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Tea Rooms at Barberstown Castle

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Barberstown Castle, Straffan, Ireland
+353 1 628 8157
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25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited in November for lunch. Very busy but after eating here I can see why. Great service, homely food and friendly staff. Daily specials have something for everyone. The chicken ham and potato bake with salad and a glass of red went down very nicely.

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Thank johnyg1981
Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

As noted we arrived mid afternoon and decided to have some cheese and biscuits and a glass of champagne. We were not disappointed, some lovely local cheeses as well as French, very, very nice.

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1 Thank 655Denis
County Kildare, Ireland
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

Unfortunately, I cant rate the food.. drink.. or service at Barberstown Castle. We arrived hoping to sit for coffee and cake at their tea rooms this afternoon. We walked into the near empty room, except one other table, and were promptly greeted at the door by an extremely apologetic waitress to tell us we couldnt sit as there are no... More 

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3 Thank Caitriona-E90
Dublin
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2016 via mobile

The venue is pretty and the waitresses friendly but unfortunately that is as positive as I can be. We arrived at 2.30 for a late lunch (they serve until 5pm). We were seated, glasses of water were provided and our orders were quickly taken.Three minutes later the waitress returned to check what our order was(she hadn't written it down and... More 

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3 Thank Anne S
Dublin
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27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 May 2016 via mobile

This is advertised as serving breakfast and lunch - we arrived asking for tea, scones and toast we got a blank No - I asked but you have a functioning kitchen - only for guests - we then asked for tea and scones - sorry no scones only tea - there were only 2 guests in the tea room -... More 

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3 Thank DublinerA1
, Wicklow, Ireland
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24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 April 2016

This is A Well hidden secret in straffan. Tucked away on the edge of straffan is this old world of beauty, step back in time and have a relaxing afternoon here!

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Thank Claire F
Kildare, Ireland
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28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 March 2016 via mobile

Food is absolutely gorgeous! The atmosphere is very calming with a great pianist playing the piano in the background. Although the staff were very busy,(it was Mother's Day!!) each member of the team was very welcoming and attentive to our every need. Will definitely be back soon

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Thank travelbugire
London, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 March 2016

Great atmosphere in the rooms, delicious food and dedicated staff. Looking forward to coming back very soon

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1 Thank Susan F
Clane, Ireland
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42 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2016 via mobile

Fire lighting in the large warm room, high ceilings and a mini grand piano create a luxurious touch. Beautiful piano music accompanied our high tea. Three tiered sandwich and cake platter displayed delicious mini treats. Discrete and friendly staff leave you in peace to chat and enjoy a relaxing and atmospheric tea. A real treat.

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Thank 333Celine333
Ireland
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2015

Staff were friendly but as the reception staff were doubling as the restaurant staff, service was VERY slow. The room was very hot and my three children went out to look at the robot-mower in the garden outside. When my mother and I followed them my son had climbed a tree (which I consider to be normal behaviour by an... More 

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5 Thank Susanh0815

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Irish, European
Meals
Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Barberstown Castle, Straffan, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Kildare  >  Straffan
  • Phone Number: +353 1 628 8157

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