Phoenix Café, Tea Rooms & Ice Cream Kiosks

Phoenix Café (An Fionn Uisce)

The Phoenix Café is located in the grounds of the Visitor Centre adjoining The Walled Garden and Ashtown Castle.  The café serves a wide range of healthy and vibrant salads, freshly baked quiches and specials as well as the renowned scones which are baked fresh every morning and served with homemade jam, which people have been known to book by telephone as they sell out very fast.  An array of delicious homemade cakes and slices are baked daily and the coffee is organic and locally roasted in Wicklow.

There are also a variety of gluten free, vegetarian and vegan options available.

The café recently won the Best Café In Ireland Award voted by Irish Times readers as well as McKenna’s Best In Ireland Guides and Georgina Campbell Awards.

It is set in the heart of Ashtown Demesne and is surrounded by beautiful trees with a large outdoor courtyard perfect for al fresco dining.

There is plenty of car parking nearby, a wonderful children's playground and of course the walled garden which provides many of the vegetables, herbs and fruit for the café.

Opening Hours:

March to September:  Mon – Fri: 9.30am - 5.00pm and  Sat & Sun:  9.30 am - 5.30pm. 

October to February:  Mon – Fri: 9.30am – 4.00pm and Sat & Sun: 9.30 am – 5.00pm.

Telephone:  01 6798211 or email


Phoenix Park Tea Rooms

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These world famous Victorian Tea Rooms, situated along picturesque Chesterfield Avenue, have drawn visitors since the late 1800s.  Constructed as an ice cream kiosk for visitors to The Park and nearby Dublin Zoo, today the Tea Rooms serve a wide variety of delicious, freshly made dishes.  Visitors can enjoy speciality organic coffee and tea, gluten and dairy free cakes and desserts, baked daily on site, as well as vegan and sugar free treats.

In addition, the Tea Rooms serve delicious hot food including paninis, organic salads, soups and baked potatoes, which can be enjoyed either al fresco or indoors in this beautiful period building.

This beautiful landmark building, constructed in 1896 for the princely sum of three hundred and forty pounds, has captured the imagination of numerous artists and film makers.

An outdoor seating area is provided which is ideal for those lazy Summer days.

Opening Hours: Early April to Late October: 9.30 am-5.30pm ; November to Late March: 9.30 am-4.30 pm. Telephone. 01-671 9376.                    

Ice Cream Kiosks

Ice cream vendors are located at the Papal Cross. This location is popular for tourists and regular visitors to the park due to its close proximity to the Fifteen Acres, where the deer herd are commonly found, and of course the Papal Cross itself, the site of the Papal Mass in September 1979.

Victorian Tea Rooms