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Bishop's Palace Cafe

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The Mall | Waterford, Irland, Ireland
+353 51 879 814
10:00 - 17:00
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Waterford, Ireland
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2017

We stopped here last Saturday and each of us Had a beautiful Toasted Sandwich served with Fries and a salad. Nancy the owner was delightful and has a real passion for food and customer service. We really enjoyed the big screen showing all the old pictures of Waterford. We were here before and had the reuben sandwich which was delicious.... More 

Thank Walterwalsh
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197 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Had lunch here after visiting Bishop's Palace. The soups were so good that we were very impressive. The seafood chowder had chunks of seafood in a thin creamy broth. The. vegetable soup was rich and thick and delicious.

Thank JeevesBertie
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

Stopped off in Waterford for a late b/fast on a Sunday morning. Located across the road from the new Waterford Crystal showroom, we spotted this little cafe which is in the same building as the Waterford museum. A very pleasant surprise. Would recommend either the home made fish cakes with eggs of your choice. Food cooked to order and 1st... More 

Thank TheGannetIreland
Cary, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

It is located in the Bishop's Palace but the menu is much better than you normally see in a Museum eating place. They had a good menu but we just had a cup of coffee and a bowl of seafood chowder which was very good. Chowder was a little pricey but not out of line. The staff was quite friendly... More 

Thank Levon M
Exeter, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

Interesting menu not what I expected from a museum cafe. Good food well presented and unusual options.

Thank John G
Burnsville, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

I told the waitress at the counter I wanted soup, and she said it was fine to be seated outside. After waiting 15 minutes outside and no waitress coming to my table, I walked back inside and reminded the same waitress I was outside and would like the soup of the day. After waiting another five minutes outside, I returned... More 

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Douglas, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016

Café just opposite Medieval Museum, and House of Waterford Crystal, plenty of outdoor tables with sunshades (if needed), very pleasant staff and delicious scones and raspberry jam.

Thank Jan295
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016

We had a light lunch after going around the Bishops Palace. As part of the period building the room is very attractive and service is good. Our salads and coffees were all fresh and tasty and decently sized. Prices are fair. If you are used to the dismal Ben Ugo type operations in so many UK museums, the Bishops Palace... More 

Thank chymechurner
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100 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2016

This cafe is adjacent to the Viking Museum in downtown Waterford. It was a charming place to stop for lunch. We ordered roasted red pepper soup and split a toasted cheese sandwich. The food was very good and there was no feeling of being rushed. It was a nice place to sit and rest while touring the City.

Thank Green1Ma
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2016

Because this café is located in the historic Bishops Palace you are inclined to forget about when looking for a place to have coffee or lunch. But it is so well worth finding...beautiful surroundings, honest great quality food, everything homemade using local produce, fabulous for vegetarians (very unusual in Ireland !) really well priced and lovely staff. Overall calm and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$9 - US$15
Irish, Cafe, Soups, European, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Mall | Waterford, Irland, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Munster  >  County Waterford
  • Phone Number: +353 51 879 814
Modern cuisine in waterfords finest Georgian setting with classical music. Very popular for lunch. Evening service starts in march 2012. Wine license, children's menu, private functions, breakfast.

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