dinner in kilkenny

Saturday Night Dinner Options in Kilkenny City

Kilkenny is home to some of the best, cafés and restaurants in Ireland. With a wealth of choices, we
wanted to take the chance to offer our recommendations for an amazing Saturday night meal in the
Marble City.

For the early bird: MUSE

For those that prefer a day trip and are in search of a late lunch or early dinner MUSE offers a relaxed dining experience with a beautifully designed courtyard that will make the most of rare autumn sunshine.
MUSE is the perfect place to enjoy their inspired food and specialty coffee, celebrating the best of local, seasonal, homemade produce. A destination in itself or the perfect start or end to an exploration of Butler Gallery’s magnificent collection of Irish art and visiting exhibitions.

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For a sweet treat

Kilkenny’s first patisserie located on the Medieval Mile in the shadow of St Canices Cathedral this Kilkenny cafe is the perfect resting point for coffee lovers and foodies alike. Cakeface Patisserie offers of handmade quirky and unusual cakes not to mention pastries and desserts that are works of art which would be hard to find in London or Paris.

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Table for two!

Petronella restaurant and café combines medieval Kilkenny with what is best in our city’s dining and
evening entertainment today. Petronella’s unique location on the Butterslip , one of the busiest tourist routes in the city and its modern Irish and European cuisine, create an irresistible welcome that you are sure to return to time and again.

Petronella offers a blend of Irish and European freshly prepared cuisine using local produce. They
also offer a specially designed menu for vegan and vegetarian customers.

An absolute treat for couples and small groups, Petronella is a must visit location in a historic part of

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For Families

La Rivista at 22 Parliament Street in Kilkenny is a family-friendly Italian restaurant and pizzeria, and is a good option for an evening meal or Sunday lunch.  They open at 5pm Monday to Saturday and 12.30pm on Sunday.  They have a good children’s menu and are very welcoming towards kids.

An absolute treat for couples and small groups, Petronella is a must visit location in a historic part of

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For a late night

Soak up the atmosphere and savour the ancient craft of independent, artisan brewing at Sullivan’s Taproom, located at 15 John Street Kilkenny.

Combine internationally award-winning craft beer with a delicious daily menu containing items such as wood fired pizzas, burgers, tacos, wings and more! Established in 1702 at The Malting’s on James’s Street, Kilkenny, the brewery survived a fire in 1880 and was lost on horse bet in 1918 before being revived in 2016 by members of the Sullivan and Smithwick families.

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Whatever you chose, enjoy and tag #tastekilkenny in your posts and let us know how good your meal was!