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The ultimate Co Kildare food and drink bucket list

Everyday is the new Friday when it comes to eating out, hitting the pub or just relaxing after work.

Kildare has turned into a taste bud-tastic hot pot of flavours and choice, with an explosion of top restaurants and bars.

We obviously can’t list all of them here but we can give you just a few to tick off your bucket list!





Whether it’s a soup and a sandwich kind of lunch or a cup of tea with some treats over a chat, Firecastle in Kildare has got you covered! We highly recommend adding their delicious Poké Bowls to your food bucket list while in Kildare. They promise once you try it you will be back for more and we wholeheartedly agree!

The Auld Shebeen


We couldn’t make an ultimate food & drink bucket list and not include The Auld Shebeen in Athy. How refreshing do these look? They taste even better paired with their Handmade Stone Baked Pizza or renowned Crispy Chicken Wings, the Auld Shebeen have everything you need for the perfect meal out.




Here’s one for the cheese lovers out there! Fallons, Kildare’s premier Michelin recommended food experience has recently added this fabulous dish of Burrata with sundrop and heirloom tomato to their Sunday lunch menu. Fallons not only have a fabulous restaurant but also an impressive outdoor bar and seating area.


Two Cooks Restaurant and Wine Bar



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Food perfection in Sallins by a husband and wife team mean sated on the double! Seasonality rules in this restaurant and dictates the vegetables and dishes on the menu, which is varied from fresh fish to vegetarian options, all served with dollops of bliss. TwoCooks is back open from September 24th and is taking bookings now so be sure to get your reservations in!


Lock 13 Brew Pub



An absolute classic, Lock 13 Crispy Potato Skins loaded with melted Dubliner Red Cheddar, crispy Irish bacon, spring onions and topped with a dollop of sweet chilli mayo just had to make it to the food & drink bucket list of Kildare. Located in Sallins, Lock 13 Brew Pub is home to Kildare Brewing Company. Why not pair their delicious dishes with one of their Pale Ales, IPAs or Lagers? With an incredible outdoor dining area, brewery tours and beer tastings it is an experience that cannot be missed!