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Garden Restaurant & Cafe

#73 of 498 Restaurants in Cork
Certificate of Excellence
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Griffins Garden Centre | Dripsey, Cork, Ireland
+353 21 733 4286
09:00 - 17:30
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Sun 10:00 - 17:30
Mon - Sat 09:00 - 17:30
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Love this spot for tea, soup, bread, and even the new gourmet burger! As Americans, we enjoy visiting our friends in Dripsey and the journey is never complete without a stop at Griffins. Everything here from the food, to the tea, to the atmosphere, to the shopping, is delightful. The friendly service makes us always feel welcome to sit and... More 

Thank rkohio1040
County Cork, Ireland
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20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016

My wife and myself have been visiting this garden centre for years. It's only recently that we decided to have Sunday lunch here. Like the garden centre, it did not disappoint. Generous portion of beef and piping hot. Beats a lot of the pub lunches that we have tried.

1 Thank jerryhorgan2014
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County Cork, Ireland
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

I have to write this review as the staff and food at Griffins Garden centre are so special . The head chef is amazing - I am coeliac and he caters for me every visit and even remembers me when I go in for food . One of my favourite places to eat .

Thank ymcg13
Cork, Ireland
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95 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

The Good: All the food is prepared fresh daily. I've been to places where you get a three day old scone that's been warmed in a microwave. Thats not the case here. Its a daily job. The restaurant is part of the garden center which is one of the best garden centers in Ireland. Its bright and airy clean and... More 

Thank SunnyHarry
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

Myself and my husband treated ourselves to the famous Griffins Irish Breakfast yesterday. It was excellent as usual. We both really enjoyed it. My husband is coeliac and is very nervous about eating out. He got exactly the same breakfast as I did - only without gluten! They had gluten -free sausages and puddings (which he loves). They appear to... More 

1 Thank Norma L
Cork, Ireland
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30 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2016 via mobile

Great to make the trip out to dripsey from Cork beautiful countryside, Griffin's is a top notch garden centre and a very big restaurant - highly recommended - from staff to the product I cannot fault them

Thank daveyk111
Margaret G, General Manager at Garden Restaurant & Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you so much for this great review , we love looking after our customers and will continue to improve our service throughout 2017. More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016

I went to see Santa with my sister , her husband and her 4 children. We are big on Christmas so the excitement was unreal. We arrived on time and after we checked in at the desk out the back of the shop the lady handed my nephew the receipt with all the details marked on it and he proceeded... More 

1 Thank Collete O
Margaret G, Manager at Garden Restaurant & Cafe, responded to this review

We got great reviews and Santa spoke to all children if kids were chatty some kids just go blank when they meet him , some are really chatty , some cry ,some hug him to bits , some families had toddlers that were really great other toddlers were more interested in the lollipop and some are very shy, Santa and... More 

Cork, Ireland
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

Visited this restaurant today with my wife with the express objective of having a pre-Christmas lunch. Having placed an order for food I sought out a suitable table only to be told the restaurant was booked out for a special event. We ended up at a table located at the entrance to the restaurant area which was cold and exposed... More 

Thank Corkybarry
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

A Group of 44 from Carrigaline Active Retired paid a visit to Griffins on Thur 1st of Dec after arriving we had a demonstration on ideas & tips for decorating for Christmas which was very interesting.. After that we had a beautiful lunch which was enjoyed by all. We did a bit of shopping after that & left for home... More 

Thank Noreen O
County Cork, Ireland
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016 via mobile

Went with a group for our Christmas outing and from start to finish the service was warm and welcoming. Even though it was very busy, the service could not of been better. The food was excellent and enjoyed by everyone. I will definitely be returning!

Thank Ommab

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Irish, Cafe, European, British, Delicatessen, Gluten Free Options
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
Good for
View, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Groups, Kids
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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?