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The Conservatory

) #4 of 5 Restaurants in Laragh ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ Irish, Cafe, European
The Old School House | R756, Laragh, Ireland
+353 404 45302
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  • Excellent81%
  • Very good6%
  • Average6%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible4%
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“scones” (11 reviews)
“soups” (3 reviews)
“ice cream” (2 reviews)
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Irish, Cafe, European, British, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly
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The Old School House | R756, Laragh, Ireland
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Reviews (44)
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Reviewed 2 days ago

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 5 days ago

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 1 week ago 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 2 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 18 April 2017

Came across The Conservatory by mistake. Heading along the Military Road through the Wicklow mountains we decided to stop for a coffee, rather than the cycling dominated shop / cafe next door - It looked so much more inviting. It was like stepping back in...More

Thank Theclarkclan
Reviewed 8 April 2017

I am not sure exactly how wide-ranging the menu is, but it was a very pleasant place to stop on a wet afternoon, for a surprise indulgence. Building building, has been tastefully re-vamped. Go on..treat yourself.

Thank tuscair
Reviewed 29 March 2017 via mobile

Very nice place to stop by and relax while exploring Wicklow. We got lovely soup and cream tea and it was very fresh and tasty and not expensive either. There is a very relaxing atmosphere with very friendly and helpful staff. We had to wait...More

Thank Magda S
Reviewed 20 March 2017

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...More

Thank Orlaith M
Reviewed 19 March 2017 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...More

Thank Claire R
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Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff
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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
  • E-mail
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