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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!


Cliff at Lyons


If you’re looking to treat your Mum, best friend, sister, or that special someone in your life, why not take them to the Cliff at Lyons for a Festive Sunday Lunch! This is a firm favourite at the Cliff at Lyons is a hosted on a number of occasions throughout the festive period. Catch up over a fabulous lunch carefully prepared by chefs of The Mill.


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. They also have a party option with a band and late DJ, as well as a festive drinks menu for those quieter nights, and a New Year’s Eve Ball.


Dew Drop Inn


The Dew Drop Inn is an award winning gastropub located just off the N7 in Kill Co Kildare. This cosy bar is the perfect place to have an intimate Christmas dinner with friends, with prices starting from €34 for a 2 course meal.

The Dew Drop can also cater to bigger parties, with a three-course dinner, including a glass of bubbly or craft beer!


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 dinner and lunches, this restaurant is the perfect spot for a festive bite to eat after a day of shopping in Kildare Village! They are having an all out New Years Eve Gala Dinner this year which is not to be missed with a 7 course meal including wine during dinner and an open bar on arrival!


Silken Thomas

Kildare Town

Enjoy an intimate Christmas Dinner Celebration with the Silken Thomas throughout December. With an amazing 3 course menu and a warm and cosy setting, you will be feeling festive and full of delicious food.


Two Cooks



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Continue the festivities into the New Year with Two Cooks Restaurant in Sallins. Enjoy an amazingly prepared tasting menu accompanied by a glass of Champagne on arrival. If you are a fan of wine, wine tasting is also available!