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Cullen's Bistro & Coffee House

Market Street, Clifden, Ireland
+353 95 21983
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good24%
  • Average10%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible18%
Travellers talk about
“whiskey cake” (4 reviews)
“irish stew” (8 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Irish, European, Cafe
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
Market Street, Clifden, Ireland
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11 - 20 of 87 reviews

Reviewed 8 August 2016

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...More

Thank Koen B
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
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
Reviewed 25 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...More

Thank Michaela998
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
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...More

1  Thank Philip C
Reviewed 13 July 2016

I dropped in for tea and a slice of carrot cake on a Thursday afternoon. The service I received was fine and the cake was delicious. I was on my own and therefore was able to follow other customers' experiences, and the service they were...More

Thank Love2roaml
Reviewed 2 July 2016

My wife and I visited this little Bistro on Sunday 26th June, shortly after 2:30pm, to get a snack. When we walked in we got a curt "Hello" from the lady (owner?) who then continued with her work. We were not shown to a table...More

Thank Tony W
Reviewed 3 June 2016

Mary and Sheamus run one of the finest cafes in all of Clifden. if you can finish one of their fine fillings of a course, then you are deserving of their delicious homemade deserts. the food served is perfectly complemented by the quality of service...More

Thank joshuastoney
Reviewed 30 May 2016

My wife and I dined here during our holidays in Clifden. It was a most wonderful dining experience. The restaurant is small, homely exceptionally clean and with a wonderful staff. The quality of the food was very good and the Home-made carrot cake - mmmmmmmmmm...More

Thank GerCo_Clare
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, 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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