22 William Street R95 V120 Kilkenny, Ireland
+353 56 770 2748

AWARD WINNING RESTAURANT.

Best Casual Dining-Kilkenny for 2018
Best Casual Dining – Leinster for 2018
Best Restaurant Manager – Kilkenny for 2018
Shortlisted on Yes Chef Awards 2017

Idea.

Truffles…they are considered as one of the most interesting ingredients in our kitchens, so flavorful and unique, they can easily influent their aromas to any dish, any type of cuisine…they just have to be in the right hands of people who have a lot of passion.
That’s the sole idea of our project as well, to create a small and unique restaurant with vision to be a place, where the guests will be “spoiled” from the moment they enter the venue; to feel cosy and comfortable and enjoy every minute of it..that’s why we choose the name of the restaurant to be “Truffles”!

Our MenuExquisite Tastes.

Available Tuesday to Sunday, Lunch & Dinner

Starters

Our choice of starter changes daily, but one thing never does: The great taste! -1, 2, 3, 4, 5

€10.00
Earthy Hummus, created from Roast tomatoes, Tahini, Turmeric and Cumin
Served with marinated Italian olives, Aubergine caponata and homemade Rye toast -1, 4

Goat cheese, Beef Tomato, Grilled Aubergine and Courgette Dressed with Homemade Basil and Cashew Nuts Pesto- 2, 4

Delicious combination of nutty Cauliflower, nubby Farro with earthy Carrots, Celery and Garlic cloves… Chorizo crisps to get them together! 1,3,4

Smoked with Chicory wood, dressed with shaved Parmesan, Rocket leaves and pickled walnut dressing-2, 3

€11.00
Lime Mayonnaise dressed Irish Crab meat, combine with delicate Baby Gem Lettice, over puff pastry base and Harissa aioli-1, 2, 6

Tossed with White wine, touch of Chili and Roasted Garlic Served with Organic leaves and Coriander salsa- 2, 3, 6

Hearty Dishes

Savory depth diversity of Mushrooms and Chicken strips, Elevated with Creamy White wine sauce and freshly shaved Parmesan cheese-1, 2, 5

Tossed Chorizo with Semi-dried Tomatoes, Fried Capers, Sauté onions, Grilled aubergines, Finished with a touch of aged Parmesan cheese-1, 4

Authentic Italian-style risotto, simmered with freshly shaved Parmesan, Tossed with Fresh chives and Drizzle of Black truffle oil – 2, 4

Chef’s Specials

Brought daily from Kilmore Quay, Co.Wexford, prepared according to the Intention of our creative Chefs-1, 2, 5, 6

€21.50
Classic French dish, slow, careful cooked in Red wine Chicken, Wild Mushrooms and Bacon, to make a rich, deep-flavoured dish-2, 3, 4

Silver Hill’s Duckling, glazed with Sherry- Raspberry Reduction, Surrounded by selection of oven baked veggies- 2

Cider glazed roasted pork chop, laid on Sausage N Sour cabbage medley, Apple jelly cubes and red wine jus – 3

Paddy’s favorite cut, cooked to your liking, Choice of Garlic butter or Rainbow Peppercorn sauce and sprinkle ofMaldon Sea Salt- 2

SIDE DISHES:
SAUTE WILD MUSHROOMS AND ONIONS- €5
SIMMER SPINACH WITH SHALOTS AND GARLIC- €4
ORGANIC LEAVES SALAD €4.50
(EDMUNDBURRY GREENS-DURROW, CO.LAOIS)

ALERGEN INFORMATION:

1=WHEAT 2=DAIRY 3=MUSTARD 4=CELERY 5=EGG 6=CRUSTACEAN

2 Courses for € 23.00 or 3 Courses for € 28.00 per Personavailable Mon-Fri: 5:30-7:00, Sunday: 4:00-7:00,Sat and Bank Holiday Sun: 5:30-6:30

