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Halpin's Bridge Cafe

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Bridge Street, Wicklow 0001, Ireland
+353 404 32677
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8:30 am - 5:00 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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Hoddesdon, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the place to go if you are looking for a great place to meet with friends and family or on your own. Large selection of food ranging from sandwiches (with lots of extras) or main meals. All freshly prepared and really tasty. Coffee! Has to be The best in the town. Fresh homemade deserts. Made to feel very... More 

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Thank Moira160
halpinscafe, Public Relations Manager at Halpin's Bridge Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you Moira160 for your very kind words, it was lovely to see you back home in Wicklow for your holidays, and always appreciate you taking the time to come into Halpin's. hope to see you again very soon . More 

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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 10, 2017 via mobile

Food was great! I finally found a place that does avocado with my brekky!!! Service was good and well priced... would definitely go back :)

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

Thanks TaraD for taking the time to review us and delighted you like our new breakfast menu. We really appreciate every customer that crosses the door as we know you have so much choice, but especially when you have taken the time to recommend us to others through TripAdvisor TripAdvisor is a really important thing for us, especially during the... More 

Dublin, Ireland
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 5, 2017 via mobile

I work in Wicklow town and often visit Halpins Bridge Cafe for lunch, food is always delicious and freshly made. Staff are always warm , welcoming and attentive to your needs .Highly recommend Halpins Bridge Cafe!

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

Hi Vejuna and thank you so much for your lovely words about the food and staff and so pleased you love coming back to Halpin's on a regular basis. its great for the staff to hear that their efforts are noticed and appreciated by the staff. Your review means a lot to us all and a review like this helps... More 

Leixlip
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 24, 2016 via mobile

The week before Christmas arrived very early in Wicklow town on business which meant departing from home with nothing more than a flask of coffee. Business done and ravenously awaited for Halpin's Bridge Cafe to open at 0830 with a brisk walk along the quays and the car parked up safely opposite the local Garda Station, just around the corner... More 

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Thank ArthurOHara
halpinscafe, Manager at Halpin's Bridge Cafe, responded to this review

Hi and a massive big thank you ArthurOHara for this wonderful review. since we took over with the new management we have been working hard to strive for this type of review and it has really cheered us all up in Halpins after reading your wonderful comments. Thank you so much for visiting us and an even bigger thank you... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 14, 2016

Enjoy calling in for a coffee and cake, also enjoyed breakfast there recently. The staff are very pleasant.

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Thank Sylvia S
halpinscafe, Manager at Halpin's Bridge Cafe, responded to this review

Hi Sylvia S thank you so much for visiting our little café and especially for taking the time to give us such a lovely review. delighted you always enjoy a coffee and cake and also thanks for trying our breakfast. hope to see you again soon. All the staff in Halpin's. More 

clonakilty
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127 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 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 35 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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28 reviews
12 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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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
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children, 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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