The team behind the award-winning artisanal Seagull Bakery has opened a brand new sourdough bakery at Patrick Street in Waterford City. This is the first foray from its native Tramore for Seagull following the opening of its hugely popular bakery almost 5 years ago.
Founder, chief baker and creator Sarah Richards said she is ‘absolutely delighted’ to be taking the bakery to the City.
“We are just absolutely delighted to have opened a brand new Seagull Bakery in Waterford City. We are passionate about serving the local community with wholesome and nutritious bread and we are also thrilled to support and build upon the growing independent retail community in Waterford City creating additional local employment and further supporting complementary local and Irish food producers.”
Sarah continued to share some firsts for the bakery and for Ireland as the new Seagull Bakery will be the first in the country to serve only filter coffee. Sarah said: “We have long wanted to bring the intricate flavours of filter coffee to Seagull and very pleased to serve two varieties of filter coffee, an unusually fruity Costa Rican for the black coffee drinker and a Colombian for those who like a coffee with milk.
“We will also have a brand new selection of 30 different bio-dynamic and organic natural wines which sit perfectly in our soughdough bakery. The production process is similar to the way in which soughdough baking is the ancient way of making bread and the low intervention process is the ancient way of making wine, with a contemporary twist.
“A new selection of ‘My Goodness’ vegan and fermented foods, a range of handmade artisan Corleggy Cheeses, a range of charcuterie from the sustainable The Wooded Pig farm and a selection of antipasti from The Real Olive Company will also be available at the new location.”
The bakery will of course be serving up what Seagull is famous for; its full selection of sourdough bread from its delicious white loaves to seaweed sourdough to 3 seed, rye porridge loaves, baguettes, focaccias and its heritage loaf plus the complete selection of Seagull sweet treats and baked goods will also be on offer. These include the famous twice-baked Almond Crossaints and the Seagull Cinnamon Buns; plus Chocolate and Hazelnut Croissants, local and seasonal fruit Danish pastries, Apple oaties, Cruffins, plain Crossaints and the Einkorn ancient grain Lemon and Poppyseed treats, Rye Brownies, Wholemeal Spelt Carmel Squares with Dilisk and Einkorn Carrot Cake.
There will also be some delicious new Seagull creations available including the popular lightly effervescent Lemon Verbena and Rose and Hibiscus flavoured Kombucha along with some delicious new hand-made fresh pasta created with Irish stoneground heritage grains.
Commenting on the new opening following the first day of customers, Sarah said: “From early morning we greeted a steady flow of customers throughout the day and we would like to thank everyone for their support, be that in person or online, the welcome we have received is incredible. It has been quite a feat to get the new bakery ready for opening but we genuinely couldn't have achieved this without the brilliant and talented team of locally based professionals, from branding to signage and more. It has also been a joy to welcome three new members to the Seagull team, Dean McManus from the Dunmore Raod, Anna Jacques from Hillview and Anna McSweeney from Tramore. We are looking forward to many more days like today at Patrick Street.”
The new Seagull Bakery at 46 Patrick Street in Waterford City will be open from 8 am to 4 pm Wednesday to Saturday and from 9 am to 1 pm on Sundays. For further details see Seagull Bakery on Facebook or Instagram.