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Queen of Tarts

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Baking/Bakery / Café

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Queen of Tarts
4 Cork Hill, Dame Street , Dublin 2 Dublin city
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Tel: +353 1 670 7499

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A snug little tearoom filled with wonderful smells. The menu is extensive but it’s the delicious cakes, buns and biscuits that are the real draw
  • Café
  • Contemporary Irish
  • Al Fresco
  • Atmospheric
  • Breakfast Venue
  • Budget Meals (€21-35/£14-23 pp 3-courses, not inc. dr
  • Buzzy Atmosphere
  • Daytime/Coffee
  • Informal
  • MSG Free
  • Organic Produce used (mainly)
  • Sunday Dining
  • Tea Rooms
  • Vegetarian Friendly (always at least 1 starter & 1 main course)
  • Vegetarian Menu

Queen of Tarts

Behind Yvonne and Regina Fallon's quaint traditional shopfront near Dublin Castle lies an equally quaint traditional tea room, with warmly welcoming friendly and efficient staff, and wonderful smells wafting across the room as they struggle to make space for new arrivals to the comfortable, lived-in little room.

Yvonne and Regina both trained as pastry chefs, but there's nothing 'cheffy' about the good home baking that you'll find here - the emphasis is on wholesomeness and real flavour.

Service begins with breakfast (including a vegetarian cooked breakfast) which is served until the lunch/afternoon menu takes over at noon.

Home-made scones, buttermilk brown bread, roast chicken & coriander tartlets, warm plum tarts with cream, chocolate fudge cake, orange chocolate pinwheel cookies and much else besides take their place on a surprisingly extensive menu, which includes some seriously good sandwiches and salads - most people pop in for a snack, but you could just as easily have a 3-course lunch.

Renowned for their homely atmosphere and home cooked fare, everything on the menus is also available to go.

Inexpensive, consistently excellent food, lovely atmosphere and great service - what more could anyone ask?

[*Also around the corner at: 3-4 Cow's Lane, Temple Bar, tel +353 1 633 4681].

Seats 25. Open daily: Mon-Fri 8am - 7pm (L12-7); Sat, 9am-7pm; Sun 10am - 6pm. Air conditioning; toilets wheelchair accessible; children welcome. Closed 24-28 Dec, bank hols. MasterCard, Visa, Laser abbreviations
Last Updated: 06-07-2013
Author: Georgina Campbell

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