In GROW HQ there are no barriers between where food is grown, cooked and eaten. We can’t wait to show you around. Find out how it all came about and the reason GROW HQ exists at all.

Opening Hours

Days: Hours:
Monday Closed
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday 9a.m.- 4p.m.
Thursday 9a.m.- 4p.m.
Friday 9a.m.- 4p.m.
Saturday 9a.m.- 4p.m.
Sunday 9a.m.- 4p.m.

Click & Collect

Our award-winning cafe serves the most nutritious, delicious, seasonal food and we put our veg centre stage (but we also showcase the finest free-range, local meat, poultry, fish and cheese). Mostly the distance from plot to plate is about 112 steps. Richard and the garden team grow it, JB and kitchen team cook it, and our lovely customers eat it! Expect a warm, bright and good humoured welcome with a food ethos that’s home-grown, fresh, organic, healthy and delicious.

Opening hours:  Wed – Sun, 9am-4pm


We also operate NeighbourFood Waterford from GROW HQ. This is where you can buy the very best food online, direct from your local farmers and food producers.

Visit for more information on how to place and collect orders.

Food Truck - GROW HQ 2 Go

Looking for some HQ grub on the go? Our amazing head chef JB has created a new menu full of hearty, healthy dishes for delicious take-away lunches and dinners at home. Our food truck GROW HQ 2 GO offers soup & sandwiches, sweet treats plus daily specials. We also have a selection of coffees, teas,  organic apple and orange juices along with our HQ homemade kombuchas. Call down to our food truck to order a takeaway.

Opening hours:  Wed – Sun, 9am-4pm


Our  garden team are in the process of developing our 4 acres to include a stone-walled kitchen garden, our urban demo garden where the RTE TV programme GROW COOK EAT is filmed, an orchard, edible boundary, foraging trail and much more.  We currently produce our veg in our production garden at the south end of the site, and in a 1-acre garden with two polytunnels on site also.

Chefs' Manifesto

GROW HQ is proudly the Irish hub for Chefs’ Manifesto, a global action plan established on the idea that chefs can be powerful advocates for a better food future. The Chefs’ Manifesto aims to inspire people to make changes in their kitchens and communities and empower them to call on governments and companies to also play their part. 

Get involved and get growing

At GIY we believe in the power of many small changes to protect the only earth we have. That’s why we have teamed up with some amazing sustainable Irish brands to create the perfect box to help you step more gently on our planet. The Sustainability GROWBox is bursting with eco-friendly joy to treat yourself with or give to a loved one.


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