Fine French dining with gourmet ingredients and great service in the centre of Naas, Co. Kildare. Awarded best restaurant in Co. Kildare in the 2011, 2012 and 2016 Irish Restaurant Awards, Vie de Châteaux has been at the top of the list of best restaurants in Ireland since opening in 2007.
Our dedication to the magic blend between French culinary knowledge and the finest quality Irish produce has been widely recognised. Add to that a warm and friendly service and a quiet location by the harbour in Naas means that Vie de Châteaux comes highly recommended by both the locals and visitors. We serve lunch Wednesday to Sunday and our extensive terrace allows for relaxed al fresco dining.
Vie de Châteaux can also be booked exclusively with enough forward notice for private celebrations or corporate functions. The restaurant can seat up to 75 people and we have areas that can be booked exclusively for smaller parties. Please contact us with details of your event and we’ll return to you with availability.
The aiguillettes – duck fillet cut into long strips – were beautifully cooked and interspersed on the plate with strips of spring onions, asparagus, cherry tomato, carrots, and an orange sauce…
Vie de Chateaux lived up to its reputation and we will go back. It’s extremely pretty, apart from anything else, and their terrace is very nice indeed. We took away some lovely memories of Irish summer evenings…
Tasty food, friendly service and good value should prove to be a recipe for success. An informal lunch menu offers French classic of a different kind – tartines and soups, dishes of the day and terrific ‘big plates’ with a starter and a main course served together for a quick meal.
Georgina Campbell’s Ireland Guide
I love Vie de Chateaux in Naas so I am not one bit surprised that it recently scooped the “Best Restaurant in Kildare”award at the regional finals of the Restaurant Association of Ireland awards 2011.
Verdict: an astonishingly good restaurant I can only describe as ‘French without tears’. The lady in the Rangey had called it correctly and, if she’s reading this, heartfelt thanks. I had a great birthday lunch at Vie de Châteaux, do get there.
Ernie Whalley, The Saturday Times (Irish Edition), September 2013, & ForknCork
The salad came served in a little bowl and featured crumbed, crispy pieces of sausage on lightly dressed lamb’s lettuce. A very nice little starter. My steak was decent in size (for those that like their meat). I had ordered it rare, and rare it was served, along with a slice of very garlicky garlic butter. A large handful of fries completed the Friday feeling… I left Vie de Châteaux with a “Bon Weekend” ringing in my ears and a feeling of happiness.
Stitch & Bear, April 2011
Two decent coffees rounded off what had been a wonderful meal of classic French cooking. With food like this, it’s no surprise that Vie de Chateaux is bucking the trend.
Orla Murphy, Food & Wine Magazine October 2013