Step back in time to 1902 when The Empire Theatre graced this spot here on Patrick Street, Kilkenny, a grand creation brought to life by the visionary Lady Desart. Evolving over time into The Kilkenny Theatre and then Stallards Theatre, the allure of this spot grew with each chapter.

Preserving its rich history, Zuni now stands as a testament to the past, blending old and new. Only the facade and our Box Office cocktail bar, which was the original box office for the theatre, remain from the historic building.

Embracing its heritage and the future, Zuni Restaurant and Hotel opened its doors on February 17th, 2000. We invite you to join us today to be a part of a story that began in 1902 and continues in 2024 and beyond.

You'll love the Zuni experience

Whether you’re dining in or staying at Zuni Restaurant, Bar & Boutique Hotel in Kilkenny City, we’re sure you’ll love the Zuni experience. From drinks in The Box Office cocktail bar to lunch or dinner, nights out with friends, to special occasions with the family, you’ll love what Zuni has to offer.

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Eat at Zuni

Award-winning Restaurant

Lunch 12.30-2.30pm

Dinner 5-9pm

Open 7 Days


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Stay at Zuni

City centre hotel

Explore Kilkenny by day, stay at Zuni by night. Our award-winning boutique hotel is located in the heart of Kilkenny city. Free WiFi, free city-centre parking as standard.

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Welcome to Kilkenny

Right at the heart of Ireland’s Ancient East, there is plenty to discover in Kilkenny. From the medieval Rothe House to St. Canice’s Round Tower, the Smithwick’s Experience to the world renowned Kilkenny Castle. Whatever the reason for your visit, take some time out to explore all of Kilkenny’s riches.