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The Donkey Shed Restaurant

Newbarn Farm, Ashbourne, Ireland
+353 1 849 9337
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good36%
  • Average10%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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“lunch” (67 reviews)
“french toast” (6 reviews)
“ribs” (13 reviews)
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Irish, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Newbarn Farm, Ashbourne, Ireland
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This is one of our local haunts. They have a great menu here. It one of the only local places that has Vegan options. They have vegetarian options that can be made vegan by swapping out the cheese for vegan cheese. The mini animal farm...More

Thank 306stephenw
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Love this place. I’ve some minor gripes, like the wings get fewer each visit but informing the manager of my discontent in person may be more beneficial than here. But all round great place. Something for everyone. Very family busy but if you don’t want...More

Thank PaddyWhacker
Reviewed 22 September 2018

Restaurant adjacent to Farm shop. Busy, popular with families - food really good. Looking forward to a return visit.

1  Thank Anne G
Reviewed 2 September 2018 via mobile

When the restaurant in New barn farm opened it was a sensation. It's been open a few years now and it is still worth a visit for lunch. The menu is a little oddly priced. You could pay almost as much for a sandwich and...More

Thank Paul M
Reviewed 19 August 2018 via mobile

We have eaten here a few times recently - as a couple and with a large group. The food is excellent and the service is good. I’d recommend fish, a pie, calamari and the desserts are to die for! Lovely little fresh produce shops right...More

2  Thank Pauline R
Reviewed 15 August 2018

Fresh, tasty food. Always delicious and welcoming. If you are restricted on time i would advise you to pre order your food as it is generally very busy.

2  Thank Sarah O
Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

Dropped into the donkey shed for lunch and really enjoyed our meal.we had duck wrap for 2 and a chicken and pineapple skewer which were really tasty.we then had deserts 2 merangue and cream and an ice cream sundae which were fabulous.The only negative was...More

2  Thank fiona139
Reviewed 2 July 2018 via mobile

We ate lunch here. The food was beautiful and the portions are big. Staff are very friendly and helpful. There's a little farm where you can feed the animals and a little farm shop with fresh produce. I'll definitely be back.

2  Thank SHARON W
Reviewed 2 July 2018

It is a well run restaurants that adjoins a family run farm. A wonderful tasty large tasty plates. As for dessert, it is to die for fresh cream and meringue. Everything else looked yummy, but there was no place to put it in!!! There are...More

2  Thank khadigagaafar
Reviewed 1 July 2018 via mobile

The Donkey shed is ideal for a quiet coffee, breakfast, lunch or dinner. The Donkey Shed is part of a high quality working family run Farm.Nearby is a magnificent well stocked retail section selling a huge range of the best fruit,vegetables, preserves and breads you...More

2  Thank ambrosem450
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29 March 2016|
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Response from BetsyBros | Reviewed this property |
No admission to mini farm. Can go to shop, restaurant and farm at your leisure.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups, View
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Newbarn Farm, Ashbourne, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Meath  >  Ashbourne
  • Phone Number: +353 1 849 9337
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