We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Garden Restaurant & Cafe

€€ - €€€Irish, Cafe, European
Griffins Garden Centre | Dripsey, Cork T23 Y265, Ireland
+353 21 733 4286
Certificate of Excellence
All photos (27)
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent75%
  • Very good20%
  • Average1%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“scones” (16 reviews)
“quiche” (6 reviews)
“apple pie” (5 reviews)
Closed Now
Irish, Cafe, European, Deli, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
Griffins Garden Centre | Dripsey, Cork T23 Y265, Ireland
All Details
Write a ReviewReviews (110)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 110 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Family run and long established Garden Centre and Restaurant situated just 12 miles from Cork City .Delightful Restaurant serving Breakfast, snacks lunch and treats. Go there once and you will be hooked.

Thank billyflynn189
Reviewed 2 November 2018 via mobile

We had read the positive reviews & decided on Griffins for lunch as we were staying not too far away. The centre itself is lovely so I was expecting an Avoca style tasty lunch. I found the menu a bit difficult to navigate as it...More

Thank Emma B
Reviewed 16 August 2018 via mobile

A short , lovely drive from Cork you will come on the village of Dripsey. Just outside the village is possibly the best garden centre in Ireland. From the moment you park you will be enthralled with the sights and aroma which abound in abundance....More

Thank Robert H
Reviewed 15 August 2018

Visited here on a sunny Saturday afternoon in July whilst looking for those end of season bedding plants to fill gaps within the beds. The centre was alive with activity and were overcome by the wonderful smells coming from the kitchen. Lunch was decided upon...More

Thank waughzer2016
Reviewed 7 August 2018 via mobile

Despite being in the garden centre itself, the menu selection is surprisingly large, the food very tasty and the staff welcoming and friendly. It’s not hard to see why this is such a popular lunchtime spot. Great food, great choice, reasonable value and friendly, attentive...More

Thank CorkCastle
Reviewed 24 July 2018

Griffins Garden centre is fantastic. A wonderful array of flowers and shrubs. Margaret the owner is very accomadating as is her staff. A wonderful afternoon or morning to be spent. Margaret and workers including Ballincollig Tidy Town Volunteers have done a beautiful job on Ballincollig...More

Thank postmaureen2013
Reviewed 23 July 2018 via mobile

We went to Griffens for Afternoon Tea recently and found it absolutely amazing. There was 7 of us and we were celebrating my Mother's birthday. The staff were so lovely and ensured we always had plenty of everything (and we definitely did!). The sandwiches and...More

Thank Kate C
Reviewed 10 July 2018

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
Reviewed 17 June 2018 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 alanbE5959OD
Reviewed 10 June 2018 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
Nearby HotelsSee all 24 hotels in Cork
Blarney Hotel & Golf Resort
1,096 reviews
7.28 km away
Oriel House Hotel
1,006 reviews
9.04 km away
Blarney Castle Hotel
407 reviews
11.21 km away
Blarney Woollen Mills Hotel
563 reviews
11.33 km away
Nearby Restaurants
O'Riordan's Bar
9 reviews
4.21 km away
The Killumney Inn
59 reviews
6.75 km away
The Cottage Tea Room
19 reviews
2.44 km away
Blairs Inn
363 reviews
5.46 km away
Nearby Attractions
Kirby's Korner Bar & Restaurant
21 reviews
7.78 km away
Blairs Inn
26 reviews
5.43 km away
Farran Forest Park
22 reviews
3.34 km away
Ballincollig Regional Park
145 reviews
7.74 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Garden Restaurant & Cafe staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Improve this listing

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, 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
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing