Zuni, Kilkenny

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Situated in the surprisingly cosmopolitan Kilkenny, Zuni is infused with style and a youthful buzz.

Situated in the surprisingly cosmopolitan Kilkenny, Zuni is infused with style and a youthful buzz. Maria Raftery's smart, competent cooking is flavoursome and full of trendy ingredients. Start with mushroom, thyme and goats cheese risotto cake with spring onion and cherry tomato salad; lobster and king prawn chowder with Irish whiskey cream, or salmon gravadlax with shrimp and crab salad in rice paper with wasabi dressing? For mains, there's the signature asparagus and Cashel Blue risotto, and Moroccan-spiced kangaroo. Irish Hereford sirloin and fillet beef are also available, and are served alongside chunky chips. Other delights on the menu include monkfish marinated in coriander and lime, pork fillet roasted with juniper and oregano, cod and duck encrusted with spices, and salmon glazed in teriyaki sauce. Zuni is a popular restaurant, and service is warm and genuinely friendly.

Zuni, 26 Patrick Street, Kilkenny, 00 353 5677 23999, www.zuni.ie, Lunch Tue-Sat 12.30-2.30 Sun 1-3, Dinner Sun-Fri 6.30-9.30pm Sat 6-9.30pm. Meal for two, excl wine: £39.50/£28.20

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