Top Choice Modern Irish in Kilkenny City


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 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 …
Top Choice Bistro in Kilkenny City


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 pulled pork brioche or confit pig's trotter – and you'll be glad you did. Delic…
Modern Irish in Kilkenny City

Cafe Sol

Leisurely lunches stretch until 4pm at this much-loved restaurant. Local organic produce is featured in dishes that emphasise what's fresh each season. The flavours are frequently bold and have global influences. Se…
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 locals).
Italian in Kilkenny City


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

Farmers Market

Kilkenny's weekly farmers market is a showcase for local produce.
Cafeteria in Kilkenny City

Kilkenny Design Centre 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 …
International in Kilkenny City

Lautrec's Tapas & Wine Bar

Romantics can hold hands at the tiny tables in the tiny dining room, and partake of the disproportionate wine selection, at this seductive, rose-coloured tapas bar. The menu spans continents with its tapa-sized port…