The Natural Bakery has opened its doors in Donnybrook.

The store was officially opened yesterday (February 12) by Anna Nolan, who presented The Great Irish Bake Off on TV3.

This is the second location for the company, while already exists in Kilmainham, with a third soon to be opened in Rathmines.

The Natural Bakery Store's Donnybrook outlet has a state of the art bakery on the premises which will supply all three shops.

Thousands of loaves of bread, pastries and cakes will be baked weekly by the team of highly skilled bakers on site.

There are thirty varieties of bread, including gluten-free options, including Irish Brown and White Soda, Polish Roogalla bread, Pain de Champagne and Sourdough with Cranberry.

Head baker Ryszard Kamola is a native of Poland who moved to Ireland four years ago. His favourite natural bread is Dark Rye because of its refined taste.

Arthur Kuling is the Head Confectioner with over fifteen years experience creating delicious cakes and desserts. Favourites from the range of delights available includes the Chocolate and Baileys slice and the Baked Chocolate Tart.

Anna Nolan said: “To see another business based on baking opening its doors is just great. I am aiming to sample a few of The Natural Bakery pastries and who could resist the fresh baked bread! It was also lovely to hear that on Monday and Wednesdays The Natural Bakery are supporting Simons Social Club by giving pastries and breads".

Luke Creighan, owner of The Natural Bakery said: “When we opened our first store in Kilmainham we never imagined that we would see queues of people outside the store waiting to buy our products. I feel very confident that this shop in Donnybrook and indeed the shop we will be opening next month in Rathmines will also be a hit. We are creating jobs and in my opinion we are also creating some of the best breads and pastries in the city!”

The Natural Bakery is opened in Donnybrook, Monday - Saturday 7am-7pm, Sunday 8am - 7pm.