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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