About us

Hartes was re-opened in December 2009 by brother’s in-law Paul Lenehan and Ronan Kinsella. Formerly known as Ollie’s or the Vatican this bar was always known to be a busy and well run establishment. Unfortunately it closed its doors in 2004 like a lot of other pubs and lay dormant until December 2009 when it re-opened was renamed as Hartes of Kildare.
“With over 30 years of experience and knowledge behind us we thought that Kildare town was ready for a Gastro Pub”. …. Paul. Proud members of the Restaurants Association of Ireland, the Vintners Association of Ireland and Good Food Ireland Hartes has firmly put itself on the map.

Whether you are living close by or looking for an excuse to visit Kildare, you’ll receive a warm welcome and a great dining experience at Hartes of Kildare. Serving locally sourced produce, a range of craft beers and a full wine list, you’ll enjoy a buzzing atmospheric gastropub. “We have put a great deal of work into our menu and hope that it excites you and leaves you satisfied when you finally take your leave of us”…Paul

We source our food and drinks carefully, providing high quality, fresh and sustainable products whenever possible. Our staff strive for excellence in the creation, preparation and service of our meals, for example we can recommend the perfect craft beer accompaniment for your main course or even help you choose from our extensive gin menu.

It is our ambition to create a hospitality business where service, quality, value for money and consistency are always the main focus.

Healthy Cooking


Learn how to cook super foods such as quinoa, lentils and legumes, how to incorporate them and many others into your daily routine, shed the light on fats and carbohydrates.



Learn to make you own sourdough, yeast bread, soda bread, focaccia and even pizza.

Stocks, soups & winter stews


Learn to create your own stocks and personalize your cooking. Stocks are the foundation of all good restaurants. I will show you how to make them and store them up to a month in advance, and how to make many soups and warming stews.



I’ll show you the different types of fish, and how to prepare and cook each one.

Healthy Cooking


Christmas Dinner


Tackling a turkey, gravy making the perfect roast spuds and what to do with all those leftovers.

Christmas Dinner


William Barry Review

I’d wager more people have been to the Kildare Village Outlet centre than have been to Kildare town, which is a shame.

A better reason to go to Kildare town would be to have a meal at Harte’s Bar and Grill. Harte’s is the flagship business of Paul Lenehan and Ronan Kinsella and their head chef, Barry Liscombe, leads a kitchen that is firing out food so good it is drawing diners down from Dublin in droves…

Good Food Ireland Review

In the pretty market square of Kildare Town, Harte’s Bar and Grill occupies a prime slot. An old fashioned Irish pub exterior belies the modern dining room and contemporary Irish cooking that goes on inside.

Owner Paul Lenehan has added this pub to his portfolio of gastropubs in the Kildare/Dublin area. At Harte’s, Head Chef Barry Liscombe brings 15 years of cooking experience…

Georgina Campbell ’s Review

Behind a traditional flower-decked pub frontage proudly proclaiming its establishment in 1838 lies a very modern hybrid, combining the qualities of the classic Irish bar with something altogether different – and it’s all to do with good food.

When brothers-in-law Paul Lenehan and Ronan Kinsella opened Hartes Bar & Grill in 2009, they wanted to create a place where ‘service, quality, value…

  • “Was recommended to try here and glad we did. Good layout and can eat in bar of bistro area. We chose bistro. Seafood chowder was beautiful. Other dishes were pate and a corned beef dish. All good portions. We shared a chocolate tart. Very good quality, great service and incredible value at 28 Euros for a hearty lunch.”
    Jaydee, Manchester, United Kingdom
    We wanted a light meal and chose to share a soup and entree at the bar. The potato cheddar soup was velvety smooth and luscious. The vegetarian entree was a superbly complex combo of flavors with grilled havarti cheese, roasted beets, steamed broccoli and falafel on top of a curried yogurt sauce. The rest of the menu was equally sophisticated and given a chance, I'd eat my way through it.
    Stella, Missouri
    Great food, helpful and friendly staff. Having travelled from Dublin and been caught in traffic which seriously delayed our journey to Cork we called in on the off chance just as service was finishing on a busy night but we were made very welcome, so much so we went back a week later and were not disappointed by the excellent food and friendly staff
    Carolyn S, Doncaster, United Kingdom


