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Ginger & Wild Cafe

Ballycroy National Park Visitor Centre, Ballycroy | Ballycroy National Park,, Westport F28 RX77, Ireland
+353 87 666 6633
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  • Excellent88%
  • Very good10%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“cake” (18 reviews)
“homemade soup” (6 reviews)
“scones” (10 reviews)
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm Hours
Irish, Cafe, European, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Ballycroy National Park Visitor Centre, Ballycroy | Ballycroy National Park,, Westport F28 RX77, Ireland
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

You don’t expect to get food this good in a park visitor center. It’s obvious that everything is home made, and there’s a lot of heart in the making. Worth a detour for the good. Park is pretty nice too. Go late so that you...More

Thank 991AnnaB
Reviewed 24 September 2018

We popped in here to get some idea about the local area and found this amazing cafe. Much better than expected, great selection of food which tasted amazing! The couple were lovely, very friendly and warm. A real unexpected treat, well worth a visit, go...More

Thank west-yorkes
Reviewed 2 September 2018 via mobile

Another return visit to this magnificent location with JP and his food still on top form! We’ll be back!

Thank Dorsetfisher
Reviewed 24 August 2018

We stopped here when staying on Achill. What a lovely place. Set in beautiful park great walks and had lovely lunch of homemade soup followed by best gluten free cake ive ever had. Was just like a jaffer cake but bigger and nicer. A real...More

Thank Hannah E
Reviewed 15 August 2018 via mobile

Truly enjoyable experience. Beautiful location and scenery from the Ginger and wild cafe. We had a wonderful lunch. Lots of choice and we finished up with irresistible deserts. Staff were so friendly.

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Reviewed 8 August 2018 via mobile

Had hoped to walk trail in the park but the weather closed in so we opted to eat instead immuni. Staff in the visitor centre were so helpful and this continued in Wild and Ginger. Food was great too and you'd definitely need to hit...More

Thank bhFiann
Reviewed 3 August 2018

We arrived just half an hour before closing and didn't feel rushed and enjoyed the most fantastic ginger cake. One piece between two was plenty, washed down with a lovely cuppa.

Thank annjamieson23
Reviewed 27 July 2018 via mobile

We visited on an overcast July morning, with rain clouds threatening over the mountains to the west. After a lovely wander around the boardwalk, and an enjoyable browse in the Interpretive Centre, we went upstairs for lunch. The cafe was busy and the service was...More

Thank Fabra1234
Reviewed 15 July 2018

Very friendly staff coupled with great views and some of the best coffee I have so far tasted on the West Coast of Ireland. Would definitely encourage a visit. The Visitor Centre which the Cafe is in also has some nice art works on show....More

Thank RAW1966
Reviewed 19 June 2018

We went for a short walk around the Ballycroy National Park Visitor Centre, while we were there we popped into the Ginger & Wild Cafe. What a great little cafe! The staff were really friendly and the food was amazing. We had our 20 month...More

Thank Peter B
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11 July 2018|
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Response from Nicola Ø | Reviewed this property |
The postal address of this venue is Westport which is why it comes under Westport listing. However, it is a beautifully scenic drive out to Ballycroy. A true hidden treasure
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Free Wifi
Good for
View, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Ballycroy National Park Visitor Centre, Ballycroy | Ballycroy National Park,, Westport F28 RX77, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Western Ireland  >  Province of Connacht  >  County Mayo  >  Westport
  • Phone Number: +353 87 666 6633
Ginger & Wild Cafe is a relaxing place serving tasty homemade goodies and is located in a fabulous contemporary visitor centre on the Wild Atlantic Way. The fare here is simple and natural with an emphasis on using quality locally-sourced ingredients. You can expect to find soup, panini, savoury tart, organic salad and an assortment of yummy cakes. Homemade is key, along with stunning views and free wifi. Open mid March to end of October.
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