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Griffins Bakery Tea Rooms

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21 Shop Street, Galway, Ireland
+35391563683
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8:00 am - 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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Briarcliff Manor, NY
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a place you must go to while in Galway. The breads and other baked goods are out of this world! They keep coming from the ovens and the smells (and ultimately the tastes) are amazing. They also serve food in the back and upstairs; we had a wonderful lunch complemented with bread which was the best I've ever... More 

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Thank PeteZebra
galway
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Just had a quick treat bun and a drink It was Nice. Think need a few new bun selections. Just same fingers, sponge covered in icing. Had no small donuts -or apple slices Or cheesecake slice in take away part.

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Thank gercath
alameda
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51 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Super nice staff. We had baked goods but also ate lunch upstairs. The sandwiches and soups are great. Poor selection of herbal teas

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Thank pseudomonas
London, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

While on a visit to the city of Galway we visited this bakery we were seated quite quickly and handed a menu it was about 2.30 pm I ordered a prawn and avocado panini and another member of the party ordered a sandwich and a portion of chips , the waitress came back to inform me there was no avocado... More 

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Tuscaloosa, Alabama
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wonderful historic tea room. We had croissant breakfast sandwiches with exceptional service! The seating is cozy and cozy tea rooms! This is a can't miss...and thing goes for grabbing a baked good to go!!!!

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Waterloo, Canada
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38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had some sweet snacks here as part of our visit to Galway. The carrot cake, brownie and tarts were great! Wish we had also made time for lunch as the upstairs sit down room seemed very cozy

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Thank sharon g
Galway, Ireland
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Super freshly cooked irish breakfast by Glen, amazing service by Karl and jade, true Irish hospitality not to mention great sourdough toast made on the premises

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Thank annflan
Galway, Ireland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

old fashioned family run bakery with wonderful cakes, buns and breads. great sandwiches and cakes baked to order. helpful and pleasant staff. will do cakes for occasions with photos, messages and designs with enough notice

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Thank MaggieZoe1
Ireland
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3 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Appalling customer service where customers are clearly an inconvenience to the waiting staff. We didn't even get to sit down when we and the people queuing before us left

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Thank AvHols
Killaloe, Ireland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016

Lovely staff but my eggs florentine were poached very hard. No runny yolk at all. Very disappointed . Also had to leave my table to go and request pepper and salt. Not sure why they were not on the table as sugar and sauce packets were on every table. Husbands jumbo toastie was very good. Fries were excellent.

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Thank Margaret L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$6 - $14
Cuisine
Irish, Cafe
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children, Romantic, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 10:30 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday
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: +35391563683
Description
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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