Michelin Dining In Elegant Surroundings
The Hound at Hunters Yard
The Lady Helen Restaurant
The Majors Bar
Stay in Opulence With Every Need Catered For
Mount Juliet House
Relax and Unwind in Luxury
Health Club & The Treatment Suites
In a bygone era, when Mount Juliet Estate was a working farm of several thousand acres, many people were employed and housed on the estate, once the stately home of the Earls of Carrick. Back then, Hunter’s Yard accommodated horses in the stables, with and hay lofts and lodgings for grooms, coachmen and stable boys.
Today this attractive setting is currently under development to provide a 93 bedroom hotel beside the main house, close to the award winning golf course and all the facilities of the estate for guest use. This space will conserve the feel of times past, whilst bringing this part of the estate right into the 21st Century in top quality accommodation and guest comforts.
The Hound restaurant at Hunters Yard offers a casual dining alternative to the fine dining gourmet experience in The Lady Helen Restaurant in the main house at Mount Juliet Estate. There’s a delightful airy feel to the interior décor of The Hound. Hefty ceiling beams in reclaimed wood echo an earlier life to lend a rustic look. This light flooded dining room reflects its sunny aspect, with garden print design on the well upholstered and comfortable carver chairs giving a conservatory style feel to a beautifully appointed room. No fuss table settings capture an elegant, contemporary look.
Open from 12.30-9pm on Tuesdays, then through from Thursday to Sundays, guests can enjoy a range of dishes devised and overseen by Mount Juliet’s Executive Chef Ken Harker, who maintains Michelin star standards in The Lady Helen restaurant and brings his own flair and creativity to this more relaxed space. Prioritising core indigenous ingredients and working with local suppliers, farmers and food producers, Ken Harker strives to bring a taste of Ireland and Kilkenny to his menus here. Ingredients like Irish goat’s cheese, Kilkenny smoked trout, Mount Juliet home cured Irish salmon and fresh fish from Duncannon in Co. Wexford could feature at lunch. To follow, choose one of the house desserts or a platter of Irish cheeses with crackers, fresh fruits and homemade chutney.
At dinner, you can start with a cocktail, then tuck into a sharing platter with local produce or one of a number of delicious first courses, before moving on to the impressive mains. These could include Hereford Irish Sirloin from a local farm, fresh Wexford fish or West Cork duck. In keeping with his personal ethos, all menus at Mount Juliet Estate reflect the seasons, with dishes appropriate for the time of year and exquisite cooking at all times.
A concise selection of wines and full drinks menu accompanies your meal, with fine teas or herbal infusions and connoisseurs coffee afterwards.
Hunter’s Yard also houses the newly redesigned Kendal’s in Hunter’s Yard, a classic and atmospheric new ballroom with a handsome terrace. Kendal’s is a delightful setting for conferences, events and larger weddings of up to 210 guests. Kendal’s at Hunter’s Yard is a fresh take on Mount Juliet’s rich heritage, and a natural extension of the estate’s genuine and memorable hospitality.