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Halpin's Bridge Cafe

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Bridge Street, Wicklow 0001, Ireland
+353 404 32677
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9:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Sun 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Mon - Fri 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Sat 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
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clonakilty
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127 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2016

Whenever I am in Wicklow I love dropping in here for their excellent coffee and cakes. Enjoyed lunch special on my last visit and it was delicious and very good value. Staff are very friendly and helpful!

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Thank mmk89
halpinscafe, Public Relations Manager at Halpin's Bridge Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you so much for visiting Halpin's and for reviewing us. we have just had a change in management and will be introducing new ideas and some special offers, so we hope you will come back in soon and check us out again. All the gang in Halpin's. More 

Wicklow, Ireland
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

I was interested when I saw that this little restaurant was advertising Asian Street Food. Suffice to say that it was a very westernised version of street food! Service and helpings were good, but the food lacked spices and the Sri Lankan dish I chose bore little resemblance to any food I have eaten in any of the regions of... More 

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Thank DeeWickl0w
halpinscafe, Public Relations Manager at Halpin's Bridge Cafe, responded to this review

Hello and thank you so much for visiting Halpin's and for taking the time to review us. we have just had a change in management since your visit and will be introducing new ideas and some special offers, so we hope you will come back in soon and check us out again. All the gang in Halpin's. More 

Dublin, Ireland
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2016

We've accidentally found this hidden gem when heading down to the Wicklow Pier. Both me and my dearest felt kinda peckish, and so we went in for savory nibble. That was only a start as we got ourselves into full blown lunch extravaganza!!! We both started with a creamy chowder which contained more fish than Irish sea could provide Than..a... More 

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Thank mrssim0ns
halpinscafe, Public Relations Manager at Halpin's Bridge Cafe, responded to this review

Hi and thank you so much for such a wonderful review. how kind of you to take the time to visit our café, and even kinder to give this great review which will encourage our staff to continue the way they have for the last 7 years. We value every person that visits us (especially when they give us a... More 

Cairns
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27 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2016 via mobile

Did not manage to make eye contact with staff. I really dislike if you have a make a big effort to get attention for service. No one asked how it was like or if I wanted any more of anything. Food was ok, I had seafood chowder. Has a dark and uninviting appearance from the outside. Friendlier service would make... More 

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Thank ursula220
halpinscafe, Public Relations Manager at Halpin's Bridge Cafe, responded to this review

Hello and thank you so much for visiting Halpin's and for taking the time to review us. we have just had a change in management since your visit and will be introducing new ideas and some special offers, so we hope you will come back in soon and check us out again an give us another chance to impress you... More 

Naas, Ireland
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2016

Have had two lovely meals in Halpins, the first as part of family group of 7. We tried everything on the menu and each dish was as good as the other. My husband and I returned a few weeks later and enjoyed the second experience just as much. Don't think the locals know about the evening options. Perhaps you need... More 

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Thank enrightsnaas
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2016 via mobile

Visited on a whim Saturday evening. Really good food, excellent service and very reasonable prices. Menu a bit limited, but what we had was really good and filling.

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Thank Seamus S
Dublin, Ireland
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2016

So busy reviewing other establishments my daughter reminded me to review my home away from home coffee haunt. Friendly staff who get all my coffee and food quirks, Friendly owner/manager I delight in supporting, It's like reviewing your own family. I appreciate my consistently good mocha, availability of a paper to go with and when I'm hungry a decent sandwich... More 

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Wicklow Town
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34 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 11, 2016

My better half and I visited this Cafe for a morning sojourn. Coffee was good, pastries were good, but OMG what an owner/manager. This male, who said he was a partner in the business came to our table enquiringl re our satisfaction with our visit. He then set off on a disgusting rant, putting down in the most aggressive manner,... More 

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1 Thank Daniel H
halpinscafe, Public Relations Manager at Halpin's Bridge Cafe, responded to this review

New management !!!! Hello and thank you so much for visiting Halpin's and for taking the time to review us. we have just had a change in management since your visit and will be introducing new ideas and some special offers, so we hope you will come back in soon and check us out again. We would love if you... More 

County Wicklow, Ireland
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 20, 2016

Pleasant enough as a place, if a little cramped, and the staff are nice. The food, however, is lacklustre. They unironically put crisps on my plate as part of a lunch meal(!) which is pretty offensive. There are numerous better places to get lunch in Wicklow town, and offering better bang for your buck. I'd give it a miss, unless... More 

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Thank TheNiallF
halpinscafe, Guest Relations Manager at Halpin's Bridge Cafe, responded to this review

hello and thanks for visiting Halpin's we are now under new management and over the next month or so will be changing lots of things but it will take a little time so hopefully we can be lucky enough to tempt you back in soon to give us another chance to impress you. We are a café offering café style... More 

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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 29, 2016 via mobile

Always pleased with this cafe. Staff are friendly and very reasonably priced menu. It is nothing spectacular but perfectly quaint.

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Thank Aislinn B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$5 - $13
Cuisine
Irish, Cafe, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Waitstaff
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children, Kids, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Monday
8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday
8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday
8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday
8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Friday
8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Bridge Street, Wicklow 0001, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Wicklow  >  Wicklow
  • Phone Number: +353 404 32677
Description
Halpin's offers great food & a great atmosphere which has been recognised by the Bridgestone guide who have included us for the 5 years we have been open. We are the only Restaurant in Wicklow Town in the guide. Also in The Georgina Campbell Irish food guide and the winner of the Wicklow Chamber 'Best eating establishment' award 2010. We have been awarded a certificate of excellence by tripadvisor, the world's biggest review site for 3 years running, 2012 & 2013 and 2014 and are consistantly in the top 3 recommended on tripadvisor.Ie for the whole of County Wicklow. This certificate is only awarded to 10% of eating establishments in the whole World !!!!

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