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The Old School House | R756, Laragh, Ireland
+353 404 45302
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Dublin, Ireland
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11 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Do not go to the Conservatory if you are in a hurry as this is a place to chill out, enjoy the atmosphere and the wonderful home cooking. A small but delicious menu at very reasonable prices. Beautifully decorated and spotlessly clean. Staff chilled out but very friendly. Enjoy!

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Thank Orlaith M
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We went 45min out of our way for this lunch spot a friend recommended, and it was totally worth it. Food was just awesome, all homemade. My husband had the minestrone, and i had the goat cheese and spinach tart. Note that it's cash only though.

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Thank Claire R
Dublin, Ireland
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped here by chance while visiting the area and boy were we lucky. This is one of those jems you occasionally come across when you least expect it. The atmosphere on a Saturday at lunchtime was excellent and the food was first class and made from scratch, not bought in. It appears to be a family run venture and... More 

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Thank Joseph B
Brighton, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017

Went to the Conservatory for a cream tea but have to say the service was extremely slow. Sat for ages at a dirty table and eventually had to ask if we could be served. The staff were unorganised and could do with upping their communication skills - very sullen and laid back. Cups, plates, etc. being practically thrown down on... More 

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Thank Laura B
Colchester, United Kingdom
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78 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016

This is a very nice place to stop for a break on the way to Glendalough or on a drive through the Wicklow mountains. Very nice freshly made food, and the scones are delicious. There are also some nice bits and pices for sale in the shop.

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Thank DavidKlaasen
Dublin, Ireland
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16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

A warm, friendly welcome and fantastic food to match. This is a rare find. Today was my second visit, and I am already planning my next drive through Sally Gap to get there. The soups are hearty, beautifully seasoned, and chock full of fresh vegetables and pulses, and served with a soft, moist savoury homemade scone. I relished every bite... More 

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Thank Conor E
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016

After a hike in Glendalough we popped into this adorable little cafe for tea and a snack - its so homely and lovely inside, there was a beautiful dog dozing in the corner. The scone I had was lovely, my friends had the chicken and leek pie and said it was great. The waitress serving us was lovely. All together... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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14 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

Left after 30 muns as we couldnt get served despite going to the service area 3 times. Poor and inattentive staff. Have to be losing a lot of business due to poor staffing mgmt. Nice looking place, cant cimment in the food as we couldnt get any

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

Stopped here with my husband & 3 teenage children on our way back from Glendalough. What a special place!! Beautiful tasty homemade food, stunning suroundings with great attention to detail & a very friendly personal welcome. Can't wait to go back.

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Thank Angela T
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016

If "The Conservatory" was in Dublin, Paris, London, NY or Rome you'd need a 2nd mortgage and/or the Lottery jackpot to dine here. Thankfully Lisa & her "Conservatory" are in Laragh, Co. Wicklow, a mere 2/3 minute drive from Glendalough. The atmosphere is laid back & totally relaxed in a beautifully airy conservatory attached to a magnificent old schoolhouse with... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Irish, Cafe, British, European, Soups
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • 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
Description
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:
http://www.independent.ie/lifestyle/property-plus/school-of-style-1311120.html
http://www.ireland.com/food/restaurants/the-conservatory/391500

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

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?