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The Conservatory

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The Old School House | R756, Laragh, Ireland
+353 404 45302
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After a hike in Glendalough we popped into this adorable little cafe for tea and a snack - its so homely and lovely inside, there was a beautiful dog dozing in the corner. The scone I had was lovely, my friends had the chicken and leek pie and said it was great. The waitress serving us was lovely. All together... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

Left after 30 muns as we couldnt get served despite going to the service area 3 times. Poor and inattentive staff. Have to be losing a lot of business due to poor staffing mgmt. Nice looking place, cant cimment in the food as we couldnt get any

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Thank danoconnor99
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

Stopped here with my husband & 3 teenage children on our way back from Glendalough. What a special place!! Beautiful tasty homemade food, stunning suroundings with great attention to detail & a very friendly personal welcome. Can't wait to go back.

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Thank Angela T
Foxrock, Dublin 18.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016

If "The Conservatory" was in Dublin, Paris, London, NY or Rome you'd need a 2nd mortgage and/or the Lottery jackpot to dine here. Thankfully Lisa & her "Conservatory" are in Laragh, Co. Wicklow, a mere 2/3 minute drive from Glendalough. The atmosphere is laid back & totally relaxed in a beautifully airy conservatory attached to a magnificent old schoolhouse with... More 

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Thank mikefagan1
Dublin, Ireland
2 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2016

30km in to our cycle loop we stopped for coffee and cake but ended up having lunch as well. big bowl of home made veggie soup and slow roast beef sambo followed by coffee and both apple and rhubarb tarts with ice cream all while sitting in the sun. Second time this summer we have done this route and the... More 

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Thank John S
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2016 via mobile

A stunning cafe. Beautiful garden and interior. A family run place, everything seems to be homemade and well taken care of. We had scones with raspberry and strawberry jam and clotted cream, all delicious. An amazing sticky toffee pudding with vanilla ice cream and one of the best hot chocolates I have ever tried. When we arrived most of the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2016 via mobile

After a long day of driving through the Wicklow Mountains this cafe was perfect. Delicious fresh food, enthusiastic staff, delightful atmosphere and charming decor. No complaints at all, we wished we could have stayed longer and sampled everything on the menu! Don't bother going anywhere else: here is where you will find genuine hospitality and hearty delicious food.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 May 2016

We went to Glendalough to cheer on some cyclists at the race on that day and decided to have some tea at The Conservatory. The cakes were fantastic (apple and rhubarb) and we had both with their excellent vanilla ice-cream! We were lucky to have really warm and sunny weather so we sat outside. The staff were really friendly and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 April 2016

very cosy, it looks like a country kitchen in a magazine. Housemade scones, soups and cakes. Delicious!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 April 2016 via mobile

We were just about to leave Glendalough to grab a coffee in the next village when we spotted this cute cafè. The staff was very friendly and they had great tarts and meringue cakes. Nice interior, very bright and nice since the ceiling was of glass. Excellent, I definitely recommend a visit if you are interested in places with that... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Irish, Cafe, European, Soups
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
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
Description
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:
http://www.independent.ie/lifestyle/property-plus/school-of-style-1311120.html
http://www.ireland.com/food/restaurants/the-conservatory/391500

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

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