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Reviewed 17 June 2021

I went to the bench’s out the back it was raining and I got mud on my shoes I am 100% not coming back

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed 17 August 2019

Have been coming to Old Head for years with my kids and absolutely love coming down to the Old Head Cafe for food and icecream I would like to thank Rachel for all her help this year and Eva. Great staff very helpful girls for...their age! I will miss them but looking forward to coming down next summer already. Great pizza would recommend the Club Chicken! Always a great experience and well looked after by the staff! Credit to their boss.More

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed 16 August 2019

The pizza we got had an actual ball of hair in it...hygiene standards not good here-chef needs to wear gloves and a hair net AT LEAST when making pizza...I won't be eating here again anytime soon.

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed 19 February 2018 via mobile

More fast food than fine dining but that's ok when it's only seasonal. What's not ok is rudeness and poor attitude... not going back!

Date of visit: August 2017
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Reviewed 18 June 2017

On a Sunday afternoon, we dropped in for a quick hot dog after a morning spent sailing around Old Head. Pizzas, burgers, hot dogs, salads, ice cream and various cakes. Hot and cold drinks.The service was friendly, and reasonably quick. On a sunny day, there's...seating for about 40 people outside under the trees. For wet weather, about the same indoors. Since the Old Head Cafe has opened under new management, the cooking area has been enlarged, and the menu is much more comprehensive than when it was mainly an ice-cream parlour. Cheap eats, no frills.More

Date of visit: June 2017
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Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

Unless you are ordering the greasy Burger or Hot Dog don't expect any kind of fast service. Ordered 2 BLT wraps and one Bap and those who were after me in the order all got served first. When I enquired as to when my order...would be served I as cheekily dismissed with a smart Alec response. When I further enquired 10 minutes later they tried the same ploy at which stage I curtly reminded who the customer is and treatment expected. I eventually got served after a further 10 minute wait. To be honest the wraps were good but service and attitude needs a complete overhaul which is most unusual for Mayo folk.More

Date of visit: August 2016
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Reviewed 30 March 2016

They waited until they had brought out food for me and my husband (which was overpriced and not particularly good) before telling us they didn't have what my 5 year old had ordered. They apologised and offered to cook something else. We ordered chips and...sausages for him which took ages. Chips were fine but my son couldn't bite through parts of the sausages they were so overcooked! I did bring it to their attention and they apologised. Also, they don't accept cards just cash. Friendly staff but that's about it.More

Date of visit: March 2016
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Reviewed 19 March 2016 via mobile

So happy old head cafe is reopened, looking forward to plenty of pizzas and cheesy, bacon, garlic chips over the summer. I'm making myself hungry thinking about the food.

Date of visit: March 2016
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Reviewed 17 September 2015

Whenever we visit the area, we always pop into the Old Head Café and have never been disappointed. It is set in a lovely quiet location, close to a fantastic beach. The staff, in spite of being so young, are wonderful, so welcoming and helpful....The garden is a terrific place to enjoy an ice cream or a coffee. Our children love the pizzas. I love the coffee.More

Date of visit: August 2015
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Reviewed 1 September 2015

Great food at great prices from coffee and cake to pizza and ice-cream and the beach just down the road what more could you need?

Date of visit: July 2015
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Reviewed 30 July 2015 via mobile

I've been in the cafe several times in the last few weeks and have been pleasantly surprised each time. The staff are all very friendly and accommodating. They are all quite young which worried me initially as it could easily be the opposite but they...seem to take the running of the cafe very seriously and fair play to them. Bacon, egg sausage beans and chips or pizza or burgers all very nicely done and I have to say their icecreams are class. Yummy creamy icecreams topped with hundreds and thousands and marshmallows and a flake.!! Totally class and I don't normally even have icecreams 😃😃 well done to ye allMore

Date of visit: July 2015
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Reviewed 17 July 2015

Stumbled on this place when we discovered Old Head Beach. We really needed a drink and saw some signs to the cafe. We noticed the ice creams first, they looked amazing, but resisted as tea and coffee don't do well with ice cream. It was...very quiet, a couple of people indoors and one other customer in the garden, but we were holidaying off peak. The garden is a lovely place to sit and enjoy the views. The only off putting thing was a table with two adults and a young child who looked a bit scruffy and turned out to be involved with the cafe. I can imagine the place alive with queues, though, once the main school holidays begin, as the beach is beautiful for both day trippers and those staying there. Definitely a must for ice creams.More

Date of visit: June 2015
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Reviewed 6 July 2015 via mobile

Saw their sign when on a cycle tour and diverted to find them. Discovered there was a beach nearby and had a wonderful swim admiring the view of Croagh Patrick followed by enormous mugs of tea and scrummy lemon drizzle cake sitting in the sun...- absolute bliss!!More

Date of visit: July 2015
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Reviewed 18 August 2014

Stayed in the campsite associated with this cafe. Had a full breakfast. They had run out of beans, but gave an extra sausage instead...even better! Came back later on for a superb coffee. Sat outside. Staff were really nice and the atmosphere was lovely.

Date of visit: August 2014
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Reviewed 12 August 2014

Have failed two weeks in a row to have the ingredients for half the items on their menu. The service is slow at till despite being over-staffed. I'm a local and have been coming here for years but under new management has definitely gone downhill....The staff were quite friendly though.More

Date of visit: August 2014
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Old Head Ice Cream Parlour & Cafe is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5