Taste Kilkenny Launches ‘Restaurant Week’ to Boost Local Business

Taste Kilkenny welcomes the return of the county’s eagerly anticipated second annual Taste Kilkenny Restaurant Week. Kicking off today, Friday 18 February, diners can avail of great offers and discounts from the county’s best loved restaurants, hotels, cafés and pubs.

In an effort to support an industry after a turbulent couple of years, Taste Kilkenny is encouraging people to eat locally. Restaurants, pubs, cafes and hotels can be supported by dining out or ordering a take-out meal this week.

Funded by Kilkenny County Council, visitors and local foodies a meaningful opportunity to experience some of the area’s most sought-after restaurants. For the next 10 ‘dining- packed’ days, over 30 participating establishments will showcase some of their best loved and most popular dishes at discounted prices.

Lending an ideal reason to explore Kilkenny’s nationally lauded culinary scene, diners can experience new, showstopping restaurants and familiar favourites alike throughout the city and county. This year’s participants include award winning restaurants, local gourmet gems and of course, some old favourites. Click here for the full list.

Séamus Walsh (La Rivista Market), Krystian Kuzniewwski (Zuni) and Sharon Boyle (Muse Café). Picture by Vicky Comerford

Commenting on the first day of Restaurant Week, Cathaoirleach of Kilkenny County Council, Cllr Fidelis  Doherty said; “Kilkenny County Council is delighted to sponsor this initiative and is proud to show our support to local businesses across the county.

Taste Kilkenny’s Restaurant Week comes at a great time! The restaurant industry has faced unprecedented trials over the past 18 months, and businesses are ready to safely serve their regulars and new diners, eager to expand their culinary horizons.  This is a great opportunity for people to show their support to all those businesses who overcame challenging times during covid.”

Ava Farrelly
Ava Farrelly is a travel journalist for travel2ireland, ITTN and TravelTimes. With a background in arts, culture and lifestyle, Ava has a keen eye for the most visit-worthy destinations and all their attractions.

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