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Griffins Bakery Tea Rooms

21 Shop Street Galway, Galway, Ireland
+35391563683
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Ranked #171 of 356 Restaurants in Galway
Price range: $6 - $14
Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Mon - Wed 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Thu - Sat 8:00 am - 10:30 pm
Cuisines: Irish
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Reservations, Takeout, Dessert
Description: A breath of fresh air, that's what Griffins Tea Rooms on Shop Street Galway is. Griffin's is a family run Bakery founded in 1876, but with beautiful tearooms to the rear. Surround your self in traditional surroundings, Irish language and five generations of Griffins by real open fires and enjoy simple food at it's best. All the breads and soups are made in house .The menu is straight forward; sandwich, baps etc.. but all served on Griffin's own delicious home made breads. While enjoying your meal, one can watch and smell the food parade as piping hot bread and cakes are carried out to the shop past your very eyes. You just cant get fresher anywhere! Their award winning breads make such a difference to the sandwiches with a choice of Wheat, Rye, Mixed Grain, Italian, French and even Gluten free bread for Coeliac's. The friendly pleasant staff take charge, store your buggy for you , supply high stools and provide a very reasonably priced children's menu. The children can do colouring on the children's menu while awaiting their order .Half portions of most products is available with wickedly delicious half portions of Belgian hot chocolate.Going to the modern, spotless toilets was a pleasure and in particular that there are baby changing stations in both Female and Male toilets, a very rare thing these days. The smaller room "The Snug" is also noticably popular with breast feeding mothers where they can enjoy a coffee in privacy, warmth and comfort with their babies. Griffins is a must visit, conveniently located at the end of Shop Street Galway City . Further down Quay Street in Galway is the world famous Mc Donaghs Fish and chips, a must for familys on the go or those with a hankering for delicious fresh fish.Martines Winebar is just across the street and fabulous food there late into the night. If you cross the road at the end of Quay Street, you will find Tamirand Restaurant, another delight for parents with children. They offer fantastic Asian style cuisine &half price menu on everything.High chairs and colouring are provided , they even bring the children to the kitchen to make up their icecream desserts. Christine and the team there are fantastic.
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Sliven
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

If your in Galway and in need of great fresh baked bread Griffins Bakery is the place. An excellent assortment catering to a variety of tastes and diets. You can't beat the Conger bread--a generous portion cut to order for only 2 Euro.

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Galway, Ireland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

The food is good for the price. The service is willing but lacks management in my opinion. The building itself is pleasant but an investment in blending the tradition of this family run business and a modern tea room would do very well. It has 90% of a great place its pushing for the last 10% that is the hardest... More 

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Huskisson, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

I stopped in with a craving for eggs benedict only to be very disappointed, not even any spinach on the over cooked eggs that sat on a huge bit of ciabatta the Sevice was non existent during a very quiet breakfast, maybe this is why it was so quiet, it's a shame because it is one of the most interesting... More 

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Cork, Ireland
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Went here with a friend for a late-afternoon snack, and we were dismayed to see how tiny the dining area was. We were placed at a table with not enough room for both of our legs, as we were forced to sit next to one another so that we didn't block the single walkway. Very uncomfortable. The waitress seemed irritated... More 

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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

We had an amazing experience here. The staff is welcoming and the food stuff is fresh and best on the taste factor! Above all the bakery's tea room gives you the feel of sitting in a traditional Irish bakery as this place commits to be. I say, A MUST GO WHEN IN GALWAY

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

On a recent visit to Galway I stopped off at Griffins for something to eat. What a wonderful surprise to see they also had Tea Rooms at the back. My sister & I ordered sandwich & Teas. The service was excellent & the food delicious. I loved everything about Griffins. To all those who have posted negative comments - it's... More 

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Ireland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

I recently went to Griffins Bakery in Galway and upon entering found it quite cramped.It was also very busy so my friends and I had to wait in a queue for a little while.Once we were seated we were greeted by a friendly waitress and we gave are orders.After that i made a quick visit to the toilets and I... More 

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Sligo, Ireland
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24 reviews 24 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 via mobile

went here a couple of days ago for lunch with husband and child. we were given a cramped table in the corner with a table big enough for one. Asked waitress what soup, was told tomato & pepper, i asked if there was any vegetable, was told no, so ordered soup for child sandwhich for myself, took quite a while... More 

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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 via mobile

When we arrived we had to que for a table inside the cafe. We were told 'there are two on' , which meant that there were two people working in the cafe indoors. Nobody came near us so we decided to sit outside which meant ordering and paying up front to the shop assistant. I ordered the mini breakfast and... More 

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Cobh, Ireland
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7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

This was a great treat for my friend and myself. We did not know about the bakery before our trip to Galway. We wee peckish for a sandwich and boy were we blown away by the flavours of the sandwiches we ordered on freshly baked bread. It was a delight and we will return

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Additional Information about Griffins Bakery Tea Rooms

Address: 21 Shop Street Galway, Galway, Ireland
Phone Number: +35391563683
Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Western Ireland  >  Province of Connacht  >  County Galway  >  Galway
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Monday 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 10:30 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday 8:00 am - 10:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 6 - 14
Cuisine: Irish

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