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Griffins Bakery Tea Rooms

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21 Shop Street, Galway, Ireland
+35391563683
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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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Galway, Ireland
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38 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week 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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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
Chilliwack, Canada
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016 via mobile

Maybe it was because I went early afternoon, but the selection downstairs for a bakery that people seem to rave about, seemed really limited to me. I thought there would be a lot more variety to be honest. I'm hoping I just caught things at a weird time and will maybe try again in the future. Had the malt biscuit... More 

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Thank Katelyn C
Centennial, Colorado
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21 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016

My friend and I stopped in for lunch while we were out shopping on a sunny Saturday afternoon in Galway. My friend had soup and the potato pancakes. I had a delicious Bacon and Brie sandwich. US travelers just need to know that bacon in Ireland is a little different than the US and is not cooked very crispy. Still... More 

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Thank lfogo60
Neoga, Illinois
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016 via mobile

We walked into a bakery downstairs with a wonderful selection of treats be then saw the tea room sign pointing upstairs. We enjoyed a delicious breakfast that was reasonably priced then popped downstairs for a treat to take away! Highly recommend.

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Thank Kimiv2013
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016

Traveling with our daughter in Galway, we came across this gem. Not only do they serve bakery goods and fabulous breads, they have a breakfast/tea room. Wifi is another advantage in this bakery in the Latin section of the city. The pavlova was out of this world and my husbands bagel with salmon was delicious. They even were able to... More 

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Thank Kathleen M
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2016 via mobile

We went for lunch, one of us had full breakfast, the other a nice fresh salad. Fast service, very friendly, good food and large choice. Good!

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Thank pieternel v
Tokyo Prefecture, Japan
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56 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2016

we were there for the breakfast. i ordered scones and my partner ordered irish breakfast with black pudding. the bakery looks cool at the first floor and so as second floor with the classic furnitures and rock walls. but the quality of food was average or less.

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Thank Akichankonabe
Dublin, Ireland
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2016

These days, I rarely have trouble getting a vegan option in any cafe/restaurant. Griffins unfortunately is behind the times in that regard... The waitress didn't seem too sure about the ingredients in anything I asked about and after a few questions I managed to order a vegetarian breakfast minus the eggs and toast... I thought they might have given me... More 

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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
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$6 - $14
Cuisine
Irish, Cafe
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Dining on a budget, Romantic, Families with children, Local cuisine
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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