Lil's At Avalon House Hotel

Relax in comfort, dine in style

Exclusive Dinner Bed & Breakfast Offers

Enjoy 1 or 2 Nights Bed & Breakfast with Dinner for 2 people

We buy local and support local

quality ingredients from our land and shores

Lil's at Avalon House Hotel

In order to provide all our customers with a safe and relaxing environment we will be utilising our Ballroom to serve all meals, Lark's Bar & Lil's at Avalon House Hotel will remain closed until further easing of Government Guidelines. 

Situated on the first floor with natural light flooding through the original windows and views of the woodland estate.

Lil's at Avalon House Hotel offers a tranquil area for our guests to relax and enjoy good food in good company.

"Our Philosophy is simple, we’re fanatical about seasonal fresh Irish produce from nature to plate." - Cathal O’Dowd (Head Chef, Avalon House Hotel)
Here in Kilkenny, we are blessed with the finest of nature’s ingredients, from fresh seafood and seasonal produce, meats and game, to award-winning cheeses and unique artisan products. While we take tremendous pride in our creative menus crafted from this bounty, we also take pride in the steps we take to ensure these ingredients – and our beautiful surroundings – will be enjoyed by many generations to come. We embrace seasonality, the preservation of diversity and traditional practices supportive of local economies. The seasonal menus for our venues are rooted in tradition combining rustic sensibility with contemporary flair. Our rich hospitality, traditions and culture also play a significant role in our menu design and the welcoming of our guests.
The kitchen focuses on delivering modern Irish seasonal cuisine influenced by many cooking techniques and an appreciation for the best quality ingredients available from Ireland's fantastic natural larder sympathetically handled, to ensure dishes of terrific flavours and striking presentation.
The restaurant's philosophy is a true reflection of our passion for the finest, freshest Irish produce and the cooking at the restaurant reflects our proud local heritage while incorporating many cultural influences from various world cuisines.
“Travel isn’t always pretty. It isn’t always comfortable. Sometimes it hurts, it even breaks your heart. But that’s okay. The journey changes you; it should change you. It leaves marks on your memory, on your consciousness, on your heart, and on your body. You take something with you. Hopefully, you leave something good behind.” “Good food is very often, even most often, simple food.” ― Anthony Bourdain (Kitchen Confidential)

Sample A Lá Carte Menu

Sample Sunday Lunch Menu

Sample Early Bird Menu

Dinner reservations recommended

If you are looking for a more casual setting, our bar offers excellent food, serving your favourite beer, cocktails, lunch and pub grub specials.

Opening Hours:


Residents, Served in Lil's: 7.30am – 10.30am

Non-Residents, Served in Bar: 10.00am- 11.30am


Served in Bar

Monday – Saturday: From 12.30pm

Sunday: 12.30pm – 8.00pm

Served in Lil's

Sunday: 12.30pm - 3.00pm 

Bar Menu

Served in Bar

Monday - Saturday: From 12.30pm

Dinner - Lil’s 

Served in Lil's

Thursday – Saturday: 5.00pm – 8.30pm

Sunday: 5:00pm - 8pm


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