The Neville Group have invested €2m into the property to restore it to its former glory.
This historic former Dower house, located on St John’s Bridge, has been restored to its former glory following a devastating fire in 2018.
Thanks to the vision and €2m investment of The Neville Group, the Bridge House now emerges as a magnificent addition, showcasing 12 impeccably designed bedrooms, a breath-taking parlour overlooking Kilkenny Castle, and the extraordinary original dining room that will feature a fine dining restaurant.
“Their unrivalled expertise and commitment to culinary excellence will undoubtedly elevate the dining experience for our guests, adding a new level of excitement to our reopening”
To coincide with the much-anticipated launch, The Neville Group is also delighted to announce the appointment of Keith and Carmel Boyle to lead the culinary and front of house team at the Bridge House.
Hailing from their renowned Michelin recommended restaurant Lady Anne at Creamery House, Keith and Carmel bring with them a wealth of experience in both food and wine, having earned numerous awards and accolades for their culinary expertise over the past number of years.
Keith Boyle, recently named the ‘Best Chef in Leinster’ at the prestigious Restaurant Association of Ireland awards, expressed his enthusiasm about their new venture, stating:
“Both Carmel and I are thrilled to bring our culinary expertise, impeccable service, and unique style to this extraordinary landmark building in Kilkenny City Centre.
“The opportunity to collaborate closely with General Manager Anthony Smith and join the esteemed Neville Group of Hotels is truly a fantastic opportunity for us. With breath-taking views from the dining room overlooking the river and a glass-fronted parlour offering direct views of Kilkenny Castle, we eagerly anticipate the opportunity to welcome both our loyal patrons and new guests, showcasing the remarkable restoration of The Bridge House.
“Our menu will continue to feature a similar style tasting experience, showcasing the finest seasonal ingredients sourced with the utmost care matched perfectly with Carmel’s carefully selected wines.”
Anthony Smith, general manager of River Court Hotel, said he eagerly awaits the highly anticipated reopening of the Bridge House.
“We are so excited to unveil the restored Bridge House at Kilkenny River Court Hotel and welcome the Michelin recommended Chef Keith Boyle and Carmel Boyle who will lead the Front of House team. Their unrivalled expertise and commitment to culinary excellence will undoubtedly elevate the dining experience for our guests, adding a new level of excitement to our reopening.”
Main image: Anthony Smith, River Court Hotel general manager, with chef Keith Boyle