Caffe Vergnano 1882

3.3
20 reviews
€30 and under
Italian
First opened in 1883 in Italy, The Strand Hotel Bray are the first in Ireland to welcome Caffe Vergnano to our shores. Offering rich coffees, pastries and Italian cuisine and open 7 days a week from early morning through to the evening. In warmer months (or with a blanket on colder days), you can sit out on the large terrace and enjoy the panoramic view over the bay.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 20 People Are Saying
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3.3based on recent ratings
3.2
food
3.3
service
3.6
ambience
3.2
value
Noise · Moderate
75% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 20 July 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

I booked this restaurant on the basis that there was vegan options on the menu. When we arrived the menu was for Wilde’s, the restaurant downstairs. There was no vegan main-course and when asked we were told the chef could not prepare a vegan main course. They could have very easily offered a veggie pizza with no cheese but were extremely unaccommodating especially since the menu was not for the restaurant we had booked. Very disappointed and staff we unhelpful.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Terrible service - we were seated for a noon reservation and were told the kitchen wouldn’t be open for 30+ min and then ignored (restaurant had been open since 9 am). The manager also turned people away who had made reservations. We ultimately left and went somewhere else.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Brought to table by manager and given no menus - waited 10 minutes for someone to notice us - waiter arrived and told us the kitchen was closed even though we reserved and paid deposit on opentable. Waiter went to check with kitchen then came back and told us they would serve us if we hurried up (exact words and probably verbatim what the chef barked at her). The menu was not the same as advertised on open table - no Italian dishes and basic bar food only. We ordered starters and mains and the waiter came back from kitchen and told us that it would all have to arrive together. Nachos were gross.. half melted mozzarella and some sauce from a jar and the fish was deep fried but cremated. Burger was grand. Ordered more drinks and told we couldn’t get them because they were out of ice.. had to listen to another angry table waiting for their round of drinks for 30 minutes and another table waiting endlessly for bill who eventually took matters into their own hands and got up and went looking for a manager. Another table questioning items on their bill. Seemed like senior staff/ managers hanging around the bar doing nothing with face masks off or half on while the young staff tried their best. The floor manager (I think) dropped our bill off and everyone else’s while we were still eating. Last thing we ordered was a pint Heineken and a Prosecco. Waited 30 minutes for Prosecco to arrive from another part of the building and my wife just put it in her bag and we left because we had already been asked to settle up. I’m sure the place is usually better than this review but we caught them at the end of a very busy day.. it was genuinely farcical though.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 13 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall a lovely spot to eat. Service was pleasant.
My mojito mocktail was not nice. Also I clearly asked to not to bring rice or chips with my curry as I won't eat them and don't want to waste food. Bowl of rice landed on my table few minutes after 🙄 Went to the bin. Hate that. Curry was lovely though.

RB
RachelB
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Booked Cafr Vergano for a birthday treat for my friend, table was on the terrace right beside the stairs so not very comfortable with people constantly passing by, also the table next to us was very close and not very private. We ordered nachos to start they were fine nothing exciting, as the menu was not that extensive we ordered two pizzas, they were very basic and we had to send one back as it was incorrect. Service was all over the place with one of the servers approaching us four times with the same drink that wasn't for us. Unfortunately I won't be rushing back for more.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 29 June 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience4

We arrived on time and there was no body to seat us. We had to go inside and yelled hello twice because the staff were busy chatting to each other. We were told that there will be 15 to 20 minutes delay with our food as there was a problem in the kitchen. We were still chewing our starter when the staff cleared our table telling us that our mains were on the way, leaving the used cutleries for us to reuse. I won't comment bad on the food but it was neither upto standard. Pinacolada was as good as shaved ice. Worst is I was charged 10 euros for a no show and it was so easy for them to say that it was a mistake. Refund was made but it had already caused me and my husband a good degree of disappointment. No wonder the whole place was near empty despite the beautiful weather. The place should be managed better with better trained crews if only to recover from this pandemic loss.

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OpenTable Diner
Wicklow
2 reviews
Dined on 27 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fresh and tasty. Efficient and effective service.

OM
OisinM
Dublin
4 reviews
Dined on 18 June 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Head chef has left and the restaurant was not serving the advertised menu. Bar food only. We left and went elsewhere.

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 12 June 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Myself and my partner went for a what we thought would be a lovely seaside meal but we were very disappointed with the meal we had. To begin, there was no pinot griogo white wine and when we asked what they had the waitress said I don't know check the menu. I asked for my pizza to have a small amount of cheese on it and the waitress told me she couldn't accommodate that because the kitchen is so backed up. We ordered starters and mains and we were given both our starters and our mains at the same time because "the kitchen was so backed up" they had to serve both our courses together. I asked for my starter to have no cheese and it came with cheese. Our table had so many plates on it we had to put some on the seat beside me. We asked for cocktails and we were told there was no more cocktails. The ambiance consisted of customers complaining about their orders being wrong. Our bill came to €90 and may aswell of flushed the €90 down the drain, I could of cooked a nicer meal for us. Very disappointed

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OpenTable Diner
Wicklow
1 review
Dined on 12 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

FANTASIC CANNOT COMMEND THE STAFF AND MANAGEMENT ENOUGH

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 11 June 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Everything about food and service was actually bad, only the waitresses were nice

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 7 June 2021
Overall2food4service2ambience3

New girl hadn’t a clue, I’m assuming she was new, told us their was no cocktails then ten mins later their was, understandable if she was new, she made our order more complicated then it should have been.

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Auds161
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food, really good value, great service . Looking forward to Our next visit, although it will be while we will be back. Thanks for lovely evening.

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Andrew
Wicklow
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I really appreciate your staff, they are very helpful and very efficient to me. Congratulations! My many thanks!

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Alan
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Staff and food excellent, highly recommend.

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knucklepuck
Dublin
6 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb food. Really fresh and tasty. Great price for lunch.

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Burgerfan
Wicklow
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great burgers, excellent service and good value. Lovely views over beach.

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
5 reviews
Dined on 8 August 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Service was great, food was abit below par for the price. Fish and Chips for 14€ would need to be above par. It wasn’t.

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michaelw
London
3 reviews
Dined on 15 July 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

The nicest garlic bread I have ever tasted and I have tasted a lot arancini only average pizza was fine starters too expensive for the amount of food you get lovely room but we were the only people there. But we did enjoy our evening nice bottle of red 14.5 % wow.

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
5 reviews
Dined on 3 July 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Very good service, food was nice. Though dessert was a stale brownie, that I had chosen. But drink selection was great.

FAQs

Caffe Vergnano 1882 offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (01) 548 2960.

Caffe Vergnano 1882 is rated 3.3 stars by 20 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 bookings at the moment.