Starters

Our choice of starter changes daily, but one thing never does: The great taste! -1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Delicious combination of nutty Cauliflower, nubby Farro with earthy Chick peas,Red peppers and Garlic cloves… Chorizo Crisps to get them together! 1, 4

Smoked with Chicory wood, dressed with shaved Parmesan,
Rocket leaves and pickled walnut dressing-2, 4

Earthy Hummus, created from Roast tomatoes, Tahini, Turmeric and Cumin
Served with marinated Italian olives, Aubergine caponata and homemade Rye toast -1, 4

Lime Mayonnaise dressed Irish Crab meat, combine with delicate Baby Gem Lettice, Over puff pastry base and Harissa aioli-1, 2, 6

Hearty Dishes

Freshly made Saffron risotto, Merlot braised beef cheeks,
Shaved Leeks and Parmigiano Reggiano on top-2,4

Tossed Chorizo with Semi-dried Tomatoes, Fried Capers, Sauté onions, Grilled aubergines, Finished with a touch of aged 24 Months Parmesan cheese-1, 4

Savory depth diversity of Mushrooms and Chicken strips, Elevated with Creamy White wine sauce and freshly shaved Parmesan cheese-1, 2, 5

Chef’s Specials

Classic French dish, slow, careful cooked in Red wine Chicken, Wild Mushrooms and Bacon, to make a rich, deep-flavoured dish-2, 3, 4

Brought daily from Kilmore Quay, Co.Wexford, prepared
according to the Intention of our creative Chefs-1, 2, 5, 6

Cider glazed roasted pork chop, laid on Spicy Sausage N Sour cabbage medley, Apple jelly cubes – 3

€4 Supplement
Silver Hill’s Duckling, glazed with Sherry- Raspberry Reduction,
Surrounded by selection of oven baked veggies- 2

All Chefs Specials are served with freshly roasted potatoes,
Tossed with Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Garlic and Fresh Parsley

SIDE DISHES AVAILABLE:
SAUTE WILD MUSHROOMS AND ONIONS- €5
SIMMER SPINACH WITH SHALOTS AND GARLIC- €4
TOASTED GARLIC CIABATTA €4

 

ALERGEN INFORMATION:
1=WHEAT 2=DAIRY 3=MUSTARD 4=CELERY 5=EGG 6=CRUSTACEAN

Our dishes are made of ingredients not necessarily mentioned in the description.
Please notify us, at the time of the order, any kind of allergy or intolerance.
The Truffles staff is at your disposal for the choice of wines by the glass

Available Tuesday to Saturday from 12:00 to 3:00 - Complimentary Homemade Bread is served at the table

Hearty Dishes

Goat cheese, Beef Tomato, Grilled Aubergine and Courgette Dressed with Homemade Basil and Cashew Nuts Pesto Served with Toasted Garlic Ciabatta – 1, 2, 4

Savory depth diversity of Mushrooms and Chicken strips, Elevated with Creamy White wine sauce and freshly shaved Parmesan cheese-1, 2, 5

Tossed Chorizo with Semi-dried Tomatoes, Fried Capers, Sauté onions, Grilled aubergines, Finished with a touch of aged 24 Months Parmesan cheese-1, 4

Woodsy flavour Authentic Italian-style risotto, simmer with freshly shaved Parmesan, Tossed with Chopped chives and Drizzle of Black truffle oil – 2, 4

Freshly made Saffron risotto, Merlot braised beef cheeks, Shaved Leeks and Parmigiano Reggiano on top- 1,2,4,5

Organic mix leaves salad, Lemon and Dill Aioli, Panko bread crumbs
Served with Toasted Garlic Ciabatta- 1,2,5,6

Chef’s Specials

“Meaty” cuts of aubergines, layered up with Sun-dried tomatoes, Roast peppers and lentils, wrapped in Phyllo dough, Royal pepper relish-1, 4

€15.00
Brought daily from Kilmore Quay, Co.Wexford, Prepared according to the Intention of Our creative Chefs-1, 2, 3, 4, 5

