Burtown House and Gardens
Burtown House and Gardens
3.5
Points of Interest & LandmarksGardens
10:00 - 22:30
Wednesday
10:00 - 17:30
Thursday
10:00 - 17:30
Friday
10:00 - 22:30
Saturday
10:00 - 22:30
Sunday
10:00 - 17:30
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Historic Gardens and House, with 12 acres of gardens and parkland, The Green Barn, an organic restaurant, artisan food shop, antique furniture and interiors accessories, art galleries and sculpture park.
Duration: More than 3 hours
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SLK
County Laois, Ireland6 contributions
Jul 2023 • Friends
Burtown house was booked by friends as a birthday treat for me. There was 4 in our party including my daughter. The decor and grounds are stunning and suggest lots of potential so was excited to try the cuisine.
Unfortunately the whole show ended up being a faulty tower episode without the comedy!
We sat outside and after a substantially long wait and my friend having to go up to ask for a server we were asked for drinks order.
Next my daughter discovered blue paint on her cream blazer. This was on the arm of the chair. We swapped chair and pointed it out to the waitress when she returned. She explained it might be from face painting the previous day at a wedding. She brought a silver mixing bowl of water and tea towel and offered it to me to try clean it at the table. Paint did not budge! I mentioned cleaning the chair it was on and we had put aside. Nothing was done! Food arrived minus one main course. When we asked about it she asked did we still want it which of course we did. The person still had to eat! Then 2 plates came out as mix up in kitchen. Alot of confusion between wait staff. White wine was warm. We witnessed a chef, obviously on trial being berated in public at a nearby area to our table. When on paying I mentioned to manager about jacket as no one came to the table, he said he was unaware and preceeded to debate with me the bill in which was also incorrect. I had to bring him to our table and show him the chair with wet paint to prove my point. He seemed doubtful even though he also got paint on his own hand and offered no apology. Eventually asked what he could do as I was becoming upset and I asked for the dry cleaning bill to be paid. I was asked for photos of the jacket and marks and actually was made feel like it was my daughters fault for getting paint on the jacket.As it turned out I did not return for the €15 bill to be paid as another trip would've had to be made and not worth the hassle.
I actually felt sorry for the staff due to exceptionally poor management and leadership.
While the young wait staff are doing their best, decent customer service and a pleasant manner is certainly lacking in their management in the Green Barn.
Written 17 February 2024
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jcrccd
County Limerick, Ireland1 contribution
Aug 2023 • Couples
This trip was a disaster on many levels. I booked a midweek dinner, brunch and stay package from Wednesday to Friday, and paid in full online in advance. I emailed James with reservation times for the Green Barn the day before our arrival and he told me that they didn't serve dinner on Wednesday or Thursday, so we would need to reheat/eat something from the lunch menu in our room as our dinner. This was not mentioned at the time of booking. This food would be delivered on Wednesday afternoon about 5.30. (We had planned to arrive at 8pm). James promised to forward the menu, but didn’t. I found out via Instagram on Wednesday that the Green Barn was closed that day, so we couldn’t have had dinner in the restaurant or in our room. Anyway, we decided to eat at home before we left. I had planned and paid in advance for dinner in the restaurant and reheating the lunch menu food in a microwave in our room for the same price seemed like a less than satisfactory alternative.
After finding a decomposing mouse/rat in our room (see photo) on Wednesday night we were understandably not keen to eat dinner in our room on Thursday evening and neither had we still received any menu.
So what we actually ‘experienced’ was a stay and brunch package (€275 x 2 = €550) when I had paid €375 x 2 = €750. It has taken 4 months and many phone calls, Whatsapps and emails for me to receive the €200 refund for dinners charged which we could not have.
James' response to me letting him know that there was a dead rodent in our room was "In a trap I presume?". Unfortunately it wasn't. He offered to drop us over a bottle of wine to make up for it, and then didn't show up.
The final straw was when, after me contacting him many times about the €200 overcharge for the meals, I was offered either the €200 back, or a return visit, conflating the two separate issues.
I could go on, but suffice to say we won't go there again and neither should you.
