I do love Afternoon Tea! 🙂 I have been to a couple of places to celebrate engagements (mostly my own!), hen parties or just an excuse to have a bottle of champagne.
I’ve been here a few times and the more I go, the more I like it. The Atrium Lounge is beautiful and very relaxing – there is also the option of a private room for a large party, There are three options for Afternoon Tea here, Traditional, Mad Hatters or The Most Peculiar.
This was interesting – you have to book for a specific sitting and the room is super posh. The food is really good and I liked that it was brought out in two sections (savory then sweet) but I found the setting to be awkward – mainly as I’m not posh 🙂 I felt The Shelbourne the least relaxing of all.
This was by far my favourite Afternoon Tea – the first time I was here was shortly after we got engaged and we spent an afternoon ring shopping. It’s more expensive than every where else, at €60 for champagne but the food is amazing! I’ve been here once since and although the staff are quite rude, the food is something else. It’s somewhere nice for a special occasion and well worth it!
This was probably my least favourite – as the food wasn’t very nice. The bread was stale and the meat was very chewy. It was a surprise for a 5* hotel, as I was expecting a much higher standard. I don’ think I would go back.
This is one of our favourite hotels for a weekend away, and the Afternoon Tea here is fantastic. The Drawing Room here is very quite and relaxed so you could sit here for hours to enjoy some good food!
Next To Try
A couple of places I have been meaning to try are below, and I will update this post as I go! 🙂
Clontarf Castle – Fusion Tea
Luttrelllstown Castle – Festive Afternoon Tea
The Restaurant by Johnny Cooke – The Veuve Clicquot Afternoon Team
Lemuels Bar – Afternoon Tea
Recommendations always welcome!