Kilkenny has a wide range of restaurants catering for a wide range of tastes from cheap and cheerful to no expenses spared. If you're looking for a nice bit of grub that doesn't hurt your pockets too much Kytler's Inn or Paris Texas are perfect. Kytler's Inn, located on Kieran Street (Beside Dunnes Stores) is renowned as Irelands most famous medieval Inn. They certainly live up to this with all the cut stone, high wooden beams and a welcoming fireplace, not to mention tasty dinners at reasonable prices and a fantastic beer garden to eat outside if the weather permits. Paris Texas, which is on high street near the AIB Bank is another great spot for a nice meal thats easy on your pockets, the staff are friendly, it's right in the middle of town and not to mention trad bands like 'The Kilkenny's' and 'Na Fianna' play there on a regular basis.

If it's something more in the evening times you're looking for there are a couple of nice restaurants: Rinucinis - Italian Restaurant right across the road from the castle, can be a little expensive but great service and wonderful food, the early bird menu is better value. La Bodega - Another Italian Restaurant situated on high street next to the town hall, the prices here are more reasonable and the food is good although it is up a flight of stairs for any of those who may be physically impaired for climbing. Ripley's Steakhouse - This place is always a safe bet, the steak is cooked to perfection here and generous servings are given (the chocolate fudge brownie for dessert is quite tasty!) Rivercourt Hotel - Located just over John's Bridge, the restaurant at the Rivercourt offers a wide variety of dishes which is suitable for large groups as there is something for everybody. Meals here can be a bit pricey but if it's a nice day it's well worth at least stopping in for a drink so as to sit out by the river with a magnificent view of the castle park. Langton's - Bar, Hotel, Nightclub, this place has it all! If its a something easy without much thought of what you're looking for, look no further as Langton's is the restaurant in Kilkenny for you. You are guaranteed to find something on the menu you like, the prices aren't too bad and the service is excellent. There are a lot more restaurants Kilkenny has on offer these are just a small few of a great choice in a lovely little city, sláinte