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Dining out in Kilkenny

Kernel Bar & Kitchen

In March 2017, Kernel Kilkenny Bar & Kitchen opened, located here at 15/16 Vicar Street. They serve a delicious Breakfast ’til noon, followed by a relaxed all-day dining menu including Brunch and Afternoon Tea options made with the finest regional ingredients. Dinner ranges from small plates to sharing platters, including Evening Tea and all incorporating the best seasonal produce from local suppliers. 
Kernel Bar & Kitchen serves the finest craft beers & ciders and a curated selection of wines by the glass.

Head Chef and owner of Kernel Kilkenny Bar & Kitchen Maria Raftery, has a wealth of experience including 17 years as Head Chef in ‘Zuni Restaurant’ in Kilkenny City. Maria has presented numerous cooking demonstrations, including several for ‘Ireland AM’ on TV3. Maria has developed a simple tasty menu for everyone to enjoy at Kernel Kilkenny Bar & Kitchen.


To make a reservation email: or call 056 7786326

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Opening Times: 

Sunday - Thursday: 12pm - 9pm (Early Bird 5pm - 7.30pm)

Friday - Saturday: 12pm - 10pm (Early Bird 5.30pm - 7.30pm)

Afternoon Tea served daily from 1pm - 5pm