The Stables Café

A light-filled welcoming space where you can enjoy garden treats and rustic country classics

Enjoy a Taste of the Countryside at the Stables Café

Winter opening hours:

Thurs – Sun from 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

The Stables Café is a delightful setting for breakfast, lunch or a light bite. Sit back & relax in the warm country-style surroundings where you can enjoy our extensive menu featuring an abundance of fresh local produce, prepared & cooked daily - where possible, the chef uses fruits, vegetables and herbs from our gardens. Our welcoming café is the perfect place to enjoy a meal with friends, or just sit & watch the world go by. For group bookings, please email our Estate Team at or telephone +353 (0)51 384 115


Enjoy some old-world charm and visit Mount Congreve Gardens this Christmas for Festive afternoon tea in the beautifully restored Tack Room. Surrounded by gardens, trees, birds and wildlife, our afternoon tea is served on three-tier cake stands with crisp white linen, Irish silverware, and fine bone china. Sit back & relax while enjoying freshly prepared finger sandwiches, scones and decadent pastries in the warm country estate surroundings. We offer different afternoon teas, including traditional, vegetarian and gluten-free menus. Cakes are freshly prepared on-site with locally sourced ingredients where possible.
Our afternoon tea is an experience you won’t want to miss when visiting Mount Congreve Gardens this Christmas.
To avoid disappointment pre-booking is required with a minimum of 24 hours’ notice

We are now accepting Festive Afternoon Tea bookings for 24th November – 8th January.
Please advise of any dietary requirements at the time of booking

Duration: 1hr 45

Festive Afternoon Tea : €27.50
Vegan / Gluten-free: €30.50
Add a glass of Prosecco €7.50pp

To book, please email our Estate Team at or telephone +353 (0)51 384 115

Our Ethos

Our ethos is to be as sustainable as possible by using fresh produce from our walled garden and working closely with our gardeners to provide you with healthy seasonal produce. By doing so, reduce our carbon footprint, food waste, and provide natural food free from additive and chemical preservatives whilst supporting artisan producers from Waterford and the island of Ireland. During the summer months, we sell homegrown tomatoes, potatoes, cucumbers and much more.
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