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Kilkenny Design Craft Centre

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Kilkenny Design Craft Centre
Katleen Moran
Castle Yard, Kilkenny,
Co.Kilkenny

Telephone: 056 7722118
Email: info@kilkennydesign.com

I spend a lot of time on the road and obviously when travelling one does need to know of decent places to break the trip for the necessary sustenance. We go up and down a lot to ...

Kilkenny Design Craft Centre
  • Kilkenny Design Craft Centre
  • Kilkenny Design Craft Centre
  • Kilkenny Design Craft Centre
  • Kilkenny Design Craft Centre

Good to know

Opening hours:
January to March Monday - Saturday April - December Seven Days Monday - Saturday 10am - 7pm Sunday 11am - 7pm Bank Holidays 11am - 7pm Sunday & Bank Holidays January- April closed
Cuisine:
Modern Irish
A La Carte:
N/A
Table d'Hote
N/A
Early Bird
N/A
Value Meal
€9.95
Sunday Lunch
€9.95 - €14.50
Children's Menu
Available on request
Number of Covers:
120 - 240

About The Restaurant

I spend a lot of time on the road and obviously when travelling one does need to know of decent places to break the trip for the necessary sustenance. We go up and down a lot to Cork and we generally travel via Kilkenny as we find it a very pleasant journey, coupled with the fact that I have a Kilkenny background and love the place. We regularly head for the Kilkenny Design Craft Centre Restaurant for apart from delicious food I enjoy a browse around the shops and workshops in the Castle Yard Complex,which has a tremenduous range of interesting and different pieces from home accessories to pottery and glass, jewellery and fashion accessories. The restaurant is located on the first floor of the former stables overlooking the cobbled courtyard of Kilkenny Castle. It is big and airy with a high pitched ceiling and old Tudor style beams., beautiful polished wood flooring, contemporary tables and bright chairs. It opens from 9.30 am– 6.30pm (10.30 am on Sundays and Bank Holidays) and is self service. The food is always scrumptious with an emphasis on local sourced Irish beef, lamb, chicken, bacon, pork and eggs – vegetables of course too. They kick off the day with breakfast. You can go the whole hog if you will forgive the pun and have the Full Irish with 2 bacon, 2 sausages, tomato, mushroom, black and white pudding, egg and homemade soda bread or you can have a small breakfast plate. They also have porridge and cereals and more of that delicious sodabread. The menu changes but it is always interesting and varied, wholesome and delicious. Soup might be celery and apple; carrot and cumin; roast pepper and tomato or potato courgette and roast garlic. They generally have a chowder on also – seafood or chicken. Hot main courses run from €9.95 to €14.50 and might be panfried salmon and shrimp cake with homemade tartare sauce served with seasonal vegetables and potatoes. Chicken is done with soya, ginger and honey, served with vegetables and potatoes whilst Lasagne comes with coleslaw and green salad. They do a delicious pot roast breast of chicken with orange and mustard; seafood pie and a Moussaka that would have Zorba the Greek up dancing. Cold foods include a cherry tomato, roast shallot and Feta cheese tart served with a selection of House salads. Sometimes the tart might be pan roast courgette, tomato and Mossarella. Ciabattas include chicken, mature Cheddar and sweet chilli mayo; baked ham, slow roast tomato and rocket pesto mayo. They also do a cracking spinach roulade; a Ploughman’s Lunch or another thing I like is their large brown scone with smoked salmon, caper and dill mayo and mixed leaves. As you can see their mereingue is divine as are all their desserts – lemon tart, chocolate and Pecan cake, coffee and walnut gateaux, and chocolate sachertorte. Wine is available by the bottle from around €20 – or you can have a glass. Actually, you can also have an Irish Coffee or a Vodka coffee. They also cater for private dining both daytime and evening with full lunch and dinner menus plus they have a superb canape selection for your event. Now you know where to stop for that really good bite to eat.

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