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Kilkenny Design Centre Foodhall


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Certificate of Excellence2015, 2017 Winner

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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night
Irish, Cafe, European, Soups
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available
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All reviews scones salad soups chowder bread chicken opposite the castle upstairs restaurant quick bite excellent food home made lovely lunch stables wrap tomato ireland
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped in for what we thought would be a light snack at the upstairs café, which displays its offerings in an airy, cafeteria like atmosphere. The food looked so good we ordered an entree each, along with a dessert to share, and were surprised...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank Lizmbg
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped here as part of our tour group for lunch. The food was awesome, some of our group had fish chowder and tomato basil soup that all liked. The shepherd's pie was universally considered excellent by all,

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank James G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When I planned our trip to Kilkenny, I hadn't seen any information about the National Center of Design. Wow, what cutting edge crafts! We really enjoyed eating in their cafe, too. Luscious desserts!

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Art G
Reviewed March 12, 2019 via mobile

The potato cake with veggies was wonderful and the meringue dessert with berries was, to quote Mary Berry, scrummy! Their pies were cooling and looked amazing.

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank zagnutmom
Reviewed February 14, 2019

If you are planning a trip to the Kilkenny Design Centre, make sure you stop here for tea and sweets or lunch. The food was excellent, the staff friendly and the location very charming. Make sure you shop for wool blankets downstairs, they will ship...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank 249jeanmariem
Reviewed January 10, 2019 via mobile

I always try to get to the Design centre for lucnh when ever I am in Kilkenny city. The food is always tasty and a little different from the ordinary. Last time I was there the a special offer of a slice of gateaux/desert with...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank maufran2107
Reviewed December 11, 2018

Kilkenny design Centre is worth a visit. It has workshops set in what was the Castle stables. There is a shop and a lovely restaurant upstairs. There is also another venue at street level. The upstairs restaurant is self service during the day and is...More

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank mmmt2015
Reviewed October 31, 2018

Remarkably good food, served cafeteria style in a beautiful, warm and comfortable setting. Think barn wood chic interior, peppered with great art and food to match. Vegans and vegetarians would be happy here too. Plus, it’s quick and simple to serve yourself.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank GlobalStaci
Reviewed October 3, 2018

Great venue opposite the castle, set in old stable building of the castle. Great local foods and wonderful lunch menu upstairs. Anocht (the night time restaurant) is to be recommended

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank joeviston
Reviewed September 18, 2018

We had been visiting the Kilkenny Castle and our globus tour guide recommended the design center for lunch. We visited and we're glad we did. The lunch was served buffet style with the server fixing a dish for you. There were five or six set...More

Date of visit: September 2018
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