Dining in Kilkenny
Blessed to be surrounded by amazing bars & restaurants
At Kilkenny Inn, we are lucky to be surrounded by an abundance of eateries and restaurants right on our doorstep.
Here's just a few that come with our recommendations and our favourite bites when we visit.
For possibly the best coffee and sweet treats in the city - Cakeface Patisserie, you have to try 'The Paddy O'
For a special occasion, there are many to choose from including:
The Michelin Star Campagne on Gas House Lane
Ristorante Rinuccini, described as "being probably the best Italian restaurant in the county, ... one of the best restaurants in Ireland."
Zuni - award winning and deservedly so
For amazing Vegetarian and Vegan options:
Truffles - modern French cooking techniques with an Italian hint with an amazing vegetarian and vegan dishes
Petronella - intimate and relaxed dining experience on the Butterslip
City favourites for eating out:
Butcher Restaurant - for amazing steak and delicious cocktails on Kieran Street
Italian Connection - classic Italian dishes that will transport you to Rome with a mouthful
La Rivista - Irish bistro style dining at it's finest
Foodworks - unfussy dishes serving the best of local produce
Rive Gauche Kitchen & Cocktails - modern dishes inspired by food that’s foraged, farmed and fished from our great shore
Aroi Asian Fusion - Asian eating experience in the heart of Kilkenny City
Bars with great dining options
Paris Texas Bar & Smokehouse - fusion of traditional American South West favourites with New Orleans French Quarter
Kytelers Inn - traditional pub grub with music every night to keep you entertained
Matt the Millers Bar & Restaurant - step into a traditional Irish bar with great food and great fun