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Cupan Tae - Galway

4.8
4.8
73 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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  • 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

  • Private party facilities

    Spend an afternoon in one of Galway’s last remaining hidden gems. The Serendipity Suite nestles itself on the world-renowned Spanish Arch overlooking the doorstep of the Atlantic Ocean. Upon arrival, your party will be greeted by our expert team and welcomed with our trademark champagne tea reception poured from our Russian Samovar. Experience the true essence of the Serendipity Occasion Suite while indulging in our premium high tea service, where inhibitions become an afterthought and sumptuousness becomes the norm. Capture the essence of Galway’s critically acclaimed tea room and escape into the picturesque backdrop while enjoying our bespoke high tea menu in this quintessentially Gatsby-esque setting. Find yourself lost in conversation while complimenting good company with an ambiance befitting your surroundings. SEATING FOR UP TO 25 GUESTS CATERING FOR HEN PARTIES, CORPORATE LUNCHEONS, AND EXQUISITE PRIVATE EVENTS

  • Neighborhood

    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

    Gender Neutral Restroom, Happy Hour, High Tea, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

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

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

    • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff temperature check required
    • Contact tracing information collected

Menu

View menu on restaurant's website

What 73 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. N

    Nicoleta

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 19, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

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

  2. AR

    AnnaR

    Limerick

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 10, 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.

  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 4, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

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

  4. MQ

    MeredithQ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 29, 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!

  5. TK

    TonyK

    Toronto

    79 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    79 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

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

  6. NB

    NathanB

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 26, 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.

  7. V

    Victoria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 25, 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.

  8. BQ

    BredaQ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 15, 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

  9. K

    Kyra

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 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.

  10. MF

    MichaelF

    Connacht

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

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

  11. B

    Blue

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 21, 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!

  12. SN

    SarN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 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.

  13. KO

    KristinO

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 10, 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!

  14. EJ

    EthanJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 8, 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

  15. MK

    MartinK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 3, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great experience, service, food and ambience brilliant. Looking forward to returning.

  16. RC

    RosannaC

    Connacht

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 26, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Service was excellent, but the food was outstanding!!!!!! Everything is fresh, made with love, great attention for details and everything made from scratch with local products. Amazing experience and fair play to the chef!

  17. AG

    AmandaG

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 25, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Service and food is absolutely fantastic - we had booked during our anniversary weekend trip and they brought out a complimentary snack while we were waiting and made us feel special. Food and tea is absolutely fab, you can't go wrong with whatever you choose off the menu!

  18. L

    Lars

    Montreal

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Very exquisite little tea house for high tea and desserts.

  19. V

    Vonn

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    My US visitors were made to fell part of the family, they were amazed by the freshness and quality of the food with fantastic portions, overwhelmed by the hospitality and warmth shown by the team, what a fabulous treat on a rainy Galway day

  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2021

    overall3food1service5ambience5

    The staff were absolutely amazing! Really lovely! I’m afraid the food didn’t quite meet our expectations. I ordered the afternoon tea and the sandwiches and savories were pretty but did not taste as good as they looked. The bread was mealy and the egg salad was pink… not very appetizing. My daughter needs gluten free and all they could offer her was a coddled egg and granola with yogurt. They also had a small piece of polenta cake that tasted terrible. Needless to say we were hungry two hours later! The ambiance is lovely, and staff so welcoming but I would give the food a pass.

  21. A

    Annie

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 20, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our waitress Laura was superb. Thank you kindly. The afternoon tea was devine. Such a lovely atmosphere and beautiful venue. The teas were excellent and so much yo choose from. The cake s were so tasty. Thank you . Cupan Tae needs to be top of the list of places to visit in Galway. The setting was just so nice and pretty.

  22. MD

    MariDam

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 19, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our experience at Cupan Tae. The waitresses were warm, friendly and extremely attentive. The food was fabulous!

  23. C

    Cart

    Connacht

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 19, 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    Lovely little tea place in Galway with kind, friendly staff!

  24. M

    Martina

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    We had a lovely Afternoon Tea for my mams birthday, she really enjoyed! Staff were so lovely and sang my mam happy birthday when the food came out. Nice little touch which made her feel very special. Thanks for a lovely afternoon.

  25. DS

    DavidS

    Connacht

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Afternoon tea for tea lovers is a great experience.

