Restaurant Review

Memorable feast on a flying visit

Lamb ragu croquettes were so good neither of us wanted to miss out on even a crumb

Ken Harker, executive chef at Statham’s at the Pembroke Kilkenny. Picture: Dylan Vaughan

Statham’s at Pembroke Kilkenny,

Patrick Street, Kilkenny


Chef: Ken Harker

Isn’t technology marvellous, all the same? Maybe it’s the effects of three lockdowns, but I’m finding myself increasingly wide-eyed at the ways businesses are making their premises fit for a post-Covid world.

At the Pembroke, the boutique hotel on Patrick Street in the centre of Kilkenny city, owner John Ryan has had a very busy pandemic, installing a state-of-the-art ventilation system, snazzy touch-free ...