Take a seat in the Michelin-starred Lady Helen dining room of The Manor House and the first thing you take in will likely be its pastoral views. It is a fitting setting given that many of the dishes are made using produce sourced from the estate and the nearby farms. These carefully and seasonally chosen ingredients provide the starting point for a culinary experience created through the work of executive head chef, John Kelly.
Across varied tasting menus and a carefully composed table d’hote, Kelly balances an intense commitment to the traditional flavours and components of local Irish cuisine with the more adventurous instincts he has honed while working in some of the world’s most renowned restaurants. The result is designed to delight all discerning diners. Every dish is made to be part of an evocative event, all part of the fine-dining experience to be enjoyed in the Lady Helen.
The Lady Helen Restaurant has been awarded one Michelin Star and four AA Rosettes. It has also been awarded Best Hotel Restaurant in Kilkenny by the Restaurants Association of Ireland.