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Helena Chocolates

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Cafe, Belgian, European
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8 Cavendish Lane, Castlebar, Ireland
+353 94 902 2755
10:00 - 18:00
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London, United Kingdom
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59 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited Ireland from 6th to 13th April 2017 for family reasons and were originally taken there in February and enjoyed the experience. So this time we visited four times usually at lunchtime. The food and the service are excellent, as well as the presentation. Well worth a visit.

Thank JACK H
Westport, Ireland
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90 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A great location.......Not a huge menu but certainly something for everyone from lite bites to more substantial plates. And all the while looking at the most amazing range of hand-made chololates and chocolate sculptures!!! Veryvery good coffee too!

Thank Connemaraman
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 March 2017 via mobile

Great coffee and scone. Just what I needed. Friendly staff, professional service. A tad expensive but worth it.

Thank Liam D
Westport, Ireland
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34 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 January 2017

Had lunch here recently and it was wonderful. Lots of food and wonderful flavours and taste. I had salmon and mash and it couldn't have been better. Loved the decor as well. The service was great too.

Thank Scalliwag1950
Madrid, Spain
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78 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 September 2016

It rained and hot chocolate with raspberry and chocolate brownies seemed like a good idea. The waiter who greeted me was chirpy and helpful. He made me feel welcome! Bonus points for him! He told me it would take a little while for them to make up my order so I took a seat and looked forward to my chocolate... More 

Thank alejestem
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 July 2016

When the food is good it's very, very good but have experienced the occasional off day. Coffee, hot chocolate and desserts are always excellent. A little bit on the pricey side but nice for a treat.

Thank Piscean9
Castlebar, Ireland
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148 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 June 2016

There is food available, tea and coffee, but ultimately, they're a chocolatier, so get a hot chocolate!

Thank Martin O
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 7 April 2016

Called in here for a lunch. Very nice smoked salmon salad and coffee. Very comfortable and nice place to relax. It was Easter and lovely chocolate gifts on display. Whenever we are in Castlebar shopping, always find it reliable.

Thank Richard P
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25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2016

Lovely place to go good tasting choclatre friendly staff, Lovely smell and feel to the place overall great 👍

Thank Jade N
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53 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2016 via mobile

I visit Helenas regularly & it never fails to impress.. Consistently lovely food, great coffee & excellent service.. Fab homemade chocolates also for sale. Good selection of interesting sandwiches, salads, homemade desserts & daily specials... spacious cafe that feels more like a restaurant. Good WiFi signal..

Thank Marzi_1711

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, Belgian, European
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout
Good for
Open Hours
10:00 - 18:00
10:00 - 18:00
10:00 - 18:00
10:00 - 18:00
10:00 - 18:00
10:00 - 18:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8 Cavendish Lane, Castlebar, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Western Ireland  >  Province of Connacht  >  County Mayo  >  Castlebar
  • Phone Number: +353 94 902 2755

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?