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“Small but good” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Cullen's Bistro & Coffee House

Cullen's Bistro & Coffee House
Market Street, Clifden, Ireland
095 21983
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Ranked #21 of 31 Restaurants in Clifden
Cuisines: Coffee Shop
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Columbus, OH
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49 reviews 49 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
“Small but good”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2012

We ate at Cullen's several times during our 3 day stay in Clifden. It is a small restaurant on one of the two main streets in the town, it is family-run, the servers (family) are pleasant and attentive and the food is superior quality at bargain prices. The lamb stew was particularly memorable: the lamb was cut into smaller pieces than I have seen elsewhere and was very tender and flavorful. The broth had very little, if any, flour thickener. The broth was just out of this world. The side salad had abundant fresh vegetable. The vegetable soup had more flavor than most others we've tried. The homemade deserts were a notch above what we have had at other good restaurants: we had carrot cake and whiskey cake - both were scrumptious. The restaurant space is small but pleasant; there are half dozen or so tables. The tables near the windows are good for people watching. Prices are quite reasonable relative to the quality of the food and service.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Llandybie, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Glad to find Cullens!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2012

Our meal was delicious, beautifully presented by our happy friendly hostess; our overnight stay on Saturday 4 August 2012 in the Cullens B&B upstairs was very enjoyable; beautiful well-appointed room & a dream of a bed.
We'd go out of our way to stay here again.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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New York City, New York
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5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
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“Will leave no room in your belly”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2012

Rather than wait at Mitchell's and be treated as though they are doing you a favor, I recommend this cozy place, where the food is wonderful (especially the Irish stew), the other diners friendly, and the sound level low enough to read or think. Just cash though, no credit cards.

Visited July 2012
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London, United Kingdom
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136 helpful votes 136 helpful votes
“Cakes from another time”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2012

We just had cakes and coffee here. The lady was lovely and she served us straightaway our choc fudge cake and the wiskwy cake. Both very traditional, no frills cakes, both quite good, although the wiskey cake was maybe a little too spongy. In the bad weather it was really a soulwarmer to find this place and I was simply fascinated by the (probably unintentional) retro atmosphere

Visited June 2012
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Birmingham
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“Lovely staff ,great soup”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2012

The soup of the day didn't sound great just another Leek and Potato soup which Irish cafes love to Make,but it was FANTASTIC with lovely fresh brown great and a healthy (?) portion of butter 10/10.Lovely lady serving ,nothing too much trouble.

  • Visited May 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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