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Ruby Ellen's Tea Rooms

Marian House | Newry Street, Carlingford, Ireland
+353 42 937 3385
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  • Excellent74%
  • Very good18%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“cakes” (58 reviews)
“carrot cake” (11 reviews)
“wraps” (7 reviews)
Closes in 11 min
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM Hours
Irish, Cafe, European, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Marian House | Newry Street, Carlingford, Ireland
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We had the afternoon tea luch, was really good and nice presented. Especially carrot cake was amazing.

Thank Erik B
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We had a lovely coffee and beautiful cake in here. Staff were very friendly too..well worth a visit. Lovely spot

Thank lilymaisie
Reviewed 1 week ago

I didn't even know the tea rooms existed until we were caught int the rain on a Sunday afternoon and popped in. The place is charming and the staff are busy but efficient. Will definitely visit again, and allow more time to taste the tempting...More

Thank Dinodub
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Myself and my sister called in to Ruby Ellens for a bite to eat. The restaurant is so pretty and quaint with china cups, plates and paraphanalia hung on the walls and on shelves giving it a lovely warm and cosy feeling. The waitress was...More

Thank Goodtimeshad2016
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Popped in for coffee and cake. It is a warm and inviting cafe with a great selection of cakes. I didn’t eat a meal but it all looks very good. Will definitely be back

Thank africantravel
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had tea and cake here in July with family home from Australia the staff were so friendly and the cakes delicious I would recommend here to anyone

Thank ann m
Reviewed 6 September 2018

Happened to be wandering around Carlingford of a Sunday afternoon, as it was our first time here we were not sure where to go for a lazy afternoon bite to eat. We picked Ruby Ellen's as it was favourably listed on TripAdvisor. What an absolute...More

Thank LH-Jennings
Reviewed 5 September 2018 via mobile

Friendly service, large range of wonderful cakes and savouries, good value, couldn't recommend highly enough.

Thank greyhairedgranny
Reviewed 3 September 2018

busy busy place, very popular. We had breakfast, breakfast menu had lots to choose from and was gorgeous big portions. The tea room is lovely and staff friendly. I would definately recommend if you are every in Carlingford, pop in for breakfast or lunch. This...More

Thank Isobel W
Reviewed 1 September 2018

Beautiful food & setting friendly and welcoming staff..cakes are amazing ...worth travelling from UK to go to...had to bring my 'Ellen' here...just do it you will love it ! what a great place in Carlingford

Thank KerryJ634
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1 May 2018|
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Response from Moke13 | Reviewed this property |
I booked and I believe you have to.
22 July 2017|
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Response from Tom M | Reviewed this property |
Sorry only seeing this now - I guess you visited by now, but the in any event I couldn't answer your questions, except to say we found the prices reasonable, given that the quality was quite good.
21 March 2017|
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Response from BJDublin | Reviewed this property |
It's a tea room, not a 5 star hotel. All the cakes and scones are homemade and delicious. In my opinion you would be very hard to please if you were disappointed.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 6 - US$ 14
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Marian House | Newry Street, Carlingford, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Louth  >  Cooley Peninsula  >  Carlingford
  • Phone Number: +353 42 937 3385
Ruby Ellen's Tea Rooms in Carlingford's menus include breakfasts, light snacks, Afternoon Tea (for two or more), Desserts, Children's and Tea & Coffee menu. Ruby Ellen's Tea Rooms extensive Loose Tea selection is unrivalled between Belfast & Dublin.. Ruby Ellen's is an ideal venue for a party or group outing, we have four Tea Rooms and a lovely sheltered terrace with views of Carlingford Lough & Mourne Mountains. Visit us when in Carlingford, for a relaxing get-together with friends, we are open 7 days.
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