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Kathleen's Kitchen at Carton House

A contemporary take on the tradition of culinary excellence

Located in the old servant’s kitchens, the setting retains many original features - including the vast cast iron stoves of the 1700s -  which give the restaurant its unique character. This was once a place of bustling activity, controlled chaos and unrivalled culinary skill. This was a place where cooks and servants once created the finest dishes for the aristocracy. Looking around, we can just about imagine the flurry of activity before a dinner party in The House, or the servants themselves sharing a cup together after hours under the warm glow of candlelight.

From Lady Emily’s letters, we know she treated the original housekeeper of Carton House, as a friend and confidant. “Kathleen” fulfils this role for a new audience. Kathleen manages the kitchen to a tee. She creates a kind of social harmony that makes it a place you truly want to visit, where as well as your body, you nourish your heart and soul too. Today, Kathleen’s Kitchen evokes this for a new audience.

Peruse a divine selection of pastries and linger over your perfectly poured coffee. Come for lrunch or an evening meal and sample the true taste of Ireland with the finest locally sourced, seasonal ingredients. This is fresh, wholesome food, an elevated take on the flavorsome and nourishing comfort food we associate with hearth and home. 

With all of this and much, much more - from Irish oysters, cheeses and charcuterie to fresh handmade pasta and organic sourdough - Kathleen’s Kitchen invites you to explore its varied delights, and perhaps discover something new. Live cooking demonstrations add to this sense of discovery and excitement, bringing you into the heart of the action.

To dine at Kathleen’s Kitchen is a real experience, and a feast for all the senses. It’s a place where a cup of coffee or a wholesome meal is an event in itself, something to be shared with friends, family, and your fellow guests. Come to Kathleen’s Kitchen and discover a dining experience with a difference. 



Daily opening hours: 

Lunch: 12.00pm – 2.30pm

Dinner: 5.30pm – 9.30pm

*Please note, on Saturdays we are only welcoming hotel guests only. Non-residents are welcome Sunday - Friday.

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 Child policy:

Children are most welcome to dine at Kathleen's Kitchen and can dine from our bespoke children's menu.

Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.