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Cupan Tae - Galway, Galway, Galway

Cupan Tae - Galway

4.7
4.7
126 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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2 people

19:00


Booked 1 time 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

What 126 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

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

NoiseModerate

Diners' Choice Awards

  • Connacht

    Best Overall

  • Connacht

    Best Food

  • Connacht

    Best Service

  • Connacht

    Best Ambience

  • Connacht

    Best Value

  • Connacht

    Fit for Foodies

  • Connacht

    Neighbourhood Gem

  • Connacht

    Romance

  • Connacht

    Special Occasions

  • Galway City

    Best Overall

  • Galway City

    Best Food

  • Galway City

    Best Service

  • Galway City

    Best Ambience

  • Galway City

    Best Value

  • Galway City

    Fit for Foodies

  • Galway City

    Special Occasions

  • Galway City

    Most Booked

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  1. S

    Shamrock

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Cupan Tae Afternoon Tea was the most experience it was just beautiful the servers were so nice the shop is beautifully decorated .The most lovely afternoon ever and we will definitely be back .Wonderful.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 August 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    Made a special effort to make it here for a birthday treat to myself. Service was perfunctory at best. The sandwich fillings lacked flavor and the bread was stale. Would not recommend Cupan Tae to a local or a tourist!
  3. DB

    DebbieB

    Connacht

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Staff were polite and knowledgable a very relaxing experience
  4. CT

    ClaudiaT

    Connacht

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Such a lovely atmosphere and the ladies gracefully serving tea with in their themed dresses made it even more charming! Excellent selection of teas and superb courgette cake (recommended by Roberta). Not to be missed if you like tea, books and a taste of the early XX century!
  5. d

    denisec

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 July 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We had a nice table and an attentive hostess. Nice attention to detail. Everything was fresh. There was no delay. A moment in time
  6. CA

    CAROLINER

    Connacht

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A magical experience for my mother's Birthday.
  7. S

    Sheri

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful spot for a delightful tea time! The food was delicious and the staff was incredible. And of course, the tea was exactly what I needed. So many options and oh so tasty!
  8. MK

    McKennaR

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 July 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Im from the United states and was on vacation with my family when we decided to find somewhere to have afternoon tea and with out search we found Cupan Tea! This Tea house was beautiful and quite. It was so comfortable and the staff was amazing and the food and tea were to die for! this was an amazing experience and one that i will remember for the rest of my life!
  9. A

    Anne

    St. Louis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Cupan Tae is a wonderful and memorable experience. The venue is charming and the wait staff are very helpful in terms of describing the dishes, what is special about them, and how they are made. Their expertise is especially impressive when they assist their patrons to choose among their creative and delicious home-blended teas. A delightful experience!
  10. BO

    BernieO

    Connacht

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 July 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Afternoon Tea was wonderful and the decor was perfect. I was a little disappointed in the dessert’s, the four choices were all much of the same. A cheese cake or a chocolate mousse would have been lovely
  11. j

    julie29

    Northern MI

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on 9 July 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Absolutely delightful and charming experience - highly recommend!! Lovely tea sandwiches, really good scones, and great tea of course! Friendly, welcoming service.
  12. M

    Mariapsilva

    Connacht

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely amazing experience. The staff was very friendly, the food and tea were absolutely amazing and the decoration was perfect and created the best ambiance. Also really loved the soundtrack. Definitely going back for all of my special occasions.
  13. A

    Anonymous

    Washington DC

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on 3 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved this haven in bustling Galway. Wonderful gluten free desserts, delicious tea, welcoming atmosphere.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My mom and I visited this place on a whim. The tea and food was delicious and the place is very cute inside.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 1 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a cute and atmospheric tea house! And the service was so warm and welcoming!
  16. t

    tracid

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 30 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My daughter and I had a wonderful time at afternoon tea. Everything was delicious, beautifully presented, and served with a smile.
  17. J

    Jake

    Connacht

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A Lovely spot with great tea and small bites would recommend if you are looking for a nice place to take visiting family or a date.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on 20 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely experience. Selection of teas is tremendous, and it would have been interesting to try several-- but we weren't there for a tasting. We had the afternoon tea, which was filling and delicious. Must have reservation, but it's easy enough to make one on Open Table. Staff are very friendly!
  19. EK

    EvaK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely afternoon tea, unusual flavours very friendly efficient service
  20. TH

    TeresaH

    London

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 May 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Most disappointing after 10 years of visiting.
  21. TS

    TorbenS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    A lovely place to have an afternoon tea right in the middle of Galway city. We had a nearly perfect experience - a delightful interior, friendly, competent staff that gave great advice about choosing our tea, a wide choice of delicious tea blends, creative, tasty pastries and savouries to accompany the tea. Our only rather minor complaint would be the background music - which was a little too loud and a little too "hectic" and electronic for our personal tastes. But that really didn't take away much from what was altogether a very enjoyable experience.
  22. DE

    DevonE

    Nashville

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 25 May 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Place was closed! The kids were so disappointed.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Staff was very welcoming and friendly! Great with our toddler, they even made him pancakes! Tea and food was also wonderful!
  24. RK

    RoseK

    Ireland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 15 May 2022

    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.
  25. T

    Tealady

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 May 2022

    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.
  26. KD

    KatieD

    Connacht

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 May 2022

    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 .
  27. H

    Hayley

    New England

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 8 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husband and I were in Galway and had afternoon tea here, and we absolutely loved it. The place is absolutely adorable, every corner has something to look at, the staff was lovely. What we didn't expect to love so much was the very catchy and funky swing/flapper music that was playing. It was so fun, not overpowering, and just very appropriate for the setting. We were told the store has a playlist on Spotify but we haven't been able to find it, would love to know what it is! The tea selection is pretty large and they provide a timer so that you steep appropriately, the finger sandwiches, scones, sweets were also all very good and very unique. This will certainly be on our must do list the next time we're in Galway.
  28. L

    Lukas

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was an overall wonderful experience, from the tea, to the food, to the staff. The tea is the finest available in Galway. The Emerald Isle is my personal recommendation. In the event that I could have one last meal, I would choose the dessert at Cupan Tae. In addition to delicious food and tea, the ambiance of Cupan Tae is equally enjoyable. The staff is among the friendliest that I have ever met. Despite only having lived in Galway for four months, I always felt like a local whenever I attended Cupan Tae. A trip to Cupan Tae is a must if you are visiting Galway.
  29. 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!
  30. KK

    KathyK

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    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.
  31. 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
  32. 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!
  33. 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
  34. P

    Prigiatti

    Dublin

    1 review

    vip
    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!
  35. 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.
  36. 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.
  37. RS

    RaquelS

    Connacht

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A very nice experience. Delicious food and wonderfull service.
  38. 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!!!
  39. 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 :(
  40. 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!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • 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 4.7 stars by 126 OpenTable diners.

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

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2 people

19:00


Booked 1 time 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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