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21 Shop Street Galway, Galway, Ireland
+35391563683
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Today
8:00 am - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Mon - Wed 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Thu - Sat 8:00 am - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Reservations, Takeout, Dessert
Description: A breath of fresh air, that's what Griffins Tea Rooms on Shop Street...
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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Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Local cuisine
Dining on a budget

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 68
    Excellent
  • 44
    Very good
  • 27
    Average
  • 14
    Poor
  • 15
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Dissapointing.

we visited here on a Saturday afternoon and ordered tea for two with a sandwich and sausage roll ,waited 20 mins for the sandwich to be told that they didnt have any sausage rolls left so she the proceeded to ask my husband did he want to order something else to which he replied no as he would be... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 21, 2015
BLING999
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Province of Leinster, Ireland
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Reservations
  • Takeout
  • Dessert
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168 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Province of Leinster, Ireland
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

we visited here on a Saturday afternoon and ordered tea for two with a sandwich and sausage roll ,waited 20 mins for the sandwich to be told that they didnt have any sausage rolls left so she the proceeded to ask my husband did he want to order something else to which he replied no as he would be waiting... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 4
Dublin, Ireland
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Visited here for lunch with a friend. Mainly a tea and cake kind of place. Limited hot food/sandwich selection. Also was not keen on how close the tables were to each other. We were basically sitting on top of the next table which was not the best when you were having a catch up with a friend.

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Galway, Ireland
Top Contributor
75 reviews 75 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

have been here on a couple occassions n is to be highly recommended. would have no hesitation returning again n again.

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Dublin, Ireland
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

Totally delicious with real sense of old world charm, the shop downstairs was also very good, service was a little slow but very courteous

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Ballinasloe, Ireland
2 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

I brought my 3 kids for pancakes to griffiths on Saturday morning, we all got 2 pancakes each and 2 hot chocolates and 2 orange juices, the bill came to 34 euro, never again. How can 2 small pancakes cost 6 euro? The juice was not fresh but out of a bottle, fruice.The staff were ok but I think the... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015 via mobile

The food in here is mostly delicious. But I have given the cafe too many chances. I feel like the majority of the staff are rude and almost nasty towards customers. A few of the girls are friendly when they finally take your order. We were disappointed there were no fresh scones the day we visited (Sunday) so I had... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

This place is owned and run by one of Galway's oldest families. I do wish them success BUT they need to really get the act together, this place has huge potential. The service is hap hazard, the staff seem to be untrained, the food is average, the dining experience on my last visit "fraught".. Cut the staff and replace them... More 

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Limerick, Ireland
Top Contributor
114 reviews 114 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

This is a terrific place - we had to wait for service, because it was so busy, but well worth the wait. Atmosphere was really good and staff efficient

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Last week I and friend stopped in Griffins for coffee and a bagel and it was a great experience. The staff were very friendly, the fire was on and the food was great. We'll definitely be back.

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Sliven
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 21 Shop Street Galway, Galway, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Western Ireland  >  Province of Connacht  >  County Galway  >  Galway
  • Phone Number: +35391563683

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 6 - 14
  • Cuisine: Irish

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Romance, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget

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.
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?