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Cafe Royal

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Theatre Royal | The Mall, Waterford, Ireland
+353 51 874 443
09:00 - 16:00
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Waterford, Ireland
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94 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 January 2017

Usually, I like the food and service in Cafe Royal in the Theatre Royal, but recently they have made changes in the pre-show operation. Previously, one person provided efficient bar and beverage service. Now there were four behind the counter, one counting and recounting the till. Two completing a clipboard with several sheets and one taking orders for a tea... More 

Thank storym
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25 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

Great breakfast. Very tasty. Generous pot of tea with it. Great location in Viking Triangle. Good friendly service. Recommended!

Thank A D
St Andrews, United Kingdom
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65 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 August 2016

On a wet and windy bank holiday Monday we came across the Café Royal. Five of us had lunch here and enjoyed it. Great value for money. Plenty of choice and very handy as it is directly across from the Waterford Crystal building.

Thank lynne1888
Waterford, Ireland
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

Met with a friend for lunch and a young guy invited us in. We had the lunch deal €10 (fresh lemonade + selection of sandwich + 3 side salad option). Fantastic meal. Thanks to all of the staff, I will definitely go back.

Thank Miguel C
Belfast, United Kingdom
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75 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2016

Nice clean small restaurant overlooking the garden of the Bishop's Palace and Waterford Crystal. We had a freshly made sandwich and tea/coffee - good.

Thank Tripandyto
Waterford, Ireland
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2016 via mobile

I have been here before for coffee but had lunch there for the first time recently and didn't realise what I'd been missing out on! Beautiful cosy little cafe, try and sit near the window and enjoy looking out over Waterfords stunning Viking Triangle with its majestic Christchurch Cathedral and stately Bishops Palace. Lovely selection of hot and cold dishes... More 

Thank Annmac17
Cork, Ireland
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86 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2016

Here I am on the old gf thing again. I know, it's a pain. But they cater so well for us lost souls. Fabulous quiches, like, you would not think they were made from the usual cardboard flour stuff. And the staff are so lovely. So if you're wondering around the Viking Triangle/ Reginalds Tower, the Crystal, take a swing... More 

Thank Ann F
Waterford, Ireland
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38 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 February 2016

Had the lunch special which for €10 you get a cold drink (small bottle of water) an I chose the quiche (small slice) and green salad. Definitely didn't feel like I got value for money, went away a bit disappointed and can't recommend.

Thank Lisa G
Waterford, Ireland
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26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 December 2015

Hidden gem in Waterford city. This place is lovely overlooking the bishops palace, and winterval right now. Had a delicious reasonably priced breakfast in a cozy atmosphere. The staff were were great! We left a tip and they didn't want to accept it. I will be back again.

Thank mhanley45
Cork, Ireland
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86 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 October 2015

Can't tolerate gluten? No problem. This restaurant has an excellent range of gf lunch and sweet options. The coffee is good; the staff are lovely. The salads are wonderful; the location and view are lovely. Right beside Bishop's Palace, Waterford Crystal, and, of course, the Theatre Royal. My daughter and I went there after a freezing cold early December queue... More 

Thank Ann F

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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
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Average prices
US$5 - US$14
Cafe, European, Healthy
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Good for
Open Hours
10:00 - 16:00
09:00 - 16:00
09:00 - 16:00
09:00 - 16:00
09:00 - 16:00
09:00 - 16:00
09:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Theatre Royal | The Mall, Waterford, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Munster  >  County Waterford  >  Waterford
  • Phone Number: +353 51 874 443
Cafe Royal is located on the first Floor of the Oldest Theater in Ireland, The Theater Royal.with its amazing view overlooking The Mall and the Waterford Municipal Gallery its not only a nice place to grab a cup of coffee but an attraction of its own.we are open 7 days a week from 9am - 5pm including Bank Holidays.-Start your Morning with a Breakfast on the Grill.try our Royal breakfast or fresh made scones with home made Raspberry Jam.-enjoy Home Made Quiche, Tart or Pie or Try one of our Artisan Breadswith Fresh made salads from our Salad Bar.or grab a soup and sandwich for the quick run.with Gluten Free options trough out the Menu.-Meet your Friends over a cup of Fine Italian Coffee accompanied by Home Made Pastry's and Desserts. Suzies Famous Hungarian Apple Pie is a Must. our Gluten Free Promise:every day Soup, at least one quiche, pie, tart, minimum of 5 salads and cakes. WiFi, Free Coffee Refills. Pram & Wheelchair access, all food available for take away.

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