Who We Are

Serving modern Irish & European cuisine with added style using the finest local ingredients, Anocht offers a unique fine-dining experience in one of Kilkenny’s most beautiful rooms.

Built in the 1760s as grain stores for the Earl of Ormonde’s horses, the Kilkenny Design Centre was originally part of a large complex of buildings attached to the castle that housed a dairy, stables, coach houses and accommodation for grooms. Cartwheel windows overlook Kilkenny castle and courtyard while original overhead wooden beams with hanging, linen drops create a unique & sumptuous atmosphere.

“…a wonderful atmosphere across from Kilkenny Castle. The food, wines and service are to an impeccable standard – a very worthy winner of Ireland’s Best Casual Dining Restaurant 2016”- Donagh Davern (FIHI)



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Local, innovative food is the speciality of our dedicated chefs, serving only the finest ingredients from a group of passionate local food & artisan producers in Kilkenny as well as from the proximate waterways and Atlantic sea.

Our wines are supplied by le Caveau wine merchants in Kilkenny. They source their wines from independent, artisan winegrowers who are working their land with passion and respect for the environment.

Group Dining

Anocht, with its award-winning food, first class & friendly service can host private dining banquets for 30 guests to informal events for up to 180 guests, all year round.

Flavour and presentation are paramount in catering to your specific needs. Be it a canapé & drinks reception, wedding, bridal party, a birthday celebration, reunion or corporate event.

Whether you’re looking for exclusive venue hire or an intimate meal, our promise to you is a dedicated, professional and committed team to assist you in planning all aspects of your day.

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