All menu items are subject to availability and each menu changes on a daily basis, sample menus show selected items from both Rachel’s Garden Cafe in Carlow and Rachel’s Secret Cafe in Kilquade, please contact us for day to day menu options if necessary, we cater for groups and tours also. Range of vegan and gluten free options also available.
All our soups are made daily and with all fresh ingredients, herbs from our garden and we roast our vegetables to infuse all the flavours. We only use vegetable stocks in our soups and no flour so this allows our gluten free and vegetarian customer to have a good choice.
Curried butternut squash and sweet potato, with freshly picked coriander
Potato and leek soup
Chilli & Coconut soup
Rachel’s Garden Cafe chunky root vegetable soup with fresh herbs
We offer different breads daily, our in house baked buttermilk brown soda, our seeded brown bread, whita soda bread. Brown or white gluten free bread is available plain or toasted just ask at the savoury counter, where we offer a wide variety of scones all made in-house including fruit, raspberry and blueberry scones. So if you want something more than a soup for a starter feel free to browse.
Full Irish breakfast or Mini-Breakfast available
Vegetarian Breakfast with homemade hash brown
Granola with natural yoghurt and fresh mixed berries
At Arboretum we are dedicated to fresh locally sourced high quality produce. We strive to find the best partners to create the best Irish receipes and tastiest menu possible. All our beef, pork, ham and bacon are sourced from local supplier Ballon Meats in Carlow. All our chicken is Irish Bord Bia approved. Our fish is delivered fresh daily from Atlantis Seafood in Wexford.
Roast leg of Ballon lamb with onion & rosemary stuffing with red wine gravy, mint sauce
Pot-Roast top rib of Irish beef , red wine & thyme gravy with horseradish sauce
Fish ‘n’ chips: crispy breaded fillet of plaice with homemade tartar sauce
Boiled bacon & buttered savoy cabbage with parsley sauce
Baked salmon en croute with savoury rice stuffing
Fish pie with smoked haddock, salmon & cod in a creamy white wine & dill sauce
Crispy breaded chicken supreme stuffed with smoked mozzarella
Traditional roast turkey & honey glazed ham served with cranberry sauce