  26. SH

    SharonH

    Carlow

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 13, 2021

    overall3food3service4ambience4

    Staff were so lovely but I was a little let down with the afternoon tea for 25 euro pp , the savouries were very small and the egg mayonnaise on brown bread lacked flavour really , I think sandwiches would have been nicer and only 3 sweet treat and 1small scone , not really good value for money but couldn’t fault the girls .. very pleasant and gave a good explanations of the products on offer

  27. EP

    EPhi

    Connacht

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 12, 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Food beautifully presented, if a little small portions-wise, the choice of teas fabulous, and the staff couldn't be nicer. The ambience is quiet elegance, a lovely refuge from the more boisterous nature of Galway's Spanish Quarter.

  28. MD

    MaryD

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 12, 2021

    overall3food3service3ambience3

    Felt there was not a lot for the price in comparison to other afternoon teas we have enjoyed ! A half slice of brown bread with egg mayonnaise for each person .. we did ask for more so we did end up getting one slice Tea pot was just refilled with boiling water and not fresh tea What we did have was nice but would not be keen to return

  29. EP

    EPwozere

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 2021

    overall3food3service5ambience5

    Just expected more food for what we paid. A few more bites per plate please! Food was delicious though!

  30. JM

    JackieM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I booked afternoon tea for 3 adults and I had my little baby with me and the girls were so accommodating and kind. They had left us lots of room for the stroller and made us feel extremely comfortable. They sang happy birthday as it was a birthday celebration and made it so special for all of us. We could not have enjoyed it more. Thank you for making us feel so comfortable and for the little touches to help us celebrate. Can’t wait to come back again :)

  31. MK

    MaryK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 5, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Had a lovely afternoon tea!

  32. KH

    KatelynH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 2, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Overall a great experience. Staff was also able to slightly modify the menu for our dietary restrictions, but for the most part it is a set menu so check before arriving!

  33. VM

    ValerieM

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 28, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Really enjoyed my experience at Cupan Tae, the waitress was so nice and my afternoon tea was delicious. It felt like a real treat!!

  34. G

    patfromGort

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    From the moment you go in it feels like a special occasion. The service was friendly and helpful. The food was stunning, I really liked the fact that the food colourings wer natural, many special touches.

  35. GH

    GemmaH

    Cork

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food was amazing and tasty the galway creamy tea is to dye for and the decor is amazing. The staff are lovely and friendly was a great experience.

  36. NM

    NatalieM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Absolutely fabulous customer service and lovely desserts & tea. Fabulous with our two one year olds and made us so welcome. So thank you so much 😊

  37. LM

    LouiseM

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Absolutely lovely afternoon tea experience. Lovely selection of savoury and sweet treats. Highly recommend the dreamy creamy galway tea too.

  38. A

    Awhofellintowonderland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 21, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Not a tea drinker in any sense, but the girls were more then helpful to me recommendeding teas! Boyfriend was happy with his ordinary tea 🤣🤣🤣Would definitely go again.

  39. R

    Rebecca

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 19, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Gorgeous little place, both the service and food were above and beyond excellent. Would strongly recommend this place to anyone!

  40. BG

    BrigidG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 16, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    An absolutely lovely experience!!! Staff were very friendly and the food was so delicious.. I will defintitly be back again and recommend to anyone who likes cute and quaint settings and food.

FAQs

Cupan Tae - Galway is rated 4.8 stars by 73 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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Google Map for Cupan Tae - Galway

8 Quay Lane Galway, Galway Galway

  • Cross street

    Flood Street

  • Neighborhood

    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

    Gender Neutral Restroom, Happy Hour, High Tea, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine

  • Phone number

    (091) 895 000

  • Private party facilities

    Spend an afternoon in one of Galway’s last remaining hidden gems. The Serendipity Suite nestles itself on the world-renowned Spanish Arch overlooking the doorstep of the Atlantic Ocean. Upon arrival, your party will be greeted by our expert team and welcomed with our trademark champagne tea reception poured from our Russian Samovar. Experience the true essence of the Serendipity Occasion Suite while indulging in our premium high tea service, where inhibitions become an afterthought and sumptuousness becomes the norm. Capture the essence of Galway’s critically acclaimed tea room and escape into the picturesque backdrop while enjoying our bespoke high tea menu in this quintessentially Gatsby-esque setting. Find yourself lost in conversation while complimenting good company with an ambiance befitting your surroundings. SEATING FOR UP TO 25 GUESTS CATERING FOR HEN PARTIES, CORPORATE LUNCHEONS, AND EXQUISITE PRIVATE EVENTS

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