The historic, 21-bedroom Kildare House Hotel in Kildare Town has a Valentine’s inspired get away for couples looking to escape for a romantic night away. The Kildare House Hotel Valentine’s package is on offer until the end of February 2022 and is priced from €97.50 per person sharing. It includes Prosecco Rosé and strawberries dipped in chocolate on arrival and bed and breakfast in one of the newly refurbished ensuite bedrooms. Guests will also enjoy a 3-course gourmet meal in either the award-winning Gallops Restaurant or in the vegan friendly, Soul Burger Restaurant. Breakfast is served until 11.30am so guests can really take their time and relax and unwind.
The Gallops Bar & Restaurant offers a mix of family fare and tasty European dishes including an extensive offering for vegans and meat lovers alike as well as a comprehensive wine and cocktail list. Under the direction of chef, Jeyson Eriwata the menu changes regularly and the daily blackboard specials are a real treat. The décor has been inspired by the equestrian and racing heritage of County Kildare and features racing prints and accessories in homage to the many racing yards nearby and the famous Curragh Racecourse and Irish National Stud which are just minutes from the hotel.
The Kildare House Hotel is also home to Soulburger, a deep south, American style vegan friendly burger bar, offering a real ‘like for like’ choice for vegans, meat eaters and health-conscious people who are just lovers of great food. The SOUL or SOULLESS experience (with meat or plant based) serves delicious, casual food and is open 7 days a week. Menu delights include ‘The Cactus’ a chicken or vegan patty with ‘Soul Scorpion’ mayonnaise, cookie dough ice cream and their now famous, ‘Bourbon Smash’ cocktails.
The property is owned and run by Kelly Moran who bought the hotel in 2019 and has spent the last three years breathing new life into the historic building. No mean feat considering the building itself was established in 1777 as an infirmary on a site that was acquired by the Duke of Leinster. In fact, the building remained as an infirmary until 1960 until it was converted into a hotel, but over the years it had fallen into disrepair and had become unloved and uninspiring for guests and visitors until Kelly and her team got to work on a major renovation programme. Through sympathetic preservation Kelly has carefully blended the original features such as ceiling roses and original stucco work with the new contemporary finishes.
Just minutes from Kildare Village, the designer retail outlet, the hotel is also popular with shoppers and day trippers looking for great food. To find out more, or to book the Valentine’s package at The Kildare House Hotel see www.kildarehousehotel.ie or call (045) 520002