Make time to sample the delicious menus at our stylish new Russborough Café, opening onto the courtyard terrace.

Spacious and comfortable, the focus is on fresh ingredients for great tasting, authentic cooking. We think seasonally and source locally as often as we can, even using produce grown here in our own gardens. Our gorgeous restaurant space is bright and colourful, with chinoiserie-style wallpaper, built-in banquette seating curling around the inner Colonnade wall, and charming trouvé tables inspired by life here in the great house. Outside in the boxwood-edged kitchen courtyard, a huge Feijoa tree creates a focal point - and proves quite the sun trap on the very occasional summery Irish day.

Our scrumptious Luxury Afternoon Tea is also served from noon until 4pm, but must be booked in advance here. And of course, you can enjoy a selection of teas, coffees, drinks and delicious baking here all day long.

And for the season that's in it: we're offering a delicious Festive Christmas Lunch on Friday 2, 9 & 16 Dec. Booking is essential. Details here.

The Russborough Café Winter opening: Mon - Fri 10am to 5pm. Sat & Sun 9.30am to 5pm

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Our House, Café & Gallery Shop Are Open 7 days a week.

We welcome walk-ins, however should you wish to reserve a table, please call +353 (86) 444 4480. We have counter-service menus available all day, with table service Luxury Afternoon Tea which must be booked ahead.

We can also cater for larger parties and tour groups with a customised menu - please contact us with your requirements by phone or email

There is a lift within the café to facilitate access to both levels by wheelchair users, by those with mobility issues and families with buggies.

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We've a mobile coffee station too, The Russpresso Bar at the side of the Hippodrome with garden seating, great brews and home baking, which is currently open Saturday and Sunday, 10am to 4pm. Perfect for walkers, cyclists and those looking for a quick take-away coffee.

The Russborough Café is a partnership with award-winning Irish caterers, Love Food.