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Dining out in Kilkenny

Kernel Bar & Kitchen

Kernel Kilkenny Bar & Kitchen is located here at 15/16 Vicar Street. Serving 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, perfect after a busy day exploring Kilkenny city's attractions. Kernel Bar & Kitchen serves the finest craft beers & ciders and a curated selection of wines by the glass.

Kernel Kilkenny Bar & Kitchen offer lots of options for group dining, so whether you're planning a business lunch, a get together with friends or birthdays and other celebrations, Maria would love to hear from you. 

Head Chef and owner of the renowned Kernel Kilkenny Bar & Kitchen Maria Raftery, has a wealth of experience including 17 years as Head Chef in ‘Zuni Restaurant’ in Kilkenny City. The restaurant has won several awards, most recently for Best Emerging Irish Cusine in Leinster 2018 awarded by the RAI, Maria also featured in Healthy Appetite television show on RTE One in 2018. 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