Kyteler's Inn... Good Wholesome Food

Kilkenny lies in the farming heartland of Ireland where world-renowned beef, lamb, pork, vegetables and grains are produced for the tables of the country and for export.

Kytelers Inn, which has been cooking and serving good food since 1263, sources its requirements from farmers in this lush region to create a cuisine steeped in Irish culinary tradition.

Visitors from all over the world join a local clientele for Bacon and Cabbage, Irish Stew, prime Steaks and our famous ‘Vol au Vents’ washed down with local Kilkenny and Smithwicks beers, Harp lager and Guinness.

‘Our emphasis is on high quality and good value’, says director Nicky Flynn. ‘Lunch time Specials for instance are attractively priced at €10/€12.’

The daily menu, available in The Courtyard, the Tavern and the Top Bar includes ‘Witches Brew from the Cauldron’, inspired by Alice de Kyteler who established the Inn in the 13th Century and who escaped being burned as a witch.

Other popular menu dishes include ‘Hot Mushrooms, Thyme and Creamcheese’ with a garlic dip, Hot and Spicy Chicken Wings and Irish Oak-Smoked Salmon. Head chef Margaret Kelly prepares a ‘Chef’s Special’ every day and makes traditional favourite desserts such as Apple Tarts and Sherry Trifle.

A cafe menu including coffees, teas , sandwiches and pastries is also available throughout the day.

For wedding receptions, parties and corporate events, Kytelers Inn offers a range of menu suggestions and will happily meet the individual requirements of clients with everything from a seated banquet to informal finger food.

Kytelers Inn is not a formal restaurant, but its unique atmosphere and traditional dishes make it an ideal spot for casual dining and informal gatherings.
With a history dating back to 1263, Kytelers Inn, in the heart of the Mediaeval City of Kilkenny, combines a rich heritage with 21st century amenities and service.

Since it was first established by the notorious Dame Alice de Kyteler in the 13th. Century, the Inn has welcomed visitors and has provided them with good food and beverages. To-day its menu maintains the proud tradition of Irish cooking and from its taps flow local beers like Kilkenny and Smithwicks as well as Guinness and the Irish lager, Harp.

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“Great Food, Great Staff!!”. On our way home from Cork we decided to stop in Kilkenny for a bit of dinner and a pint! Ordered a pint of Kilkenny and some good old hearty pub grub. The pint was the best I've ever had and the food was amazing!!!

IrishOrcaGirl Victoria, Canada (via Tripadvisor)