KILROY'S RESTAURANT NOW CLOSED DOWN
After great 18 years in business, we have sadly had to close down Kilroy's of Kathmandu restaurant due to structural damage sustained in the earthquake.
Thank you to our loyal staff & customers for your support.
And it is worth remembering that hundreds of young people who worked at Kilroy’s restaurants got their career in Hospitality underway with us. Their warm welcome and hard work helped support their families in distant villages throughout Nepal - that is a legacy I am very proud of today.
Kilroy's of Kathmandu
A trek in the foothills of Mt. Everest in January 1998 was to set the wheels in motion for a dramatic change of direction in my culinary career at that time. Later that year, I returned to Nepal and realised my dream of opening my first restaurant before the age of 28. The challenge was to embody the eclectic societies of the Nepalese people and at the same time provide that culinary standard expected by many visitors from all over the world who come to discover this remote and mysterious part of the Himalaya.
Kilroy’s of Kathmandu opened on November 15th, 1998 and quickly gained a very high reputation for our down-to-earth food, welcoming service and great atmosphere. Within weeks we were cooking for 300 guests every night, including mountaineering celebrities and diplomats, not to mention the locals and tourists from around the globe.
Until late 2016, Kilroy's continued to thrive under the guidance of Founding investor Robert Desjardins and our team of dedicated and friendly staff before closing after 18 successful years due to earthquake damage.
Since the tragic earthquake, Nepal needs your support through tourism more than ever before: The Guardian even put Nepal top of its list of emerging destinations to visit for your post-brexit holiday. Who knew?