@ Arboretum Lifestyle and Garden Centre, Kilkenny Road, Leighlinbridge
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Reviewed 24th July 2015 (visited 4 July 2015 )
We detoured to here on our way to Kilkenny. I had the salmon quiche and salads which were very tasty and the huge range of cakes and desserts were sooo tempting! We enjoyed it so much we returned the following day for lunch. Great value, excellent service, funky comfy sofas to linger in for a chat after a filling lunch.
Reviewed 05th April 2015 (visited 3 March 2015 )
Found this restaurant by accident and as it's part of a famous garden centre I was not sure what to expect. That said, it's quite large and family friendly but was very busy with big servings of a good variety of tasty food in a clean environment, friendly staff and good value for money. Glad I found it and will go back again.
Reviewed 02nd February 2015 (visited 1 February 2015 )
I had a really lovely bacon and brie quiche, with 2 salads; a crunchy 'homemade' red cabbage coleslaw and simple tomatoes in dressing. My sons had a rich and filling beef casserole with mash, the bowls were large -and emptied with relish. It can be difficult to serve good quality food from a buffet counter but Arboretum does manage to produce high quality dishes. There is a great range of desserts, gluten free cakes and scones. I had a mini crumble which was nice though the topping could have been more crumbly. My son had his favourite; roulade which he declared to be perfect. The rest of the family shared a fruit tartlet with lovely, if a little on the runny side, custard but the pastry was very soft on the bottom. We arrived around two o'clock and the two roast dishes; lamb and beef had just run out. The staff here are usually very cordial and helpful but I do have to mention that the man on the till was a little hassled and abrupt on this occasion, but that is very excusable at the end of a busy Sunday lunch period, I feel. The atmosphere here is that of a large and busy cafe, rather than a cosy or luxurious restaurant. It is much more light and airy than the typical pub lunch venue. There is a play area for children which is a big plus for families. In winter it does lose some of the pleasant atmosphere of being able to sit out and to leave the doors open onto the patio. It has a mixture of seating with both tables and chairs as well as sofas and coffee tables. The ladies toilets are worth a visit! I understand that the gents have similarly imaginative decor style.
Reviewed 20th August 2013 (visited 18 August 2013 )
Family friendly area which was fantastic for little people. Recently renovated which adds to a relaxed informal atmosphere. Good variety of food...beautiful desserts!