Restaurants Kilkenny

Lyrath Estate Hotel is home to some of the best restaurants Kilkenny has to offer. Our choice of restaurants is unrivalled and offers an eclectic blend of superb cuisine, sure to appeal to the most discerning food and wine connoisseurs.

La Perla overlooks the Victorian rose gardens, and like the view, it is sophisticated and classical; a memorable five star dining experience awaits you in our flagship restaurant. Tupper’s Bar  is in many ways the heart of the hotel. It’s more casual, the perfect choice for high quality bar food or if you fancy a light snack.  Dining al fresco on the terrace on a warm summer’s day is an experience not soon forgotten. You’ll be in for a treat thanks to the finest of locally sourced products, expertly prepared.

Authentic Oriental cuisine makes Yindees a firm favourite with foodies; as our specialist chefs prepare dishes that remain true to their vast culinary heritage.  Yindees is the place to come to experience the quintessential flavours and aromas of the East.

X Bar, chic and subtly different is the perfect place to unwind. Take an aperitif before dinner or relax and enjoy a post dinner drink.

The wide range and superior quality restaurants Kilkenny enjoys makes our city a veritable mecca for food and wine lovers. At Lyrath Estate Hotel we are proud to boast some of Kilkenny’s best restaurants. Our guests and diners love the diversity on offer – we are sure you will too…

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Make this once in a lifetime experience truly memorable for your child. Have your family pictures taken on our beautiful grounds, followed by lunch in five star luxury in the newly refurbished La Perla restaurant.

Then relax and let the kids use the outdoor playground, enjoy the private, 22 seater cinema or our console games room to keep them entertained! 2017 prices from €32.00 per adult, €15 per child and the Celebrant Child goes free! Complimentary entertainment available on selected dates.

For enquiries or to make a booking please contact our events team on 056 7705846 or email View our Communion & Confirmation Sample Menu 2017

 Special Events

Celebrating a special event at Lyrath Estate Hotel in Kilkenny is a wonderful way to mark any occasion. Invite family and friends to come together around the table and break bread in celebration. Whether it’s a special birthday lunch, an anniversary dinner or afternoon tea to celebrate a graduation the team at Lyrath Estate will make your special event memorable.

If you are planning to celebrate some special events Kilkenny is a wonderful choice of destination thanks to its central, easily accessible location. Choosing Lyrath Estate Hotel as the venue to celebrate your special occasion will give you many options in terms of the style and scale of your event. Our experienced event organisers can help you to plan your celebration, big or small, and our chefs and service staff will ensure you have a day to remember.

Private Events

We have several private party options available including The Wine Cellar, which is perfect for a more casual private party, where finger food is your preference and The Manor House for formal private dining in a unique historic setting. Larger events can be catered for in The Kilkenny Convention Centre, which has several function room sizes.

Contact our events team on 056 7705804 or email for group dining enquiries or to find out more about private events at Lyrath Estate Hotel Kilkenny.

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La Perla Restaurant Kilkenny

Feel at Ease….among friends, with family, entertaining…

At La Perla Restaurant Kilkenny our culinary ambition is simple: the perfect marriage of fine food with fine wine. Our chef believes in creating authentic dishes from the highest quality, freshest ingredients, without unnecessary frills, in order to let the flavour of the food shine through. To complete the experience your server can assist you in making the perfect choice of wine to complement your meal, from our spectacular cellar containing a selection of the world’s finest wines.

Whatever the occasion, La Perla is a unique dining experience. The ambiance exudes warmth and friendliness in a relaxed atmosphere where one feels neither crowded, nor alone. The vast picture window that runs the length of the restaurant creates a stunning backdrop to any occasion. When you have finished your meal, you will find a visit to our Tupper’s Bar is the perfect way to extend a wonderful evening.

** Please note La Perla is additionally opening on Thursday 23rd February 2017**

Opening Hours

Monday – Friday 7.00am – 10.00am
Saturday, Sunday & Bank Holidays 8.00am – 10.30am


Closed for lunch.

