At the heart of Kilkenny City. Foodhall & Restaurant The Kilkenny Design Centre Experience

Kilkenny Design Centre Restaurant

Serving fresh, homemade produce from local suppliers every day.

The Kilkenny Design Centre was originally part of a large complex of buildings attached to the castle that housed a dairy, stables, coach houses and accommodation for grooms.Our historic dining room was built in the 1760s as grain stores for the Earl of Ormonde’s horses, making it one of Kilkenny's most unique venue's.

From the ovens being switched on at 5am each morning, the team here in Kilkenny Design Centre's daytime restaurant prove their passion for the food they produce each and every day. Our Head Baker, Joan's tasty treats are well known by the locals of Kilkenny and being situated across from the beautiful Kilkenny Castle her baked goods have even travelled as far as the USA after tourists visited to taste some of our local offerings. The restaurant offers more than just melt in your mouth desserts, our breakfast opens at 8.30am and our lunch begins at 12 noon with an array of fresh salads, wraps, ciabattas, quiches and hot meals such as Poached Salmon and Cottage Pie.

All of our menu's have been inspired by a wealth of local artisan producers such as Mileeven honey, Second Nature Oils, Taste the View, and Highbank Orchards.

Speak to our catering team today about creating a bespoke menu for your special event.

Normal Hours:
We're open 7 days a week from 10.00am.
Late opening for dinner Thurs to Sat in our award winning fine dining restaurant Anocht.

Kilkenny Design Centre Foodhall

Showcasing some of Ireland’s finest artisan products and gifts is our Foodhall.

The Foodhall at Kilkenny Design Centre has become a popular spot for coffees, teas or a light lunch. It offers a selection of our most popular restaurant dishes such as Fruity Chicken Curry and Duncannon Seafood Pie to take home and enjoy the delights of Kilkenny Design Centre from home. Each day the Foodhall offers guests a choice of delicious homemade food from Goats Cheese & Spinach Focaccia to the traditional Toasted Special, the choice is yours. Our most recent addition to the Foodhall is our Take Out Range. Grab a Superfood Salad or Gourmet Sandwhich to go. 

Speciality Afternoon Tea

Treat yourself to an Afternoon Tea served on a purpose made stand from a local ceramic craftsman . Unwind and enjoy a divine assortment of fresh sandwiches, miniature sweet bites and Joan's fluffy homemade scones with local fruit preserves and cream.

€12.50 pp. Make it extra special with a glass of Prosecco for €14 pp. 

Bookings here.


Take Home Catering

Relax and let us cater your party. Whether your inner domestic goddess wants a night off, or you’re just too busy having fun, let us take care of the food this Christmas. All food is made fresh in our own kitchens and bakeries.We use no artificial additives, flavours or preservatives.To ensure we can accommodate your choice, please order 2 days in advance .For menu suggestions or advice on quantities don't hesitate to give us a call.

 It’ll be our little secret!…

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