Taste Kilkenny – Food Trail

Experience the rich and varied food culture of County Kilkenny – from artisan cheese-makers to chocolatiers and cute cafés to cosmopolitan city eateries. You will find that all the participants in the trail share the same passion for food and the great produce of Kilkenny’s countryside.

Discover all things foodie in Kilkenny with a dedicated food trail brought to you by TASTE of Kilkenny who invite everybody to use their trail and discover the countryside farms and city restaurants.

The TASTE of Kilkenny Food Trail is, at its heart, grounded in the traditions and people of Kilkenny and offers visitors a chance to experience the rich and varied food culture of County Kilkenny.

Whether you are local to the area or are visiting on holiday, you can eat your way through Kilkenny with this fantastic trail......

Created by the food producers and restaurants of the county, the food trail has 38 participating entities.

Visit some of the best Kilkenny has to offer such as the Smithwick’s Experience – Ireland’s oldest brewery, Fennelly’s – a coffee shop but also a cultural hub in the heart of Callan, The Watergarden in Thomastown, – which has it all ranging from a coffee shop to a gallery of crafts and Zuni – an award-winning restaurant that offers a true gourmet experience.

This collection forms a truly inspiring attraction for Kilkenny.

Download the trail map here.


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26 Patrick Street, Kilkenny

056 7723999

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Zuni Restaurant Bar & Boutique Hotel, situated on Patrick Street, in Kilkenny's City Centre. Serving great food for lunch or dinner seven days a week since 2000. Arrive early for a cocktail in our chic new cocktail bar. Lunch is served from 12.30pm to 2.30pm daily while Dinner is served from 6pm to 9.30pm daily (except 6pm to 9pm on Sunday's).

Smithwicks Experience

44 Parliament Street, Kilkenny

056 7786377

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Immerse yourself in the story of Smithwick’s, told as only a local knows how. Where 300 years of history combine with extraordinary brewing innovations, to create the Smithwick’s tour – an experience like no other.


13 Upper Bridge Street, Callan, Co. Kilkenny

086 0691421

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Fennellys of Callan is a coffee shop and cultural hub in the heart of Callan town. We make and bake all our food in-situ and source our ingredients locally. We also curate art happenings, residencies, markets, music gigs and more! We really want to celebrate our beautiful town of Callan and offer delicious food and exciting and interesting, enjoyable experiences for everyone, visitors and locals alike!