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Halpin's Bridge Cafe

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Bridge Street, Wicklow 0001, Ireland
+353 404 32677
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
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All hours
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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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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.

Thank Seamus S
Dublin, Ireland
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 

1 Thank Tallclassyblonde
Wicklow Town
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34 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 

Thank Daniel H
County Wicklow, Ireland
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars 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 

Thank TheNiallF
Keith G, Manager at Halpin's Bridge Cafe, responded to this review

Dear TheNiallF First let me thank you for taking the time to review us. By saying that our food is lacklustre I presume you mean its dull and uninspiring. It is unfortunate that you feel this way as I am trying to wonder myself how you came to this assumption as we have a huge selection on our menu including... More 

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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars 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.

Thank Aislinn B
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016 via mobile

We were well taking care of! The chef had a chat with us. The meal (Thai) was excellent, we both appreciated it! Don't hesitate, you won't be disappointed!

Thank Pauline P
Wicklow, Ireland
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016 via mobile

Tried halpins cafe this evening.. Excellent Asian street food, really good value and great service. The pad Thai was delicious and fresh! Will definitely be coming back here!

1 Thank ashdoyler11
Manchester, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016

On a recent visit to Wicklow I called into Halpins for lunch, very good, nice food, friendly staff and we'll worth a visit. Hope to be back on my next trip.

Thank 550mariek
Dublin, Ireland
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2016

Having stayed in Wicklow recently I just wanted to make special mention of this coffee shop attached to local history and Captain Halpin as pointed out out by very friendly welcoming staff. Halpins is a home away from home in a picturesque corner of Wicklow town. The food is fresh and home cooked on a daily basis and their coffees... More 

Thank 2RayRay2
Bettystown, Ireland
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5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2016 via mobile

Nice way to finish my family break, lovely breakfast and clean, very welcoming will return. I thought the cost was a little expensive but the quality of the product was good. Best, Steve

Thank stevefleetwood

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$6 - $14
Irish, Cafe, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Free Wifi
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children, Local cuisine
Open Hours
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
8:30 am - 5:00 pm
8:30 am - 5:00 pm
8:30 am - 5:00 pm
8:30 am - 5:00 pm
8:30 am - 5:00 pm
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
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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