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“Best picnic take away ever!”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Connemara Hamper

Connemara Hamper
Ranked #20 of 33 Restaurants in Clifden
Price range: US$7 - US$8
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Restaurant details
Good for: Child-friendly
Dining options: Drinks, Lunch, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Takeout
Description: The “Hamper” has been serving the very best cheese and artisan products since 1997. When Eileen Halliday set up this award winning delicatessen she pioneered the promotion of farmhouse cheeses and locally sourced food, fruit & vegetables. Today Sally Madden continues to provide the same service and ethos to ensure every customer receives the finest quality and best choice. The Connemara Hamper carries a wide range of Irish farmhouse cheese, organic wines, home cooked ham, freshly baked bread, smoked salmon, cured meats, locally made delicious cakes/desserts and Illy coffee. Whether it’s coffee or a delicious lunch to go, fine wine or some raw honey, our promise is to be on hand giving you the best advice and service. And if you’re unable to call into the shop, you can use our online mail order service. the story continues …
Swansea, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
“Best picnic take away ever!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2014

Stopped on our way to the beautiful Connemara national park for a picnic lunch! Was greeted by very helpful lady who offered local advice on routes and even weather! We had two amazing local cheese baguettes which she recommended to us - they were delicious fresh bread, tasty cheese, fresh salad and a yummy combination of pickles! Would highly recommend friendly staff helpful and excellent sandwich makers!! Thanks very much!

  • Visited May 2014
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Thank Tripgem79
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San Francisco, California
1 review
“Amazing lunch and best coffee in clifden”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2014

Was in clifden over the festive period and a drop into the Connemara Hamper is always top of my list, the ham n cheese wrap with the works is a must,,,(louise makes the best but we won't tell eileen or leo that)!! most amazing selection of cheese (all irish) and great place to pick up organic champs n wines!! CANT WAIT TO RETURN

  • Visited December 2013
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Thank Frisky2014
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Santa Barbara, California
2 reviews
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“The un-restaurant food emporium”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2013

Starving for lunch, we descended on the Connemara Hamper like ravaging wolves. The owner and her side kick made wonderful sandwiches and we bought several selections of yummy cheeses. While we were snooping through the drinks cabinet, a customer inquired for a toilet. The sandwich maker barked, "This is not a restaurant." And it isn't. But in case you are tired and your feet hurt, there is a little table tucked in the window with a few folding chairs hanging around which, if empty, ( it seldom is ), you can sit down while you contemplate your tourist maps. If you want to eat your freshly made ham and cheese sandwich garnished with pickle and tomato and watch the pedestrians stroll by, nobody objects. You have to clean up your place though.

  • Visited July 2013
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Kells, Ireland
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5 reviews
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“Another place with no food”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2013

A nice place with nice cheeses and wines to take home. However, it is not a restaurant and you cannot eat in it

  • Visited August 2013
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Atlanta, Georgia
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“good little deli”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2013

great cheese, bread and noshing items for a picnic. The owner is very knowledgable with the cheese and salamis and they have a great selection of local products

Visited September 2013
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Thank JoolsinGA
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