€15.00
Classic French dish, bringing along Chicken, Mushrooms, Bacon and Malbec wine, Careful cooking of simple ingredients to make a rich, deep-flavoured dish.-2, 3, 4

SIDE DISHES:
ORGANIC LEAVES SALAD €4.50
(EDMUNDBURRY GREENS-DURROW, CO.LAOIS)
TOASTED GARLIC CIABATTA BREAD €4.00

ALERGEN INFORMATION:

1=WHEAT 2=DAIRY 3=MUSTARD 4=CELERY 5=EGG 6=CRUSTACEAN

Our dishes are made of ingredients not necessarily mentioned in the description.
Please notify us, at the time of the order, any kind of allergy or intolerance.
The Truffles staff is at your disposal for the choice of wines by the glass

Available from 12:00 noon till 4:00 pm - 2 Courses for € 19:00 or 3 Courses for € 24:00 per Person

Starters

Our choice of starter changes daily, but one thing never does: The great taste! -1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6

A Gourmet Dish, rooted into the Earthy notes of the Roasted Beetroots, Whipped Goat cheese mousse, pickled walnuts dressing -2

Lightly smoked with Chicory wood, dressed with shaved Parmesan,
Rocket leaves and pickled walnut dressing-2, 4

Earthy Hummus, created from Roast tomatoes, Tahini, Turmeric and Cumin
Served with marinated Italian olives, Aubergine Caponata and homemade Rye toast -1, 4

Main Cources

Panko bread crumbs, Organic mix leaves salad, Lemon and Dill Aioli,
Served with Toasted Garlic Ciabatta bread- 1,2,3,5

Tossed Chorizo with Semi-dried Tomatoes, Fried Capers, Sauté onions, Grilled aubergines, Finished with a touch of aged 24 Months Parmesan cheese-1, 4

Savory depth diversity of Mushrooms and Chicken strips, Elevated with Creamy White wine sauce and freshly shaved Parmesan cheese-1, 2, 5

“Meaty” cuts of aubergines, layered up with Sun-dried tomatoes, Roast peppers and lentils, wrapped in Phyllo dough, Royal pepper relish-1, 4

Brought daily from Kilmore Quay, Co.Wexford, prepared according to the Intention of Our creative Chefs- 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Classic French dish, bringing along Chicken, Mushrooms, Bacon and Malbec wine, Careful cooking of simple ingredients to make a rich, deep-flavoured dish.-2, 3, 4

Cider glazed roasted pork chop, laid on Spicy Sausage N Sour cabbage medley, Apple jelly cubes – 3

SIDE DISHES AVAILABLE:
SAUTE WILD MUSHROOMS AND ONIONS- €5
TOASTED GARLIC CIABATTA BREAD €4

 

ALERGEN INFORMATION:
1=WHEAT 2=DAIRY 3=MUSTARD 4=CELERY 5=EGG 6=CRUSTACEAN

Our dishes are made of ingredients not necessarily mentioned in the description.
Please notify us, at the time of the order, any kind of allergy or intolerance.
The Truffles staff is at your disposal for the choice of wines by the glass

Available Tuesday to Sunday, Lunch & Dinner

Starters

A Gourmet Dish, rooted into the Earthy notes of the Roasted Beetroots, Whipped Goat cheese mousse, pickled walnuts dressing -2

Earthy Hummus, created from Roast tomatoes, Tahini, Turmeric and Cumin
Served with marinated Italian olives, Aubergine caponata and homemade Rye toast -1, 4

Goat cheese, Beef Tomato, Grilled Aubergine and Courgette Dressed with Homemade Basil and Cashew Nuts Pesto- 2, 4

Delicious combination of nutty Cauliflower, nubby Farro with earthy Carrots, Celery and Garlic cloves… Chorizo crisps to get them together! 1,4

Main Courses

“Meaty” cuts of aubergines, layered up with Sun-dried tomatoes, Roast peppers and lentils, wrapped in Phyllo dough, Royal pepper relish-1, 4

