Dining at Butler House

Butler House Kilkenny offers a range of delightful dining options. We serve breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea, and dinner in our restaurant. Private dining option also available. 

Butler House kitchen is overseen by our Executive Chef who ensures every dish is perfect, and his ethos is that the best meals start with the best ingredients.

Very few places to eat in Kilkenny provide a dining experience as elegant and impressive as Butler House.

The Restaurant

Our overnight guests will enjoy the historic setting of Butler House with the splendour of the large bow windows, original plastered ceilings, castle views and the finest locally sourced food. Our walls are adorned with magnificent pieces of art from the Basil Goulding Collection.

The restaurant is open for residents Breakfast  from 8am -10.30am. 

Our All-Day Coffee Menu is served in the Garden View Bar from 11.30 a.m. - 3 p.m. daily.

A light bites lunch offering is available Wedensday - Sunday from 12.30 p.m. - 3 p.m. 

You can preview our Sample Lunch Menu here.

Afternoon Tea is served in the Restaurant from 1 p.m. - 3p.m. Wednesday -  Sunday. (Pre-booking is essential). 

You can preview our Sample Afternoon Tea Menus here.

Dinner is available to residents and non-residents every Thursday,  Friday & Saturday from 6 p.m. - 9 p.m. through to December. 

You can pre-book dinner by contacting our Reservations Team directly at res@butler.ie. Dinner must be pre-booked 24 hours in advance to ensure availability.

Preview our Sample Dinner Menu here.

For Lunch, Afternoon Tea & Dinner bookings, please click here.

The Garden View Bar

Located on the ground floor, and overlooking our historic walled garden, the Garden View Bar provides the perfect setting for a pre or post dinner drink. 

The Orangerie

An exciting new addition to our walled garden, 'The Orangerie' provides a unique space for outdoor dining in the heart of Kilkenny City

The Orangerie will be open Saturday the 27th and Sunday the 28th of November, and Wednesday to Sunday from 12 p.m. - 6 p.m. beginning on Wednesday the 31st of November serving a selection of festive treats to takeaway.

We are also delighted to offer the space for Private Functions. Minimum numbers 30 people. Please contact us at events@butler.ie for more information on Private Bookings. 

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