We are situated in Horkan's Garden and Lifestyle Centre in Turlough, Castlebar, Co. Mayo.
Directions from Castlebar
Take the Dublin road N5 out of Castlebar; about 8 kilometres outside Castlebar take a turn left signposted "Irish Country Life Museum" and "Horkan's Garden Centre". About 100 metres up this road you will see a sign for the garden centre on your left.
Directions from Charlstown (Dublin and Sligo)
Take the Dublin road N5 out of Charlstown; You will bypass Swinford and Bohola and then drive through a small village called Ballavary (Bellavary); about 4.5km past Ballavary take a right turn signposted "Irish Country Life Museum" and "Horkan's Garden Centre". About 100 metres up this road there is a sign for the garden centre on your left.
Directions from Irish Country Life Museum
When you exit the museum turn right (away from Turlough village) towards the N5, Horkan's Lifestyle and Garden Centre is situated about 200 metres away on your right hand side.
All good restaurants exist from having a hard working, cohesive and talented team
Proprietor: Ivan Carroll
Head chef: Barry Ralph
Sous chef: Stephanie McLaughlin
Baker: Claire Fleming
Front of House Manager: Catherina Kennedy
Kitchen Porter: Maciej Jekietek
If you would like to contact us for any reason our contact details are below:
Welcome to the bay leaf restaurant website. The bay leaf restaurant is situated in Horkan's Lifestyle and Garden Centre, Turlough, Castlebar, Co. Mayo beside the Irish Country Life Museum. The restaurant prides itself on providing high quality food in a relaxing atmosphere.
The bay leaf is a cafe, bakery and restaurant. Why not come and enjoy a delicious freshly baked pastry and a cappuccino for elevenses, or a tasty carvery for lunch or perhaps ice-cream with your family at four.
We now provide a take away catering service, whether you are looking for a birthday cake, or you would like us provide food for a party in your home we can help you. Place your order online and collect it from The Bay Leaf. Its ideal for family get togethers also catering for confirmations, christenings, communions etc.
"We pride ourselves on providing high quality freshly baked food in a relaxing atmosphere"
We are open 7 days a week
Mon-Sat: 9.30 - 6pm
Sunday: 12 - 6pm
Only Closed: Christmas Day, Stephen's Day and New Years Day.