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Garden Restaurant & Cafe

€€ - €€€Irish, Cafe, European
Griffins Garden Centre | Dripsey, Cork, Ireland
+353 21 733 4286
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good21%
  • Average1%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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Irish, Cafe, European, Delicatessen, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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Griffins Garden Centre | Dripsey, Cork, Ireland
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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
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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 2 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 11 September 2017

I tried the double chocolate mousse cake and was not disappointed. It tasted fresh, soft, and extremely decadent. There were many other well made cakes on display. What better setting to enjoy it than outside overlooking the River Lee?

Thank B. M
Reviewed 10 September 2017

Very noisy when busy. Not all staff are friendly (some are, some aren't). Very poor selection for non-meat eaters - had to put in a special request for a vegetarian warm breakfast option. No vegan options at all. (A simple 'select your own breakfast' would...More

Thank Babal00
Reviewed 15 August 2017

Visited with friends and their 2 young kids, great location, lovely freshly made food, lovely friendly atmosphere and ideal if you have kids as you can visit the playground and fairy garden. A very vast selection of flowers, shrubs, plants and garden stuff also

Thank sunsearcher2009
Reviewed 10 August 2017

We stopped for lunch on route to Bantry (based on TA recommendations). The food was great - big portions, really delicious and it was very reasonably priced. After lunch we strolled through their very creative garden centre in full bloom, while our young grandnephews played...More

Thank JoeFrancis
Reviewed 24 July 2017

We went to tea there recently and had a very nice time. The place is a riot of color and themes; it's inside a very fancy garden shop that carries everything from silk blouses to fancy teapot cozies. Want fancy Wellies or beautiful flowers? Or...More

Thank withkidstravel
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Restaurant Details

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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, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Munster  >  County Cork  >  Cork
  • Phone Number: +353 21 733 4286
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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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