Al fresco dining – feast on the tastes of Kildare this summer

Savour local produce and delicious dishes as you dine al fresco in the beautiful countryside of Kildare, what's not to love!

The restaurants, cafes, bars and food producers of Kildare are ready to welcome you back. Sample from the selection of outdoor dining options we’ve put together which will give you a taste of what is on offer in Kildare this summer.

Our picks

Enjoy lunch or dinner from the extensive menu in a beautiful garden terrace at the Silken Thomas, in Kildare town. Dining slots are for 2 hours with an area to enjoy at pre or post dinner craft beer or cocktail. To book, click here or phone 045 522232.



Swans on the Green, a local family delicatessen and café close to the beautiful lakeside area, are open for outdoor dining* from morning to night serving breakfast and lunch as well as tasty treats to accompany your tea or coffee. No booking needed. *From Tuesday 8 June


Located at the edge of the Curragh and on the banks of the River Liffey, Fallons of Kilcullen, will be open Tuesday to Sunday for lunch and dinner, book your table here.


Luxuriously fresh and contemporary but reassuringly classic, The Palmer at The K Club serves a bright and early breakfast, leisurely lunch and dinner every evening all the way through to last orders. The Palmer’s cosy glazed terrace has both a retractable roof and roll-down glass panels so you always benefit from the very best of the weather, as well as a series of fire pits for guests to enjoy a pre-dinner drink or a nightcap beside as evening falls over the estate. The focus at The Palmer is on modern comfort food, from classic dishes to flatbreads, sharing plates, fresh salads and fish, great food from the grill and lots of generous and delicious sides. The Palmer takes a sunny and satisfying approach to produce-led dishes in a luxurious but informal atmosphere.


Set amid 550 acres of historic Kildare countryside, Moyvalley Hotel & Golf Resort is the perfect location for a relaxing meal to catch up with friends surround by stunning scenery. Open for lunch and dinner, phone (0) 46 954 8000 to make a reservation.



Enjoy cake, coffee or lunch in the sunny courtyard of the Victorian Tea Rooms in Straffan. Open Tuesday to Saturdays, no booking required.



Relax and enjoy a menu for that offers a mix of family fare and European dishes at The Oak Bar Terrace at the Westgrove Hotel in Clane. Serving lunch from 12pm to 4pm and dinner from 5pm to 8pm. All dining reservations should be made in advance by phoning 045 989900


Lily & Wild offer a selection of sandwiches, salads, treats with tea and coffee all served from their vintage truck, with seating available, at Naas Racecourse. Takeaway picnics are also available to enjoy at the Racecourse or further afield. Order here.


The Dew Drop Gastropub in the village of Kill are open Wednesday to Sunday for lunch & dinner. Enjoy locally sourced produced including craft beers from their wide range. Book your terrace table here.



A choice of brunch, lunch and dinner awaits at Judge Roy Beans, Newbridge. Open from 8am to 11.30pm Monday to Sunday, book your table here.


Saddlers Bar & Bistro at the Keadeen Hotel in Newbridge are open for lunch from 12.30pm to 2.30pm (limited menu) and dinner 5pm to 8.30pm. They are also offering an outdoor bar service 12.30pm to closing in the Beer & Cocktail Garden. Limited space for dining and drink, walk-in only – no bookings taken.



The Gallops Restaurant at the Kildare House Hotel in the heritage town of Kildare, have a varied and delicious menu for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Book your table here.