For visitors and locals alike, The Japanese Gardens Restaurant is a must during your tour of the stud, and indeed on any occasion. Ballymaloe-trained Natalie Collins and her manager Ronan Mackey, takes pride in offering simple, wholesome food with the emphasis on freshness and flavour.
Local ingredients are used wherever possible, providing a sound foundation for dishes with distinctive homemade style such as the Beef Hot Pot served with seasoned baby potatoes or Roast Courgette and Goats Cheese Tart. For plainer palates, the huge platter of Irish Smoked Salmon and freshly-baked brown bread is complimented with a selection of her finest salads. Quiche of the day could be ham, leek & mushroom.

Vegetarian and gluten-free options are available.
Sandwiches, salads and wraps are all made to order and as baking is a huge strength, expect to be greeted by a mouthwatering array of freshly baked breads, scones, desserts and cakes. Take them away or enjoy them at your leisure with a variety of our finest coffees or even afternoon tea.

Tours and Groups can order ahead, by emailing the restaurant in advance


The restaurant is open 7 days, 09h00 until 17h00. Lunch served from 12h00 to 16h00 daily
Children’s portions available on request. High chairs and bottles heated on request.
Special events can also be arranged, please contact us to discuss your requirements.




Our play area is located near St. Fiachra’s Garden and caters for children of all ages. There is no need to pre-book: just arrive, let your kids go, sit down while you relax and or have something to eat or drink from our cafe.

With a great variety of play equipment including swings, slides and climbing frames, the play area overlooks our falabella and Living Legends paddocks. It is open all year round for our season ticket holders.


Variety of play facilities for children of all ages

Play equipment includes swings, slides and climbing frames

Easily accessible for buggies and strollers

Tea/Coffee, lights snacks and ice-cream available throughout the summer months

Picnic benches and seating areas

Toilets and baby changing facilities


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