2020 Award Winners CAFÉ OF THE YEAR 2020

Grow Café Waterford

Grow HQ

Michael Kelly is the driving force behind the Grow It Yourself (GIY) movement and it’s hard to imagine anyone other than the charismatic former journalist being able to get it going at all, never mind achieve its phenomenal growth - and, most recently, the opening of the beautiful GIY headquarters and GROW HQ café in Ardkeen. Here, head chef JB Dubois and his talented kitchen team transform the seasonal harvest (and other organic, chemical free, free-range ingredients sourced locally) into delicious plant-based, but not entirely vegetarian, meals. A fantastic, innovative place, and well worth visiting for a delicious bite to eat and a good browse. 

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4 votes


Waterford, Co. Waterford
Café / Classes/Courses
'Best Budget' denotes moderately priced establishment (max. less than €50pps for accommodation or €35 for 3-course meal without drinks) Denotes genuine Irish food culture, ie special Irish food products/companies/producers, and highlights the best places to shop for regional and artisan foods; the selection excludes obvious 'non-Irish' elements regardless of quality, eg ethnic restaurants and specialists in coffee, wine and other drinks, unless relevant to local production or history. Eat & Stay establishments are chosen for their commitment to showcasing local produce and Irish hospitality. Previous Georgina Campbell Guides Award Winner The "Best of the Best" - Only the very best establishments across various categories have been chosen for this accolade
Tens of thousands of members have joined GIY (Grow it Yourself), in Ireland and abroad, since its inception in 2009, and its development and spheres of influence seem to know no bounds. Man on a mission Michael Kelly is the driving force behind the ...

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