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Cupan Tae - Galway, Galway, Galway

Cupan Tae - Galway

4.7
4.7
135 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!

Permanently Closed

This restaurant is permanently closed.

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    €30 and under
  • 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
    The Claddagh
  • 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 135 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.7
4.7 based on all time ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

135 Reviews
  1. ColleenP

    Greater Boston

    134 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    134 reviews

    Dined on 10 October 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I have admired this little place from outside for some time. I was delighted to finally have my own experience! Everything met my expectations. Tea and food is just delicious. The china and linens are exquisite. The sun happened to be out during my visit, so looking out through the hanging teacups was so pretty. If high tea is your thing then you will really enjoy!

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Kansas City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 October 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Lovely place with great food and excellent service!

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  3. Lucia

    Connacht

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 October 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Take your reservation and enjoy this amazing experience, NOW!!!

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 October 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Cutest tea place! Great service and great food. Didnt feel rushed. It was perfect!

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 September 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Incredible !

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  6. KelseyD

    Connacht

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 September 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Felt like I was back in time, loved the food and the tea! Truly Magical

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  7. Barb

    Exclusive

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 August 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We had afternoon tea at cupàn tae and it really lovely. The food was good and staff were very friendly.

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  8. SusanK

    Connacht

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 August 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Cupan Tae is a cute little teashop looking out to the Quay in Galway. Using china teacups, embroidered table cloths and flapper inspired music an ambience is set to transport you back in time to when tea was enjoyed and savoured. The afternoon tea menu is set but there is a huge selection of teas to choose from that have detailed descriptions to help you choose. The ladies serving us were very friendly, attentive and knowledgeable. Each item of food was tea infused and everything was delicious. I had the Roses are Red which smelled amazing and tasted beautiful. I was disappointed when I reached the bottom of my teapot.

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  9. Mariapsilva

    Connacht

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 20 August 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Second time going and we absolutely love it for special occasions. The staff are fantastic and incredibly nice and the food is so good and beautiful. Will definitely be back many more times.

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  10. Shamrock

    Connacht

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 August 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    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.

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 4 August 2022

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    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!

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  12. DebbieB

    Connacht

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 August 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Staff were polite and knowledgable a very relaxing experience

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  13. ClaudiaT

    Connacht

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 August 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    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!

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  14. denisec

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 July 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We had a nice table and an attentive hostess. Nice attention to detail. Everything was fresh. There was no delay. A moment in time

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  15. CAROLINER

    Connacht

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 July 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A magical experience for my mother's Birthday.

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  16. Sheri

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 July 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    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!

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  17. McKennaR

    Connacht

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 July 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    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!

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  18. Anne

    St. Louis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 July 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    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!

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  19. BernieO

    Connacht

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 July 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    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

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  20. julie29

    Northern MI

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on 9 July 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely delightful and charming experience - highly recommend!! Lovely tea sandwiches, really good scones, and great tea of course! Friendly, welcoming service.

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  21. Mariapsilva

    Connacht

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 7 July 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    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.

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  22. Anonymous

    Washington DC

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on 3 July 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Loved this haven in bustling Galway. Wonderful gluten free desserts, delicious tea, welcoming atmosphere.

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 1 July 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My mom and I visited this place on a whim. The tea and food was delicious and the place is very cute inside.

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 1 July 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What a cute and atmospheric tea house! And the service was so warm and welcoming!

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  25. tracid

    Philadelphia

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 30 June 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My daughter and I had a wonderful time at afternoon tea. Everything was delicious, beautifully presented, and served with a smile.

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  26. Jake

    Connacht

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 June 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    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.

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on 20 June 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    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!

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  28. EvaK

    Connacht

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 June 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely afternoon tea, unusual flavours very friendly efficient service

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  29. TeresaH

    London

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 29 May 2022

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Most disappointing after 10 years of visiting.

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  30. TorbenS

    Connacht

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 May 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    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.

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  31. DevonE

    Nashville

    4 reviews

    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 25 May 2022

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Place was closed! The kids were so disappointed.

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 22 May 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Staff was very welcoming and friendly! Great with our toddler, they even made him pancakes! Tea and food was also wonderful!

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  33. Rose

    Dublin

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 15 May 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    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.

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  34. Tealady

    Limerick

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 May 2022

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 1
    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.

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  35. KatieD

    Connacht

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 14 May 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    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 .

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  36. Hayley

    Greater Boston

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 8 May 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    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.

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  37. Lukas

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 May 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    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.

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  38. CaoimheM

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 April 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Gorgeous spoyfor afternoon tea! You won't be disappointed. Staff were lovely, food was delicious, atmosphere was perfect!

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  39. KathyK

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 18 April 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    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.

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  40. AgnieszkaZ

    Connacht

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 April 2022

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    It was too expensive for the small little pieces of food

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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 135 OpenTable diners.

Permanently Closed

This restaurant is permanently closed.

Google Map for Cupan Tae - Galway

8 Quay Lane, Galway, Galway Galway

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    Flood Street
  • Area
    The Claddagh
  • Hours of Operation
    Afternoon Tea Mon, Thu–Sun 12:00 pm–6:00 pm
  • Price
    €30 and under
  • 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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