My husband and I were advised by the tourist office to visit Kyteler's Inn for lunch - it was quiet and we sat down - waited waited and waited..... three staff members but we were ignored by all. We left and started walking down the historic street and "found" a real treasure. Petronella was busy but we received a warm welcome, excellent service and lovely food. We enjoyed our lunch so much we returned later that evening - again the place was buzzing - lots of locals - always a good sign. The owner welcomed us (remembering us from lunchtime) and we were seated on the ground floor in a warm and comfortable area. Upstairs was busy with a number of birthday parties and there was a lovely feel. Again the food was excellent - I enjoyed the hake wrapped in potato with a bean mornay while the hubby had a perfectly cooked steak with all the trimmings. Excellent. The owner, his wife and the staff were welcoming, friendly and did everything to ensure all enjoyed their visit. What a shame the tourist office and the others who recommended Kyteler's Inn did not mention Petronella as to us it is one of Kilkenny's best assets. We look forward to our return. In the meantime we wish all the team at Petronella a successful and prosperous future - they deserve it.
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