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“Very average ”
Review of Rafter Dempseys

Rafter Dempseys
Ranked #85 of 237 Restaurants in Kilkenny
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Pretty poor food choice ( very basic menu ) and poor quality generally. This place was great about 10 years back but service and standards have dropped . Reheated chips and nothing freshly cooked ( orders arrived almost instantly! ) made it very disappointing. With only a couple of people in the bar / restaurant over tea time it said it all really ....
Better to try Aroi over the road ( literally ) or the excellent revamped Paris Texas , Left Bank , Hibernian or Marble City bar all these are far better choices .....

Thank pompeypaulo
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped in Rafter Dempseys today for lunch and it was phenomenal. My "Steak on the stone" was delicious, and my wife loved her Fish N Chips. Was our second time to visit Rafter Dempseys in the past 3 years and both times the service was great. Olive was our bartender last time we were there and nearly 2-1/2 years later we still remember her well.

Thank Matthew S
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Reviewed November 27, 2017 via mobile

Stayed here at the weekend with 3 mates and was just top class... Going the extra mile in order to ensure that we had a great weekend... Gerry the owner is an absolute gentleman and I will be back with him soon... If anyone is going to Kilkenny just book a room above the bar and you simply can't go wrong.. Had grub in it on both evenings too and it was amazing... Not in the middle of the madness either so it's a great spot... Don't normally write reviews but the way we were looked after was simply unbelievable.. Fair play to Gerry and his wonderful team

Thank paulf12345678910
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Reviewed October 7, 2017 via mobile

Had a quiet lunch of fisherman's pie, mashed potatoes, carrots, and green beans here in Kilkenny. The fisherman's pie was superb! Fat pieces of salmon in a creamy sauce with flaky pastry on top. I cannot recommend enough!

Thank Ann A
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Reviewed August 27, 2017 via mobile

Lovely spot. Olive is excellent. Food really good. Well done. It's great to find a place where you can relax and find very friendly staff. Olive is a credit.

Thank Jim S
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