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The Conservatory


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Certificate of Excellence2017 - 2018 Winner

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The Conservatory is a hidden gem - a real find whilst we were exploring the Military Road south of Dublin, and well worth a visit, especially if you happen to be visiting Glendalough (one of Irelands most popular tourist destinations). The staff at The Conservatory are wonderfully friendly and hospitable, and the cafe/restaurant is so very quaint and gorgeous that was deservedly voted in The Bridgestone 100 best restaurants in Ireland 2010. It is an absolutely delightful and charming addition to the existing B&B.
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast
Irish, Cafe, European, Soups
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Table Service, Takeout
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All reviews scones minestrone soup soups spinach and goat cheese tasty homemade food cake home made beautiful place sally gap lisa aga cream savory pity glendalough genteel village
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Loved this place! Decor and ambience is just wonderful. Food is divine - minestrone soup and sticky toffee pudding were stunning and they catered nicely for coeliac too! Can’t wait to return. Lisa who runs this special place was so welcoming!

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank Lisa C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

As a naturally lazy person it's rare for me to be driven to write a review. However Lisa and her son( didn't catch his name) are playing a blinder here. There is no sense of twee here, more that you've been welcomed into someone's home....More

Date of visit: March 2019
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Reviewed November 7, 2018 via mobile

Had lunch here and a takeaway scone, really nice place to stop, great homemade food. Definitely worth a visit.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Eilis M
Reviewed September 23, 2018 via mobile

We went there after our walk around Glendalough Lakes to hope for a nice lunch. And we were delighted that we found such a relaxing and friendly place. Delicious, homemade minestrone soup with savoury scone is a must. Hidden gem of Laragh.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank 643patrycjaw
Reviewed September 16, 2018

Came upon this beautiful place by chance on a sunny day. Food is simple and beautiful. A small but gorgeous selection of lunchtime food such as cheese and spinach pie with a variety of desserts. We would definitely return as the location is beautiful and...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Paul F
Reviewed September 13, 2018 via mobile

Dropped into The Conservatory on a visit to Glendalough. Arrived just in the nick of time. The lady of the house was just taking freshly baked scones from the oven.I order one for my wife and of course myself.Out they arrived with fresh cream and...More

Date of visit: August 2018
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Reviewed July 8, 2018 via mobile

I visited the Conservatory with a friend today. It really is the most beautiful setting with a beautiful indoor seating and also outdoors overlooking the valley. The food is top class, truly homemade and really tasty. The only pity was the service - our waitress...More

Date of visit: July 2018
1  Thank strazza
Reviewed May 28, 2018 via mobile

Little gem in Wicklow:) very tasty home made food and great friendly service. The minestrone soup to die for.

Date of visit: May 2018
1  Thank Ewa S
Reviewed May 5, 2018 via mobile

Had a light lunch sitting outside in a lovely spring sun. Healthy flavoursome soups and savoury scones, and excellent spinach and goats cheese tart. All home made. Friendly casual atmosphere and attitude; and very good service and interaction with the team there.

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank Greg K
Reviewed May 2, 2018 via mobile

We went for a quick lunch as it was close to our lodge. The menu is quite limited if you’re a fussy eater but all’s homemade and delicious. We had a vegetable scone with pesto sauce and a slice of a spinach and goat cheese...More

Date of visit: April 2018
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Simon F
March 7, 2018|
Response from Issy30 | Reviewed this property |
best to book as it is not big and opening hours are 10-6 saturdays and sundays
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