Sustainable, fresh and nutritious food at the Cafe at The Pavilion Garden Centre
The Pavilion Boutique Bakery
The Pavilion Garden Centre, located just outside of Cork City, brings together good food, home interiors and greenery all under the one roof. This family run business had its start in 1932 under the guidance of John O’Leary and his greenhouse, which supplied fresh produce, primarily tomatoes to established retailers and traders in Cork City, including The English Market. John’s son Míchael continued to grow the business which eventually led to them relocating to Myrtle Hill in Ballygarvan. John’s passion for growing sustainable top quality produce was passed down through the generations and was the foundation for what it is today, The Pavilion Garden Centre. This longstanding family business is now in the expert care of John’s grandson Charlie and his wife Vera, who diversified the business to include greenery and shrubbery along with an extensive dining and retail offering.
The O’Leary family’s ethos of producing sustainable and fresh real food is the centre point of their offering in the Café at The Pavilion. An expert culinary team at the café delight in creating dishes using the best of fresh, wholesome and seasonal produce. The team all come from varying backgrounds bringing an exciting collection of taste and flavours to the table. From foraging and bread making to fermenting, nothing is impossible for this team and diners can expect to be wowed by their innovative creations.
A breakfast fit for champions, includes all the breakfast staples from eggs benedict to poached eggs with smoked salmon to the Pavilion Breakfast featuring O’Flynn sausages and McCarthy smoked bacon and eggs served to your preference.
At lunchtime, expect to find a wealth of freshly prepared salads, that can be enjoyed with a mouth watering selection of artisan breads baked in house at the Pavilion’s Boutique Bakery. Sandwiches and wraps can also be found on the menu, each flavoured with tasty ingredients. For something a bit more substantial, a daily savoury special is available each day and can include stews and curries.
If you’re craving something sweet, then you will not be disappointed with the Pavilion’s selection of delicious homemade and wholesome sweet treats and desserts that will just melt in your mouth. A dining experience at The Café at the Pavilion is a charming mix of old cooking traditions with the new and exciting elevation of modern Irish cooking. Old and favourite recipes are given a modern twist that has good local nutritious food at its heart.
The Pavilion Boutique Bakery marks a new and exciting venture for the business. This specially designed space is where fresh, traditional breads are baked each day. Continuing the theme of nutrition and sustainability that is found in every aspect of The Pavilion Garden Centre, breads are made in the traditional way with no additives or preservatives, ensuring great taste and maximum nutrition. All the bread and pastries created in the bakery are made using Irish milled flour. The Pavilion’s head baker is a master of the art of breadmaking and can be found in the bakery from early morning making the café’s daily supply. Great expertise and time goes into each and every loaf ensuring the perfect bake! You’ll be able to tear into a rich 48 hour fermented sourdough baguette or a rustic Italian inspired tomato and fennel bread. Get your daily intake of fibre with a multigrain loaf or mini loaf and much more. This fresh bread can enjoyed when you dine in the café and you can also buy a loaf to bring home for all the family to enjoy.
Once you’ve explored the delights of the café and bakery, why not while away an afternoon browsing The Pavilion’s extensive selection of greenery and home interiors. The team at The Pavilion Garden Centre strive to help make your home and garden design experience as seamless as possible. A visit to The Pavilion Garden Centre represents a haven from the hustle and bustle of nearby Cork City, as you enjoy a nutritious and tasty breakfast, lunch or afternoon snack.