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Ballinahown Tea Rooms

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Ballinahown, Athlone, Ireland
+353 86 862 0666
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64 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 3 April 2017

We came across this Tea Room during a monsoon at the end of January -howling wind and driving rain. We were very grateful to enter the cheery warmth and a life saving pot of tea was rushed to our table immediately. We had soup followed by baked potato and lemon meringue pie. All delicious. We were impressed to see a... More 

Thank Lionel F
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2017

We nearly drove past this little treasure thinking it looked like nothing happens in Ballinahown and what could this cafe possibly have to offer us only tea and a scone?? Well....... this is a lovely unique styled cafe, cosy, clean & warm. Staff were attentive & friendly. The food was delicious, VERY tasty and portion sizes were A1+, pricing reasonable.... More 

Thank Grousedoc
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132 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 December 2016 via mobile

Both desserts were generous portions and very tasty. It was also refreshing to get a mug of coffee instead of a cup.

Thank Michael F
Athlone, Ireland
2 reviews
Reviewed 22 November 2016

absolutely wild how cozy this place is !!! imagine the very top right hand window was my school desk for 2 years. congrats to all involved ....will definitely be recommending this BEAUTIFUL PLACE

Thank tdaly531
Melbourne, Australia
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

I vistied here twice in the space of a week and was not disappointed. The food was delicious and the service was excellent. There is a great atmosphere, it was busy when we visited but we were still were able to have a private conversation. Would highly recommend the Tea Rooms and look forward to visiting again.

Thank Sarah R
Stafford, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 September 2016

Found this little gem quite by chance... what a lovely little tea shop, quaint and a real find. I had a delicious wrap, hubby had a panini, we both said best we'd ever tasted. Would definitely recommend and if in Southern Ireland again will pay a visit.

Thank VicBev
1 review
Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

Just had a surprise "Afternoon Tea Party" as part of my wife's 40th birthday celebrations. Emma & Willie pulled out all the stops to ensure it was a memorable family occassion. Their attention to detail and quality of service was outstanding. Our party included 15 adults and 5 kids, with 2 of the kids with special needs. Emma & Willie... More 

Thank JTrevP
Athlone, Ireland
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38 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 September 2016

Stop for tea and a slice of cake, but don't forget the craft room downstairs! they've a nice collection of hand made items for sale and if you are looking for bog wood, this is the place to be. After you're done shopping, walk to the end of the street (towards the playground) and walk through the wood sculpture forest.... More 

Thank Jolie R
Limerick, Ireland
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20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 August 2016

Myself and my dad stopped off here and had tea, which was lovely now I have to say, anyone looking for a crafty yet pretty, classy tea experience, here is where to go! It is just outside Athlone but I would say (or I hope) it does well usually. Lovely service and down to earth, fresh food :)

Thank BlueEyedBerry
County Offaly, Ireland
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22 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 August 2016

oh where will i start from staff to food to cleaniness 1000 per cent rateing a true irish little treasure trove ample parking a place you will want to come back to time and time again so so beautiful

Thank Deirdre F

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Irish, Cafe, Soups, British, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Takeout
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Ballinahown, Athlone, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Westmeath  >  Athlone
  • Phone Number: +353 86 862 0666

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