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The Secret Garden Galway

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4 William Street West, Galway 0000, Ireland
+353 85 758 3927
11:00 - 23:00
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Sun 13:00 - 21:00
Mon 11:00 - 19:00
Tue - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Port Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Quaint surroundings, various seating arrangements, tea served in different types of tea pots and very light delicious chocolate cake. Would recommend.

Thank Robert B
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20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I went here with my friend who lives in Galway, who recommended it. There's a large variety of loose leaf teas. We had the black tea with hints of chocolate and it was very good. Good selection of cakes too, and they delicious. Very nice atmosphere, with games and books too

Thank Lucia Z
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I discovered this place some years ago and came back lots of times with my friends. One evening there was a concert. One afternoon we played board games. You can even smoke shisha. The carrot cake is delicious and the tea just goes perfectly together with the oriental warm atmosphere.

Thank Valentina V
Galway, Ireland
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

The relaxed ambience of this lovely spot helps me when I want to forget about my problems, The staff is very nice and I find the place so peacefull, that it is particularly indicated for intimate conversations or solo reflection moments.

Thank Celestra6
Galway, Ireland
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

If you'd like a nice coffee and lunch, soup or a salad this is ideal. The location is brilliant and in nice weather the outdoor seating area at the rear is so atmospheric. Food and coffee are good and service is friendly. Well worth a visit.

Thank js-Galway-Ireland
Galway, Ireland
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44 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

My favorite place in Galway to drink tea! The personnel is very friendly. There are so many different flavours and you can smell them all before you choose one. It is also a great place to smoke shisha with some friends and drink a tea with it. I really recommend this place!! Only cash.

Thank Suzanne R
County Donegal, Ireland
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40 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

Myself + boyfriend came in the other evening for a quick tea as I had been here before and really wanted to show him the place. Was not disappointed at all; went for the vanilla rooibos tea and orange polenta cake - absolutely gorgeous. Such a lovely atmosphere, very cosy and welcoming. Could sit here for hours. There was a... More 

Thank Mary L
Galway, Ireland
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18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016 via mobile

Went to this place a month ago and I was pleasantly surprised with the healthy options and coffee, however on the second trip it let me down with a cheesy wrap and a door they couldn't close at the back, I had high hopes but I'll have to leave this for another while and try again

Thank TimtheTL
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

Great tea, music and amazing sweets , comfortable setting, inside or out. Place knows comfort and service.

Thank Peter C
Glenties, Ireland
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44 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

It's a very cute little place. Huge selection of tea! Nice staff. For me, it just lacked something though. Maybe it's because I was by myself... Not sure I'd rush back, perhaps if I was with friends.

Thank tcdonegal

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$4 - US$13
Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Cheap Eats, Romantic, Child-friendly
Open Hours
13:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 19:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4 William Street West, Galway 0000, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Western Ireland  >  Province of Connacht  >  County Galway  >  Galway
  • Phone Number: +353 85 758 3927

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?