Layers of Roasted Aubergine, Courgette, Diced tomato and Red Bell pepper, Seasoned with Thyme and Maldon Sea salt. Coated with Creamy Vegan béchamel –4

Gently tossed in the pan, finished in the oven, on bed of simmered Savoy Cabbage and garlic beetroot aioli, roasted Cashew nuts

Delicious blend of Wild mushrooms and Arborio rice, Tossed with Fresh chives, Yeast flakes and drizzle of Black truffle oil-2, 3, 4

This risotto is studded with the color and vibrant flavor of Spinach, Fresh sauté Leeks and Artichokes, nubby notes of tossed Pine nuts -3, 4

emi-dried Tomatoes with fried Capers, Sauté onions, Grilled aubergines and Fresh parsley, touch of Yeast flakes-1, 4

SIDE DISHES:
SAUTE WILD MUSHROOMS AND ONIONS- €5
SIMMER SPINACH WITH SHALOTS AND GARLIC- €4
GARLIC CIABATTA- €4

ALERGEN INFORMATION:

1=WHEAT 2=DAIRY 3=MUSTARD 4=CELERY 5=EGG 6=CRUSTACEAN

Available Tuesday to Sunday, Lunch & Dinner

Starters

Our soup changes daily, but one thing never does: great taste! -1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Delicious combination of nutty Cauliflower, nubby Farro with earthy Carrots, Celery and Garlic cloves… Chorizo Crisps to get them together! 1,2,3,4,5

pongy surface absorbs the Miso and turns it into a feast for your senses,
Toasted Sesame seeds, touch of chili and Ponzu sauce

Earthy flavors, created from Coriander, Turmeric, Cumin and Onions, Garlic-infused olive oil. Served with Spicy chick peas-tomato relish -3,4

This elegant terrine of duck breast, duck leg and liver is blended with crushed roasted pistachios. Figs chutney and Toasted homemade sourdough bread-1, 2, 4, 5

Beef Tomato, Aubergine, Courgette, dressed with Homemade Salsa Verde-2,3,4

ured Organic Fillet of Fresh Salmon, served on a bed of
Toasted baguette, Avocado Horseradish mousse, Organic leaves- 2, 3, 5, 6

Main Courses

Brought daily from Kilmore Quay, Co.Wexford, prepared According to the Intention of our creative Chef-1,2,3,4,5,6

Irish Chicken Supreme, stuffed with Black trumpet mushrooms, Shallots marmalade, Whipped Potato and rich Chicken Tarragon jus-2,3,4

Homemade Pasta, Semi-dried Tomatoes with fried capers, Grilled aubergines and Fresh parsley, freshly shaved Parmesan-1, 3, 4, 5

Stuffed with Chesnutt, Arborio Rice, Gorgonzola cheese and Fresh parsley Drizzle of Red chimichurri sauce-2, 3, 4

Aubergine, Green lentils, Courgette and Red peppers with chunks of Fresh tomatoes Covered with Vegan béchamel or Creamy Yogurt topping-3, 4

Freshly shaved Parmesan, tossed with Fresh chives and Drizzle of Black truffle oil -2,3,4

Freshly made Saffron risotto, Merlot braised beef cheeks,
Shaved Leeks and Parmigiano Reggiano on top- 1,2,4,5

ALERGEN INFORMATION:
1=WHEAT 2=DAIRY 3=MUSTARD 4=CELERY 5=EGG 6=CRUSTACEAN

Our dishes are made of ingredients not necessarily mentioned in the description.
Please notify us, at the time of the order, any kind of allergy or intolerance.
The Truffles staff is at your disposal for the choice of wines by the glass

Dessert prices-€5 for Lunch and Early Evening Menu, €7 for A la Carte Menu

Desserts

Duo of White and Dark Belgium Chocolate Mousse that even the most saintly of guests won’t be able to resist! Garnished with Wild berries compote-1,2,5

