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Halpin's Bridge Cafe

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Bridge Street, Wicklow 0001, Ireland
+353 404 32677
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Today
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Mon - Fri 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Sat 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Description: Halpin's offers great food & a great atmosphere which has been recognised...
Halpin's offers great food & a great atmosphere which has been recognised by the Bridgestone guide who have included us for the 5 years we have been open. We are the only Restaurant in Wicklow Town in the guide. Also in The Georgina Campbell Irish food guide and the winner of the Wicklow Chamber 'Best eating establishment' award 2010. We have been awarded a certificate of excellence by tripadvisor, the world's biggest review site for 3 years running, 2012 & 2013 and 2014 and are consistantly in the top 3 recommended on tripadvisor.Ie for the whole of County Wicklow. This certificate is only awarded to 10% of eating establishments in the whole World !!!!
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Good for:
Breakfast/Brunch
Reservations

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  • 92
    Excellent
  • 16
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 0
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  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Best cafe in Wicklow

When I lived in Wicklow Town I'd get my lunch here every day. It's just lovely; friendly staff, great food, super coffee and an all - round lovely atmosphere. Getting a book from Bridge Street Books next door and reading it with a Halpins coffee is a pretty perfect afternoon, if you ask me.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 24, 2015
Darach S
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

When I lived in Wicklow Town I'd get my lunch here every day. It's just lovely; friendly staff, great food, super coffee and an all - round lovely atmosphere. Getting a book from Bridge Street Books next door and reading it with a Halpins coffee is a pretty perfect afternoon, if you ask me.

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Dublin, Ireland
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Following a long walk around the seafront and the Pier at Wicklow... We headed for Halpins to defrost and have some food and coffee...Fabulous location, ambience very friendly staff, nothing is a problem for these guys....The Coffee is excellent.. Robert who I think is the Manager or Owner is always on hand which is a nice touch... Following our initial... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

A friend stopped off for some early morning coffee and raved about this place, great service and great food.

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Wicklow
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Halpins is a model of an attentively run cafe, gets busy at lunch time with local business staff, nice to sit outside on the sunny days. Straight forward menu with simple consistent quality fare. Last stop from Main st. before (0r after the harbour if you want a take away T or coffee.

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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Had a lovely lunch here, the staff were very friendly and gave us advice on the menu. We will return.

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Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Been in Wicklow many times before, but it's the first time me and girlfriend went to Halpin's to eat. Lovely staff, delicious food. And the place is like a museum with all the old artefacts. They should just block off the stairs to stop kids running up and down it. The parents did nothing and everybody else was pissed off.... More 

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halpinscafe, Owner at Halpin's Bridge Cafe, responded to this review

hi and thank you so much for your fantastic comments, and the title says exactly what we try to achieve, so its lovely to hear it from a customer. Really pleased you finally found us on your trips to wicklow and hopefully you will come back. little disappointed you marked us down a point for the bad behaviour of someone... More 

Wicklow, Wicklow, Ireland
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 via mobile

Have been in Halpins so many times and can't think of anything other than positive things to say. Love the place, staff brilliant and even when it is really busy you get a smile and talked too... If I owned a restaurant I would copy everything and everyone in Halpins

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halpinscafe, Owner at Halpin's Bridge Cafe, responded to this review

hi 56rubyd and thank you so much for that wonderful review. its always lovely for us when someone takes the time to write a review for us, but when its a review like yours, well that really cheers us all up to know that what we are doing is working for the customers. Your lovely comments have been passed on... More 

Berkshire
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29 reviews 29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

We stopped here for sandwiches for lunch and everyone really enjoyed the food. It wax really busy and they were turning tables quickly. The staff were really friendly and helpful. Best of all the coffee was really good. We had quiche, club sandwich and BLT and a couple of simple ham sandwiches for the little ones. Agree with other reviews... More 

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halpinscafe, Owner at Halpin's Bridge Cafe, responded to this review

hi and thank you so much for your lovely review, we remember your little group dropping in and delighted the kids enjoyed their sandwiches and you all enjoyed your food. hope the rest of your break went well and thank you so much for visiting Halpin's. Robert More 

Perth, Australia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Love this place. Friendly staff, lovely food. Definitely doing something different and it shows. Well done guys and keep up the great work. You may not realise it however your guests thank you.

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halpinscafe, Owner at Halpin's Bridge Cafe, responded to this review

Hi caz M and thank you for your lovely comments about the café and especially about the staff and food. we really appreciate your thanking us, but seriously, if we don't have customers then we don't survive so thank you for visiting us and thank you for taking the time to review us, it means so much to us. Robert More 

Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Visit here over the bank holiday weekend and was really delighted I did. We had a fantastic lunch here and even though the place was thronged with tourists and local we were seated and served really quickly. The menu was very extensive for a cafe and the specials on the board really bring this place into restaurant status. The level... More 

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halpinscafe, Owner at Halpin's Bridge Cafe, responded to this review

well yumyum, like all restaurants, we dream about reviews like this, so thank you so much for taking the time to review us, and especially, thank you for actually visiting Halpin's. As much s we would love to be perfect all the time that is of course impossible, but to get comments like yours after the August bank holiday weekend... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Bridge Street, Wicklow 0001, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Wicklow  >  Wicklow
  • Phone Number: +353 404 32677

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 6 - 13
  • Cuisine: Café

Description

Halpin's offers great food & a great atmosphere which has been recognised by the Bridgestone guide who have included us for the 5 years we have been open. We are the only Restaurant in Wicklow Town in the guide. Also in The Georgina Campbell Irish food guide and the winner of the Wicklow Chamber 'Best eating establishment' award 2010. We have been awarded a certificate of excellence by tripadvisor, the world's biggest review site for 3 years running, 2012 & 2013 and 2014 and are consistantly in the top 3 recommended on tripadvisor.Ie for the whole of County Wicklow. This certificate is only awarded to 10% of eating establishments in the whole World !!!!
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Monday
8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday
8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday
8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday
8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Friday
8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 6:00 pm

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?