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 hearty quiches, soups, salads and homemade cakes. Everything is prepared freshly and is mostly organic. There is a daily special and a range of toasted foccacia, panini and wraps with intensity fillings.
Recently voted one of the top 10 independent cafés in Ireland it has also received a Georgina Campbell food award and has had many positive write ups. The café is renowned for its scones which people have been known to book by telephone as they sell out very fast. They also have a wide range of speciality teas, coffee, lattés and cappucinos.
The café is set in the heart of Ashtown Demesne and is surrounded by beautiful trees with a large outdoor terrace perfect for al fresco dining. There is also plenty of car parking nearby.
Opening hours: Early March to Late October: 9.30 am - 5.30 pm at weekends and 9.30 am - 5.00 pm on weekdays. November - Late February: 9.30 am - 5.00 pm at weekends and 9.30 am - 4.30 pm on weekdays.
Telephone: 01 679 8211
Phoenix Park Tea Rooms
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.