Restaurants

Top Choice Modern Irish in Kilkenny City

Campagne

Chef Garrett Byrne was awarded a Michelin star for this bold, stylish restaurant in his native Kilkenny. He's passionate about supporting local and artisan producers, and serves ever-changing, ever-memorable meals, …
Top Choice Irish in Kilkenny City

Zuni

Among Kilkenny's most stylish and busiest restaurants, Zuni manages to hold its place on the cutting edge it pioneered when it opened just before the turn of the millennium. It's sophisticated yet informal, with a m…
Top Choice Bistro in Kilkenny City

Foodworks

The owners of this cool and casual bistro keep their own pigs and grow their own salad leaves, so it would be churlish not to try their pork belly stuffed with black pudding, or confit pig's trotter – and you'll be …
Top Choice Cafe in Thomastown

Blackberry Cafe

Superb thick-cut sandwiches, toasties, quiche and warming soups are served with pumpkin-seed-speckled soda bread here. Much is organic, and the tarts and cakes are baked daily. Between noon and 2pm, great-value hot …
Cafe in Inistioge

Circle of Friends

With tables on the street, this cheerful cafe has flavoured coffees (mint, caramel and so on), all-day breakfasts, hot dishes such as beer-battered cod and chips and – the reason everyone’s really here – gargantuan …
Deli in Kells & Around

Jen's at Knockdrinna

This gourmet cafe and deli is a tiny tour de force of locally produced cheese, cured meats, smoked fish, salads and much more. Assemble a meal that will outclass your previous best picnic, or settle down at a table …
Italian in Kilkenny City

Rinuccini

Follow a short flight of steps down to a candlelit basement to bliss out on Antonio Cavaliere's classic Italian cuisine, including house special gamberoni Rinuccini (fresh Kilmore Quay langoustines with a cream, bra…
Cafe in Kilkenny City

Mocha's Vintage Tearooms

Cute retro tearoom with picture-cluttered walls and rose-patterned china. As well as tea and cakes, there's a breakfast menu (until 11.30am) with a choice of bagels or a full Irish fry-up, and hot lunch specials inc…
Cafeteria in Kilkenny City

Kilkenny Design Centre Foodhall & Restaurant

Upstairs from the craft shops, this arty, organic-oriented, self-service cafeteria offers home-baked breads and scones, tasty seafood chowder, salads in vast variety, gourmet sandwiches, hot specials and sumptuous d…
Sandwiches in Kilkenny City

Gourmet Store

In this crowded little deli, takeaway sandwiches are assembled from choice imported meats and cheeses (plus a few top-notch local varieties).