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“Another great lunch at the Summerhouse”

The Summer House Cafe
Ranked #4 of 12 Restaurants in Lismore
Cuisines: Irish
Dining options: Breakfast
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Dining options: Breakfast
Reviewed November 4, 2012

Thank G0d the Summerhouse in lovely Lismore has not fallen victim to the unfortunate economic circumstances that seem to threaten many great quality eateries these days. The home shop which was part of the restaurant is not gone but the food aspect to this business has not suffered at all.
We ate there in November, glad to walk into it's warmth (provided by large roaring fire), Lunch service begins at 12:30pm.

The menu is small but varied, offering a selection of delicious hand made sandwiches and hot dishes.

We had the toasted brie and cranberry sandwich and the Chicken Satay sandwich, both with salad. We also ordered a side of hand cut fried potatoes (plenty for two in one portion).
This was accompanied by a glass each of white wine.
Afterwards, I was unable to resist one of their great coffees and a tempting cupcake to accompany.
Service is not 'fast food', but it is not slow. Staff are lovely and this place is a real treat when you are in the Lismore area of County Waterford.

I highly recommend it to you.

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Reviewed September 12, 2012

spent a lovely afternoon here on a recent visit from portland, oregon. surroundings, service and food were all faultless. in so many of the small-town places we visited the crowning glory was the chicken salad sandwich on brown. happy to report the summerhouse was a different story.

i started with homemade soup (made fresh on the premises that morning, as was the accompanying brown bread), followed by an open sandwich of curried chicken with mango and roasted cashew nuts. my friend was considering the beef stroganoff but eventually plumped for the roast tomato and goat cheese tart, which she said was among the best she'd ever tasted. we finished with a slice of mojito cake and a couple of espressos. the coffee was excellent and the cake so delicious that we bought some more to take away with us.

all in all a delightful find in a beautiful setting. well worth searching out 5/5

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1  Thank sam f
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Reviewed August 20, 2012

overpriced cake's that really aren't all that. gift shop has some beautiful things though. maybe if they made some sandwiches it would do better.

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Reviewed July 10, 2012

I love the summer house for food, but I used to occasionally pop in to look at the gift shop too. I was in last week and was very disappointed to see stock dramatically reduced, and far less affordable items now. Bring back the front shop please!

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1  Thank jnicYoughal
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Reviewed June 5, 2012

Very pleasant cafe.Great Pea and mint soup.Super Fresh sandwich with lots of fresh ingredients.Very good home made chocolate cake and friendly competent service.they do hot lunch specials too.So much better than the usual cafes around.

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1  Thank oreganoItaly
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