TASTE of Kilkenny Food Trail | Kilkenny Tourism

TASTE of Kilkenny Food Trail



Experience the rich and varied food culture of the County Kilkenny – from artisan cheesemakers to chocolatiers, chickens to caviar and cute cafés to cosmopolitan city eateries, you’ll find that all the participants in the trail share the same passion for food and the great produce of the Kilkenny countryside (and love to share it!)

Pick up or download a copy of the dedicated food trail guide to discover all things foodie in Kilkenny. Take a look at the map of the County in the middle of this guide and you’ll find the locations of the members of the Trail (detailed on the following page) who open to visitors – please check opening times before you travel.

TASTE of Kilkenny invites you to use this trail to discover the countryside farms and city restaurants where you can sample their goods, whether you are local to the area or are visiting on holiday.

The Taste of Kilkenny Food Trail is, at it’s heart, grounded in the traditions and people of the county. Trail Kilkenny is delighted to offer visitors a chance to experience the rich and varied food culture of County Kilkenny.  Created by the food producers and restaurants of the county, the food trail has 38 participants entities.  This collection forms a truly inspiring attraction for Kilkenny.

To view a larger version of this map download the Walking, Cycling, Food and Craft Trails in Kilkenny (12mb PDF) and go to page 10 (centre of booklet)

Taste of Kilkenny Trail Map

Kilkenny City

Discover the Irish draft that took over 300 years to perfect. Uncover the history of Smithwick's ale in Kilkenny, a city steeped in brewing tradition.


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.

Highbank Orchards Kilkenny

Highbank Orchards is home to the original and innovative and multi award winning HIGHBANK orchard syrup. We also produce several delicious Apple juices, including our acclaimed Christmas organic mulling apple juice.



Farmhouse Cheese Destination. Producer of quality artisan products. Tours and Group Sessions on Cheese Tasting, Cheese-Making Courses.

Ristorante Rinuccini - Restuarant in Kilkenny
Kilkenny City

Italian restaurant, opposite Kilkenny Castle, Chef-Prop Antonio Cavaliere, Multi award winning chef, specialising in his native Italian cuisine, with probably the largest range of imported Italian wines in our amazing wine cellar.

The Watergarden Cafe Thomastown Kilkenny

The Watergarden (Camphill Communities of Ireland) incorporating Coffee Shop, Gallery, Crafts, Garden Centre and Streamside. Gardens open to the public all year round


Truffle Fairy hand makes high quality chocolate truffles, fudge, bars, chocolate eggs and cakes.



Walsh Distillery Royal Oak, where three styles of Irish whiskey – Pot Still, Malt and Grain – are created under one roof!


Zuni Restaurant Kilkenny
Kilkenny City

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. BOOK A TABLE HERE.