Upside down Baked Apples in Cinnamon citrus Syrup, Enhanced with Crème Ingles and Vanilla Ice Cream-1,2,5

Indulge yourself with the delicious, tangy and sweet Raspberry and Coconut parfait. This is ideal, delicious, healthy, spring-welcoming dessert-5

Mara de Bois Strawberry and bourbon vanilla, Dipped into Dark Chocolate glaze, with sprinkle of White shavings-1,2,5

Elegant and sophisticated, but made from simplicity… The brittle caramelized topping and the smooth, creamy custard beneath-2,5

Elevate Your Dining Experience, by choosing your favorite cheeses, Introduced at your table-1,2,4

ALERGEN INFORMATION:
1=WHEAT 2=DAIRY 3=MUSTARD 4=CELERY 5=EGG 6=CRUSTACEAN

Our dishes are made of ingredients not necessarily mentioned in the description.
Please notify us, at the time of the order, any kind of allergy or intolerance.
The Truffles staff is at your disposal for the choice of wines by the glass

Specialty coffees:
Irish coffee-€7 Baileys coffee-€7 Calypso coffee-€7
Amaretto coffee-€7 Sambuca coffee-€7 French coffee-€7
The Truffles staff is at your disposal for the choice of
Dessert wines and Digestives by the glass

Available Tuesday to Sunday, Lunch & Dinner

House Recommendations

White Wines

Trebianno from Abruzzo,Italy

€24.00
Sauvignon Blanc from Languedoc, France

Ugni Blanc, Grenache Blanc, Sauvignon Blanc, France

€25.00
Verdejo from North Central Spain

Pinot Grigio from Veneto, Italy

Red Wines

Montepulciano from Abruzzo, Italy

Merlot from Languedoc, France

Grenache, Syrah and Mouvedre from Pays d”Oc, France

€26.00
Tempranillo from La Mancha, Central Spain

€27.00
Sangiovese from Lazio, Nortern Italy

Rose Wines

Grenache Noir | Syrah from Provence, France

Grenache | Cinsault from Languedoc, France

Specially Selected

White Wines

€30.00
Chardonnay from Côtes du Thongue, France

Semillón | Sauvignon Blanc from Bordeaux, France

€30.00
Riesling from Johannisberg Rheingau, Germany

Chenin Blanc from Loire, France

€35.00
Grüner Veltliner from Nelson, New Zealand

€37.00
Verdicchio from Castelli di Jesi, Italy

€39.00
Sauvignon Blanc from Nelson, New Zealand

Sauvignon Blanc from Loire, France

Red Wines

Malbec from Cahors, France

Sangiovese | Cabernet Sauvignon from Tuscany, Italy

Montepulciano from Abruzzo, Italy

Corvina | Rondinella from San Zeno di Colognola ai Colli, Italy

Tempranillo / Garnacha from Rioja, Spain

Tinta Roriz / Touriga Nacional from Douro, Portugal

Gamay from France

Syrah | Grenache Noir from Languedoc, France

Barbera from Piedmont, Italy

Dolcetto from Piedmont,Italy

Grenache | Mourvèdre | Syrah from Rhone, France

Grenache, Mourvèdre from Bourgogne, France

Sangiovese from Tuscany, Italy

Mertlot / Cabernet from Gironde, France

Cabernet|Merlot from Medoc, France

€90.00
Nebbiolo from Piedmont, Italy.

Sparkling Wines

€39.00
Glera from Veneto, Italy

Merlot | Pinot Noir from Veneto, Italy

Mauzac | Chardonnay | Chenin Blanc from Languedoc, France

Chardonnay | Pinot Noir | Pinot Meunier from Epernay, France

Pinot Noir | Chardonnay | Pinot Meunier from Epernay, France

€120.00
Pinot Noir | Pinot Meunier | Chardonnay from Reims, France

Dessert Wines

Served with glass

€6.00
Semillón from Sauternes, France

€8.00
Riesling from Nelson, New Zealand

from Douro, Portugal

from Douro, Portugal

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Testimonials.

