Dine

Dining at Butler House

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

Butler House kitchen is overseen by our Executive Chef Gerard Dunne. Gerard 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.

A little word from Gerard…

“Wherever possible we source according to ‘local, natural and seasonal’ within a 60km radius of the property.

My vision for 2019 is whereby: 

The seasons yield a wide abundance of fruit, herbs, salads and vegetables throughout the year, which enable the kitchen team to provide the freshest local seasonal produce for the dining room ensuring the finest culinary experiences. 

With these raw materials – the fruit of the Irish soil – something very special is sure to ensue, but the extra magic is applied in the kitchen by our team of chefs. Everything has been selected to be the best that Ireland has to offer, and constantly revised to make sure nothing inferior has arrived.”

View Gerards Tuna Nicoise Summer Salad here. 

Dining Rooms

The Lady Eleanor

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

Butler House Tea Room is open for Breakfast and Morning Tea from 8am -10am, and Lunch from 12 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Afternoon Tea is served from 2-4p.m. (pre-booking is essential).

Butlers' Pantry 

Butlers' Pantry, our eclectic basement restaurant and bar, is available for private dining events such as Engagement Parties, Christenings, Confirmations, Communions and more!

Call us on 056 7722828, or email info@butler.ie for more information.