fabulous break at Lyrath Estate recently. I'm often skeptical about hotel restaurants, particularly if dinner is included as part of the overall deal, La Perla thankfully changed my opinion. The crisp white linen tablecloths and napkins and attentive service gave it the feel of a top class restaurant and the food matched that. I had the chicken, mushroom and leek in a filo pastry parcel starter which I reluctantly let my husband try. He chose the Piri Piri spiced prawns with a red pepper coulis which he declared just as good. For mains I opted for the pan fried fillet of sea bass with mixed peppers, an excellent choice on my part. My husband chose the fillet of Angus beef, he thought the gravy a little gloopy but not so that it took away from the melt in the mouth beef. We didn't manage to eat all of the new potatoes or carrots and green beans which were served on the side but only because we were leaving room for dessert. I went for the lemon citrus tart and my husband the trio of home-made ice cream, both were deliciously fresh tasting and flavorsome. For wine, we went for a half bottle each of the Le Rime Chardonay/Pinot Grigio which complemented my meal perfectly, my husband had the Sacred Hill Shiraz/Cabernet which was also considered an excellent companion for the chosen courses. Followed by two freshly brewed strong black coffees, it was an excellent evening and certainly a restaurant to change your opinion on hotel dining for evening meals.
Reviewed 17th April 2010 (visited 26 March 2010 )
I cannot say enough about this place - absolutely magic from the minute you enter the estate. I have eaten in this restaurant 4 times since it opened and each time - more impressed than the last - something that's hard to achieve. It's a beautiful place and the atmosphere is second to none. I would highly recommend anything from the menu!
Reviewed 17th February 2010 (visited 15 February 2010 )
My husband and I stayed here on the Food Lovers stay and certainly we were not disappointed. The food was excellent, service top class, choice on menu covered all tastes. We would certainly go back and would recommend this restaurant to all.
Reviewed 16th January 2010 (visited 13 January 2010 )
Great meal here with my partner. The decor is rather dull but the dull atmosphere is more than compensated by the excellent food and professional service, I had the halibut for main and it was excellent and beautifully presented. My partner had the venison which she said was the best she ever tasted. Full marks for the service which was friendly and professional.
Reviewed 21st September 2009 (visited 18 September 2009 )
Dined here with my mother and we decided to push the boat out and go for the 4 courses. The starters were fresh and tasty and the soup was lovely and homey. My mother's steak was cooked to perfection and my chicken was juicy. Desserts were also fantastic. All this was accompanied with excellent service and lovely wine made for a really enjoyable evening.
Reviewed 20th August 2009 (visited 5 August 2009 )
Wonderful. I would have no problem recommending this hotel to any of my friends for an evening meal, My father called in about 2 months ago and is still talking about it. My partner and I went in for a quick bite on a Wednesday or Thursday evening. She had the antipasto as a main meal which was very well presented, I had the fillet which was cooked perfectly and we shared a cheese board to finish it off. The staff were very polite but did come over to the table to check a bit too often. This is not the cheapest please to eat in Kilkenny but it is good value if you’re looking for good food. I will be returning.
Reviewed 21st March 2010 (visited 26 January 2010 )
This was my second time going to la perla. I thoroughly enjoyed it. This time it was even better. My friend and I had decided to share the starters. We ordered the portabello mushrooms and the goats cheese tartlet. They were both very nice and beautifully presented. We really enjoyed the two of them. For my main I ordered the shellfish saffron risotto. My god it was amazing! Definately one of my favourite dishes I'v ever had. I couldn't say a bad word about it. Oh and the portion was very generious. Some how I managed to order a third course - dessert, mainly throught curiosity but when It came you'd think I'd never been fed! The pavlova was light and airy with a wonderful chew inside. The staff were friendly and happily offered their recommendations. I look forward to my return.
Reviewed 13th July 2009 (visited 10 July 2009 )
We had dinner here on Saturday night and it really was excellent. Great service, good attention to detail both on and off the plate. Good portion control but decent portions for all that. The menu is not large but what they do, they do really well. We particularly enjoyed the sea bass with smoked salmon risotto, the duck confit in filo parcel, the mushroom "spriing roll" which accompanied the sirloin. The deserts were also excellent with the bailey's brulee and the champagne jelly with summer berries being both winners. I definately will be back.
Reviewed 21st April 2009 (visited 31 January 2009 )
Lovely lovely lovely. Can't fault it, especially the staff, thanks!
Reviewed 14th February 2009 (visited 14 February 2009 )
this is a must, we went there when it first opened, fell in love... we ended up booking our wedding there, of 180 guests and oh my god if we tried to pick a fault we couldn't nor could any of our guests, we have been to the bar on numerous occasions for lunch always excellent, depending sometimes if u get a bad waiter/waitress... the restaurant is fantastic... the thai restaurant is superb, we also had our daughters communion there last year for 40 people and lyrath could not have done any more us... i would HIGHLY reccommend this hotel, and know that we will be dining there for many years to come.... LOVE IT
Reviewed 20th October 2008 (visited 18 October 2008 )
Been here a few times before and always found it great..This time however the service was not up to scratch..My order arriving and my three companions delayed ..It finally took forty five minutes for their food to land on the table..Also staff seemed clumsy today..Food as usual top class (if a little pricey) but I'll continue to visit..