Fun fact: afternoon tea came to be because a grumpy aristocrat couldn’t make it through the day without a snack. Today, it has become a common tradition amongst the Irish. From tiny sandwiches to cherry-topped desserts and white-gloved waiters, we’ve compiled a list of our favourite afternoon teas in Dublin.
The Westbury Hotel Dublin
A member of the prestigious Leading Hotels of the World, The Westbury Hotel is a luxury institute and one of our top choices for an afternoon tea in Dublin. Their exclusive menu has been created in partnership with the Council of Irish Fashion Designers and features a unique selection of sandwiches, scones, homemade pastries, and yummy patisseries. Top it all off with one of their amazing teas from all over the globe, and enjoy!
Served in the intimate ambience of the Lobby Lounge, the afternoon tea at the 5 star InterContinental, offers 20 different types of Shiuli loose leaf teas to choose from and amazing Champagnes to add some extra sparkle to the occasion. Their sandwiches and scones are exquisite and the pastries are a joy. Here, you’ll find the classic but still surprising afternoon tea experience.
It’s tea time at the Westin Hotel, and Atrium welcomes you to its giant hall for one of the best afternoon teas in Dublin. Whether you’re looking for the classic experience or are in the mood to try something new, Atrium offers five different menus to choose from, and they’re simply heaven. From their “Signature” and “Mad Hatter’s” afternoon teas, to their “Time for Gin”, “Take Away”, and “children” menus, Atrium is perfect for any occasion and any company.
Lemuel’s has just introduced its new Coburg Gardens Afternoon Tea and it’s honestly one not to be missed! Featuring a delicious array of freshly baked cakes, pastries, and scones as well as gourmet sandwiches, it’s surely one of the best afternoon teas in Dublin. Choose from a wide range of loose leaf teas or select one of their speciality coffees. You’re in the mood for something stronger, try their Henriot Brut Champagne and enjoy a bubbly afternoon.
Treat yourself with Iveagh Garden Hotel afternoon tea! Served in the hotel lobby, their afternoon tea is available on Saturdays and Sundays until 5pm and it’s a real delight . Expect duck and ham sandwiches, cheesecake, chocolate marquise, macarons, and much more. Their champagne selection is the best thing you’ll see today from Masottina Treviso Frizzante to Armand de Brignac Rose. Sound tempting? Book now!
At the Morrison Hotel, they believe tea is not a drink but an event. Their afternoon tea menu includes classic finger sandwiches, savoury treats, and a top tier of show stopping delicious desserts, and it’s without fail one of our top picks for an afternoon tea in Dublin. Here they’ve created their Gentleman’s menu featuring a hearty feast of steak sandwiches, beef sliders and smoked rasher scones, because afternoon tea doesn’t only have to be for the ladies. If you have any dietary requirements, have a look at their vegan or gluten-free menu.