Our Story

Our restaurant in Kilkenny provides an exquisite menu in Kilkenny for you to indulge in Indian cuisine at its finest. Our chefs come from the eastern regions and bring with them traditional and cultivating dishes that have been passed down through generations to share with you.

Syed Ahmad opened our Indian Restaurant first in 2009 and soon developed a loyal following from locals and tourists alike. Due to popular demand we moved to a larger purpose built building in 2015 and plan to enhance our reputation even further. Our ethos has remained the same since day one, to provide an authentic Indian fine dining experience which is unrivalled in Kilkenny.

Our award winning chefs use traditional Tandoori ovens and cooking methods so that your food is as authentic as you can get on these shores . Thanks for visiting our website and we hope to welcome you through our doors soon.


The experience

A memorable dining experience is not just about the food and drink. It is an emotional experience – every single detail matters. Only an exceptional meal comes with great service, atmosphere and of course the company.

Everything we create in our kitchen is sublime, from the delicate textures to the authentic flavours.We aim to enhance the perception of Indian fine dining in Kilkenny and beyond.

Our culinary style is both – incredibly simple and cleverly refined. Everything that seems ordinary hides a delightful twist offering a journey through Indian cuisine unlike no other.

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Restaurant Reviews

Very authentic Indian atmosphere. Perfect portion sizes. Extremely good value for money (not just early bird). Food was delicious and service was excellent.

Tripadvisor Review - June 2015

Laura E, Kilkenny

What a stunning little restaurant this is!
The decor is beautiful and the ambiance peaceful. You are greeted as soon as you walk in by friendly and helpful waiters. The manager was a very pleasant man and we were seated almost immediately. The menu is diverse and they offer a fantastic Sunday Buffet. (Aubergine Bhaji is a must have!). Plenty of options for vegetarians and children.

TripAdvisor Review - March 2015

The style and the feel of the restaurant makes you wonder if you have just experienced a little slice of India :)

Aimee E, Kilkenny

I have to say this is one of the best indian restaurants I have ever been to.
Truly beautifully flavoured food and spoiled for choice.
Very friendly staff and a very romantic atmosphere
Can't wait to go back

TripAdvisor - Feb 2015

Jessica C


Special Offer

Early Bird KilkennyIf you are looking for the best value early bird in Kilkenny then look no further than Royal Spice.
Call us on 0567712646 to book your table


Why not treat that special someone to a magical night in our restaurant with a gift voucher. For more information about ordering gift vouchers for Royal Spice please contact us on 056 7712645 or email info@royalspice.ie

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Royal Spice
2-3 Watergate
Kilkenny City
P: (353) 056 7786010