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Heron Gallery Cafe

Russnacaheragh Road | Bantry, Ahakista P75 TW89, Ireland
+353 27 67278
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  • Excellent86%
  • Very good10%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“salads” (9 reviews)
“chorizo soup” (4 reviews)
“cakes” (12 reviews)
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Cafe, Healthy, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
Russnacaheragh Road | Bantry, Ahakista P75 TW89, Ireland
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Reviewed August 20, 2016 via mobile

Had lunch at the Heron cafe today, lovely food, interesting garden and art work. Will definitely be going back. Delicious salads accompanied the main course, my red onion and goats cheese flan was really good.

Thank Samantha F
Reviewed August 16, 2016

We keep coming back to the Heron Gallery; last week we brought visitors from the UK. It's a lovely friendly place and we always come away with ideas for our own garden; not just what plants but also original ways to plant, and ways to...More

1  Thank David S
Annabel L, Owner at Heron Gallery Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded August 18, 2016

Thanks David- good to hear nice comments!

Reviewed August 13, 2016

"Went to Heron Gallery Café for a coffee and a trip around the garden. Not very impressed at all- Scones were soggy, toilet tiny and garden very small and not special at all - overall disappointing!More

2  Thank catherinemoynihan111
Annabel L, Owner at Heron Gallery Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded August 15, 2016

We are sorry you didn't enjoy your visit here. Maybe you didn't get very far in the garden? It is 4 acres, some flower beds, pond, barefoot path , wild flower meadow, orchard, young woods, wild walk on the ridge with amazing views of Dunmanus...More

Reviewed August 5, 2016 via mobile

A great find. Amazing food. Really fresh and simply delicious food. Salads were incredible. Cakes were seriously yummy. Highly recommend - def worth a visit. 👍

Thank Paula C
Reviewed August 4, 2016

What an amazing find. Absolutely fantastic food. Stunning scenery & atmosphere & fantastic service. I would highly recommend this to anyone. I will definitely visit again.

Thank orlacall
Reviewed July 31, 2016

You don't have to be a lover of art to enjoy this place. It's a great spot for kids with a play area, large gardens and 3 pot-bellied pigs. The food is vegetarian and very tasty. We had the falafel and the fishcake. The brown...More

Thank Sarah2000000
Reviewed July 29, 2016

I attended the West Cork Literary Festival last week in Bantry. Aileen, a girl in my workshop recommended the Heron Gallery in Ahakista for lunch and offered to show me how to get there. She warned me that it was a 35 minute drive but...More

Thank Geraldine B
Reviewed July 26, 2016

We only had room for dessert - two gluten free cakes (Moroccan orange and chocolate beetroot) - but will definitely return for a meal. Great food and a lovely welcome (contrast with Arundels, unfortunately)

Thank Spursfan61
Annabel L, Owner at Heron Gallery Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded July 27, 2016

We look forward to feeding you again!Thanks for the review. Annabel

Reviewed July 25, 2016

We all went down west for a lovely drive, we were here before and knew what to expect. Our kids love it there. Food is top notch, I saw someone from the kitchen getting fresh herbs from the garden for my wife's salad. It is...More

Thank Ciaran1976
Reviewed July 13, 2016

Wonderful gallery garden and cafe well worth a visit in a beautiful part if the South west. Staff excellent helpful and friendly, and the food was very tasty, even went to the trouble of wonderful cheese boards! Well done all - don't miss it!

1  Thank Gerrri99
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Average prices
$5 - $14
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Reservations
Good for
Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
10:30 am - 5:30 pm
10:30 am - 5:30 pm
10:30 am - 5:30 pm
10:30 am - 5:30 pm
10:30 am - 5:30 pm
10:30 am - 5:30 pm
10:30 am - 5:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Russnacaheragh Road | Bantry, Ahakista P75 TW89, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Munster  >  County Cork  >  Ahakista
  • Phone Number: +353 27 67278
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