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About Us

A little bit about Bak’d

Our pizzeria and café prides itself on quality, healthy food that matches the experience of our locations. The first at the foot of the Little Sugar Loaf and the second in historic town of Dalkey. Our Belmont location is situated in the beautiful surroundings of it’s spacious walled gardens. Our pop up location in Dalkey is located in The Queens Bar and is a perfect stop for a mid afternoon or early evening pizza while catching up with friends.


The uniqueness of our organic flours are what people keep coming back for. But it’s the flavour that we are most passionate about – our wood-fired sourdough pizza has four different bases to choose from.

Our team

Our team has a shared passion to make sure you enjoy eating and sharing a great food experience with your friends and family.


We are steeped in tradition, learning our craft from the old way. We believe in achieving pizza perfection using a blend of traditional methods and organic ingredients, sourced locally.


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Our mission and vision

It’s our core mission at Bak’d to reinvent the flavour and experience of pizza, as well as create the healthiest, most delicious bread possible.


In the near future, we are looking at creating more ways in which we can become even more sustainable such as creating compost made from our ground coffee wastage and providing compostable pizza boxes.


We are constantly looking for new locations so watch out on our social channels for our latest announcements.

Our story

David Mcfadden had a successful career in both the pharmaceutical and logistics industries before he decided to take the career plunge and go on a journey to discover his true passion – baking. Something he was definitely born to do.

He always had a passion for making “real” bread and pizza at home, to various degrees of success. But the tools and temperatures don’t exactly make the perfect pizza. This time, he decided to dedicate a year to learning everything there was to know about baking.

After gathering the knowledge and experience from some of the best in the industry and working in various micro-bakeries across Ireland, northern France and the UK, it was time to put it all into practice.

The second part of the journey began when he created the catering business, Dough Kitchen, which does full-scale catering from weddings to small festivals and other events. Now it was time for David to settle into his own premises and develop something exciting.

The dream was to further develop his techniques and create new recipes from the healthiest flour possible. Arthur’s Barn was just the spot, nestled among the breathtaking surroundings of Belmont.

After trying, testing and experimenting with extraordinary recipes, we are proud to say we have produced what we believe is the perfect pizza. Wholemeal organic sourdough is used to produce the pizza base and is combined with a pre-ferment, then mixed with an Italian 00 Flour – all of which are developed over two days to give maximum flavour. Once the base is ready, it is topped with complimentary toppings, bursting with flavour, and popped into our 3.2-ton pizza oven. It’s one of Ireland’s biggest pizza ovens which took two months to build!

Now, you can enjoy your green surroundings with sourdough-based pizza which we believe no one else in the world has created.

Our Team

David McFadden


What our customers say!

We shared a pizza from this place today.. it's a hidden gem ! Well worth a visit
Rebbeca Grant