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$$$ Kilkenny City French Fodor's Choice

When Garrett Byrne, the former head chef of Dublin's celebrated Chapter One, returns home and opens a restaurant, people take notice, and the awards–-and diners from all of Ireland–-start flooding in. The menu is a work of art, with common French themes toyed with and expanded. The ox tongue and cheek, in sauce gribiche with pickled salsify and horseradish cream, is just about the perfect starter. For a main, try the poached turbot with fennel puree and seaweed butter. Byrne chose an industrial site beside the disused railway yard and transformed it into a stylish, uncluttered space with a beautiful green canopy for a sense of the French bistro. The oak flooring and curved banquettes contrast with the abstract splashes of bright colors on the walls. The wine list is long and luxurious.

French Sophisticated Lunch Dinner Pre-Theater Dessert $$$ Fodor's Choice

Quick Facts

Gashouse La.
Kilkenny, Co. Kilkenny  Ireland


Known For:
  • Modern French cuisine
  • Destination dining
  • Relaxed contemporary setting
Restaurant Details:
Rate Includes: Closed Mon. No dinner Sun. No lunch Tues.–Thurs., Closed Mon. and Tues. No dinner Sun. No lunch Wed. and Thurs.