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Mullichain Cafe

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The Quay | St Mullins, St Mullins, Ireland
35351424440
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11:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Tue - Sun 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Graiguenamanagh, Ireland
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58 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I this is up against where i live only a couple of miles away, so i headed down with my wife for afternoon tea. Had tea outside on one of the tables around 4.30pm, wasn't great and the desert wasn't great also, i had a lot better. The only thing i would say is that it is situated in a... More 

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Thank finnybol
mullichain, Owner at Mullichain Cafe, responded to this review

Hi Pierce Many thanks for your review, we are sorry you were not happy with your visit to the Mullicháin Cafe ,as we are always trying to improve our service we would like you to come and visit us again for afternoon tea on us and give us a chance to discuss the your last experience Martin Emer Mark More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I love this place, we bring all visitors to it without fail - you will not find a more beautiful setting, especially on a sunny day. However prices have increased - a bit cheeky in some cases. The antipasta plate now €12? Paninis / wraps €9.50/€10? Just a little on the pricey side for the food being served. Big jump... More 

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Thank Linda R
mullichain, Owner at Mullichain Cafe, responded to this review

Hi Linda Many thanks for your review . We do appreciate your support We are open from the beginning of March until the end of October and do our best to provide a quality waitress service by the river.We are open on the rainy and bad days from 11am to 6pm Except Mondays .We do not have the regular foot... More 

Cork
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A quaint tastefully restored storehouse in a beautiful location on the banks of the River Barrow. Excellent food and service from an owner who was prepared to take time to chat to everyone.

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Bog Ireland
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36 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The cafe opens at 11 am. We arrived before that but Martin the owner made us welcome explaining the fresh morning's bake was still in the oven. However he welcomed us and provided us with excellent coffee and conversation until his wife Emer emerged with delicious fresh scones. It was a most enjoyable and pleasant morning coffee in lovely surrounds... More 

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Thank dehick
mullichain, Owner at Mullichain Cafe, responded to this review

Many thanks for a great review it makes getting up in the morning worth while Emer Martin Mark More 

Kilbaha
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43 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited with very little expectation, for lunch. We were pleasantly surprised by the cafe. We very much enjoyed the food which was quite reasonably priced. The location is wonderful, right on the river Barrow in St Mullins. The building is several hundred years old, and the decor is in keeping with the building. Service was fast and the staff... More 

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Thank Kilbaha
mullichain, Owner at Mullichain Cafe, responded to this review

Many thanks for your review, i showed to the lads and they were trilled Martin Emer Mark More 

kilkenny, ireland
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38 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

The most beautiful setting for a cafe. Lovely lite menu from soup to prawn sandwiches. Lovely coffee and beautiful home baked produce especially rhubarb tart. The staff down to the youngest person is so helpful and interested in chatting which is unusual in young people nowadays.

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1 Thank sweety1960
mullichain, Manager at Mullichain Cafe, responded to this review

Many thanks for your review, I picked that Rhubarb myself and Emer did the Baking The Lads and Lassies get a great kick out of a good review best wishes Emer Martin Mark More 

Bolton, Massachusetts
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016

This charming little place is off the beaten path and worth it. Our lunches were delicious, the staff so friendly, helpful AND funny! We drank the local beer, O'Hara's and chatted with other customers. It's right on the edge of the beautiful River Barrows in the old flour mill stone building. There is a path along the river for walking... More 

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tipperary
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38 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016 via mobile

Ate here with family on a Sunday afternoon , food was very good especially the Italian anti pasti . The setting is fantastic on the rivers edge . An added bonus is that both wine and bottled beer is served . My only complaint was that neither debit or credit cards are accepted , strange in these days of cashless... More 

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1 Thank dazza69Tipperary
mullichain, Owner at Mullichain Cafe, responded to this review

Many thanks for your review we are delighted you enjoyed your time with us .Ahhh credit card machine we are one of these places you hear about in the news ,off the beaten track out of range no connectivity But But we are working at it .Martin Emer Mark More 

dublin
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40 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016

Have been twice in the last few weeks, once on a very quiet day, and again on a very busy day. First the food, I love it. It's not gourmet, nor niche, nor trendy-but it's super fresh unpretentious, and very delicious. I also noticed no difference in the food between the quiet and busy day, which is always a plus... More 

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Thank underthenet
mullichain, Owner at Mullichain Cafe, responded to this review

Hi, Many thanks for your review its great to get constructive feed back.We are delighted with your comments on the quality of the food .Yes you are right many of the staff are just new and finding their feet .This season got off to a whacking great start with the good weather and we were also featured on Nation Wide... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016 via mobile

My girlfriend and I decided to visit St Mullins today Sunday the 29th as we had seen the documentary on TV and we were so impressed with the cafe and the lovely surrounding area ! we drove 40 km and went straight to the cafe. We found a seat quiet easily and our order was taken promptly also. We ordered... More 

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1 Thank A TripAdvisor Member
mullichain, Manager at Mullichain Cafe, responded to this review

Hi Many thanks for your review we apologies for the poor service which was as a result of the Cafe being overwhelmed with the number of customers on that day.The weather was exceptional and as you know we were featured on Nation Wide which had a dramatic effect.We are seasonal business that depends on young students for staff and yes... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Irish, Cafe, European
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Cash Only, Free Wifi
Good for
Dining on a budget, Scenic view, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Quay | St Mullins, St Mullins, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Carlow  >  St Mullins
  • Phone Number: 35351424440

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?