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Kernel Bar & Kitchen

$$ - $$$Irish, European,
15 Vicar Street, Kilkenny R95 NR20, Ireland
+353 56 778 6326
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  • Excellent78%
  • Very good13%
  • Average9%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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Irish, European, Contemporary, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
15 Vicar Street, Kilkenny R95 NR20, Ireland
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fantastic food and lively atmosphere. Service is excellent. Salad starters and all the were lovely. Highly recommended

Thank Teeny4768
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Outstanding experienced service from waiters & fabulous food. Salmon was melt in your mouth, steak was delicious too. I had to ask for more bread for chicken liver parfait, not nearly enough given with starter but genuinely my only criticism. Highlight of the night sizzling...More

1  Thank Ashlovestravelling
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had a group meal here recently. The set menu we were given had lots of choices and was excellent value. Food was excellent and well presented. Very good, friendly service. Have no hesitation in recommending Kernel.

1  Thank majo56
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Was taken here for a treat and loved everything. Friendly staff quirky setting and fab food. The hock ham scotch egg superb and substantial. Great value with early bird menu. Will look forward to another visit

1  Thank Potty_12
Reviewed 8 February 2018

We stayed in the adjoining hotel for two nights and enjoyed a lovely breakfast and evening meal here.

Thank Conor H
Reviewed 8 February 2018 via mobile

A great day in Kilkenny city in early February and we had read about this great award Kernel Bar and Restaurant had achieved as McKenna's best 100 restaurants in Kilkenny. We went about our City Tour and walked down the Medieval Mile to Vicar Street,...More

1  Thank yvonne k
Reviewed 5 January 2018 via mobile

We were staying in the Kilkenny Inn and decided to eat in the restaurant attached ie The Kernel. It was fantastic ! Can't fault it! The staff were really attentive , food was served very promptly and piping hot. They offered a really good early...More

1  Thank Macmagner
Reviewed 1 January 2018 via mobile

Called in here for lunch today and really enjoyed it. Excellent chicken avocado sandwiches and great home cooked chips and very friendly attentive service.

Thank Betty M
Reviewed 17 December 2017 via mobile

The service was brutal. Zero interest In the customers satisfaction. Really disappointing as the food (except for the steak) was great.

Thank Clekat1
Reviewed 17 December 2017 via mobile

What a fantastic place! Went here recently with a group of friends from work? (30 of us) The food was simply fantastic with amazing flavours and choices and press ration was second to none! All food was delivered to the table on time with no...More

Thank kingdom_warrior98
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Julie B
17 September 2017|
Response from Maria R |
Hi Yes we can cater for coeliacs and gluten free options Thank you Kernel Bar and Kitchen
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 4 - USD 43
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 15 Vicar Street, Kilkenny R95 NR20, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Kilkenny  >  Kilkenny
  • Phone Number: +353 56 778 6326
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The hill just above us is the kernel from which Kilkenny as we know it today grew. When you strip time right back, it's the town's true centre. Now that's something that inspires us. Simplicity and originality. Taste it in our food and enjoy it in our atmosphere. It's what we're all about. 15 Vicar St, Kilkenny
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