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Garden Restaurant & Cafe

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€€ - €€€Irish, Cafe, European
Griffins Garden Centre | Dripsey, Cork T23 Y265, Ireland
+353 21 733 4286
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good21%
  • Average1%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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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
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Griffins Garden Centre | Dripsey, Cork T23 Y265, Ireland
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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
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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 Pearlwort
Margaret G, Owner at Garden Restaurant & Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 23 September 2017

Great to hear you enjoy coming to Griffins.

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
Reviewed 14 November 2017

Went to Griffins on Sunday for a spot of lunch. We got the roast beef there was 5 massive slices of roast beef and the food was amazing. It was brought out very quick and it was a great price. We will definitely be coming...More

Thank Bryan-The-Barbarian
Reviewed 12 November 2017

We had a lfriend over from England so my daughter suggested Griffins garden centre and what a super place the staff the food and the place itself i could not fault anything with it and they were able to feed my Vegan daughter and even...More

Thank Fattyconnor
Reviewed 4 October 2017

I happened upon a mention of the Griffins Garden Center and Garden Cafe in Dripsey in an Ireland blog page I was reading the day before we drove from Killarney to Cork, and I'm so glad I did. The reviewer said that while it was...More

Thank Roger G
Reviewed 1 October 2017 via mobile

We visited as a large group composed mostly of over 70s. Booked in for lunch. The tables were all nicely set up. Staff were lovely and very caring towards our elderly group. The food was delicious! A real home cooked taste. Desserts are to die...More

Thank Rosemary W
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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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
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, View
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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