Welcome to Burtown, an Artists’ Garden & our Green Barn Restaurant, Cafe & Shop near Athy in Co. Kildare
The Green Barn is located just inside the front gates of Burtown House, set in the front parkland overlooking our walled kitchen garden. It is easily accessible as a quick lunch stop, or for a more relaxed luncheon style affair or for dinner on Saturday night.
Based on old style Scandinavian barns with a New England twist, The Green Barn combines high ceilings and rustic textures with individual table settings, giant branches, flowers from the garden and potted vegetables on all the tables. The restaurant opens out onto an exterior terrace, and again into a series of courtyard spaces that each tell a different story and create a different ambience. We love to host weddings, private parties, christenings, communions and any worthy occasion!
We have an eclectic range of interior accessories, books, paintings, sculpture, prints, books and cards. Our stock is ever changing and much of what you see in The Green Barn is available to buy or order. We make a variety of chunky authentic kitchen tables many of which can be viewed here. Lights, chairs, cutlery and much more…
Recently opened is Jo’s pantry, our new cheese deli & artisan food shop, with homemade pestos, freshly baked breads, preserves, delicious olives, Jamon & salamis and much more. We have also made a little café here with more informal seating where you can order antipasto boards, and open sandwiches with its own outdoor seating area, for those looking for a more casual dining experience.
FRESHEST FOOD, STRAIGHT FROM THE GARDEN…
Head grower Dermot Carey overseas our production of fresh produce, working closely with us here at The Green Barn to ensure a constant supply of varied seasonal produce with a walled kitchen garden, 4 acre field plot and a couple of polly tunnels. We raise our own Dexter cattle ensuring slow maturing, excellent tasting beef which is highly desired by restaurant owners and food enthusiasts.
Our delicious fresh produce is now available to take home at Jo’s Pantry. We are almost 100 % self sufficient and use sustainable methods for all our food production and serve only the freshest possible seasonal produce that has almost always come straight from our kitchen garden that very morning.
Serving what we love to eat – honest, unfussy, unpretentious food, letting our produce be the strength in what you eat. We like to combine seasonal ingredients, using flavours, textures, and colours and to experiment all the time, hence offering changing menus that reflect what is happening in our garden.