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Cullen's Bistro & Coffee House

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Market Street, Clifden, Ireland
+353 95 21983
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

Arrived in very hungry for lunch having climbed Diamond Hill. My husband ordered the irish stew. I ordered a Cajun chicken burger with tikka masala sauce chips and salad . The Cajun chicken burger consisted of a processed burger from the freezer( probably Birds Eye) ...no sauce ...accompanied by a tiny bit of salad and chips. To have the audacity... More 

1 Thank Anto050
Settle, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

A friendly little restaurant on the main street - I have eaten apple pies all over te place but Mrs Cullen's Apple Pie is the best in the West

Thank Mike H
Ellesmere Port, United Kingdom
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319 reviews
202 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

We were in two minds about whether to go in as it was empty, but the special looked like good value, so swung the decision. We just had the special which was salmon with mash and vegetables and a house salad. We also had a quarter of wine and two coffees. The salmon, mash and vegetables were fine, but we... More 

Thank 1stFloridahome
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

Went here for lunch. Lucky for us we were there for lunch. The poor Germans arriving 2 mins after us, and asked if they could have some coffee, were barked out of the door by the owner. Only lunch, no coffee... And that wasnt the only victim the owner made in the 30 mins we were at cullens. The poor... More 

1 Thank Jeanine O
Driebergen, The Netherlands
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

I had a lot of Irish lamb stews in different pubs and restaurant during my holiday. To my surprise, this bistro served the most tasty stew i had in 3 weeks. Better than all the pubs in Clifden, that's for sure! Not a lot of space, and only cash payment allowed.

Thank Koen B
Mullingar, Ireland
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50 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016

Went for lunch with extended family; service from 1 lady was exceptional - calm, fast and no fuss. Food was good, hot and tasty. Lamb stew a bit watery but very tasty.

Thank YLMc
Dublin, Ireland
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31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016

Good food served here but cramped layout and WHY is there still no credit card facility after all these years?

Thank Setanta2
Runcorn, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

We arrived just after before 7pm and we had brought our own wine (there was no corkage charge which was a bonus). The young waitress was quite distant, and although not unfriendly, she wasn't welcoming (maybe a bit of a language barrier?). We had chicken wings to start which came with a lovely, fresh salad, followed by bbq ribs (a... More 

Thank Michaela998
London, England, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016

This is pretty basic food but well cooked. The place is quaint and the owner was friendly. The Apple and cinnamon crumble was lovely.

1 Thank Jackie H
Corvallis, Oregon
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36 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2016 via mobile

This place seems a little like the 'Chatterbox Cafe' of Lake Wobegone fame. The menu is limited but diverse enough for a good meal. The dessert options are great. Service was good enough. The owner/chief cook (???) seems a bit like Dorothy of the Cafe - she wants to make you happy but this IS her place after all.

1 Thank Philip C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Irish, Cafe, European
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Market Street, Clifden, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Western Ireland  >  Province of Connacht  >  County Galway  >  Clifden
  • Phone Number: +353 95 21983

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