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Restaurants are awarded from 1 to 5 Rosettes for culinary excellence. One Rosette restaurants are highly recommended in a local area and five Rosettes have reached the pinnacle of culinary excellence at a world class level.

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Ambitious modern cooking in top-end hotel

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At a glance

Vegetarian menu
Tasting menu
Private dining

The hotel and spa occupies an imposing 17th-century property set in 170 acres of parkland that includes lakes and ornamental gardens. La Perla, a large room overlooking the rose garden, is the gem among the dining options. The kitchen works around a modern Irish repertory, producing dishes of multiple flavours without over-elaboration. Seared breast of wood pigeon on crushed potato, for instance, is paired with a pot of braised leg in rich mushroom sauce, and might be followed by grilled hake fillet with saffron butter, chorizo, a curried croûton, quinoa and poached clams and mussels. Finish on praline parfait with caramel sauce and coconut sorbet.

Opening hours

  • Closed: 21-26 Dec
  • Closed for dinner: Sun, Tue, Thu
  • Lunch served from: 12.30
  • Lunch served until: 3
  • Dinner served from: 6
  • Dinner served until: 10.30

Chef

  • Chef: Andy Kreczmer

Food and drink

  • Cuisine style: Modern Irish, European
  • Vegetarian menu
  • Wines under £30: 6
  • Wines over £30: 48

Price guide

  • Credit cards accepted

Accessibility

  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Accessible toilets
  • Assist dogs welcome

Facilities

  • Seats: 150
  • Private dining available
  • Private dining seats: 30
  • On-site parking available

Additional information

  • Seats: 150
  • Private dining available
  • Private dining seats: 30

Getting here

M9 junct 8 signed Kilkenny. 1st exit at both 1st & 2nd rdbts, hotel 1km

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