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Heron Gallery Cafe

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Russnacaheragh Road | Bantry, Ahakista P75 TW89, Ireland
+353 27 67278
10:30 - 17:30
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Wales Great Britain
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128 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

We arrived for coffee and cake to be met by a musician in the car park just going into the cafe. It was pleasantly full and staff immediately put us a table so we could enjoy the music. The cafe is also a gallery so lots to see but bit pricey. Very relaxed session in the open air in the... More 

Thank 71Tink
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

Had a fabulous lunch here. Goats cheese and caramelised onion tart and fish and leek pie. Both accompanied by lovely delicious salads. Beautiful garden setting and friendly staff.

2 Thank CafeontheLane
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44 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016

A wonderful lunch (REALLY yummy) followed by a stroll through the gardens where we met some very handsome pigs (the alive snorting variety) and some cut-outs of hares ... a beautiful place and a really lovely experience from start to finish. Well done to everyone involved. We'll be back .. and looking forward to it already!

2 Thank terri k
Dublin, Ireland
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

The Heron is a cafe experience that just keeps giving. There's the amazing food, the friendly staff and the good prices. Then there's the gallery, full of fascinating pieces including owner Annabel Langrish's captivating animal and wildlife prints and paintings. And then there's the garden, which reveals itself gradually as it spreads out and climbs to the top of the... More 

1 Thank Chris2958
Annabel L, Owner at Heron Gallery Cafe, responded to this review

Wow! Thanks for the lovely review. We think its special too! More to see next year and lots of plans. Thanks, Annabel More 

Craigavon, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

We visited this very interesting cafe for morning coffee. Our grandchildren had great fun in the magical garden at the back . Coffee cake and orange cake were tummy. Bought some lovely table mats

1 Thank Gannyr
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

The food is incredibly tasty and the place has a very cosy environment. It's possible to go for a walk in the surrounding area and see the ocean.

Thank Lisandra M
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 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
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 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 create paths and walling. And they do great gluten free cake! What more do you... More 

1 Thank David S
Annabel L, Owner at Heron Gallery Cafe, responded to this review

Thanks David- good to hear nice comments! More 

County Cork, Ireland
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 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!

2 Thank catherinemoynihan111
Annabel L, Owner at Heron Gallery Cafe, responded to this review

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 bay. There is also art work to be seen outside. We make our scones fresh... More 

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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$4 - US$13
Cafe, Healthy, Gluten Free Options
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Reservations
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:30 - 17:30
10:30 - 17:30
10:30 - 17:30
10:30 - 17:30
10:30 - 17:30
10:30 - 17:30
10:30 - 17:30
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?