Child Friendly Restaurants in Kilkenny


Are you looking for child friendly restaurants in Kilkenny? There are so many great restaurants in Kilkenny to choose from, but the problem often for parents is which one will cater for all of the family. In no particular order, here’s the Mykidstime Top Child Friendly Restaurants in Kilkenny.

childrens-dinner-cutlery-resizedWorkhouse Square

The city’s MacDonagh Junction Shopping Centre, Workhouse Square, has a number of cafés in an indoor courtyard setting.  Each café has high chairs, plenty of room for pushchairs and a good selection of items and drinks that are suitable for the younger ones.  All are self-service and have plenty of comfortable seating. You can also enjoy free musical entertainment on Saturday and Sunday afternoons.

Cafés include: Bagel Factory/O’Brien’s Sandwich Bar – hot and cold bagel sandwiches, salads, wraps, sandwiches and smoothies, Costa Coffee – wraps, sandwiches, cookies and baked goods and Quigley’s Bakery and Café – sandwiches, soups, hot dishes, desserts and bakery. 

Café Mocha

Café Mocha in Market Cross Shopping Centre is spacious and family-friendly and has quite an extensive breakfast, lunch and dinner menu, with plenty of items suitable for children.

Castleyard Café

The Castleyard Café on the ground floor of the Kilkenny Design Centre in the City offers a selection of breakfast and lunch options, along with delicious baked goods and treats.  There are also sandwiches and drinks “to go” which is the perfect option for an impromptu picnic in the park across the road at Kilkenny Castle.

Kilkenny Design Centre Restaurant

Upstairs at the Kilkenny Design Centre Restaurant, there is a more extensive menu and plenty of room for pushchairs.  They also provide colouring materials on request.  It’s a great place to meet with friends for a coffee and you will often see a group of mothers there with their babies in the mornings.

Mugshot Café

Mugshot Café on James’ Street in the city has a good selection of items suitable for children.  They also have a great room out back – ‘the snug’ – where parents can close the door and let their kids play safely with a box of toys, while they relax with a coffee.  High chairs are available, but there are no changing facilities.

Ripley’s Steakhouse

Ripley’s Steakhouse in Butterslip Lane, Kilkenny makes children feel very welcome and has a great children’s menu including a 6oz sirloin steak!

Eddie Rockets

Eddie Rockets in MacDonagh Junction is an American style diner with large red leather booths that fit up to 8 people plus individual jukeboxes on the tables.  They serve gourmet hamburgers, subs, salads, nachos and hotdogs.  They have a kids’ menu and novelty gift for kids.

Mario’s Diner

Mario’s Diner in Smithlands Centre, Loughboy (behind Lidl) is a family restaurant serving traditional fish & chips, burgers, southern fried chicken, American style hotdogs and more.  They also have a kids’ menu and a play area for the children./

La Rivista

La Rivista at 22 Parliament Street in Kilkenny is a family-friendly Italian restaurant and pizzeria, and is a good option for an evening meal or Sunday lunch.  They open at 5pm Monday to Saturday and 12.30pm on Sunday.  They have a good children’s menu and are very welcoming towards kids.

Jarrow Cafe at Castlecomer Discovery Park

Enjoy fresh, home baked food at Jarrow Cafe, Castlecomer Discovery Park. Open 7 days a week from breakfast to 5pm, serving breakfast, lunch, snacks and home-baked treats. There’s plenty of choice and good value on the children’s menu which offers small and half-portions of the day’s specials. .

The Watergarden

In Thomastown, The Watergarden is a café in a lovely relaxed setting with seating areas both indoors and outdoors.  It’s a great place to have a cup of coffee/juice and a treat, or enjoy lunch with plenty of healthy options (soup, salads, sandwiches and hot lunches) for all of the family.  There is a selection of books for kids to browse through while waiting.  You can stroll through the streamside gardens and visit the kitchen garden which supplies the café with many of its ingredients./

Do you have a favourite restaurant to eat out in with family in Kilkenny? Let us know in comments below please./

Related : What Makes a Restaurant Child-Friendly 13 Fun Games to Play At RestaurantSurvive Eating Out With Kids/

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