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Lyrath Estate Hotel

Valentine’s Day is important in every lover’s life, which is why it needs to be celebrated in such a way that it leaves an everlasting impact over your better half and moves their heart. And what could be a better way of celebrating it, than with a romantic dining experience that makes you fall for each other all over again. Kilkenny has lots of places to experience with a loved one this Valentine's, here are our most unmissable ‘foodie’ experiences:

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Candlelight Dinner in the Michelin Star Lady Helen Mount Juliet

Everything about the Lady Helen speaks lavish and luxury, not to mention romance at the highest level.

Located at Mount Juliet House in Thomastown, the Lady Helen restaurant is one of two Michelin star restaurants in Kilkenny. It’s unique, both for the panoramic views it enjoys over the estate and the river Nore, and for the variety of international dishes that are prepared using fresh produce and herbs, picked daily from the estate’s own herb and vegetable gardens.

Indulge and spoil that someone special this valentine’s day with a three course dinner from €90.

Visit: Lady Helen Restaurant | Michelin Restaurant Mount Juliet Estate

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Romanic ‘Tea for Two’ in Lyrath

Treat your loved one this Valentine’s, to a Sparkling Rosé Afternoon Tea in the exquisite Lady Charlotte’s Tea Rooms at Lyrath Estate. Choose from a variety of teas, indulge in a selection of delicate sandwiches, freshly baked scones, and a mouth-watering range of pastries.

This romantic experience is available from Friday 11th to Monday 14th of February 12.30pm or 3.00pm.

For reservations call  056 776 0088 or email reception@lyath.com

Visit: www.lyrath.com

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Picnic and Woodland Wonders at Woodstock

For the couple who enjoy the great outdoors no matter what the celebration, why not order a basket full of delicious artisan treats from Kilkenny Design Food Hall, pack a picnic blanket and then take to the road to the breath-taking historical gardens of Woodstock Gardens in Inistioge for an outdoor experience to remember.

Enjoy a tranquil woodland walk where you and your partner will discover  a walled garden, rose garden, rockery garden, a recreated Turner Conservatory, a collection of rare and exotic trees – a treat for all nature lovers!

Visit: www.woodstock.ie


There is no love sincerer than the love of food.

― George Bernard Shaw


Go Chic and sophisticated in Zuni

As one of Kilkenny’s most renowned boutique hotels and restaurants, Zuni is the ideal spot for a romantic dinner after a day exploring Kilkenny city. Kick off your evening and impress your guest with cocktails on the terrace or the hotel bar, and follow this with fine dining served in the strikingly decorated restaurant, serving modern Irish cuisine made from the finest local ingredients. The chic bar has comfortable leather sofas and provides a tapas menu and a wide range of drinks, aperitif’s and after dinner night-caps.

For reservations: www.zuni.ie

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Bring out her inner ‘Goddess’ at Muse

Did you know ‘Muse’ is one of nine Greek goddesses in Greek Mythology? So why not treat her like the goddess she is and enjoy a delicious brunch in their café or garden courtyard, against the backdrop of this magnificently restored building of Butler Gallery and enjoy the romantic and timeless views of the monastic site of St John’s Priory.

After, explore the contemporary art that adorn the walls of Butler Gallery, the gallery host guided tours every weekend and is home to some of Europe’s finest art exhibitions.

Visit: www.musecoffeefood.ie or www.butlergallery.ie