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Sonairte National Ecology Centre - Nature Trail & River Walk

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Hidden Gem

Visited the Sunflower Cafe for breakfast this morning. Lovely food and the customer service is... read more

Reviewed 11 February 2017
Dublin, Ireland
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Lovely day out

This place is great for strolling around, lots if things to see, the restaurant is very good... read more

Reviewed 8 December 2016
Claire Q
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2 Jul 2017
“Very rude cafe staff”
14 Feb 2017
“Sonairte Cafe”
The Ninch, Laytown, Ireland
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Reviewed 3 July 2017

We went to Sonairte with my husband and 2 8 month old twins. I used to volunteer there few years back. The weather was lovely and after walking around we bought falafel meals and lots of other bits and pieces from farmers market after that...More

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Sonairte, Manager at Sonairte National Ecology Centre - Nature Trail & River Walk, responded to this reviewResponded 4 July 2017

We are so sorry to hear of your experience last Sunday and we find your experience with The Sunflower Cafe absolutely appalling, however, the Sunflower Cafe is a "Tenant" and completely independent of Sonairte and Sonairte have absolutely nothing to do with the day to...More

Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

The food in the coffee shop is really good and the staff are so friendly and attentive. Great for lunch and breakfast. Fab homemade bread and desserts.

Thank RosieConboy
Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

Visited the Sunflower Cafe for breakfast this morning. Lovely food and the customer service is excellent. Also if you are a lover of desserts this is the place to visit.

Thank ramblerrose55
Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

This place is great for strolling around, lots if things to see, the restaurant is very good, plenty of toys for young children to play with, and there is also a shop on the grounds,

Thank Claire Q
Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

This cafe is just amazing for kids. Lots of space to run around and toys to play with. While parents can enjoy their meals in peace. The only concern is the cleanliness of plates,spoons,cups even tables..etc. They are mostly dirty. Otherwise the staff is also...More

Thank tour l
Reviewed 8 June 2016 via mobile

I have visited here twice recently. We dined in the cafe, which was excellent especially the potato skins with chorizo. It is also fantastic value for money. The cafe is located in an 18th century farm building. The courtyard has garden benches and lots of...More

Thank John Q
Reviewed 2 June 2016

This is a great place to visit for children & adults alike. There are lost of things to see and explore and the walks are beautiful. Loads of interesting things to see and do and it teaches children a lot about nature and our environment....More

Thank Steph2james
Reviewed 18 March 2016

I love Sonairte, when I say I I mean 'we' as in my whole family, it is a beautiful place to visit, it has its walking trails and hidden little rooms like the green room, its just beautiful and easy to forget your so close...More

Thank Rainy S
Reviewed 12 March 2016 via mobile

Great family walk through a working organic fruit and veg garden. Leading to the bird hut where the kids got their first taste of bird watching. The river walk along the River Nanny is beautiful even on March. The only pity is the info boards...More

Thank Carina M
Reviewed 1 December 2015

Visited Sonairte last week on the recommendation of a friend and was not disappointed.It is only 30 minutes drive from Dublin Our first port of call was to Scarecrow Book and Gift Shop and was greeted by Anne and was completely overwhelmed by her enthusium...More

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2 January 2017|
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Dog's are permitted as long as they are on a lead.