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Discover a taste of Kells

Date: 26/06/2024

Discover a taste of Kells

Nestled in the heart of County Meath, Ireland, the historic town of Kells is renowned for its medieval heritage and the famous Book of Kells. However, beyond its rich history and cultural significance lies a culinary landscape that is as diverse as it is delightful. From traditional Irish fare to innovative modern cuisine, Kells offers a gastronomic experience that is both deeply rooted in tradition and refreshingly contemporary. Here are our top spots to discover a taste of Kells

Eureka House Kells

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Eureka House & Gardens is the perfect location to unwind and relax with good food in Kells. Located within lush parklands, this unique setting in the heritage town of Kells is across the road from the tourist office. The house dates from 1865 and was once Eureka Secondary School. They are open 7 days a week from 9am until 5pm Monday to Saturday and 9am to 4pm on a Sunday. Enjoy tasty treats from homemade cakes and scones to delicious sandwiches, salads and light bites. Find out more here.

Jacks Bar and Restaurant

Jacks Bar and Restaurant

Jacks Bar and Restaurant is a must visit when travelling to the Boyne Valley. Their menu featured flavoursome fare from local producers as well as a great selection of cocktails and drinks. Their food offering includes brunch, lunch and evening dinner. Enjoy live trad music on a Thursday as well as live music all weekend long. They are now open 7 days a week. Monday – Thursday from 5pm, Friday from 4pm and Saturday and Sunday from 11am. Find out more here.


Park Rí Kells


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Whether you are looking for a quick bite or a special evening meal, Park Rí in Kells has it all. The food outlets include Supermacs restaurant and drive thru, Papa John’s Pizza and drive thru, Kanoodle dine in and take away, The Kells Kitchen, great food to enjoy at Park Rí or on the go, The Coffee Spot, Barista Café and McKeon’s Love Fresh- high quality convenience store and bakery. Find out more here.


The Headfort Arms Hotel


Headfort Arms Hotel


The beautiful Headfort Arms Hotel is the perfect destination for a Boyne Valley Breakfast, Carvery or sit down lunch, or evening meal. Café Therese and the Headfort Lounge offer an all day menu that includes breakfast, mid-morning scones, carvery lunch and an evening menu. You can also enjoy their famous afternoon tea in the Lounge or the Garden.

The Kelltic Bar and The Courtyard offers a true Irish Pub Experience. With its own entrance, the Kelltic offers a typical Irish pub experience with gourmet ‘Pub Grub’.

The jewel in the crown of the Headfort dining experience is the award-winning Vanilla Pod Restaurant. They pride themselves on good quality, carefully sourced produce from local suppliers, using ingredients that are in season and offering specialties such as locally reared lamb and locally produced cheeses. The restaurant is open Thursday - Saturday from 5.00 pm - 10.00 pm and on a Sunday from 12.30 pm - 9.30 pm. Find out more here.

Sheridans Cheesemongers


A short 10-minute drive from Kells will bring you to Sheridan’s Cheesemongers shop and café. Here you can discover a vast assortment of local produce and relax in their fabulous café. The Shop & Café is open Monday to Friday from 10am - 6pm and on Sunday from  11am - 5pm. The
Saturday Farmers Market is held from 10am - 2pm. Find out more here. 


Exploring the taste of Kells is more than just a culinary adventure; it's a journey through time and tradition. Each bite tells a story of the land, the people, and the rich heritage that defines this charming Irish town. Whether you're savouring a bowl of hearty Irish stew, enjoying a slice of freshly baked soda bread, or indulging in a modern culinary creation, the flavours of Kells are sure to leave a lasting impression. We can’t wait to welcome you.

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