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Griffins Bakery Tea Rooms

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21 Shop Street, Galway, Ireland
+353 91 563 683
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Mon - Wed 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Thu - Sat 8:00 am - 10:30 pm
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Warrington, Cheshire
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89 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely bakery & patisserie. Although we only had a sandwich in the cosy upstairs tea rooms, the menu is quite extensive and we saw some nice meals being served. You could have your main meal here at a reasonable price. Unlike some places, here a pot of tea for 2 filled your cup many times!! Service was good and the... More 

Thank Michael D
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27 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Our family was looking for great breakfast and good coffee; we walked in and the smell of breads and baked goods hooked us. We were invited to sit in a back room with our own fireplace - warm on a cold November morning. Must order a baked item, the raspberry scone was great. Kids loved the donuts and chocolate croissant.... More 

Thank Ann T
Athlone, Ireland
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104 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had Muffins, Chocolate Brownie with Cream and Coffee The place can be busy and they have a place upstairs The staff is polite and the service is good The muffins we had were perfect and the chocolate brownie was good

Thank starkreality121
Townsville, Australia
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89 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2016

Breakfast & lunch at Griffins Bakery in Shop Street - outstanding! Delightful baked goods, good coffee and excellent service. You wont be disappointed.

Thank A-Reel
St. John's, Canada
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2016 via mobile

We stopped by Griffins twice on our summer vacation in Galway. It can be busy and crowded. But both times we were served promptly. We sat upstairs, there was a large menu for breakfast options. We both chose the full Irish breakfast... A lot of food for one person. But it was delicious and well priced. I returned the next... More 

Thank NL_ginger
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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211 reviews
142 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016 via mobile

Our server Nil was very nice. Soup ok. Sandwich good. Not much atmosphere but that's not what you came in for.

Thank Dennis J
Kilkenny, Ireland
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63 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016

Griffins looks like a small bread/cake/pastry shop BUT it is a LOT more! Despite the city centre location, in an old building, there is a real bakery on site. Seating downstairs & upstairs in an old fashioned environment. Great range to chose from and excellent quality......the Danish fruit whirl is superb! Friendly and knowledgeable staff .Go early for your coffee... More 

Thank KILKENNY2014
Galway, Ireland
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25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2016

Tried to have lunch here but was told they were not serving food downstairs (even though people were sitting there) -asked to go upstairs, which we did even though 1 person in the group had a disability which caused pain to climb stairs! When upstairs we were told there were no tables available and we would have to come back.... More 

Thank Maureen H
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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 22, 2016

Just happened to go in here for some thing small but ended up having lunch. I'm thinking about this place since I was there. It was AMAZING, the flavours were super! Their bread is just melt in your mouth. even got some of their bread for take away

Thank KittyCatCork
Lisburn, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2016 via mobile

We were on the look out for somewhere to have breakfast. We did a loop of the city and finally decided on Griffin's and thank goodness we did. I only had a raspberry scone and a tea. The scone was covered in a thick, raspberry coating and it was absolutely yummy. The tea came in the dinkiest little tea pot,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$6 - $14
Irish, Cafe
Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
8:00 am - 7:00 pm
8:00 am - 7:00 pm
8:00 am - 7:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:30 pm
8:00 am - 10:30 pm
8:00 am - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 21 Shop Street, Galway, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Western Ireland  >  Province of Connacht  >  County Galway  >  Galway
  • Phone Number: +353 91 563 683
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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