The Victorian Tea Rooms
These world famous Victorian Tea Rooms, situated along picturesque Chesterfield Avenue, have drawn visitors since the late 1800s. Constructed as a refreshment 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.
The Victorian Tea Rooms are open from 9.30am all year round. From April to October, they close at 5.30pm, and from November to March at 4.30pm. Contact the Tea Rooms by phone on 01 671 9376.
The Phoenix Café
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.
The Phoenix Café opens at 9.30am all year round. From March to September (summer hours), the café closes at 5pm midweek, and 5.30pm at the weekend. From October to February (winter hours), the café closes at 4pm midweek, and 5pm at the weekend.
Stay up to date with the Phoenix Café, and contact them, via their website.