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Griffins Bakery Tea Rooms

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21 Shop Street Galway, Galway, Ireland
+35391563683
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12:00 pm - 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: Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch, Reservations, Takeout
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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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Nice Quiet Spot for a Sandwich

The menu is basic. Portions generous--consider sharing. The pastries are wonderful. A great way to get out of the jostling crowd out on shop street.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 24, 2015
Rosyg789
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Berkeley, California
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Romantic
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
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English first
Galway, Ireland
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

I was very disappointed with Griffins on my last visit. Myself and my husband visited on Saturday August 22nd. We sat outside, and our table was not cleaned down after the previous customers. when I went inside to order the queue was erratic and nobody seemed to know where to order if you were sitting outside. This was when I... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

The menu is basic. Portions generous--consider sharing. The pastries are wonderful. A great way to get out of the jostling crowd out on shop street.

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Doolin, Clare, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Had the full irish and it was one of the best breakfast i've ever had. Fried egg was perfect (I wasn't asked how i'd like to have it cooked but it suited me perfectly, white cooked through and top of the yolk runny), rashers not overcooked as opposed to most places, sausages very tasty (different kind of sausage than the... More 

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Galway, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

I would rate the higher but they were out of scones when we were there! The sourdough bread was fabulous and my chai was not overly spicy.

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Derry, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

Used the takeaway service here last week since I just wanted a quick vegetarian sandwich. There was a long line outside the door but I wanted something that I could carry back to the bus. I got through the line rather quickly but had to wait a while to receive the sandwich. It was worth the wait though. The bread... More 

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Galway Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 via mobile

Myself my Mum and my 8 year old daughter called in for lunch. I had a chicken sandwich. My mum had a toasted chicken sandwich. My daughter wanted a chicken wrap. But they do not have wraps. She was disappointed. She Had scone. Only ate a little bit. Nice food for adults. But not great for kids.

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 via mobile

Lived in Galway last year and was nice to be back this year for brekkie in Griffins. Had a lovely dour dough breakfast bap that was roasting hit my boyfriend had the full Irish, which was lovely but a bit cumbersome as no side plate for toast. Excellent service as always and great place to chat with people near your... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Had breakfast yesterday. Good welcome and service. But no side plate for toast. Tea good. Black and white puddings poor quality. I have eaten better sausages on many occasions. Egg and bacon fine. Half the (cool) plate covered in what seemed like the remains of previous day's packed spiced potatoe wedges. Definitely not appetising. The "full Irish" is on menu... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Usually great food. Today was terrible burnt toast. When you 8 euro for a sandwich you would expect better. Waiting staff are excellent. The kitchen was to blame

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

I use the bakery a lot and the girls downstairs are always chatty and helpful, as well as the breads being amazing! For these reasons we decided to try the tea rooms. The food was absolutely gorgeous, cannot fault it at all, it came out within a few minutes and everything is prepared fresh! I just feel like the staff... More 

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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
  • Price Range: $ $
  • Cuisine: Irish, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?