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“Perfection in every way.”
Review of The Conservatory

The Conservatory
Ranked #3 of 7 Restaurants in Laragh
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Irish
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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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
Reviewed June 14, 2014

Myself and my partner visited here just by chance on a summers afternoon. We really wanted to avoid the touristy places in the area of Glendalough that may have charged more money for what the food was worth, but being starved from a long walk by the lakes we were prepared to have whatever we could find. That was until we came across this like slice of heaven. We were greeted by the lovely Rosie the dog who seems more than happy to share her home. Super staff, lovely to talk to and the food was delicious, particularly the sundries tomato scone to go with my soup and not to forget the sticky toffee pudding that is truly sinful!A must visit if you're in the area.

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1  Thank 890ef
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Reviewed June 2, 2014

Today my wife , our son and a friend of our visited the tea rooms. We attempted to order coffee and tea at the counter but we were told someone would call down and take our order . In a few minutes the lady who told us she would called down and take our order approached but instead she started to take order from another group who came in a few minutes after us. Again our friend went to the counter to be told by the same lady she would get our order. Five minutes passed and no one appeared. We got up and left .We got our coffee and tea next door in a very pleasant shop with mannerly staff.

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10  Thank Maurice421
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Reviewed August 17, 2013

Had a lovely walk in Glendalough but there is no where nice for a coffee and cake afterwards. We were on the road back to Dublin and stumbled on the Conservatory by Glendalough Green. The scones were excellent, as were the accompanying raspberry jam and cream. The kids had homemade chocolate chip cookies which were very good. The service was super friendly albeit a little disorganised and it was not busy when we were there. Everything appears homemade by someone who clearly knows how to cook. The setting is lovely and a special mention has to be made for the toilets which were spotless and had individual cloth towels that you only normally get in very expensive restaurants. We will definitely be back.

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2  Thank PercyDublin2013
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Reviewed June 3, 2013

Delicious scones and warming soup in a delightful setting a little outside of the madness of Glendalough. Lovely cakes too. Best food in Wicklows.

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1  Thank nuriaMelbourne
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Reviewed August 2, 2010

This restaurant was called Mitchells a number of years ago and had a good reputation. It's now got new owners and is open during the day and, as we found out, also at night.
We had eaten a very good lunch in The Conservatory early in July and I was intrigued to see that they were doing a themed dinner on the last Saturday in July on Pacific Islands cuisine. Apparently they have already had French and Italian themed dinners.
We arrived at 8.30 and the restaurant, although small, was already nearly full. The menu was short (5 or 6 starters and the same number of main courses) but with good variety. Margaret had duck and mango in pancakes, which was very tasty and light. I had the spicy pork terrine which was just as it said. For mains we had pork with pineapple, spinach and butternut squash and prawns in a vanilla sauce and rice, which was to die for. The desserts (again about 5) were simple but good.
The wine selection was small but the red that we chose was really good.
Would I go back again ? Yes, yes, yes. The food tastes great and is obviously cooked with love and enthusiasm. I'd love to keep the secret to myself, but that would be unfair.
So, if you like great food and want to try something a wee bit different, then this place is for you. However, be warned, it's small, so book if you don't want to be disappointed.

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4  Thank dublinminto
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