Back for another year, the Taste Kilkenny Restaurant Week returns this month, running from 27 January through 5 February at a whole host of restaurants around Kilkenny city and county.
With assistance locally from Kilkenny County Council, the initiative has been running for a few years now with an entire week focused on getting locals and visitors out to restaurants in Kilkenny to try something new, enjoy a special menu, grab a discount and (in theory) get more diners through doors at a time that may be traditionally quiet for the food and hospitality trade. There’s everything on offer in Kilkenny this year from Michelin-starred dining to early bird specials, endless tea and coffee to tasting dinners, live music and more.
Take a peek at some of the offers and highlights from participating Kilkenny restaurants and eateries below.
Kilkenny Restaurant Week 2023 Offers
This isn’t an exhaustive list by any means and I would imagine between here and 27 January you’re going to find a few more names added to the list so check back before Kilkenny Restaurant Week gets underway for the latest.
Arán Bakery & Bistro
Arán will have a Taste Kilkenny special three-course menu with live music on the Friday and Saturday of Restaurant Week (for evening service).
Café La Coco
If you’re dining in as opposed to eating on the move, your tea or coffee is free 9am to 11am.
Kilkenny Hibernian Hotel
Enjoy a three-course meal with a bottle of house wine for two at €65 per couple.
Kilkenny Ormonde Hotel
Grilled Watergrasshill sirloin steak served with cognac pepper sauce, oxtail & Guinness cheese croquette, beer battered onion rings, roast cherry vine tomato and chunky chips with a bottle of Montanas Y Mar Cabernet Sauvignon (Chile) or Montanas Y Mar Sauvignon Blanc (Chile). €59.95 for 2 people.
Lady Helen Restaurant at Mount Juliet Estate
If you’ve ever wanted to experience some Michelin-star dining, the Lady Helen at Mount Juliet Estate is offering a seven-course tasting menu for €99 per person, available midweek only.
Langton House Hotel
A complimentary glass of Prosecco with every afternoon tea (a non-alcoholic option also be available), a complimentary mug of hot chocolate with every kid’s afternoon tea and an option of an early bird two-course menu served Sunday – Thursday from €24.50 per person.
One of Kilkenny’s newest eateries, Nóinín on Bateman Quay are offering a complimentary glass of their house wine with any of main course dinner dishes. Available for all dinner services for the duration of restaurant week; we are open for dinner Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings from 6-9pm.
Paris Texas have a special dish on the menu and an event for whiskey fans during Restaurant Week. On the menu, you’ll find beef by Kenna’s Artisan Butchers (only across the road) done four ways in Paris Texas style – pulled beef croquette, featherblade, short rib and slider. There’s also a Redbreast Whiskey Tasting Dinner with Gerard Garland, Irish whiskey ambassador at Irish Distillers, taking place on Wednesday 25 January (a bit before the official kick-off of Restaurant Week).
If you’re a fan of Indian cuisine, Royal Spice at the Watergate (tail end of Parliament Street for those visiting Kilkenny), Sayed and co are offering €5 of €25 and €10 off €50 from your bill.
Statham’s by Pembroke Kilkenny
Gossip and Grapes is running at Statham’s for Restaurant Week where you can share three small plates of your choice from the evening menu, some focaccia and two glasses of wine. Suggested as ideal for a date night or catch-up, it runs each evening from 5pm to 9pm at €40 per two guests.
The Hoban Hotel
A two-course evening meal with tea or coffee for €21.95 per person.
The Kings Mill Restaurant, Kells
Tucked away in Kells, barely 15 minutes outside of Kilkenny city, the Kings Mill is offering unlimited tea or coffee with brunch (available 10am to 12pm) and a complimentary dessert with any two-course lunch.
Zuni Restaurant & Boutique Hotel on Patrick Street will have live jazz music in the restaurant each evening and during Sunday lunch service for Restaurant Week.