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Cupan Tae - Galway, Galway, Galway

Cupan Tae - Galway

4.8
4.8
101 reviews
€30 and under
Afternoon Tea

IRELAND'S MOST STYLISH DESTINATION FOR AFTERNOON TEA

Experience true Irish Afternoon Tea with Cupán Tae. Enjoy our bespoke teas, savory sandwiches, scrumptious scones, and a tasting of sweet treats!

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Booked 5 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Afternoon Tea, Irish

  • Hours of Operation

    Afternoon Tea
    Mon, Thu–Sun 12:00 pm–6:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (091) 895 000

  • Payment Options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Area

    Galway’s West End

  • Cross Street

    Flood Street

  • Parking Details

    Parking is available at Jury's Hotel, or Hyne's car park on Merchant's Road.

  • Additional

    Patio/Outdoor Dining

Menu

View menu on restaurant's website

What 101 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Connacht

    Best Overall

  • Connacht

    Best Food

  • Connacht

    Best Service

  • Connacht

    Best Ambience

  • Connacht

    Best Value

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  1. RK

    RoseK

    Ireland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Four of us went for afternoon tea. What a beautiful place and experience. We had good weather so could sit outside. Service was excellent and every mouthful a total delight! What a tea menu too. I have been to a variety of different places for afternoon tea and this ranks as my favourite.

  2. T

    Tealady

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall3food4service3ambience1

    It is a real pity you can’t just go in for a scone or cake and tea. It’s afternoon tea only. Why? We have been going here for years and this time everything was so different. I loved coming in the door and seeing the selection of cakes in front of you. We were given a jug of milk that was gone sour, we were then given a second jug of milk that had clumps of milk in the tea and the waitress told us it was ok, then proceeded to get us the actual carton of the milk and show us the date. Shocking. By the time we got an actual cup of tea it was luke warm and extremely strong, I asked for a new pot of tea and the waitress said she would fill it up with hot water. Standards have definately dropped and the afternoon tea only thing makes no sense. The place was empty and they turned away atleast 10 people in the time we were there that’s just wanted some cake and tea. I have travelled here from Clare for years and am really disappointed. There is no comparison to how it used to be compared to how it is now.

  3. KD

    KatieD

    Connacht

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Brought my mom for her birthday. Staff even sang happy birthday to her , made a fuss of her and gave her a little treat of homemade popcorn. Lovely afternoon tea too .

  4. CM

    CaoimheM

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Gorgeous spoyfor afternoon tea! You won't be disappointed. Staff were lovely, food was delicious, atmosphere was perfect!

  5. KK

    KathyK

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Delightful tea room. We had afternoon tea. It was gourmet all the way. They also have a very wide selection of excellent teas. The service was first rate. Finally, they have loose teas for sale and I bought some for myself as as gifts. I highly recommend.

  6. AZ

    AgnieszkaZ

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 April 2022

    overall3food1service3ambience2

    It was too expensive for the small little pieces of food

  7. OW

    OliviaW

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Very nice experience! Our server helped with tea recommendations and a swap with one of the courses. The food was very good and such a cute restaurant!

  8. RC

    RuthC

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    A lovely place for a treat with amazing staff - definitely a good spot for a special occasion

  9. P

    Prigiatti

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely place! We had the Afternoon tea ( 25 Eur pp) and a mimosa each, and it was fabulous!

  10. E

    Emer

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Myself And my daughter had a belated Mother's Day celebration on Saturday 9th of April. The staff were incredibly welcoming and courteous. They seated us at a very sweet table for two upstairs by the window. The service was second to none and the afternoon Tea was delicious. The staff remained very attentive to any potential need throughout our time dining. I would highly recommend Cupan Tae for a spot of Afternoon Tea.

  11. SB

    SueB

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Had a wonderful experience. Food and tea were delicious. Bought loose tea as a souvenir of Ireland. Emerald Isle and Irish Breakfast. Both wonderful and delicious.

  12. RS

    RaquelS

    Connacht

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    A very nice experience. Delicious food and wonderfull service.

  13. B

    Brenda

    Indiana

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on 2 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    What a lovely and quaint place to have afternoon tea. The place is tastefully decorated; the food is delicious; and the tea selection is diverse and tasty!! The service was exceptional and I look forward to planning my next visit at this amazing place!!!

  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 1 April 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    The shop was unexpectedly closed despite our confirmed reservation on open table. We were only in town for the day and looking forward to the experience. Very disappointed :(

  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fabulous afternoon, knowledgable and extremely pleasant staff. Lovely surroundings. Made my Mother’s Day for both me & my Mam & treated my young son very well too!

  16. o

    olwynt

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 March 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Lovely afternoon tea. Mothers & daughters day. What a treat!

  17. CD

    ColetteDM

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 March 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience3

    Whilst we enjoyed the “ultimate afternoon tea experience” -and the tea was truly delicious, diners beware that there is absolutely no flexibility outside of the set menus - this is not made clear when booking. We would have happily given a 4 or 5 star review if our experience had not been marred by the rigid policy on dining. A young couple with a weeks old baby were made to feel extremely unwelcome and were in effect asked to leave. They had only wanted to order one of the afternoon teas which seems to be against the business policy. The impression given from the exchange was that there was more of a concern about their reviews rather than providing that “sumptuous” experience. It appeared that all common sense and a willingness to convey the best customers experience was very much missing. This left a very sour taste for us and it was not the dining atmosphere we had hoped for. And it is because of that we will neither return nor recommend this establishment again.

