A Taste of Wicklow
From growing and foraging to brewing and distilling, County Wicklow is proudly unearthing its food and drink story. There’s a wonderful choice of places to have a lazy brunch, stock up with treats for a self-catering stay, have a meal out in the evening or learn about the food around us in the great outdoors.
County Wicklow is home to some of Ireland’s finest food and drink producers and Wicklow Naturally is championing the wonderful food and drink which is produced and crafted in the Garden of Ireland.
Make sure to look out for the Wicklow Naturally brand when dining out or shopping for excellent quality food and locally sourced ingredients.
Wicklow has a reputation for its wildness and foraging tours are perfect for those who love nature, walking or are interested in a more sustainable way of eating.
Both Wicklow Wild Foods and Hips and Haws Wildcrafts offer guided walks with a forager which allow you to immerse yourself in the wildness and beauty of the mountains but also which will teach you so much about food growing in our hedgerows. Learn how to identify leaves, flowers, berries, nuts and mushrooms depending on the season and how you can incorporate these wild foods into your daily diet.
Places to eat & stock up
The Wicklow Heather, just 10 minutes’ drive from the farm is a local favourite for great food and a cosy atmosphere. For breakfast, it’s hard to beat their Full Irish breakfast and the dinner menu includes a range of traditional Irish and signature Wicklow dishes.
Lilys on Church Street in the heart of Wicklow town is a neighbourhood restaurant very much focused on local producers many of which are within a 20 minute drive from our farm. They have a great daytime sandwich deli and wonderful tasting menus in the evening.
The family run Glenmalure Lodge is the perfect place for a well-earned meal after a hike in the Wicklow Hills. With a friendly atmosphere, an open fire and cosy pub setting, it’s great for both lunch and dinner and for a good hot coffee and croissant why not try the Coffee Box outside.
The Avoca Café in the grounds of Mount Usher Gardens Ashford is one of the best places for breakfast and brunch and just 15 minutes’ drive from the farm – the pancakes are a firm family favourite! The Avoca Deli has a great selection to stock up for a self-catering stay with freshly baked bread, local cheeses, salads to take away and lovely sweet treats.
Glendalough Green in Laragh is just 10 minutes from the farm and has the best scones in the country and great coffee to boot. The tasty selection of cakes are all home baked and the soups, salads and sandwiches are perfect to take away and enjoy in your glamping caravan or for a picnic outdoors.
La Fig in Roundwood, a 15 minute drive from the farm, is a local favourite for excellent wood fired pizzas to takeaway – perfect to collect and enjoy in your glamping caravan. The pastries, bread and coffee are also tasty breakfast options and always sell out fast!
The Firehouse Bakery in Wicklow Town has some of the best baked bread around and a selection of sweet treats and pastries to die for. The café offers lovely breakfast and lunch options with the best of local ingredients and the daily specials are always a tasty.
For those that are planning to BBQ on the farm there are excellent butchers all within a short drive. Keith Grant Master Butchers in Roundwood, the Craft Butcher in Rathdrum and Dowling’s of Ashford all have an excellent selection of local meats and great BBQ specials.