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Travellers' Choice2023
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Value
Atmosphere

Food and ambience

Local cuisine, International, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Business meetings
About
Zuni Restaurant and Boutique hotel is located on Patrick Street in Kilkenny's City Centre. The building operated as a theatre from 1902 to the late 1960s and was opened as a Restaurant & Boutique Hotel in 2000. The front of the building houses the chic Box Office 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 an open kitchen serving top class food and drink in a casual setting. There are Thirteen luxury bedrooms with on-site parking.
PRICE RANGE
€10 - €28
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, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Free off-street parking
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent food, excellent service , lovely spacious restaurant with a great little bar for a before or after drink. We will definitely be going back next time we are in Kilkenny.

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed at Zuni Hotel from Friday 2nd until Monday 5th February. Originally a theatre, it is now a beautifully appointed hotel in the centre of the town, literally 5 minutes walk from the main shopping street and Kilkenny Castle. Parking is not a problem...as there is ample parking space around the back. The rooms were immaculate and the spacious rain head shower was a major plus. There is a nice cosy bar and the original theatre entrance has been preserved. It seemed to me to be a popular spot for locals to pop in for a coffee and a chat. The food in the restaurant is outstanding and the staff couldn't have been more friendly and helpful. Will definitely be back 👍👍👍More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I've been wanting yo review Zuni for ages. I never get around to it. We have been here many times, with friends, on our own, with family, for lunch and dinner and it never disappoints. I had a surprise dinner for my husbands 60th birthday...and the staff couldn't have done more to help. Food was excellent, service was excellent. I give it 5 stars always. I would always ask for vouchers for here as it is always a treat. What can I say , one of the best in Kilkenny.More

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lovely cocktail bar for a drink before or after your meal. Very friendly, welcoming staff and excellent service. Delicious food - our favourites were the scotch egg, the goats cheese salad, the featherblade and chocolate bomb! Spectacular from start to finish and very reasonably priced!...Would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 12 January 2024

Fabulous breakfast, we had the full Irish very nicely cooked and presented. We had lovely coffee and the staff look after their customers so well without ever making you feel rushed . Highly recommend for breakfast or even a morning take away coffee after a...nice walk in the castle park .More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 11 January 2024

We booked Zuni for a corporate dinner with a group of 10 people. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed the food, service and decor of the venue. Would definitely recommend Zuni!

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 6 January 2024

This was a truly lovely dinner, food was perfect! Even my husband was raving. A must if you’re in Kilkenny!

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 27 December 2023 via mobile

Chanced our arm, had no reservation, luckily they had just had a cancellation as the restaurant was full. The steaks were incredible, cooked to perfection. The caramel sauce with dessert was delicious. Staff were lovely, attentive without OTT. Cannot recommend highly enough.

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 17 December 2023

Fabulous dinner & great atmosphere at Zuni for our wedding anniversary celebration. Food and service both top class. Also a great place for lunch with friends. We're very lucky to live locally and are regular customers.

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 31 October 2023

The menu by the door caught our attention returning to our nearby hotel at the end of a day of being a tourist. A quick online booking and a little while later we were being warmly welcomed and shown our table in very nice dining...room (with a view into the open kitchen). It had the feel of a place that one might expect to be a bit 'stuffy' but the service was relaxed yet professional. And the food... By far the best we had on our Irish visit. Seared scallops (with amazing black pudding croquettes) for me and venison loin for the other two in the party. All superb. And the desserts were similarly excellent.More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 31 October 2023

Zunies is a fabulous Restaurant with delicious food fantastic service we are always very happy what ever the occasion or pop in for a quick coffee while shopping

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 30 October 2023

We had a fabulous evening with great food and a great atmosphere. I had a group of 18 managers from all over Ireland visiting Kilkenny and the team in Zunis went over and above to make sure the night was a great success.

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 25 October 2023

Excellent as usual Very High Standard at this restaurant including Service and variety in menu, always great.

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 24 October 2023

Zuni is just a fab restaurant in kilkenny to go for food, it’s a complete experience, the food is fab, the staff are super. Well worth visiting

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 23 October 2023

My favourite place to eat in Kilkenny. Always excellent food, great service and really lovely staff.

Date of visit: October 2023
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Zuni Restaurant and Boutique Hotel is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5