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Cullen's Bistro & Coffee House

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Market Street, Clifden, Ireland
+353 95 21983
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Dublin, Ireland
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42 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2016

I dropped in for tea and a slice of carrot cake on a Thursday afternoon. The service I received was fine and the cake was delicious. I was on my own and therefore was able to follow other customers' experiences, and the service they were receiving was often poor/rude -- this created an uneasy atmosphere. The waitress seemed more suited... More 

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Thank Love2roaml
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2016

My wife and I visited this little Bistro on Sunday 26th June, shortly after 2:30pm, to get a snack. When we walked in we got a curt "Hello" from the lady (owner?) who then continued with her work. We were not shown to a table or even told "sit wherever you like, so we just picked a table. We waited... More 

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Thank Tony W
Galway, Ireland
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2016

Mary and Sheamus run one of the finest cafes in all of Clifden. if you can finish one of their fine fillings of a course, then you are deserving of their delicious homemade deserts. the food served is perfectly complemented by the quality of service provided by such a well trained staff.

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Thank joshuastoney
Co. Clare
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52 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2016

My wife and I dined here during our holidays in Clifden. It was a most wonderful dining experience. The restaurant is small, homely exceptionally clean and with a wonderful staff. The quality of the food was very good and the Home-made carrot cake - mmmmmmmmmm - I will be having it again when we are in Clifden - hopefully this... More 

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Thank GerCo_Clare
London, UK
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35 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 May 2016

Lovely service and friendly staff. Even though the place was busy, the waitress kept a real smile on her face. Would go back

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Thank nollag
Meriden, Connecticut
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 April 2016

It was a freezing, blustery day and we ducked in to warm up. Made a beeline for the table for two next to a cozy little stove in the back. Great selection of pastries. It was busy but the waitress was incredible adept, serving breakfast to a French family of 6 while serving lunch to 2 locals and tea to... More 

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Thank Laura V
Ohio, USA
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70 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2015

This was just the right spot to have a cup of afternoon tea or coffee and a pastry. We have never, ever had such rhubarb pie. We also had a couple of excellent sandwiches. Great service, too--served to you as if by a well-loved aunt in her kitchen. Yum!

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Bray, Ireland
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2015 via mobile

The owner manager has no manners whatsoever and knows how to abuse customers trust and charges disgraceful prices for less than average food. If I could give a minus score I would

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Thank Ruth F
Ireland
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2015

Nice, friendly, small-town atmosphere, it's obviously where the locals eat. The cakes (and bread) are magnificent! Good value, too.

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Thank walker99Ireland
Dublin, Ireland
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55 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2015

We stopped here for a quick cup of tea during our road trip to roundstone. We had 2 pieces of chocolate cake and 2 lattes and the bill came to almost €15, which is a total rip off... but the chocolate cake was unreal! It had a sponge base, with a creamy mousse layer and a top cheesecake layer and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Irish, European, Cafe
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Market Street, Clifden, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Western Ireland  >  Province of Connacht  >  County Galway  >  Clifden
  • Phone Number: +353 95 21983

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