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Griffins Bakery Tea Rooms

21 Shop Street Galway, Galway, Ireland
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Ranked #163 of 356 Restaurants in Galway
Price range: $6 - $14
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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Top Contributor
64 reviews 64 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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
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47 restaurant reviews
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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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3 restaurant reviews
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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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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 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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
4 reviews 4 reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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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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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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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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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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