  18. N

    Natasha

    Connacht

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 March 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience5

    We had the lunch menu for savoury and desert. Scones were amazing ! Salmon and carrot cake was great. I did not enjoy the sandwich. But overall, great ambience, would definitely come again.

  19. AD

    AislingD

    Dublin

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 5 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This afternoon tea was so reasonable for everything we got. The food was delicious and the Prosecco was glittery. Couldn’t recommend it enough.

  20. PH

    PetteriH

    Connacht

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Can totally recommend, the cutest little tea room in Galway. Service is excellent and the staff will be able to help you choose the right kind of tea if you're at a loss. The afternoon tea food offering we had was excellent, different flavours and all complementing each other. When booking, do choose the most appropriate type of booking (birthday, date night, etc.) as they do actually tailor the service accordingly!

  21. C

    Caroline

    Connacht

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    All round winner from service to excellent food. Highly recommend a visit.

  22. d

    danw

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Very positive experience. Excellent staff. Great service, food and tea. Excellent selection.

  23. DB

    DiarraB

    Connacht

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Service was outstanding! They’re were friendly and helpful. The inside is very beautiful and food/tea is wonderful. 10/10 would go again!

  24. LK

    LiamK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had the Dessert Tea. Both tea and the sweet treats were delicious. Also bought some tea leaves to take home. Will be coming back again soon

  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Connacht

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 January 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing value, had afternoon tea for 2 with my mum and we both absolutley loved it. Tea was so lovely with a great selection to choose from. Food exceeded our expectations, it was delicious. Staff were so nice and helpful. Would highly recommend!!!

  26. JO

    JoshuaOBri

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 January 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Brilliant, lovely experience, gr at tea, scones were amazing - better than some we've had in Devon

  27. N

    Nicoleta

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The cutest and most delicious afternoon tea I've ever had. It's such a relaxing experience.

  28. AR

    AnnaR

    Limerick

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The most beautiful tea place I've ever been to. It's like entering a different world. The selection of teas is amazing and afternoon tea is sooooo delicious. Pity I live so far away, otherwise I'd be there at least once a week.

  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 4 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Really lovely service! Great food, tea, and very cute interior.

  30. MQ

    MeredithQ

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Delightful! The atmosphere was very quaint and the service was helpful and attentive. We had the Afternoon Tea (with mimosas to top it off) and every bit of it was delicious!

  31. TK

    TonyK

    Toronto

    79 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    79 reviews

    Dined on 27 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely friendly service and great food!!! Very well presented and a very nice experience.

  32. NB

    NathanB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    A spectacular place to go to for special occasions. I have now tried 5 of their teas and all of them have been absolutely fantastic. The staff was very helpful and friendly. If you are looking to have a proper tea this place is highly recommend.

  33. V

    Victoria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Cupan Tea was a wonderful experience. From the hostesses to the tea to the food to the decor, everything was perfect! We would HIGHLY recommend this teahouse to anyone in Galway.

  34. BQ

    BredaQ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This is the 4th time we've used Cupan Tae to kick off our Christmas mood and an Cupan Tae never disappoints, gets better if anything

  35. K

    Kyra

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    My favourite Afternoon tea, ever. It's such a loveky Café, staff are cheerful and obviously love their jobs. The food, especially the scones, is outstanding. If you're in Galway and like great tea, it's a must see.

  36. MF

    MichaelF

    Connacht

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Very nice place. Good quality food. Lovely staff. Nice ambiance.

  37. B

    Blue

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    A lovely place for afternoon tea. Both of the people I was with and the people at the table we were next to said it was the best tasting tea they have had in their life. The food that came with the tea was pretty good too but you are really there for the experience and the 50+ fun teas!

  38. SN

    SarN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wonderful experience! Was a gift for me and my mum. The chef and server came out singing happy birthday. Also, gave us a cup of hibiscus sprinkled popcorn.

  39. KO

    KristinO

    Connacht

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We celebrated my daughters birthday at Cupan Tae and had a grand time! The tea was excellent! The food was terrific! We will definitely come back the next time we are in Galway. Thank you for making my daughters birthday special!

  40. EJ

    EthanJ

    Connacht

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had a lovely time and really enjoyed our afternoon tea. The food was delicious and the staff is lovely as ever :D

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated

FAQs

Cupan Tae - Galway is rated 4.8 stars by 101 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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Booked 5 times today
Google Map for Cupan Tae - Galway

8 Quay Lane Galway, Galway Galway

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    Flood Street

  • Area

    Galway’s West End

  • Hours of Operation

    Afternoon Tea
    Mon, Thu–Sun 12:00 pm–6:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Afternoon Tea, Irish

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    Parking is available at Jury's Hotel, or Hyne's car park on Merchant's Road.

  • Payment Options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Patio/Outdoor Dining

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