In 1902 The Empire Theatre opened on Patrick Street, financed by Lady Desart. It later became The Kilkenny Theatre and then Stallards Theatre. The bar area was the box office and the restaurant and car park was the theatre. The facade and "Box Office" bar is still in the original building and the restaurant & car park was rebuilt in 1999. Zuni opened its doors on 17th February 2000.

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

Box Office Bar

Open Daily

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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.