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Tea and Garden Rooms

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Pier Road, Ballyvaughan, Ireland
353 65 7077157
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Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Holiday lunch

The food is outstanding as is the wine I would highly recommend this to any traveler It's quite small but you can t fault it Go there you won't be disappointed

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 4, 2016
Colmph44
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Clare, Ireland
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

went for sunday lunch on a day trip to the burren and I found that the food portions were very small,the soup was very oily and quite expensive for what you get.the staff were not very friendly.i would not recommend this place to anyone.

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Thank Bannerboy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016 via mobile

The food is outstanding as is the wine I would highly recommend this to any traveler It's quite small but you can t fault it Go there you won't be disappointed

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1 Thank Colmph44
Fortaleza, Ceara, Brazil
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28 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015

The bus driver took a 15 minutes break on the way to Poulnabrone Dolmen, so it was enough to go inside to this beautiful garden and order a delicious chocolate cake. If you ever have the time, go there!

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Thank Rodrigo T
London, Canada
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70 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2015 via mobile

We happened upon the Tea and Garden Rooms for a late lunch on our day of sightseeing and travel. The staff were very nice and we are in a tiny little solarium. My colleague had a bowl of soup - a pail size really and I had a small sandwich and a cup of the same carrot & orange soup.... More 

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Thank Janice D
Dublin, Ireland
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015 via mobile

Second time here and was expecting more. Only stopped for soup and a sandwich. The soup carrot and orange arrived Luke warm and with nuts on top (no mention on the menu). Our sandwich was the most expensive in a long time. 1 small piece of bread with nice Ham and cheese and salad leaves however at 7.95, rip off!... More 

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Thank Kazekana
Lebanon, Virginia
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177 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015 via mobile

Based on the recommendation of a local resident my wife and I visited here for lunch. This is a cozy cage with a very nice "sun room" overlooking a nice outdoor garden. We each ordered something different and both were excellent. We would definitely return.

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Thank ClinchMtnMan
Dublin, Ireland
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13 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

This place is just charming! Although not a very old building it definitely has character. The menu is wonderful and the staff are very friendly. I'll definitely be back if I'm in the earea!

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Thank Norma O
County Galway, Ireland
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

Went to the tearooms today and I have to say I will not be in a hurry back there.I ordered a smoked salmon sandwich and a mug of soup.what I got was a tiny portion of something with some sort of mayonnaise dressing on it and after the first bite I realised it was not the salmon. As I was... More 

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Thank Bernie S
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015

On the first day we tried to visit it was very busy and they said they wouldn't have a table for half an hour so returned another day a little later. It was not long before closing but they didn't mind us coming in for tea, coffee and cake. There was four of us and we all had a different... More 

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Thank Niamh K
Vancouver, Canada
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24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015 via mobile

We stopped by this quaint tea room for lunch while exploring the Burren. Lunch was delicious, I had the seafood medley and it was great. All the flavours paired perfectly together, easily one of the best lunches I've had in Ireland during my trip. The cakes looked delicious but we were already full from lunch so passed on it.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Pier Road, Ballyvaughan, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Munster  >  County Clare  >  The Burren  >  Ballyvaughan
  • Phone Number: 353 65 7077157

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: British, Irish

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Scenic view, Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Romantic

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