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Zuni Restaurant, Bar & Boutique Hotel

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About
Zuni Restaurant, Bar and Boutique hotel is located on Patrick Street in Kilkennys City Centre. The building operated as a theatre from 1902 to the late 1960s and was opened as a Restaurant, Bar and Boutique Hotel in 2000. The front of the building houses the chic cocktail bar, which was originally the box office for the theatre. This is a small area and can be deceptive for first time visitors, as it sometimes gets mistaken for the restaurant. which is at the back in the building where the main part of the theatre originally was. The restaurant is a great room with a an open kitchen serving top class food and drink in a casual setting. Zuni is owned by Paula & Paul Byrne, The restaurant manger
PRICE RANGE
US$11 - US$30
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
CUISINES
International, European
FEATURES
Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a fabulous 3 course dinner here on January 19th. All 3 courses were delicious. The restaurant is beautiful. Lovely atmosphere and tables well placed for privacy. The staff were really friendly and efficient and the whole experience was wonderful. Prices reasonable too. We'll be...back !!!More

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We ate dinner here in early December and although it was a Monday night, there were occupied tables and the place felt lively. I haven't eaten here for a few years but the food is still excellent and is very well presented. I would definitely...go back again.More

Date of visit: December 2022
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Reviewed 4 December 2022

Lunch was just fabulous. The main course was delicious but it was the divinely decadent desserts that stole the show. The service was perfect and the atmosphere was a perfect way to start December.

Date of visit: December 2022
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Reviewed 1 December 2022 via mobile

Had the most fabulous lunch there recently. The atmosphere was so relaxed but with a bit of party vibe with a few celebrations happening. Lunch menu so good, we had the short rib and fish chip. Our fav was the short rib..oh wow! All staff...were so nice, accepted a voucher I had received for my birthday pre COVID, no questions asked. We'll be back. Hopefully for dinner and an overnight.More

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 30 November 2022

This restaurant was absolutely incredible! Every course was so good and creative. The sticky toffee pudding was the best I have ever had. Truly an excellent restaurant and the service was impeccable.

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 29 November 2022 via mobile

Amazing food! We had a 3 course meal, it was tasty and very well presented. Service was warm and friendly.

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 8 November 2022

My wife and I have stayed in Kilkenny quite a few times, always in better known hotels. Because of a sudden city break cancellation we decided to go back to the town; the usual hotels were all fully booked so we opted for the Zuni....We won't be staying anywhere else in Kilkenny from now on; the hotel, the bar and the restaurant are great, all helped, of course by the brilliant, friendly efficient staff. We couldn't find a single fault with this hotel.More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed 1 November 2022

We stayed here for two night while we explored the area. It was clean and comfortable with excellent facilities, friendly staff and a bustling local bar scene. We had the double aspect room on the corner so we could open both sets of windows and...sleep in perfect comfort during the sweltering summer nights in August 2022. A lovely place to stay - we didn't eat here but the food looked lovely too. Highly recommended.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 16 October 2022 via mobile

Excellent service and staff. Very comfortable beds. Very good breakfast. Awesome location, it’s in the middle of everything. Very recommended!!

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed 11 October 2022

Can not fault this restaurant. Food was fantastic, service was on point and great value for a fabulous meal. Will definitely be back....

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed 9 October 2022 via mobile

Lovely hotel friendly staff nice room even though we had to go down two steps and up two steps to get there breakfast was good pity about dinner when I told your waiter there were bones in the fish he told my wife all fish...have bones not at €36 and then said I only see one bone on your plate which a blind man would see there were more bones from just one bite terrible expensive experience as my wife left everythingMore

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed 2 October 2022 via mobile

We were shown straight to our table, and there was a nice buzz in the restaurant. Between us we enjoyed a selection of mains. While our meals were lovely, we all felt more vegetables would have been nice. Next time we’ll know to order sides....Desserts were decadent!More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed 1 October 2022

...From the moment we walked in, I noticed just how pretty it was. We had a "later in the night" reservation but we were really hungry and wanted to check out the menu . Everything sounded so delish, we asked if they could take us...early...They were able to accommodate us with a gorgeous tucked away circular booth and we felt very special. Every course served we devoured... I started with the Beet and Goat Cheese Salad, The Hubs had the Caprese and they were both fantastic and set the tone for the entire meal... A Steak and Sea Bass later and we were thrilled with our 1st night in Kilkenny. Looking for a romantic restaurant with memorable food ?? You've found it.... Thank You for the lovely meal !! Eric and Kristin, from MichiganMore

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 23 September 2022 via mobile

There are many good restaurants in Kilkenny but this is one I go to each time I bust Kilkenny. Never disappoints, lovely food, wine and staff. Having been there this week I will continue the tradition on my next visit.

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 23 September 2022

Great location and accommodation...The food was in the top three of our amazing dining experiences in Ireland. Amazing dining service, food and presentation plus loved Kilkenny! Highly recommend!

Date of visit: September 2022
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Zuni Restaurant, Bar & Boutique Hotel is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5