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Bewley's Oriental Cafe

78-79 Grafton Street, Dublin, Ireland (South City Centre)
+353 1 672 7720
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Ranked #464 of 1,866 Restaurants in Dublin
Cuisines: Contemporary, Café
Neighborhood: South City Centre
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Description: Self-proclaimed to serve the best coffee in Ireland, Bewleys also provides a variety of sweets and savors to enjoy while surrounded by mahogany, marble sculptures and stained glass décor.
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Dublin, Ireland
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75 reviews 75 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014 NEW

Great place to nip in for a quick cup of coffee or better yet, provided you have the time, a coffee and a jam tart. No better way to kick off a frosty morning.

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Greystones, Wicklow, Ireland
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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014 NEW via mobile

Gone from self service to wait and be seated. The tables are on top of each other. The order was eventually taken. The porridge arrived but no coffee. The couple in after me at my elbow were about to leave when their order arrived. My missing coffee was then acknowledged and later again a TEA arrived. I had to leave... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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46 reviews 46 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

I've been here many times but only for a coffee or a slice of cake. Today some friend decided to have dinner. Guinness Stew... it's actually a simple irish stew with no trace of Guinness in it... and arrived cold at the table. Glass of wine arrived dirty... Service unexistent... the rest of us ordered a simple cup cake and... More

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Luton, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

Came here for an Irish breakfast early Sunday morning and it was nice. Worth the money and you got a coffee/tea and freshly squeezed orange juice. Visited again for Baileys coffee and some cake! lovely to just sit a chat away. Only issue is sitting near the door as when people walk through (which is a lot as its so... More

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Kortenberg, Belgium
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Good prices for such a centric place. My Irish stew was really good and filling. The place was full but service was quick and good. Recommended for either just a coffee or for a proper meal.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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45 reviews 45 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Nothing that I disliked. We found this place the first night we arrived. We entered and we were immediately assisted to our table. The food was very good. We had the seafood chowder and Guinness stew. It was really satisfying. We returned the 2nd night to have a after dinner dessert and we had Irish coffee and the Bailey's cheesecake... More

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Glasgow, Scotland
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234 reviews 234 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
122 helpful votes 122 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

It was a very wet Saturday when we visited for lunch so there was a small queue but it allowed us to decide what we would have to eat and it was not too long before we were seated in a lovely area upstairs. the surroundings were pleasant and there was a lovely Mucha-like stained glass picture. The staff were... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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28 reviews 28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

the food is disgusting, atmosphere is poor and service slow. I ordered bruschetta. Sounds lovely but it was rock hard, and tasted foul. For 6euros I expected a little better. The ONLY good thing about this place is the coffee.

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Wexford, Ireland
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43 reviews 43 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

I visited Bewleys on a busy Saturday morning and was immediately shown to a table by a very pleasant waiter. I have been several times and enjoy the bustle and activity of what must be Ireland's busiest coffee house. I was seated at the front/shop part of restaurant. It was a cold day and the door was open letting in... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

The servers forgot my order and I had waited 1 hour for my tea and scone. I will never be in here again.

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Additional Information about Bewley's Oriental Cafe

Address: 78-79 Grafton Street, Dublin, Ireland
Phone Number: +353 1 672 7720
Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Dublin  >  Dublin>  > South City Centre
Cuisine: Contemporary, Café

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