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The Conservatory

The Old School House | R756, Laragh, Ireland
+353 404 45302
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  • Excellent84%
  • Very good6%
  • Average6%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible4%
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“scones” (17 reviews)
“soups” (3 reviews)
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Irish, Cafe, Soups, European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
The Old School House | R756, Laragh, Ireland
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Homemade cottage food served in a greenhouse converted to a cafe. The minestrone soup with the savory scones is earthy and wholesome. Simply delicious. After that generous portion, we shared the desserts.. Sticky toffee pudding melts in your mouth. Apple tart is crusty and just...More

Thank Teck T
Reviewed 3 days ago

This place is absolutely the biz! Totally relaxed with dogs wandeing in & out of the conservatory....wonderful atmosphere. The food is delicious. The savoury scones are absolutely delicious - GORGEOUS with the Minestrone soup which is very filling. All the food is gorgeous, the beef...More

Thank Muttley G
Reviewed 18 August 2017 via mobile

I recommend the conservatory to any friends going to Glendalough. The food- both sweet an savoury is delicious and the setting is gorgeous. However it isn't open weekdays which is a pity

Thank Shauna M
Reviewed 7 August 2017 via mobile

After a decent hike we dropped into the conservatory for some refreshments. It was busy but we were made very welcome and room was found for us. We ordered tea/coffee, scones, home made jam and cream. The scones were still warm from the Aga and...More

Thank deNudge
Reviewed 11 June 2017 via mobile

This place is so gorgeous and welcoming! Our kids adored the beautiful dogs and played with them for so long we got to have peace and read newspapers! Lisa is so welcoming and chatty, food and coffee super. Only thing is to bring cash as...More

Thank Yolanda L
Reviewed 26 May 2017

Very friendly staff and great menu. We had the vegetable soup which was packed with ingredients. Could do with a touch of salt but that is provided anyway. Really lovely time spent

Thank KarlAndSassy
Reviewed 23 May 2017

We were a family group of 7 - I had contacted Lisa prior to visiting to make a booking. We had a goats cheese and spinach tart with a mixed leaf salad - both were divine. Then a choice of rhubarb tart, scones, toffee pudding...More

Thank Feargal M
Reviewed 15 May 2017 via mobile

This place is a little gem ! Fantastic homemade food. The Chicken Caesar Salad and Steak sandwich were exceptional but nothing compared to the Toffee treacle pudding !!

Thank MrRWade
Reviewed 15 May 2017

When you visit the national park Wicklow Mountains National Park you just have to have the lunch or afternoon the at The Conservatory in the old school house of Laragh, only a few miles from the visitor centre. We were there together with old friends...More

Thank LarsHNielsen
Reviewed 25 April 2017

We stayed at Wicklow Way Lodge B&B and the host, Marilyn, recommended this spot to us for lunch and we were so glad we decided to give it a try! My husband and I each ordered soup and a savory scone, the bowls of soup...More

Thank _st0414f
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Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout
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  • Address: The Old School House | R756, Laragh, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Wicklow  >  Vale of Glendalough  >  Laragh
  • Phone Number: +353 404 45302
The Conservatory is a hidden gem - a real find whilst we were exploring the Military Road south of Dublin, and well worth a visit, especially if you happen to be visiting Glendalough (one of Irelands most popular tourist destinations). The staff at The Conservatory are wonderfully friendly and hospitable, and the cafe/restaurant is so very quaint and gorgeous that was deservedly voted in The Bridgestone 100 best restaurants in Ireland 2010. It is an absolutely delightful and charming addition to the existing B&B.

It has had various online reviews:

Contact details: Lisa de la Haye - 353 0404 45302 (mob: 353086 105 0592
Emails: lisa@theconservatory.ie
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