We asked the locals for their favourite restaurants and they suggested Stonechat. It is off the main street and if you don`t ask will be hard to find. The food was delicious and fresh. traditional Irish food - the restaurant itself is not that big so I will recommend to reserve table or be there before rush time - 8 pm for Ireland. Very interesting for all Americans that the dinner time in Ireland is from 8-10 and everything before 7 pm is considered Early Birds - you can score great Meal Deals - 2, 3 or 4 course for very good price if you walk into the restaurant before 7 pm. We tried the Lamb shank and Stew and they were very good and tasty. If you want traditional fresh Irish food in Kilkenny - this place is for you. The only cons. I have for this location is the speed of service - after our meal it took 45 minutes to get our check. Some tables actually walked straight to the bar to pay the server. 2 servers are taking care for the entire restaurant - they also make their own drinks ( no bartender), but at the end of the day you are in Ireland on vacation so NO RUSH :)... Have some cash with you since their Credit card system does not allow you to add tip on the card.
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