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Garden Restaurant & Cafe

€€ - €€€Irish, Cafe, European
Griffins Garden Centre | Dripsey, Cork T23 Y265, Ireland
+353 21 733 4286
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  • Very good20%
  • Average1%
  • Poor2%
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“scones” (15 reviews)
“apple pie” (5 reviews)
“quiche” (5 reviews)
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Irish, Cafe, European, Deli, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
€€ - €€€
Griffins Garden Centre | Dripsey, Cork T23 Y265, Ireland
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Reviewed 5 days ago

I came here with my mother for afternoon tea. It was lovely. We were given a specially reserved table and the most amazing sandwiches, cakes, tea and coffee. We really enjoyed it and would definitely come back again. The lady who looked after us was...More

Thank rockchick2010
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Reviewed 21 September 2017

Had breakfast here recently, two omelettes, tea and coffee. Have also had a scone on another occasion. Lovely location on the river. Big and spacious inside. Friendly staff. Bakery section looked amazing. Good choice on the menu, would love to go back for something more...More

Thank Deborah M
Margaret G, Owner at Garden Restaurant & Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 23 September 2017

Great to hear you enjoy coming to Griffins.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I had breakfast here on Father’s Day and it was amazing the staff were great and we even had a laugh with one of them. I have been here before but this place never seems to bore us. We will definitely be returning.

Thank Alan B
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Last Saturday ( June 9th, 2018) I had a coffee at the cafe . Five minutes after I left I rang to advise that I had left my hat behind . The receptions said that the cafe was too busy to take my call ,...More

Thank Joseph H
Reviewed 29 April 2018

I've been here a few times, and always found the food wholesome and delicious, particularly desserts! Coffee is good, food is better and the setting, at the edge of the Dripsey River, is absolutely lovely. The garden centre is also worth a mention, with a...More

Thank FoxWynne
Reviewed 29 March 2018 via mobile

Today, two friends and I went to Griffins for Afternoon Tea. It was absolitely devine. From the fabulous service from Mary, to the delicious sandwiches, scones and sweet treats, we could not have had a more enjoyable, relaxing and welcoming experience. We were brought multiple...More

Thank Jakki M
Reviewed 7 March 2018 via mobile

Great Day had in Griffens we arrived at 11am had a fabulas hot cup of tea with fresh soft scones It was DIVINE, had a cooking demo with Chef very informative , then walked around outside the fresh spring colours in pots & stands where...More

Thank sullbri33
Reviewed 29 January 2018 via mobile

Called on Sunday to the garden centre to check out the plants for the season. A great array of vegetables and seeds and bulbs on offer plus new season spring flowers on offer out side. A trip to the restaurant is a must where you...More

Thank gerard n
Reviewed 24 January 2018

A group of us went to this most beautiful Griffins Garden Centre and Spinning Wheel Restaurant. Well to find words to describe it is difficult...It was Christmas time and to begin with the welcome from the staff...The amazing gifts on offer. At stages of the...More

Thank Eileen O
Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

Came here after hearing about the granny griffins famous scones and wasn’t disappointed! Ended up also ordering a toastie, cakes and a cappuccino too, all delicious! Will be back for afternoon tea next time!

Thank Taylor S
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Validated Parking, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Kids, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 17:30
09:00 - 17:30
09:00 - 17:30
09:00 - 17:30
09:00 - 17:30
09:00 - 17:30
09:00 - 17:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Griffins Garden Centre | Dripsey, Cork T23 Y265, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Munster  >  County Cork  >  Cork
  • Phone Number: +353 21 733 4286
  • E-mail
Nestled in the heart of the Lee Valley, is Corks only 5 Star Garden Centre. Here you will find our Garden Restaurant and cafe which offers a relaxed and casual experience, perfectly combining the traditional with the contemporary. A countryside haven for all food lovers with it's sunny aspect and warm, friendly service. The Spinning Wheel Restaurant is the perfect place to enjoy a hearty, gourmet meal or a quiet afternoon tea. Winner of Best Scone In Ireland 2015
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