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Bowe's Foodhall & Cafe

The Square, Durrow, Ireland
+353 5740669
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good23%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“lunch” (40 reviews)
“cakes” (9 reviews)
Open Now
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Hours
Irish, Cafe, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
The Square, Durrow, Ireland
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a lovely little spot. I enjoyed a lunch here recently and thought the food was very tasty. The service was good and overall I really enjoyed it. If I were to have one slight criticism it would be that it's a little on...More

1  Thank Daniel M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

i love to come here for lunch. the food is always tasty, it is always busy, so we have to plan to be here just after 12 or else around 1.30, as the rush at lunch time is unimaginable for a small town. it caters...More

Thank loughmanjack
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

First time to visit Bowes and will return again! The food was amazing, the wait staff very attentive and lovely, big portions of food and not expensive! Well done Bowes!!

Thank Rachel W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped in for breakfast. Very pleasant staff. The coffee is exceptionally good. I opted for the full Irish breakfast. Delicious. Apart from the rashers, which were very salty. I couldn't eat them. My travelling companion went for the scrambled egg and smoked salmon which was...More

Thank pgbDublin
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing place. Couldn’t recommend it enough; the decor, the food, the staff. Everything is fab. Desserts are yummy and the menu has so many great things to try. Always busy which is great sign. The place is well run and looked after, staff very accommodating...More

Thank RachelMcd55
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Coffee is tremendous, food is fab, very difficult to select from a great menu. Great seating options also in various rooms. Just loved it. Unfortunately don't live anywhere near but will very much go out of my way to stop here again if anywhere close...More

Thank deedeecrush
Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

Breakfast, lunch, dinner or coffee and cake Bowes really caters for everyone. I regularly pick up takeaway sandwiches/salads (they have gluten free bread) & loads of vegetarian options as well as interesting sit down daily specials. Always a busy spot and in summer their outdoor...More

Thank EmmaLCarey
Reviewed 3 March 2018

Bowes is in the square of Durrow and a real little treasure of a place. Excellent lunch, fresh tasty foods with a difference. The staff are as adorable as the place itself, efficient and pleasant. I couldn't fault it. They also sell local made produce,...More

Thank Kay M
Reviewed 22 February 2018 via mobile

Lovely enjoyable breakfast, fresh produce and plenty. Service and staff excellent, well worth a visit and great value.

1  Thank eileen w
Reviewed 21 February 2018

Was in here on Saturday, very busy but staff seemed to have this under control while keeping a nice atmosphere. Was served by a lovely American girl, who was very helpful to my requests as I was initially unsure what to order. She convinced me...More

2  Thank MargaretS1001
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, Business meetings
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Square, Durrow, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Laois  >  Durrow
  • Phone Number: +353 5740669
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