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Chapter One brings a beautifully designed alternative experience, which entices visitors from across the country to enjoy the perfect blend of a unique shopping experience coupled with high-quality food in a comfortable environment. The store offers a vast selection of giftware, jewellery and home furnishings, along with a fantastic array of food, all created onsite by our highly trained team of chefs. Chapter One is more than just shopping, it's an experience.
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
CUISINES
Grill, Healthy, Soups, Irish
FEATURES
Takeout, Seating, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Gift Cards Available
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

On our way to Cavan for the night, we stopped in Chapter for lunch. What a wonderful experience! The food was fresh, wholesome and so flavoursome. This place is quite like Avoca only BETTER!! We are looking forward to calling in on our way back...to Dublin, to bring back some of their wonde4ful pre made dishes. We highly recommend this restaurant to everyone.More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Disappointed in lunch menu. Beef dinner wasn’t great, parsnips undercooked and beef looked like a deconstructed type dish. Not enough veg in chicken stir fry.

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 18 March 2024

Fantastic, food,service and value. Will definitely be coming here again and again. Different class to honesty carrick on shannon, everything better and far better value.

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 6 March 2024

This is our new favourite place for lunch in Cavan town. We now eat there about once a week. Food is really flavorful. Service with a smile.

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 17 February 2024

Quick service. Terrific, varied menu. Car parking free ! Lovely warm, homely atmosphere. Beautiful gift store to browse and buy !

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 27 October 2023

Amazing food! Well run business and a cute little shop! Staff are very friendly and picked up some lovely takeaway treats!

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 22 October 2023

Again, a disappointment. Scone had absolutely no taste - completely blah. Latte very good but not hot enough. My friend bought a curry as takeaway. A ripoff. Half the container had a scoop of curry, the other half some greens/salad in a heap. No rice...or other food with the curry. Price? €16. Hard to recommend this place. Very attractive venue. Friendly staff. But major changes needed.More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 29 September 2023

Travelled down to Cavan with a group of friends and a perfect spot to start the weekend. Immaculately clean, divine food and friendly staff.

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 23 September 2023 via mobile

This is a very busy spot with good reason - the food, coffee and service are excellent. We had to wait a couple of minutes because it was lunch time but is worth it. Gorgeous wee shop to have a browse in afterwards.

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 4 August 2023

Always a queue at this spot! However, that’s never a problem as the staff are excellent and it’s run with military precision. Don’t really see this anywhere else (I live in UK so definitely not there). Food was lovely.

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 30 July 2023 via mobile

As repeat customers who have dined at Chapter One since it was at its first location in Cavan’s Main Street, I’m disappointed to report that yesterday (29th July 2023) we had out first unsatisfactory meal there. We were last there some weeks back (sometime in...May) and so thoroughly enjoyed our Greek Bagals that both of us ordered the same this time, but unfortunately did not have the same experience. Today’s bagals were spartan with four small cubes of feta (unmelted), a few slices of olive (equating to no more than one olive), two pieces of sundried tomato and a small amount of pesto. The bagal itself was very dry, not stale, but tasted as if it was either no longer fresh or had been made using sub-standard ingredients. Bagel themed lunches have been Chapter One’s signature dish since the restaurant’s inception. Today’s poor effort was cafeteria standard at best. Chapter One is better than that!More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 29 July 2023 via mobile

Stopped here on the way from Dublin to Donegal and the food was so tasty we stopped again on the way at home a week later. A busy spot but they have a great system so the waiting is kept to a minimum. Very pleasant...staff and manager and the food is delicious. Would definitely recommend.More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 27 April 2023

Probably the best Salad I’ve had in Europe! The staff were all lovely, and especially Allan( I think was his name, tall with glasses) he took my order at the table as I had a sleeping baby in my arms. All the food was fantastic!

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 12 April 2023 via mobile

We love visiting Chapter one whenever we come to Cavan. The food is just delicious and the staff so friendly and efficient. Perfect for any occasion and parking spaces just outside door make is so easy too. We highly recommend this restaurant.

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 11 April 2023 via mobile

Beautiful place, amazing food and wonderful service. Stopped for lunch on a family trip, we were very impressed with everything.

Date of visit: April 2023
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Never seen any pet in this shop and we have been going since it opened. Maybe a seeing eye dog.
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CHAPTER ONE LIVING AND FOOD CAVAN - Menu, Prices & Restaurant Reviews - Tripadvisor

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Yes, Chapter One Living and Food Cavan offers takeaway services.

Chapter One Living and Food Cavan is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4