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Great dining options in Kilkenny

Kernel 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.

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. 

In March 2017, Kernel Kilkenny Bar & Kitchen opened, serving a great Breakfast ’til noon, followed by a relaxed all-day 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 our local suppliers. Kernel Kilkenny Bar & Kitchen serves the finest craft beers & ciders and a curated selection of wines by the glass not to mention a range of welcome cocktails.

Kernel Kilkenny Bar & Kitchen has had some wonderful reviews since opening, including these reviews on and by 
Lucinda O'Sullivan. Take a look at the Facebook page to see what customers think.

See our Dinner Menu 

See our All Day Dining Menu