Our Café

The Garden Café specialises in high quality fresh food cooked from scratch. Chef Sarah O’ Loughlin has been delighting visitors with her new menus which lean towards vegetarian and vegan diets. However there is something for everyone on the menu – meat eaters and our younger diners. Local food producers feature in the dishes and all plates are garnished with homegrown herbs and edible flowers from the Garden.

Relax in our light-filled dining area overlooking the Gardens or dine al fresco on the patio. There is no fee into the Café or Gift Shop so you can visit as often as you like!

Opening Times

We open at 10.30am for teas, coffee, snacks and cakes. At 12pm lunch service begins until 4pm. After that, you can get teas, coffee, snacks and cakes until closing time at 5pm. For October and November, we open Wednesday – Sunday.

The Cafe is closed Mondays & Tuesday for Oct & Nov. For mid-term break the Café is closed Wed 20th, Tues 26th & Wed 27th).

Opening Hours Easter-Oct Nov-Easter
Garden Café 10:30am-5.00pm 10:30am-4:30pm

Awards

We are proud that the Garden Cafe is recommended in Georgina Campbell’s Ireland Guide and the Bridgestone Guide.

In 2019 we were shortlisted in the Top Ten Cafés in Ireland at the Food & Wine Awards.

Garden Café Lunch Menu

Soup
Hot bowl of fresh wholesome soup with homemade mixed seed & treacle brown bread (v,vg) €6
Herby Chickpea Falafel
Chimichurri, pickles, roast carrot hummus, pico de gallo and Uncle Matt’s leaves (v,vg,gf) €13.50
Potato, Cauliflower & Roast Vegetable Lentil Dahl
Dukkah, vegan garlic yoghurt, hand-crafted naan (v,vg) €13.50
Grilled Marinated Chicken Shawarma
Harissa, tzatziki, garlic butterbean purée, pickled onion slaw, flatbread €13.95
10-hour Slow Roast Irish Pork Sourdough
Handcrafted sourdough, celeriac & fennel remoulade, pickled apple, mixed leaf salad €13.95
Grilled Brie Focaccia
Apple and chilli jam, caramelised onion on garden herb sourdough, celeriac slaw, Uncle Matt’s leaves (v,gf) €12.50
Beetroot Terrine
Goats’ cheese with honey and thyme, mixed seeds almond crunch, mixed leaf salad, brown bread (v) €13.50

Sides
Homemade wedges with Cajun sweet chilli,
mayo/vegan mayo €4
Mixed leaf salad €4
Cup of soup €3

Kids
Ham and cheese tortilla roll-ups €4
Penne pasta with hidden vegetable tomato sauce & mozzarella (vg) €4

Testimonials

marykB3099WZ

The food in the cafe is excellent quality and portions a little too big, especially when you can’t resist desert too 🙂 No problem bringing dogs on a lead, my dog is small so was even able to potter around the lovely gift shop.  You can also go just to the restaurant which I didn’t realise. If I had realised both I would have gone more often as I holiday near there annually. Don’t miss dropping by even if just have time for lunch or a coffee.

marykB3099WZ

Sep 1, 2021

Ciarao2022

Had lunch among the flowers in this lovely Garden Cafe. Plenty of outdoor seating, some covered by a large awning. The salads are tasty and creative and the staff professional and friendly. We were on a return visit at the kids’ request for the homemade brownies which are to die for! If looking for a relaxing summery lunch experience, you can’t beat this one.

Ciarao2022

Sep 1, 2021

W7616FLbarrym

The beauty of Brigit’s Garden is well documented but today I had lunch there with my daughter. I had the Spiced Chicken Shawarma with harissa, tzatziki, garlic butterbean puree, pickled onion and flatbread. I can safely say that it was the most delicious lunch I have eaten in Galway in as long as I can remember. It was a huge meal (I just about finished it!) and extremely well-priced. I would highly recommend trying it when visiting!

W7616FLbarrym

Sep 1, 2021

Turasoir1

Bursting with flavour. Best food we had during our week in Galway, full of flavour. Ample sheltered dining outside.

Turasoir1

Sep 1, 2021

Michal Bujko

This is place worth visit! Food is just next level… rich with flavours and mouth watering. Delicious cappuccino. Beautiful Gardens, relaxing moments, and wonderful staff 10/10!

Michal Bujko

Sep 1, 2021

Stephanie Pakenham

The first time was just for food as we didn’t have time to walk the garden. The food is just amazing, I had the lentil dahl both times and it was the nicest dish I’ve had in years. The Gardens are stunning, with so much to see. I hadn’t expected them to be so big and the kids absolutely loved it, it was all a big adventure for them. You could easily pass 3 or 4 hours between the Garden and the Café. The staff were so warm and friendly, food arrived within 5 mins of ordering, good prices and there’s also a gorgeous gift shop on site. Would definitely recommend!

Stephanie Pakenham

Sep 1, 2021

Donovan Keters

Probably the best vegetarian food I’ve had in all of Ireland. It’s prepared with much love, the plat looked like a piece of art and the taste was out of the world.

Donovan Keters

Sep 1, 2021
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