Kilkenny Design Centre Restaurant

29th April 2020
We are now offering a food collection service from the Foodhall Cafe. Check out our sample menu here

From more information call 056 7722118 or email


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 5 am 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 menus 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.

Visiting Kilkenny with a group? We would love to have you join us for tea, breakfast, brunch or lunch.

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 in our Foodhall.

The Foodhall at Kilkenny Design Centre is one of Kilkenny’s most iconic spot for barista coffee, teas or a light lunch. Each day the Foodhall offers guests a choice of  freshly prepared homemade fare from Goats Cheese & Spinach Focaccia, Salmon & Asparagus Quiche to a range of superfood salads and gourmet sandwiches. Our most popular dishes such as our Fruity Chicken Curry, Duncannon Seafood Pie and Guinness & Beef Casserole are available to enjoy in house or at home from our deli fridge.

Our most recent development to the Foodhall is our exciting collaboration with local food writer Frances Walsh of The Honest Project.  Grab one of her delicious Stuffed Aubergines, colourful Superfood Salads or Gourmet Sandwhichs, or savour a sweet ‘Bliss’ energy balls with a creamy latte for a guilt free.


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.

€17.50 with freshly brewed bewleys tea/coffee.

€22.50 pp with Prosecco or Gin & Tonic.

Celebrating? Make it extra special with our premium gin for €27.50.


Take Home Catering

From Curries to Canapes to Cakes … Relax and let us take care of the cooking.

Whether your inner domestic goddess wants a night off, or you’re just too busy having fun, let us take care of the food. 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!…

Opening Hours
Kilkenny Design Centre

7 days: 10am – 7pm


Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Bank Hol. Sunday 5.30pm – late


7 days: 8.30am – 6pm


7 days: 10am – 6pm