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The Phoenix Café



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The Phoenix Café
Ashtown Castle, The Phoenix Park Visitors Centre , Dublin 8 Dublin City
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Tel: +353 1 677 0090

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A lovely sylvan setting and carefully prepared food make this delightful café a hidden gem
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  • Garden Visits (nearby)
  • Walking (established walks)
  • Children's Playground
  • Family Friendly
  • Location - Peaceful
  • Location - Scenic
  • Outdoor Dining Avail. (summer)
  • Pet Friendly
  • Smoking Area
  • Smoking Area Seated
  • Wedding Venue
  • Café
  • Contemporary International
  • Al Fresco
  • Atmospheric
  • Attractive Views
  • Breakfast Venue
  • Budget Meals (€21-35/£14-23 pp 3-courses, not inc. dr
  • Business Meal
  • Buzzy Atmosphere
  • Coeliac Friendly
  • Daytime/Coffee
  • Informal
  • MSG Free
  • No Music Restaurant
  • Organic Produce used (mainly)
  • Sunday Dining
  • Tea Rooms
  • Vegetarian Friendly (always at least 1 starter & 1 main course)
  • Wine Bar/Café

The Phoenix Café

Hidden away next to the Aras an Uachtaráin Visitor Centre, you'll find the Phoenix Café. The modern building is sympathetic to the lush green surroundings and the first floor has a dramatic double height roof, floor to ceiling windows and a quirky antler chandelier.

Admirably well run by Helen Cunningham, the vast majority of ingredients are organically sourced and café fare includes a wide range of hearty quiches, soups and a daily hot special. Salads change regularly but could include carrot with pumpkin and black onion seed, or broccoli and cauliflower, as well as leaf salads and potato salads.

Dainty cakes can include lemon drizzle cake, hummingbird cake, flourless chocolate cake and muffins, always including flour-free options.

Real care is taken in the preparation of the food and this, combined with the sylvan setting, makes The Phoenix Café a real hidden treasure.

Seats 80 inside, 70 outside. open daily 9.30am-5pm (to 4pm Dec-Jan). Value L €10, 11.30am-5pm. Organic wine €20. Open Winter 10-4. Children welcome (high chair, childrens menu, baby changing facilities). Wheelchair accessible (toilets & public areas). Closed 10 days over Christmas. No SC. No credit cards. abbreviations
Last Updated: 28-04-2013
Author: Georgina Campbell

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The Phoenix Cafe - Phoenix Park Dublin 8 Ireland
The Phoenix Cafe - Phoenix Park Dublin 8 Ireland
The Phoenix Cafe - Phoenix Park Dublin 8 Ireland
The Phoenix Cafe - Phoenix Park Dublin 8 Ireland
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From Parkgate St in to Phoenix Park to second roundabout (Phoenix Monument) take 3rd exit and drive up avenue to car park.

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