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Dining and Socialising at The Kilkenny Ormonde Hotel

Great Dining Options For All Occasions in Kilkenny City Centre

Our Executive Chef leads a multi-national team to bring you great menus and dining options to suit both your mood and the occasion. With some of Ireland’s finest grassland in the surrounding countryside, the finest beef, pork and lamb feature on our menus as well as fresh seasonal produce in our salad options. Fish and Seafood landed in nearby fishing villages too are highlights of the dining experience at the hotel. All prepared with a care that has earned the hotel a great reputation for the quality and style of its food. 

The Castle Lounge is the heart of the hotel and is the meeting place for locals and visitors. Serving barista coffee, teas, freshly baked scones and a great all-day dining menu, with popular lunchtime dishes and desserts that are hard to resist.  Make the most of this light-filled space, sit back in comfy armchairs and high-backed sofas with a coffee or a drink and simply watch the world go by.

We wish to advise our guests that we serve Afternoon Tea from 14:30 till 16:30pm daily. You may like to browse our  Afternoon Tea Menu here Please note also that pre-booking is essential. 

Please call 056 7750200 or email:reservations@kilkennyormonde.com

Meet at HOBAN and enjoy the buzz of this lively Bar & Brasserie. Rich decor, soft leather seating and booths provide a glamorous backdrop to simply great food and Drinks List featuring fabulous Cocktails. Kilkenny-bred steaks, zesty fish dishes, platters and gourmet sandwiches are just a flavour of what’s on offer here; served daily from 12.30 till 21:00. 

Savour Restaurant is the perfect place to start your day and enjoy a hearty full Irish breakfast or the delicious range of lighter options from our Buffet; served daily from 8am. 

If you feel like curling up at the TV, then our in-room dining menu brings our many options to your door, 24-hours a day.


Picnic in Kilkenny 

Why not make the most of the hotel’s great location and take a picnic to the Castle Park or out and about as you explore the county and countryside of Kilkenny.  Picnics are available during simmer months June, July, August and September. Please enquire at Reception. Prebooking 24 hours in advance is advised.  View our Picnic Menu below 

Picnic Options
Grab and Go Brown Bag Lunch:

Sandwich of Choice, (White or Brown Bread,) Yogurt, Piece of Fruit, Bag of Crisps, Bottle of Water.
€11.50 per person

The Hike:

Beer Sour Dough Bap with Choice of Filling, Mini Caesar Salad, Bag of Crisps, Seasonal Fruit with Fresh Cream, Slice of Home Made Cake or Barm Brack, Mineral Water or Soft Drink.
€19.50 per person

The Park:

Focaccia with Choice of Filling, Beer Sour Dough Bap with Ham Cheese and Ballymaloe Relish, Mini Prawn Cocktail, Bag of Crisps, Strawberries and Cream, Slice of Home-Made Cake or Barm Brack, Irish Farmhouse Cheese and Crackers, Mineral Water or Soft Drink, Chef’s Treats
€26 per person.

For Our Younger Guests:

Ham and/or Cheese on Brown or White, Yogurt, Crisps, Mini Danish Pastry, Ribena, Chocolate & Salted Caramel Rice Krispie Cookie €10 

Picnic Backpack for 2 persons is available with cutlery, glasses etc. along with a travel rug. €60 refundable deposit required.


Enjoy your dining experience at our range of dining options while you take advantage of one of our many great value offers such as our Over 50s Breaks or Romantic Breaks.

If you're planning a get together for a family celebration; a birthday or anniversary, christening, communion or confirmation then take a look at out suggestions for  Family Occassions