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Top Restaurants in Kildare for the Christmas Season

Christmas in Kildare is a magical place to be, away from the chaos of Dublin city, yet still a bustling county filled with festive fun and great nights out. If you’re looking for somewhere to celebrate Christmas in style, consider a day out in Kildare.

Whether you’re organising large gatherings or an intimate Christmas lunch with friends, or just fancy a festive bite to eat after a day of hitting the shops, these recommendations have the Into Kildare stamp of approval!


Glenroyal Hotel


If you’re looking to treat your Mum, best friend, sister, or that special someone in your life, why not take them to Glenroyal Hotel for a Christmas Afternoon Tea. Enjoy festive petite desserts, homemade mince pies, roast turkey and ham sandwiches, glass of bubbly and more for €45 for two.

Served from 2.30pm – 5.30pm – 7 days a week

For more information, you can visit the Glenroyal Hotel website.


Fallons Restaurant

Kilcullenbridge, Kilcullen

Fallons Restaurant is Kildare’s premier Michelin-recommended food experience, where memories are made and celebrated.

Located in the heart of Co. Kildare just minutes from both Newbridge and Naas, Kilcullen is on Dublin’s doorstep. Fallons accommodate everything from groups of 20-100, with a three-course turkey and ham menu from €32 per person. They also have a party option with a band and late DJ for €50 per head, as well as a festive drinks menu for those quieter nights, and a New Year’s Eve Ball.

If you would like to find out more about Fallons, you can read more here.


The Ballymore Inn

Ballymore Eustace

The Ballymore Inn opened their doors in Kildare over 16 years ago guided by the philosophy that the best food comes from carefully selected ingredients infused with an imaginative simplicity.

This season sees Ballymore offering not only festive Christmas lunches, but also dinners, party nights and delicious hampers, the perfect Christmas gift for under the tree.

Book your Christmas lunch or dinner party now. Enjoy a delicious lunch from €28.50 and dinner from €37.50. Friday 14th December is party night in the Back Bar. Come for a bite to eat and enjoy the music after with your friends and don’t forget your dancing shoes! Book the venue here.


Dew Drop Inn


The Dew Drop Inn is an award winning gastropub located just off the N7 in Kill Co Kildare. This cosy, newly refurbished bar is the perfect place to have an intimate Christmas lunch with friends, with prices starting from €24.

The Dew Drop can also cater to bigger parties, with a three-course dinner, including a glass of bubbly or craft beer costing €35 per person. For more information on the Dew Drop’s Christmas season, click here. 


Hartes of Kildare

Market Square

Hartes of Kildare is a multi award winning modern gastropub located in Kildare town just five minutes walk from Kildare Village outlets.

At Hartes, they source their food and drink carefully in order to provide customers with high quality fresh and sustainable products. Serving Christmas dinner and lunches everyday, this restaurant is the perfect spot for a festive bite to eat after a day of shopping in Kildare Village! Book a table, or view their menu here.


Keadeen Hotel


The Keadeen Hotel will once again host their ever popular Christmas Party Nights this season.

Whether you are looking for large parties or smaller gatherings the Christmas Party Nights are guaranteed to be fun and festive and will definitely put you into the Christmas spirit! The entertainment will be provided by Vegas Nights Band, with mulled wine on arrival, a delicious four-course meal in the Ballroom and a late night DJ.

The Keadeen can also accommodate private events with a tailored menu to suit your needs. To find out more about their Christmas festivities, visit them here.


Kilkea Castle



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Tradition, adventure and luxury – Kilkea Castle has all the ingredients to make your Christmas Party one you’ll never forget! For a bigger Christmas events of up to 275 guests, celebrate in style in the grand Baronial Hall with a four course meal surrounded by stunning festive interior.

Why not make a night of it, with Kilkea House offering discounts to those spending the night with special rates on Bed and Breakfast.

Call The Kilkea Events Team or contact them via their website and let them help make your every Christmas wish come true!