Kilkieran Cottage restaurant
Castletown, Carrick-on-Suir, Carrick On Suir
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Reviewed 09th September 2014 (visited 6 September 2014 )
This was my second time to eat in Kilkieran Cottage. I had said in my first review that I would go back again. This little gem in south Kilkenny is not to be missed if you are anywhere in the Waterford/South Tipperary area. The area has High Crosses also, so a double reason to visit. We were greeted by the owner, Ade, and a delightful waitress from the local area. I was sorry I did not ask her name, as her care and attention was commendable. Nothing was too much trouble for her and she was very knowledgeable of the menu and what was available on the day. Our starter of scallops was delightful and they were just perfectly cooked. No rush at all here and we had plenty of time until our second course, unlike some establishments, who throw out course after course without a break. Pace is leisurely and professional in Kilkieran Cottage. Mains of Pan Roasted Barbary Duck Breast, Sesame Roast Sweet Potato, Fruity Orange & Star Anise Jus for myself and Fillet of Beef, White Onion Puree, Saute Girolles, Red Wine Reduction for my friend were sensational. Super selection of vegetable and Dauphanoise potatoes for sides and we were happily stuffed. A Sauvignon Blanc and a beer made the evening. I was hard pressed to fit in a dessert, but felt that I couldn't leave that end of the menu unexplored, so I went for an ice cream selection. I would happily recommend Kilkieran Cottage to anyone who is a lover of good food, cooked to perfection. This, coupled with excellent service from friendly staff is what makes this restaurant shine over many other more expensive places we have visited. I would return again and again and have no hesitation in sending friends and family here. Thanks guys. You made our weekend very special.
Reviewed 01st September 2014 (visited 2 August 2014 )
I was dying to visit this restaurant, having read the Facebook page. However, I wasn't very impressed with it during my first visit. I was surprised that there is absolutely no atmosphere whatsoever in the place. It was dead. The waitress wasn't at all friendly and appeared not to be in the least interested in being there. She knew little about the menu, when queried, and didn't offer to consult with the chef, until she was asked to do so. We had the early bird menu, which appeared to be good value and runs till 7pm. Starters consisted of a very meagre, meatless Caesar Salad and some overcooked hard duck spring rolls. I had to pick these up to eat, as the knife was just splintering them to bits. They were almost meatless also. Mains for us both consisted of steak and fish. The steak was well cooked and a good size. The fish, although really lovely, was miniscule. I was definitely not at all impressed with the portion. Vegetables were just normal fare - brocolli and carrot medley. I would have expected something a bit less traditional for this style of restaurant. Potato was creamed and some chips, which were ok. Dessert consisted of ice cream and a portion of cheesecake, which again, was very mediocre. I would return again, to give them the benefit of a second opinion, and would hope that the menu would be improved, both in terms of variety, portion size and being cooked to perfection. I'm not sure what could be done about the waiting staff. Its not a big restaurant, but there were too many of them tripping over each other, appearing not to know what they were doing. I feel that a couple of well experienced, more mature waiting staff, would work wonders for this establishment.
Reviewed 26th September 2011 (visited 26 August 2011 )
fab restaurant ..small cottage from outside..lovely inside.hadearly bird which is great value at 24e for 2 course .food well cooked and service excellent....a great find