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20 Jan 2022

New foodhall at Kilkenny Design Centre

Kilkenny Design Centre is currently undergoing an exciting re-development, involving the refurbishment of the restaurant and the opening of a new foodhall.

Kilkenny Design Centre is currently undergoing an exciting re-development, involving the refurbishment of the restaurant and the opening of a new foodhall.

The Foodhall will be a wonderful new venue for Kilkenny’s coffee lovers providing flavoured coffees, herbal teas and freshly-made sweet and savoury treats in a beautiful and historic setting. They will stock a carefully-selected range of high quality Irish food products and by providing regular tastings and cookery demonstrations we hope that the Foodhall will provide inspiration for our customers in their own kitchens.

Popular chef, Edward Hayden, has joined forces with the team at the Kilkenny Design Centre to develop a great concept for the new space; incorporating a café and foodhall where Kilkenny Design Centre’s “Take Home” range will be available. The idea is simple quality, fresh food for you to take home and enjoy with family and friends. Be it a simple chowder or a tasty Beef Bourguignon, or a cake from the bakery area for tea. A selection of high quality Irish made products such as Mileeven honey, Goatsbridge Farm trout, fantastic chutneys and jams from Dunbrody Country House and of course Edward Hayden’s wonderful orange marmalades will also be available.

Wexford artist Simone Walsh will be displaying a selection of her large, vibrant canvases on the walls of the Foodhall. While the original works will be available for purchase, those with more modest budgets may buy high-quality prints of Simone’s work in the Design Centre store.

Upstairs, the award-winning restaurant has gone from strength to strength. There is a full drinks license in place and flexible seating for up to 200 people with fantastic views of the Castle and the Castle Yard. The culinary team has developed an impressive celebration buffet menu, making the restaurant at the Kilkenny Design Centre the perfect venue for family and corporate events.

The new foodhall will be ready for business on February 22 and will be open seven days a week from 8.30 am to 6.30 pm. An exciting calendar of events such as tastings, cookery demonstrations and musical evenings will also take place over the coming months. The upstairs restaurant will also be open for private functions. Keep an eye on the Kilkenny Design Centre’s Facebook page and website for news.

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