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Great dining options in Kilkenny

Kernel Kilkenny Bar & Kitchen

The hill just above us is the kernel from which Kilkenny as we know it today grew.
When you strip time right back, it’s the town’s true centre. Now that’s something that inspires us.
Simplicity and originality. Taste it in our food and enjoy it in our atmosphere. It’s what we’re all about.

Kernel Kilkenny Bar & Kitchen serves a great Breakfast ’til ten, followed by a relaxed all-day menu made with the finest regional ingredients. Dinner is served from 6pm with last order at 8:45pm and the Bar offers the finest craft beers & ciders and a curated selection of wines by the glass not to mention a range of welcome cocktails. Evening menu consists of small plates and large plates, small plates include options such as cajun chicken wings, goats cheese crostini and caesar salad, larger plates include the Kernel burger, pan fried hake and slow roasted lamb shank. 

Kernel Kilkenny Bar & Kitchen has had some wonderful reviews since opening, including these reviews on, by Tom Doorley in the Irish Daily Mail as well as being included in The Sunday Times' Ireland's 100 Best Restaurants compiled by John & Sally McKenna