Cupan Tae - Galway

4.6
48 reviews
€30 and under
Afternoon Tea

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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!

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
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 48 People Are Saying
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SharonH
Carlow
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
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

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EPhi
Galway
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
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.

MD
MaryD
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
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

EP
EPwozere
1 review
Dined on 9 September 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

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

JM
JackieM
1 review
Dined on 9 September 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 :)

MK
MaryK
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a lovely afternoon tea!

KH
KatelynH
1 review
Dined on 2 September 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!

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ValerieM
London
1 review
Dined on 28 August 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!!

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patfromGort
1 review
Dined on 27 August 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.

GH
GemmaH
Cork
6 reviews
Dined on 27 August 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.

NM
NatalieM
1 review
Dined on 27 August 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 😊

LM
LouiseM
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 27 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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Awhofellintowonderland
Galway
1 review
Dined on 21 August 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.

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Rebecca
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 19 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

BG
BrigidG
Galway
1 review
Dined on 16 August 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.

GT
GalwayTourist
Galway
1 review
Dined on 9 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely service, lovely time! The sandwiches were wonderful and the way they let you smell all the tea was incredible

MM
MariaM
1 review
Dined on 8 August 2021
Overall2food3service5ambience2

It was lovely, with my 5 year old and mom. But they were so strict on the bundle menu,that it made it very awkward for us when people came in and sat and wanted just a cup of tea after a trek around the city it seemed,and they had to spend 18 minimum to stay in. There were 3 older women in,in the time we were there (individually) who sat and then left so the table had to be cleaned etc. Seemed so weird and we felt so bad for them...the girls were so friendly though and my daughter loved her first time there. I will go again for sure but I will wait until the menu is back to normal as it was quite pricey for what we got as well, compared to other places.

EB
EB00
1 review
Dined on 7 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Would definitely recommend especially afternoon tea package. Relaxed atmosphere with cosy surroundings and ambience.

SG
SoledadG
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 2 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My partner and I had the most romantic and old fashioned style of dates ever!! It was a dream come true having afternoon tea in an Edwardian style!!! The girls were so friendly and attentive. The tea based food made it unique!

CF
ClaireF
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent, beautiful food and tea, great service!

OA
OuttolunchAgain
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on 29 July 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

First day of indoor dining. Staff were super nice and everybody excited to be ‘back to normal’.

TO
TaraO
N. Ireland
1 review
Dined on 1 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was the perfect Afternoon treat for our trip to Galway, the girls are so lovely and helpful... we even came away with some tea leaves to share with family and friends

CL
CharleenL
Galway
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely loved it such a lovely experience lovely ambiance staff were extremely knowledagble

SM
SineadM
Galway
1 review
Dined on 23 September 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Had afternoon tea which was beautiful also had the tea infused with caramel and popcorn which was interesting but nice

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Claire
Galway
1 review
Dined on 17 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff are always so lovely and friendly. Was bringing my friends there for the first time for afternoon tea. They were so accommodating and offered top ups whenever we asked

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AdeleB
Galway
1 review
Dined on 17 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely place, food and brilliant staff!! Even bought some tea to take away🥰

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Snowy
Galway
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, excellent food, excellent period atmosphere.

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NatalieA
Galway
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely afternoon spent with my daughter, service & tea was perfect look forward to revisiting next time I’m in Galway

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fino
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had afternoon tea and it was excellent. The sandwiches and cakes were made with care and invention. Everything was delicious. The service and ambience were lovely. A real treat.

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EtainU
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff were fabulous and very accommodating to myself and my friend who are vegetarians - I had informed them in advance and they had ensured there were vegetarian options for us during afternoon tea.
A gorgeous spot!
Thank you for taking such good care of us.

MC
MariatetesaC
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything perfect: excellent service, excellent product quality, typically English atmosphere . Congratulations to the cook: good and perfect both the salty and the sweet ! Do not miss!

CC
CathyC
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 28 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A quaint and charming place with delicious slightly different afternoon tea, I would really recommend it

VF
VivianF
1 review
Dined on 19 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A super place, with great attentive friendly staff, for a quietclassy treat for a special occasion, or a catch up on a 1:1, safely, with a friend in these Covid-19 times. Yummy sandwiches and cakes. Thank you to all there.

MB
MaryB
Galway
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Lovely old fashioned tea shop, although in our case we had some beautiful cappuccinos in china mugs. The service is lovely; friendly and knowledgeable wait staff. And the range of cakes, sandwiches and tea...wonderful!

KA
KATHLEENH
Galway
1 review
Dined on 15 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a brilliant experience at An Cupan Tae, Galway. Booked online about a week before and was able to confirm booking etc online in advance. When we arrived the staff were so friendly, they were able to guide us on which teas suited our taste preferences and nothing was a bother to them. We arrived 15 mins early and the table was ready for us. We had the high tea, and the food, tea and prosecco was amazing. A top class experience, would definitely recommend!

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AshF
Galway
1 review
Dined on 15 August 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Lovely place to go for a change of scenery! The food was well presented and the staff were very attentive. The cocktails were also lovely! The only downside was the price, it was quite expensive but nice for a treat or special occasion!

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CaitrionaW
Galway
1 review
Dined on 11 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for afternoon tea and I was very happy. Lovely atmosphere and decoration and the staff were friendly and very informative. Would definitely come again as the entire experience was very pleasant and the food was tasty and plentiful.

RG
RoselineG
Galway
1 review
Dined on 1 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappointed with Cupan Tae's afternoon tea! Great service and excellent tea and delicious treats and food.

AI
AIDANS
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful place to visit, food and service Five Star.

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KathleenL
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dessertnoon was delicious, a perfect birthday treat for my daughter. The staff were attentive and very friendly. The whole experience was very enjoyable. Will be back again!

FAQs

Cupan Tae - Galway is rated 4.6 stars by 48 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.