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The Conservatory

The Old School House | R756, Laragh, Ireland
+353 404 45302
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  • Excellent83%
  • Very good8%
  • Average7%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible2%
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“scones” (24 reviews)
Closes in 18 min
Irish, Cafe, European, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
The Old School House | R756, Laragh, Ireland
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went there after our walk around Glendalough Lakes to hope for a nice lunch. And we were delighted that we found such a relaxing and friendly place. Delicious, homemade minestrone soup with savoury scone is a must. Hidden gem of Laragh.

Thank Patrycja W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Came upon this beautiful place by chance on a sunny day. Food is simple and beautiful. A small but gorgeous selection of lunchtime food such as cheese and spinach pie with a variety of desserts. We would definitely return as the location is beautiful and...More

Thank Paul F
Reviewed 14 September 2018 via mobile

Dropped into The Conservatory on a visit to Glendalough. Arrived just in the nick of time. The lady of the house was just taking freshly baked scones from the oven.I order one for my wife and of course myself.Out they arrived with fresh cream and...More

Thank Tour706614
Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

I visited the Conservatory with a friend today. It really is the most beautiful setting with a beautiful indoor seating and also outdoors overlooking the valley. The food is top class, truly homemade and really tasty. The only pity was the service - our waitress...More

1  Thank strazza
Reviewed 28 May 2018 via mobile

Little gem in Wicklow:) very tasty home made food and great friendly service. The minestrone soup to die for.

Thank Ewa S
Reviewed 6 May 2018 via mobile

Had a light lunch sitting outside in a lovely spring sun. Healthy flavoursome soups and savoury scones, and excellent spinach and goats cheese tart. All home made. Friendly casual atmosphere and attitude; and very good service and interaction with the team there.

Thank Greg K
Reviewed 3 May 2018 via mobile

We went for a quick lunch as it was close to our lodge. The menu is quite limited if you’re a fussy eater but all’s homemade and delicious. We had a vegetable scone with pesto sauce and a slice of a spinach and goat cheese...More

Thank Deborah A
Reviewed 23 April 2018

Called in whilst staying at the house next door and what a lovely surprise. Fabulous location sitting in grandeur at the end of the village. Was a real sun trap sitting in the garden. The cast iron tables and chairs weren't the comfiest to sit...More

Thank saintee56
Reviewed 15 March 2018

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 26 February 2018 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

1  Thank Forza V
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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
Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast
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.
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