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Kilkenny is home to hundreds of restaurants, from fine dining to charming eats to quirky cafes and everything in between. So how do food-lovers decide where to go? If you are looking for something new we’ve narrowed down your options with this list of some of Kilkenny's top restaurants for Outdoor Afternoon Tea. We have chosen 4 places that provide a top end luxurious Afternoon Tea experience for you to enjoy on your staycation.

Orangerie With Castle View

The Orangerie at Butler House

Kilkenny’s historic Butler House has launched a new outdoor dining space. The Orangerie is an exciting new addition to ‘al fresco’ dining in the county. Located in the walled garden of the House, ‘The Orangerie’ offers magnificent vistas in a tranquil botanical setting in the centre of the city. 

The Orangerie derives its name from the infamous fruit, which were grown in stately Irish Georgian houses for their flavour and decorative appearance. Leading heritage designer Orla Kelly worked on the development at Butler House, where new pergolas have been placed on the lawn to resemble the Orangerie style buildings that would have housed these exotic plants.

Open from 10am to 5pm daily, The Orangerie will serve a selection of tea, coffee and sweet and savoury treats to takeaway and afternoon tea is served between 1pm to 3pm. Pre booking for afternoon tea is essential. 

Find out more on – www.butler.ie


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Bridies at Langtons

Afternoon tea at Bridies is all about the menu and quaint surroundings. The garden’s vintage furniture creates a fancy atmosphere that adds to the luxury of the experience. As for the menu, there’s just so much choice. From savoury Chicken Beetroot Wraps to Sweet Pistachio Macarons. 

Langtons have a long history of serving Afternoon Tea and it’s safe to say they’ve pretty much perfected it at this stage! Treat yourself to an unforgettable experience, its worth it!

Find out more on – www.langtons.ie

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Newpark Hotel Kilkenny

The Terrace at the Newpark Hotel is the perfect oasis for your Afternoon Tea experience. It’s bistro-style decor with a Parisienne feel is complemented by plush throws and comfortable seating. From their wide range of different types of tea’s to cakes that compliment each one, the Newpark Hotel  have mastered the old-age tradition of Afternoon Tea.

Whether you’re a guest in the hotel or booking in for an afternoon, you will cherish the hotels beautiful and relaxing surroundings while savouring the food!

Find out more on – www.newparkhotelkilkenny.com

Rivercourt Afternoon Tea

Riverview Terrace at the Kilkenny River Court Hotel

Few things are more satisfyingly decadent than Afternoon Tea at one of the most picture-perfect settings in the City, spent leisurely with family and friends. Right on the banks of the River Nore, an afternoon spent in the Kilkenny River Court Hotel is well spent. 

Enjoy delicious and dainty finger sandwiches, home-baked scones crowned with clotted cream and jam, a selection of cakes and pastries, and of course a pot of freshly brewed tea or coffee. They also cater for all dietary requirements and offer Gluten Free Afternoon Tea and Vegetarian Afternoon Tea on request.

Served 7 days a week from 1pm to 5pm on the magnificent terrace area. It’s hard to beat al fresco dining in the sunshine during the warm summer months with stunning views of the river and Kilkenny Castle.

Find out more on – www.rivercourthotel.com


Visit www.tastekilkenny.ie for more information