Great Food

As one of Kilkenny’s leading pubs, Rafter Dempsey's serves superb food in a friendly atmosphere. A great place to relax and nourish your appetite.

Great Entertainment

Saturday nights are very lively at Rafter Dempsey's, as we always have one of the best bands in Kilkenny belting out their tunes!

B&B Accommodation

With 16 en suite bedrooms, Rafter Dempsey’s offers quality accommodation, centrally located in the heart of Kilkenny.

“The Kilkenny cats are loving the Rafter Dempsey’s, which serves food throughout the day from breakfast to dinner. With a beer garden, they’ve got grub coming from their sizzling stone and a reputation as a local go-to spot for live music and sports events. If you get the chance, check out their ‘legendary’ brunch.”

Lucinda O’Sullivan – on listing Rafter Dempsey’s as one of the best Gastro Pubs in Ireland

Rafter Dempsey’s Signature Dishes

served from 12noon

8/10/12oz Angus Striploin Steak on the Sizzling Stone
€17.50 - 21.50
Angus striploin steak on the stone, caramelised onions, sautéed mushrooms & hand-cut chips Choice of 3 sauces
Moroccan Beef Salad
€11.00
Seared strips of Kilkenny angus striploin steak, marinated in our secret spices, tossed in seasonal panfried and herb-infused vegetable and baby potatoes with Irish pak choi, citrus orange dressing
Rafter’s Gourmet Angus Beef Burger
€12.50
6oz prime Irish angus beef burger layered with cheddar cheese, onion marmalade & smokey bacon. Served in a black onion seed brioche bun. Salad & hand-cut chips
Traditional Fish & Chips
€12.00
“Kilkenny Beer” tempura-battered fillets of fresh fish with homemade tartar sauce & hand-cut chips, served with minted garden pea purée.ed smokey BBQ wings with chilli aioli dip/BBQ dip

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