Kilkenny is packed with great places to eat. From contemporary restaurants to international cuisine, you can’t pass a corner in the city without something delicious to nibble on. Among the finest culinary experiences in Kilkenny is the 1801 Bar & Restaurant right here in Hoban Hotel. Our newly renovated dining space is ideal for all types of diners from business meetings to family get togethers. Our menus are created with you in mind, using fresh, locally produced meat, fish and vegetables. Book your table with one of our team today and enjoy a dining experience you’ll love.
Following a €1million investment, our hotel restaurant has been reimagined as a bright, contemporary open plan space created with rich, deep colours paired with statement pieces like trendy light fixtures and bold patterns. We’ve included a colour palette of subtle greys and muted mustard tones, giving an air of luxury and elegance. The space is finished off with trendy gold and bronze glass racks above the bar and unique, modern furniture. It’s now a welcoming, airy space that’s ideal for dining no matter the time of day or year.
Breakfast in 1801 Restaurant Kilkenny
Breakfast in Hoban Hotel’s 1801 Restaurant will get your day off to a great start. We have a fresh breakfast buffet which is constantly replenished with delicious, freshly prepared food for the duration of service. Start with a choice of fruit juices or fresh fruit, granola pots or a variety of cereals. Cold mornings call for some delicious warm porridge with tasty toppings. If you love a hot breakfast, our traditional Irish fry up will set you up for the day. Enjoy a hot buffet of grilled bacon, sausage, eggs, tomato, black & white pudding, and beans. All are served with a choice of bread, toast and freshly brewed tea or coffee.
Breakfast is served Monday to Friday from 7am to 10am & Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holiday Mondays from 8am to 10.30am. Gluten-free options are available upon request.
Dinner in 1801 Restaurant Kilkenny
Dinner in 1801 Restaurant Kilkenny is the main event. Whether you’re filling your family or impressing potential clients in a business meeting, our stylish restaurant is great for all types of diners. Our new, carefully considered menus have something to suit all tastes and appetites. Everything is freshly made and cooked to order and has been designed to ensure quality and freshness. Try our fantastic braised beef a bed of champ potato, honey & thyme carrots, and rosemary gravy and we promise you’ll be dreaming about it until you return. We also have a dedicated kids menu with healthy options and a popular pizza menu for eat-in, take away or room service.
Dining on the go
If you don’t have time to take your time or are late for breakfast, we also have brunch and lunch menus that will keep you going. From 10.30am, we have a choice of meals to whet your appetite. Whether you’re in the mood for strong coffee and a sweet treat, a bowl of soup with panini, a club sandwich or a freshly made salad, our all-day dining menu will have something tasty for you. You can sit in and enjoy the stylish surroundings or take it away and enjoy a lunch on the run or a picnic in the gorgeous Kilkenny Castle Park.
Celebrate with us
1801 Bar is ideal for celebrations. Our elegant, open-plan restaurant is a perfect backdrop for family photos or team building get-togethers. Our gorgeous outdoor space is perfect for summer BBQs with friends or enjoying a toast with the person you love while enjoying a warm evening. Our fully stocked bar means you can have a little of what you love while you dine. We have a full range of beers, wine and spirits, and a selection of sparkling drinks for those very special celebrations. We can also create cocktails or long drinks to suit your taste. Talk to our talented mixologists and we’ll mix something delicious, especially for you.
If you’d like to book a table in 1801 Restaurant, you can contact our reservations team by phone or email. We also have space for walk-ins most nights but it’s better to book to secure your space and avoid disappointment. We look forward to welcoming you to Hoban Hotel Kilkenny.