Written 15 November 2023
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LiamHum
Claygate, UK244 contributions
Oct 2023 • Family
We had a lovely lunch with family at this lovely restaurant. The restaurant itself was nice and the food was very good and well presented. Unfortunately the weather was not great so we did not get to walk around the grounds.
Written 21 October 2023
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Lorcán O
Skerries, Ireland48 contributions
Sept 2023 • Family
We were a mixed family group of 21 people with 6 kids in primary school.
We had a great space to ourselves, so the kids could move around after they were fed. The kids food came first, which was really good practice for happy kids and happier parents.
The service was good, very helpful and not rushed.
The food was good, the portions not massive, but probably just enough.
However, the linguini didn't come as the menu advised.
The roasted vegetable side dish was fried onion, fried mushroom and fried potato. I mentioned this to the server at the time, but didn't get an explanation nor an apology.
The desserts were very small and not value for money.
Overall the food was good, but expensive and not per menu.
Written 24 September 2023
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Roger S
21 contributions
Sept 2023 • Solo
We were visiting from California.
We made an advance reservation to stay the final night of our Ireland Vacation at Burtown House & Gardens, which is located "just less than an hour's drive" outside of Dublin, before catching our flight home the next day. Great Decision!
What a Lovely, Private & Comfortable Setting!
When we arrived early evening, we met with Mary at their Green Barn Restaurant. Mary was exceptionally friendly, very welcoming & extremely helpful. Mary showed us to our lodging for the night - we were staying in the Studio Apartment, which turned out to be quite comfortable. It's a converted stable, so it is indeed "unique." We informed Mary that we needed to depart the next morning before they commenced breakfast service, so Mary immediately went back to the Restaurant and brought back to us Guiness Bread, Butter, Jam, Milk and Very Fresh Granola for our next morning.
After settling in at the Studio Apartment, we walked over to The Green Barn Restaurant, where we experienced a completely delightful dinner!
The Green Barn offers plenty of seating... a very helpful & friendly staff... excellent service... great menu... delightful decor... and best of all, Tasty Food! This is a Wonderful Restaurant... Highly Recommended!! We're going to miss The Emerald Isle... so Until Our Next Visit... Sláinte!!
Written 20 September 2023
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Patricia K
Dublin, Ireland4 contributions
Jun 2023 • Family
Staff badly need to be trained. We weren’t offered drinks until we called someone. We waited an hour for our main course. The man at reception was very abrupt and unfriendly.

Beautiful place and food but service is diabolical
Written 10 August 2023
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Patty Abozaglo
Maynooth, Ireland100 contributions
Aug 2023 • Family
A great place to celebrate my daughter's 1.1 marks on her Psychology degree. She picked the place and we enjoyed the lovely atmosphere, the food and just being there in nature. Food was delicious and fresh as homemade. Service was very friendly. The only thing we didn't understand was the charge to visit the gardens after having our dinner. We all enjoyed the experience of being there. A happy memorable moment for us.
Written 7 August 2023
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Clare B
1 contribution
Jun 2023 • Couples
Burtown House had been recommended to me by a friend, so I thought I’d check it out with my husband on Fathers Day (our children live abroad) The visit started with an overpriced brownie and bun and coffee served in paper cups which we waited ten minutes for. The gardens looked unkempt in parts and some areas were not open to the public. The gardens could look so much better with an enthusiastic gardener.
Written 18 June 2023
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fishingpaddy1955
Maynooth, Ireland71 contributions
Apr 2023 • Couples
Beautiful peaceful gardens, friendly helpful "barn" folk. Recommended. Food excellent , own grown herbs and veg.....
Written 23 April 2023
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Cathyann J
1 contribution
Jan 2023 • Friends
Hi, rented the 3 bed house with friends last weekend and had dinner and brunch in the restaurant. The house is gorgeous (probably could put the heating on before people arrive) beautifully decorated. The food in the restaurant was really delicious and the staff were lovely, especially Paul.
Thanks Cathyann
Written 5 February 2023
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BURTOWN HOUSE AND GARDENS: All You Need to Know BEFORE You Go (with Photos)

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Burtown House and Gardens is open:
  • Sun - Sun 10:00 - 17:30
  • Wed - Thu 10:00 - 17:30
  • Fri - Sat 10:00 - 22:30