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The Conservatory

The Old School House | R756, Laragh, Ireland
+353 404 45302
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  • Excellent86%
  • Very good5%
  • Average6%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible3%
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“scones” (22 reviews)
“soup” (6 reviews)
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Irish, Cafe, Soups, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
The Old School House | R756, Laragh, Ireland
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We called in for lunch after a cold walk at Glendalough. It is a welcome addition to the eateries in Laragh. Delicious home made soup, scones and dessert.

Thank PJCDublin
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I had my lunch in this cafe during a trip in the area. The location is marvellous, while the menu is essential but of very good quality and nicely displayed. The negative note was the service: absolutely bad. Once entered, I wasn't even welcomed and...More

Thank Forza V
Reviewed 13 February 2018 via mobile

Coffee and warm sweet and savory scones. Never noticed this place before because it is hidden away. Will always visit when in the area now. Soups looked great too.

Thank SheehyTrip
Reviewed 22 October 2017

This place is absolutely stunning. The atmosphere there reminds more of a visit in aunt's house. We tried desserts and they were amazing, my friend got to choose what fruits she wants to her Pavlova. Very recommended :)

Thank Olka K
Reviewed 16 October 2017 via mobile

Any time any of our family members feel the need to be made feel special & rejuvenated, we head out to the The Conservatory, in Laragh. What a truly, beautiful & serene cafe/restaurant, everything is so subtly gentile, 'posh' & retro, & always scrupulously organisec/supervised...More

Thank mikefagan1
Reviewed 11 October 2017

Not an obviously place to stop as hidden from the main road, on right as you head out of the village towards sally gap but worth seeking out. Really nice warm atmosphere with very pleasant and friendly staff and proprietor. The best soup I ever...More

Thank Davypc
Reviewed 8 October 2017

This is better than Mum used to make- the ambiance is like walking into a friends house after a lovely walk in the hills and the conservatory steams up with the heat of walkers all buzzing about their adventures. The hosts are super nice and...More

Thank Issy30
Reviewed 8 October 2017

Someone on Tripadvisor suggested I eat at the Conservatory and I was so glad I did. I had the root vegetable soup with a scone and apple tart with cream ice cream and coffee. It was all exceptional. It was perhaps by best meal the...More

Thank DebFisk
Reviewed 24 September 2017 via mobile

Homemade cottage food served in a greenhouse converted to a cafe. The minestrone soup with the savory scones is earthy and wholesome. Simply delicious. After that generous portion, we shared the desserts.. Sticky toffee pudding melts in your mouth. Apple tart is crusty and just...More

Thank Teck T
Reviewed 23 September 2017

This place is absolutely the biz! Totally relaxed with dogs wandeing in & out of the conservatory....wonderful atmosphere. The food is delicious. The savoury scones are absolutely delicious - GORGEOUS with the Minestrone soup which is very filling. All the food is gorgeous, the beef...More

Thank Muttley G
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Simon F
8 March 2018|
Response from Issy30 | Reviewed this property |
best to book as it is not big and opening hours are 10-6 saturdays and sundays
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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: +353 404 45302
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:

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