City Bar & Grill
Gerry Byrne/ John McNena General Manager
1 Ormonde Street, Kilkenny,
Telephone: +353 (0)56 777 1888
Kilkenny as a City and as a County rocks as far as I am concerned, but I guess I am kind of biased as I have a Kilkenny background. Known as the Marble City, Kilkenny is filled w...
How to get there
How to get there:
Follow signs for City Centre. Hotel is located right in the Centre
Good to know
A La Carte:
Wine & Dine Menu
3 Courses + GOW €24.95
Sunday Lunch: Yes
Number of Covers:
Credit Cards: Yes
About The Restaurant
Kilkenny as a City and as a County rocks as far as I am concerned, but I guess I am kind of biased as I have a Kilkenny background. Known as the Marble City, Kilkenny is filled with historic places to visit, restaurants and bars, lush hinterland, and to boot a magnificent Castle which glows goldenly over the City and its warm hearted people. I grew up on stories of the great and the good – Kilkenny Hunt, the shooting parties, the merchant princes of the City who lived in fine houses in the shadow of the Castle or on fine country estates….
One solid historic house which would have been a bastion of the “upstairs downstairs “era was No. 1 Ormonde Street, built in the mid 19th C., and lived in by the Hackett family – friends and supporters of the Liberator – Charles Stuart Parnell. In later years the building was bought by the Hibernian Bank. In 2000 it opened as a snazzy Boutique Hotel and immediately made its mark on all fronts – great rooms - great style- great restaurant – the destination of the discerning - and all under one roof. In 2009 the Hibernian has gone from strength to strength. It has been voted one of the Best Loved Hotels in the World. The bedrooms are lavishly and richly furnished and, if you really want to push out the boat, you can treat yourself to a Junior Suite or even look out over Kilkenny from the Penthouse Suite.
There are lots of restaurants in Kilkenny but the food in the Hibernian's City Bar & Grill is considered by many to be one of the best around. You can expect maybe to feast on delicious seafood chowder to start or sauteed Dublin Bay prawns in garlic oil with toasted ciabatta. They also do a lovely smoked chicken salad with caramelised peaches and a raspberry vinaigrette whilst another interested starter is fresh plum tomatoes filled with crab pate and served with herb crostini. A good idea for a starter if there are a few of you is their platter of mixed finger food, chicken wings, mozzarella sticks,chicken skewers, duck spring rolls and samosas - everybody loves those tasty morsels. Their main courses offer great variety from 8oz and 10 oz sirloin and fillet steaks, all of course served with marinated flat cap mushrooms, onion rings or home cut chips, to a great flame grilled 10 oz beef burger with Emmantal cheese, onion rings, and all the trimmings. They do a very nice chicken curry as well as traditional fish in beer batter with home cut chips, mushy peas and a feta cheese salad. Chicken is popular and it is "Mary Walsh" free range breast of chicken with creamed mozzarella baby potatoes - wow - or with a potato and courgette gratin. Save space for their Warm Sticky Date Pudding… They also do bar food in their Hibernian Bar to the front of the hotel and, if you are a night owl, their fab subterranean Morrisson’s Bar, which is on two floors with lots of snugs and big cozy leather sofas, will welcome you into the night with entertainment and live music.
Get thee to the Kilkenny Hibernian - don’t miss out.
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