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Tartan Larder

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Irish, Cafe, Scottish
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
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Reviewed 19 December 2021 via mobile

Just had a wonderful breakfast at the tartan larder Swords.The staff were very friendly and efficient The breakfast was delicious. The surroundings were comfortable and they adhere to all covid restrictions .The only down side was they charged for a extra refill of tea.But would...definitely return and recommend.More

Date of visit: December 2021
Reviewed 21 November 2021 via mobile

I had a terrific breakfast! I ordered the Poacher with Smoked Salmon, it was very fresh. The coffee is outstanding. I strongly recommend this place

Date of visit: November 2021
Reviewed 4 October 2021

Went to the Tartan Larder with 8 other people Saturday night for their Tapas. Great food , atmosphere and loved the music being played on the turntable. Service was excellent and we had ice buckets for the wine we brought. Loved it would definitely go...back.More

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed 8 September 2021 via mobile

Can never fault this place with each visit. The food is always so delish and the staff are good craic. The owner is always present, making sure his customers are looked after. It really is the definition of a lovely family run business. Cosy and...inviting! Would highly recommend the chicken and stuffing sambo and the Yer a chancer breakfasts. Absolutely UNREAL! See yous again soon lads.More

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 27 August 2021 via mobile

This place was a real gem in the locality, but on a recent visit I had a staff member shouting out the door at me becuase I dared sit down and he wasn't "ready" and the staff are surley. The food is still great, but...still, in the age where restaurants need the public's support during the pandemic, this is not how you do it.More

Date of visit: August 2021
The Tartan Larder, Owner at Tartan Larder, responded to this reviewResponded 30 August 2021

Sorry you feel that way - I assume you mean this was me, the grumpy owner. It wouldn't be Scott, our newest member of our grumpy team, he's as quiet as a mouse. It wouldn't be Francesco, our chef cause once in the cafe we...More

Reviewed 23 August 2021

What a lovely little find in Swords. Myself & my cousin were looking for a somewhere for brunch and luckily found this little gem. The food was so tasty and the staff were so pleasant & helpful. Would love to go back when I'm in...the area again. Keep up the good work.More

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 21 August 2021 via mobile

We had a great night tonight, BYO tapas night !!! Food was amazing.. we brought our own wine , the atmosphere is fabulous. Management are freindly and attentive and make sure your needs are met. 5 *

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 20 August 2021

The food and service was very good. I did take issue though with the owners walking in and out of the restaurant a few times past our table with their dog and not wearing masks.More

Date of visit: August 2021
The Tartan Larder, Owner at Tartan Larder, responded to this reviewResponded 22 August 2021

Thank you for your review - delighted you enjoyed the food and service - we are a dog friendly cafe with water bowls provide for our canine pets and both myself and my wife are fully vaccinated and both are unable to wear masks due...More

Reviewed 3 August 2021

Absolutely wonderful spot for coffee/breakfast/lunch/dinner. Great choice. Great service. Relaxed atmosphere

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed 1 August 2021

Had an amazing lunch in here last week with 4 friends and the sandwiches OMG. The manager Laura and her staff were nothing short of spectacular in their service very well run family cafe, will definitely be returning!!

Date of visit: July 2021
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Yes, Tartan Larder offers takeaway services.

Yes, Tartan Larder is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.

Tartan Larder is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4