Traditional Free Range Pork

Pigs on the Green is an Offaly based free range pork producer. A family run operation, Fergus & Sandra Dunne are based on their farm in Tullamore and produce the finest bacon you can buy. We supply some of the finest restaurants and stores with our premium range of pork products. We produce breakfast and dinner sausages, dry cured bacon and pork cuts.
Our family farm is home to 50 pigs which openly run freely every day. Free range farming methods result in a much tastier healthier pork products.

Doyle Catering Meats formerly Doyle Bros established in 1955 by Richard and Edward Doyle in Grange Cross Ballyfermot and Rathfarnham Village.

Richard and Edward were from a larger family of 11 children 8 boys and 3 girls who werebrought up on a farm in Wicklow close to Baltinglass near a small village called Donard. They all stayed connected to their routes and eight of them diversified into butchering and Auctioneering. The knowledge they gathered of livestock through both there farming and auctioneering background was carried through to the quality they were able to offer in their shops and passed through to the next generation who also became Farmers, Auctioneers and Butchers. Richard and Pat took over the business in 1985 and have been running it successful since through all sorts of economic climates.

Irish grower of specialist mushrooms

including Shiitake, Oyster, Eryngii (King Oyster) Golden Oyster, Rose Oyster, Lions Mane “PomPom”, Velvet Pioppino & Nameko. We also produce a range of award winning speciality mushroom products including Marinated Oyster & Shiitake Mushrooms (Winner of a Blas naHEireann/Irish Food Award 2012) , Mushroom Soups, Wild Mushroom and Oyster Mushroom Pate (Winner of a Blas naHEireann/Irish Food Award 2012), Cep Oil, Mushroom Ketchup, Mushroom Seasoning Powders, & Dried Mushrooms.

We also supply a range of foraged Wild Irish Foods including Wild Mushrooms (Chanterelles, Ceps, Hedgehog, Saffron Milk Caps, Blewits, Chicken of the Woods, Hen of the Woods), Wild Garlic, Three Cornered Leek, Sorrel, Wood Sorrel, Wild Strawberries, Burdock, Pig Nuts.

Full range of fish and shelfish products

We offer a full range of fresh, frozen, and smoked fish products including a comprehensive range of shellfish products. Our philosophy is simple yet effective. “Excellent quality at the Wright price”. With the largest market share in Ireland’s capital city, we supply the finest hotels and restaurants 6 days a week with a network of refrigerated vans. Wrights of Marino also offer a delivery service outside of Dublin 3 days a week.

Irish Craft Beers

Today, there has never being a more exciting time to be part of the craft beer scene on this island.

There is now an active consumer group over at www.Beoir.org expounding the virtues of Irish craft beer. A new diversity in available styles has begun in the last decade with craft brewers and craft beer consumers becoming more numerous, confident and adventurous than ever before.

We at Hartes of Kildare, The Dew Drop Inn, & Ashton’s are proud to be part of this new diversity in flavours and styles. Please keep an eye on our website as we expand our range of beers, helping Irish businesses & giving the consumer a new tasting experience with beers & food.

Contact Us

Please use the contact info or our contact form below to get in touch with us here at Hartes of Kildare, Kildare Town

Telephone: (045) 53 3557 Address: Hartes of Kildare, Market Square, Kildare Town, Co. Kildare Email: info@hartesbar.ie


Lunch Mon – Sat 12-3.45pm
Dinner Tue – Thurs 5-9pm; Fri – Sat 5-9.45pm
Sunday 12.30-8.30pm


Copyright @ 2015. Hartes of Kildare.