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Bowe's Foodhall & Cafe

The Square, Durrow, Ireland
+353 5740669
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good24%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“lunch” (34 reviews)
“cakes” (8 reviews)
“mango” (3 reviews)
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Irish, Cafe, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
The Square, Durrow, Ireland
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Reviewed 2 days ago

In a group of 9, we went there to have lunch after visiting Heywood Gardens. Even though it was pretty crowded at the time, the staff did their best to seat us all together. It wasn't possible, but at least seven of us could sit...More

Thank AKaD1981
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Located right in the heart of Durrow, Bowe's Foodhall & Cafe has taken the old Joyce's premises on the Square and transformed into an energetic and enthusiastic eatery that you will not want to miss. The decor is bright and tasteful. The lay out of...More

Thank Mark M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

En route to Kilkenny we found ourselves in Durrow around lunchtime. We lucked out with a parking space near the village square, them proceeded to look for a place to eat. Several people were entering a cafe not from from us. We followed them and...More

Thank rleNewEngland
Reviewed 13 October 2017 via mobile

Wandered in as I seen a big crowd inside. Once of the best lunches I've had in ages. Takes the chicken sambo to a whole new level. But all the food looked amazing... And then the carrot cake🤗🤗

Thank Carraiglodge
Reviewed 10 October 2017

A wonderful surprise to find such a selection of tasty & healthy lunch options, along with cakes. Everything also appears available to take away and we made additional purchases before departing. Friendly & efficient staff.

Thank patrickm608
Reviewed 6 October 2017 via mobile

Stopped here enroute to Kilkenny for coffee & scones. The scones were so light & fluffy. We decided to return for lunch & it was well worth the trip. Had the nicest fish cakes & the salads to accompany them were so fresh & tasty....More

Thank Dricky
Reviewed 21 September 2017 via mobile

Just stopped in with my mam and dad on the way through Durrow. Quick and friendly service with friendly and helpful staff. Topped off by lovely food what more do you want :) Will stop in, if passing through Durrow again.

Thank kickbboxigmad
Reviewed 28 August 2017

Many bigger towns in Laois would not have a place as nice as this - a great asset for Durrow. We had a delicous cake and coffee there. Beautiful layout and view of the back garden.

Thank haraldpitschek
Reviewed 19 August 2017 via mobile

Visited today with my son for lunch. Service was quick and very efficient. Cafe is very atmospheric. Extremely busy today. I had cod goujons and chips and my son had a smoked chicken and bacon pasta dish served with garlic bread. Totally yummy. Followed up...More

Thank Eimear99
Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

Reasonably priced food Great menu - lots of choice! Had the goats cheese tartlet, delicious as usual! Salads not as nice as normal, noodle salad a little over cooked but as always a great spot for lunch. Ate here a few times always fab! The...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Square, Durrow, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Laois  >  Durrow
  • Phone Number: +353 5740669
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