Thank you for an amazing vegan meal…

i can honestly say it was the best vegan meal i have ever had... its wonderful to walk into a restaurant and be handed a vegan menu and not have to explain ourselves... I had the top class risotto... so creamy and tasty.. i may have to bribe the chef for the recipe! Special thank you to the couple who served us who were extra caring to our excited and happy children..

Lorraine Valentine, Clane, Ireland

5.0
2017-11-16T09:13:14+00:00

Lorraine Valentine, Clane, Ireland

i can honestly say it was the best vegan meal i have ever had... its wonderful to walk into a restaurant and be handed a vegan menu and not have to explain ourselves... I had the top class risotto... so creamy and tasty.. i may have to bribe the chef for the recipe! Special thank you to the couple who served us who were extra caring to our excited and happy children..

what a gem for Kilkenny!

Our dining experience at Truffles last night was sublime - this newly opened restaurant is truly exceptional - what a gem for Kilkenny! From the intimate and understatedly elegant atmosphere, to the stellar service and friendliness from the waitstaff and owners, to the imaginative and inspired menu (especially for vegetarians and vegans!), to the beautifully presented plates - a total five stars! And then there is the food -WOW! Perfectly prepared, well balanced and alive with freshness and flavor - what an amazing chef! If you find yourself in Kilkenny, Truffles is not to be missed!

Kim Thompson, Waynesville, North Carolina

5.0
2017-11-16T09:20:15+00:00

Kim Thompson, Waynesville, North Carolina

Our dining experience at Truffles last night was sublime - this newly opened restaurant is truly exceptional - what a gem for Kilkenny! From the intimate and understatedly elegant atmosphere, to the stellar service and friendliness from the waitstaff and owners, to the imaginative and inspired menu (especially for vegetarians and vegans!), to the beautifully presented plates - a total five stars! And then there is the food -WOW! Perfectly prepared, well balanced and alive with freshness and flavor - what an amazing chef! If you find yourself in Kilkenny, Truffles is not to be missed!

A wonderful addition to Kilkenny’s dining scene.

Had a gorgeous lunch here and going again soon for dinner. Very comfortable surroundings and lovely staff, who were most accomodating when I asked for the on-menu saffron risotto with braised beef without the beef. Not an eye was batted, and the risotto I got had been adapted beautifully for my vegetarian tastes with some delicious veg. Very good value and the wines seem especially delicious. A wonderful addition to Kilkenny's dining scene.

Gemma Fullam, Kilkenny, Ireland

5.0
2017-11-16T09:22:46+00:00

Gemma Fullam, Kilkenny, Ireland

Had a gorgeous lunch here and going again soon for dinner. Very comfortable surroundings and lovely staff, who were most accomodating when I asked for the on-menu saffron risotto with braised beef without the beef. Not an eye was batted, and the risotto I got had been adapted beautifully for my vegetarian tastes with some delicious veg. Very good value and the wines seem especially delicious. A wonderful addition to Kilkenny's dining scene.

I would return.

My friend Ann and I stumbled upon this lovely restaurant yesterday (Saturday) we had a gorgeous lunch. I had a wonderful beef and risotto dish omg so tasty. My friend had the fish cakes which looked gorgeous.
I would return. And I look forward to my next visit. Staff so lovely and friendly. Love the decor. One other, on the menu, to those who are vegetarian, what wonderful options on their menu. Go and enjoy. I did

Valerie Leahy, Waterford, Ireland

5.0
2017-11-16T09:25:08+00:00

Valerie Leahy, Waterford, Ireland

My friend Ann and I stumbled upon this lovely restaurant yesterday (Saturday) we had a gorgeous lunch. I had a wonderful beef and risotto dish omg so tasty. My friend had the fish cakes which looked gorgeous. I would return. And I look forward to my next visit. Staff so lovely and friendly. Love the decor. One other, on the menu, to those who are vegetarian, what wonderful options on their menu. Go and enjoy. I did
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