My husband and I decided to try out this restaurant as the fact that it was a coffee house and bistro gave us the impression that it might be child friendly. This was definitely not the case. With four children in tow, we were going to split up to dine. When we entered the restaurant, the reception was decidedly frosty. I was hoping to order dinner for myself and my 12 yr old daughter, while my 5 yr old ordered soup. We ordered the special as it seemed like good value, but we never managed to sample the cuisine as the woman who failed to welcome us appeared again, expressing her discontent at our younger daughter's failure to order a full dinner. I was pretty taken aback as this was around tea time, our daughter was quiet and well behaved and there was no indication outside the restaurant that small children were not welcome unless they had adult sized appetites.
We ended up having to leave the premises much to the embarrassment of the very pleasant and apologetic waitress. It was very inconvenient as I had arranged to meet up with my husband later and ended up ordering pizza and chips and eating them in the car. All because, it was too troublesome to serve a bowl of soup to a small child.
I've holidayed in this part of Ireland for many years and with profits down because of the recession, I think the Irish welcome is more important than every. We certainly didn't experience it on this occasion and were disappointed to be treated in such a shabby fashion. Fortunately, a few nights later, we had a lovely experience in Fogartys, just across the road. The children were really welcomed and the staff couldn't have been nicer. We'll know where to go the next time we journey to this lovely part of Connemara.
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