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The Old School House | R756, Laragh, Ireland
040445302
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Description: The Conservatory is a hidden gem - a real find whilst we were exploring...
The Conservatory is a hidden gem - a real find whilst we were exploring the Military Road south of Dublin, and well worth a visit, especially if you happen to be visiting Glendalough (one of Irelands most popular tourist destinations). The staff at The Conservatory are wonderfully friendly and hospitable, and the cafe/restaurant is so very quaint and gorgeous that was deservedly voted in The Bridgestone 100 best restaurants in Ireland 2010. It is an absolutely delightful and charming addition to the existing B&B. It has had various online reviews: http://www.independent.ie/lifestyle/property-plus/school-of-style-1311120.html http://www.ireland.com/food/restaurants/the-conservatory/391500 Contact details: Lisa de la Haye - 353 0404 45302 (mob: 353086 105 0592 Emails: lisa@theconservatory.ie
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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
What a find!

My daughter Nikki and I stumbled upon this restaurant while meandering through the countryside. The food was absolutely delicious and presented in a most appealing manner. The scones were so good, I could have eaten a dozen of them! We had a chance to relax and just soak in the atmosphere... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
Billie77077
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Houston, Texas
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Houston, Texas
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13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

My daughter Nikki and I stumbled upon this restaurant while meandering through the countryside. The food was absolutely delicious and presented in a most appealing manner. The scones were so good, I could have eaten a dozen of them! We had a chance to relax and just soak in the atmosphere. Would definitely stop back in on a future trip.

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Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Don't be in a hurry when you visit The Conservatory. Relax and enjoy a little time out. You won't regret it.

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dublin
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

My cousins & I had THE MOST delicious carrot cake, lovely light scones and good tea and coffee recently in The Conservatory. It was late in the afternoon, but we got distinct feeling of having arrived at closing-up time. Service was lacklustre and welcome was cool. Food was delicious, but what were the dead pot plants doing in the middle... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

If your out for a wander, by foot, pedal or car change the pace and relax at The Conservatory. Not a grab and go venue but a family friendly, family run cafe with dollops of charm. The staff are familiar and dedicated with homely service, not to mention the food is excellent. Homemade soup, scones and cake; more than enough... More 

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London, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

This is the perfect place for tea and cake. Everything is home made in the kitchen which you can see if you go inside. We had soup with a savory scone which was delicious! Then indulged in sticky toffee pudding. All home made and you feel as if you're visiting family who really know how to bake!

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Drogheda, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

Myself and my partner visited here just by chance on a summers afternoon. We really wanted to avoid the touristy places in the area of Glendalough that may have charged more money for what the food was worth, but being starved from a long walk by the lakes we were prepared to have whatever we could find. That was until... More 

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Wicklow
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

Today my wife , our son and a friend of our visited the tea rooms. We attempted to order coffee and tea at the counter but we were told someone would call down and take our order . In a few minutes the lady who told us she would called down and take our order approached but instead she started... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013

Had a lovely walk in Glendalough but there is no where nice for a coffee and cake afterwards. We were on the road back to Dublin and stumbled on the Conservatory by Glendalough Green. The scones were excellent, as were the accompanying raspberry jam and cream. The kids had homemade chocolate chip cookies which were very good. The service was... More 

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melbourne
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2013

Delicious scones and warming soup in a delightful setting a little outside of the madness of Glendalough. Lovely cakes too. Best food in Wicklows.

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Dublin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2010

This restaurant was called Mitchells a number of years ago and had a good reputation. It's now got new owners and is open during the day and, as we found out, also at night. We had eaten a very good lunch in The Conservatory early in July and I was intrigued to see that they were doing a themed dinner... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: The Old School House | R756, Laragh, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Wicklow  >  Vale of Glendalough  >  Laragh
  • Phone Number: 040445302

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Irish

Description

The Conservatory is a hidden gem - a real find whilst we were exploring the Military Road south of Dublin, and well worth a visit, especially if you happen to be visiting Glendalough (one of Irelands most popular tourist destinations). The staff at The Conservatory are wonderfully friendly and hospitable, and the cafe/restaurant is so very quaint and gorgeous that was deservedly voted in The Bridgestone 100 best restaurants in Ireland 2010. It is an absolutely delightful and charming addition to the existing B&B. It has had various online reviews: http://www.independent.ie/lifestyle/property-plus/school-of-style-1311120.html http://www.ireland.com/food/restaurants/the-conservatory/391500 Contact details: Lisa de la Haye - 353 0404 45302 (mob: 353086 105 0592 Emails: lisa@theconservatory.ie

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