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The Old School House | R756, Laragh, Ireland
040445302
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Foxrock, Dublin 18.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If "The Conservatory" was in Dublin, Paris, London, NY or Rome you'd need a 2nd mortgage and/or the Lottery jackpot to dine here. Thankfully Lisa & her "Conservatory" are in Laragh, Co. Wicklow, a mere 2/3 minute drive from Glendalough. The atmosphere is laid back & totally relaxed in a beautifully airy conservatory attached to a magnificent old schoolhouse with... More 

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Thank mikefagan1
Dublin, Ireland
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016

30km in to our cycle loop we stopped for coffee and cake but ended up having lunch as well. big bowl of home made veggie soup and slow roast beef sambo followed by coffee and both apple and rhubarb tarts with ice cream all while sitting in the sun. Second time this summer we have done this route and the... More 

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Thank John S
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016 via mobile

A stunning cafe. Beautiful garden and interior. A family run place, everything seems to be homemade and well taken care of. We had scones with raspberry and strawberry jam and clotted cream, all delicious. An amazing sticky toffee pudding with vanilla ice cream and one of the best hot chocolates I have ever tried. When we arrived most of the... More 

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Thank kat_0616
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016 via mobile

After a long day of driving through the Wicklow Mountains this cafe was perfect. Delicious fresh food, enthusiastic staff, delightful atmosphere and charming decor. No complaints at all, we wished we could have stayed longer and sampled everything on the menu! Don't bother going anywhere else: here is where you will find genuine hospitality and hearty delicious food.

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Thank Naomi Beth M
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2016

We went to Glendalough to cheer on some cyclists at the race on that day and decided to have some tea at The Conservatory. The cakes were fantastic (apple and rhubarb) and we had both with their excellent vanilla ice-cream! We were lucky to have really warm and sunny weather so we sat outside. The staff were really friendly and... More 

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Dortmund
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2016

very cosy, it looks like a country kitchen in a magazine. Housemade scones, soups and cakes. Delicious!

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2 Thank Angela2009
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2016 via mobile

We were just about to leave Glendalough to grab a coffee in the next village when we spotted this cute cafè. The staff was very friendly and they had great tarts and meringue cakes. Nice interior, very bright and nice since the ceiling was of glass. Excellent, I definitely recommend a visit if you are interested in places with that... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2016

A cafe out of the ordinary with a cosy, restful atmosphere. Went there after a walk and found more than a coffee place: bright and cosy atmosphere where you want to relax with a good book or for a chat, decor which is a pleasure for the eyes and home made food.

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1 Thank Sophie C
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2016

Stopped here today after a walk in Glendalough. It's off the main thoroughfare on the Military Rd and could easily be missed - what wonderful scones freshly baked in the adjoining kitchen and the spinach & goats cheese tart was to die for. Very quaint setting and reasonable prices. Take the time to explore this away from the very busy... More 

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Dublin Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2016

First visit to The Conservatory today -what a find and a perfect way to end a great mornings walk. Hot scones just out of the oven, home made jams, lemonades and Lisa the owner who really understand how to delight her customers. Great value for money and if you are in the area treat yourself to an amazing treat. We... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Irish, Cafe, European, Soups
Meals
Breakfast
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Old School House | R756, Laragh, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Wicklow  >  Vale of Glendalough  >  Laragh
  • Phone Number: 040445302
Description
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.

It has had various online reviews:
http://www.independent.ie/lifestyle/property-plus/school-of-style-1311120.html
http://www.ireland.com/food/restaurants/the-conservatory/391500

Contact details: Lisa de la Haye - 353 0404 45302 (mob: 353086 105 0592
Emails: lisa@theconservatory.ie

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