Monday & Wednesday,

6.00pm – 9.30pm
Friday & Saturday 6.00pm – 10.00pm

Tuesday, Thursday & Sunday

Children’s Dining Times Children under the age of 8 years must vacate the restaurant by 8.30pm. Children from 8 years up are welcome to dine in La Perla all evening.

*Please note that the above times are subject to change over mid-term breaks and summer holidays without prior notice.


La Perla Sample Menu

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Yindees Restaurant Kilkenny

Yindee’s Restaurant, Lyrath Estate’s popular Pan- Asian restaurant is a firm favourite with food lovers, our specialty chefs bring diners a unique blend of Oriental dishes served in a modern intimate setting.

So whether it’s the ever popular Indonesian Nasi Goreng or the delicious new Shanghai Queen Prawn & Scallops that takes your fancy, we’re sure you’ll enjoy a truly memorable meal experience at Yindee’s Restaurant.

The quintessential flavours and aromas of lemongrass, coriander, ginger, chilli, coconut, tamarind and lime are all found in perfect harmony on this exciting new menu.

Overlooking the light-filled lobby area of Lyrath Estate from the mezzanine level. This is the fun and funky place to eat, hang out and break bread with friends. Here the textures of rattan and bamboo are spiced with colourful images of daily life from the far side of the world.

For a drink with a view, the sophisticated X-Bar probably has the best views over the estate from its soaring panoramic windows, a modern space with laid-back music, great for a pre or post-dinner cocktail.



** Please note Yindees is additionally opening on Monday 20th February & Wednesday 22nd February 2017**

Opening Hours


Tuesday, Thursday & Sunday

Friday & Saturday


6.00pm – 10.00pm

6.00pm – 10.00pm

Early Bird Menu   6.00pm – 7.00pm (Available Sunday – Friday only)
 Closed  Monday & Wednesday* See note
Children’s Dining Times There are no restrictions on dining times for children at Yindees

*Please note that the above times are subject to change over mid-term breaks, holidays and summer without prior notice.


Yindees Menu

pdf-image    Yindees Early Bird Menu

Please note that these menus are samples only and are subject to change without prior notice.

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Tupper’s Bar Kilkenny

Feel at Peace…warm welcomes, quiet moments, small indulgences…

Tupper’s Bar is part of Lyrath Estate’s original 17th Century Manor House. In many ways it’s the heart of the hotel. It’s everything you’d expect from an Irish bar and more – a warm welcome, an open fire, a good pint and an easy chair to relax in. Tupper’s Bar is also a great place to enjoy some delicious bar food or a tasty snack.


Opening Hours – Residents Bar

Sunday – Thursday (Food served) 12.00pm – 9.00pm
Friday & Saturday (Food served) 12.00pm – 8.00pm

*Please note that the above times are subject to change over midterm breaks without prior notice. Tupper’s Bar operates a walk in service only.


View our sample menus here:

Tuppers Bar Menu 2017


An introduction to Gin…

The first confirmed date for the production of gin is the early 17th century in Holland, why not enjoy a glass in our Tupper’s Bar located in our 17th century Manor House.

Gin is for cocktails – not on it’s own

Holland made Gin first (Ever hear of Dutch courage?)

Gin can be used for medicinal purposes

View our Tupper’s Gin Menu here & let us tempt you


The Conservatory at Lyrath Hotel Kilkenny overlooks Lady Charlotte Wheeler-Cuffe’s Victorian garden. Lady Charlotte’s garden has been carefully restored to her original design, based on family records and drawings. The garden is home to the ancient Lyrath yew trees, which are of such significance they are protected by preservation order.

The Conservatory is an ideal spot for a relaxing drink or a bite to eat. Food is served all day.  It’s the perfect place to pass a few relaxing hours in the company of a good book or catching up with friends, particularly on a warm summer’s day when dining al fresco on the terrace is de rigueur.

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The Wine Cellar

Lyrath Estate’s unique Wine Cellar, is a subterranean hideaway of old stone, wrought iron and magnificently carved timber found beneath La Perla Restaurant. It’s the perfect venue for a private party, or quiet evening with friends.

