The Kilkenny Café at Shanagarry Design Centre
(021) 464 5838


‘Winner of East Cork Best Restaurant 2015’

Whether you want to relax after some retail therapy in the Kilkenny Shop or simply soak up the stunning surrounding views of Ballycotton Lighthouse and Bay, feast your senses on outstanding Artisan food and barista coffee at the Kilkenny Café! Head chef Fred Pallavione serves up a range of delicious freshly-made Artisan Irish food for breakfast, lunch and afternoon treats, giving customers a taste of home-cooked goodness in the heart of the Cork countryside.

Trip Advisor has awarded The Kilkenny Café and Restaurant with the prestigious ‘Trip Advisor 2013 Certificate of Excellence Award‘.This  award recognises businesses that consistently earn top ratings from TripAdvisor travellers.Click here to view  our Trip Advisor reviews.

The Kilkenny Café Shanagarry Design Centre has scooped the prestigious title of Best Restaurant in East Cork at the Chernobyl Children’s Trust Fundraiser.Shanagarry Design Centre was, until now, one of the county’s best kept secrets, serving up outstanding Irish Artisan cooking for breakfast, lunch and afternoon treats.Head Chef Fred Pallavoine at the Kilkenny Café beat off stiff competition from 13 other local restaurants to claim the coveted title with his outstanding dishes of Salaide Nicoise with Confit Salmon and Toffee Apple & Gingerbread Baked Cheesecakedessert. Judges described the dishes as having “amazing flavour combinations” and giving “classic dishes a modern twist”.



Additional Information

All ingredients are locally sourced and cooked fresh on site each day with something to suit all taste buds, from soups and sandwiches to hearty main courses, freshly caught Atlantic fish and sweet treats! And as an added bonus, there is also a great range of gluten free and healthy options available. Hot food is served daily Monday to Sunday from 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Check out the full menu on offer for the Shanagarry ‘Dining’ Experience, with daily specials also available.

The Kilkenny Café also caters for group bookings and parties so if you’re planning a special occasion or get-together, relax, sit back and let the Kilkenny Café team serve up a mouth-watering event to remember! For bookings, contact the Shanagarry Design Centre on 021-4645838.

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Opening Hours

Days Open
Sunday 10:00 -17:00
Monday 10:00 -17:00
Tuesday 10:00 -17:00
Wednesday 10:00 -17:00
Thursday 10:00 -17:00
Friday 10:00 -17:00
Saturday 10:00 -17:00

We recommend spending

1 - 2 hours here


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