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 Irish in Kilkenny City


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


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 …
Italian in Kilkenny City


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).