Browse the shelves of our walk-in, temperature controlled wine vaults, let our staff help you make your selection from one of our fine wines. The Wine Cellar has both old world and new world wines for guests to choose from. Once you have made your selection why not retreat to a corner and let the night take you and your party somewhere new and unexpected?

The Wine Cellar Bar can easily cater to the tastes of guests who prefer an alternative to wine. Please note that these menus are samples only and are subject to change without notice.

The Wine Cellar can be booked for private events by contacting our Events department on 056 7760088/7705804 or alternatively for further details.

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Afternoon Tea

“There are few hours in life more agreeable than the hour dedicated to the ceremony known as afternoon tea…Henry James”

Afternoon tea is served daily in The White Room, overlooking our courtyard & gardens. It is the perfect way to spend an afternoon with friends. With glorious panoramic views throughout The White Room’s floor to ceiling glass windows offer a picture perfect setting to enjoy Afternoon Tea with friends or loved ones. Afternoon Tea is also served in the La Perla Restaurant at weekends with views over Lady Charlottes’ Gardens.

Afternoon Tea Menu


Cucumber Sandwiches, Cream Cheese, White Bread

Closed Honey Baked Ham, Dijon Mustard on Brown Bread

Smoked Salmon, Guinness Bread, Cream Cheese

Bread & Cakes

Banana Bread

Fruit Scones

Served with:

Butter, Jam, Clotted Cream


Mini Lemon and Meringue Tartlet

Rich Double Chocolate Mousse

Fruit Cake

Served with Freshly Brewed Coffee or Tea


Afternoon Tea prices

Afternoon Tea is €25.00 per person. There is no minimum number.

Treat yourself:

€36.00 Per Person with Prosecco

€40.00 Per Person with Champagne

Afternoon Tea:
Monday – Friday                                   12.30pm – 17.00pm
Saturday & Sunday Designated seating times of 12.30pm, 14.15pm & 16.30pm
                              Booking is recommended


Call our Front Office Team on 056-7760088 to book your table.

*Please note that the above times/location & menu are subject to change over holidays, mid-term breaks and summer holidays without prior notice.

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X Bar

Smooth, sophisticated and subtly different…

X-Bar at Lyrath Estate Hotel is the perfect place to unwind, take an aperitif before dinner at Yindees, or relax with friends over cocktails. Enjoy the best views over the estate from soaring panoramic windows, the perfect backdrop to a memorable evening.

X-Bar blends contemporary style and a cosmopolitan atmosphere with a cutting-edge cocktail menu, fine spirits and laid-back music to hit the perfect note for a memorable evening.


Opening Hours

Monday Closed
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday Closed
Thursday Closed
Friday 6pm – 12.30am (music from 10pm – 12.30am)
Saturday 6pm – 12.30am (music from 10pm – 12.30am)
Sunday Closed (Open Bank Holiday Sundays 6pm- 11pm)

*Please note that the above times are subject to change over midterm breaks without prior notice.

Manor House Dining

Manor House Dining

Our 17th century drawing rooms, which form part of Lyrath Manor House, are a truly unique setting for private events. The drawing rooms overlook Lady Charlotte’s formal 17th century gardens which were redeveloped to their original design, based on family records and photographs during the construction of the hotel. It is a truly picturesque setting and your guests will also have the option of enjoying the terrace that runs alongside the gardens.

Private Dining

Cocktail receptions for up to 120 guests can be catered for in the Manor house. Formal private dining, with white glove waiter service is available from 30 to 100 guests in the drawing room. Of course less formal options are also available – please contact our events team on 056 7760088/7705804 or email for further details.

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Breakfast at La Perla Restaurant

The best way to start your day is with breakfast at Lyrath Estate Hotel. Breakfast is served daily in La Perla Restaurant. The vast floor to ceiling picture window that runs the length of the restaurant creates a stunning backdrop overlooking Lady Charlotte’s manicured gardens. Guests can choose from  a wide selection of tasty options including fresh honeycomb, artisan meats, eggs benedict and our variety of breads, along with more traditional options such as sausages, bacon, pudding, and eggs. Healthier options are also available including a new gluten free station, with a range of gluten free cereals & breads to accompany.

View our La Perla Breakfast Menu