Being born in Dublin and living there for the first half of my life (so far!) I feel like I am equipped to share some of my favourite places to have afternoon tea in this eclectic city. I go back there regularly and am always impressed with how much the foodie industry in Dublin had flourished in the last two decades. There are some amazingly talented chefs at the helm and the standard of service has reached new heights.
With this in mind, I’m looking forward to sharing some of the gems which I think are worth a mention and definitely worth a visit on your next trip to the south side of Dublin. Here they are…
1) The Lord Mayor’s Lounge at The Shelbourne Hotel
It’s safe to say that The Shelbourne Hotel is one of the classiest and luxurious hotels in Dublin. The Lord Mayor’s Lounge is Dublin’s most historic Drawing Room and people have been enjoying afternoon there for many generations. Marvel at the shimmering Waterford Crystal and savour the luxurious surroundings while enjoying an indulgent afternoon tea, loved by many! This place is full of history and is something you’ll never find in the other more modern cities, such as Dubai.
2) The Restaurant by Johnnie Cooke
A visit to Brown Thomas department store while in Dublin is an absolute must for any shoppers. I spent many hours in this luxury store, discovering the joys of makeup among other things! The Restaurant by Johnnie Cooke at Brown Thomas exudes contemporary elegance and innovative food with the absolute finest local ingredients being used where possible. The premium afternoon tea is out of this world and the perfect pitstop when spending the day discovering Grafton Street and everything it has to offer.
3) Afternoon Tea at Fitzpatrick Hotel
The Fitzpatrick Castle Hotel is a 20 minute drive from Dublin City Centre and can be easily reached by the DART too. With some of the best chefs around, which you can read about through this website, the food is bound to be sublime. This gorgeous luxury hotel is right on the coast, overlooking Dublin Bay and is a welcome break from the bustling city. Make sure you explore nearby Dalkey when there too – home to celebrities including Bono, Enya and Eddie Ervine. The hotel offers tranquillity, breath taking scenery and old world elegance alongside an incredibly awesome afternoon tea.
4) The Lobby Lounge & The Reading Room
Located in the Intercontinental Hotel in Dublin, The Lobby Lounge is absolutely effortless in style and the perfect venue for meeting friends in central Dublin. When the weather is good, the Terrace Gardens are must and the lounge which looks out over them is the perfect example of five-star elegance with comfort combined. How about the champagne afternoon tea with friends? Yes please!
5) The Atrium Lounge
Oooh Temple Bar how I miss thee! The Atrium Lounge is located in the magnificent five-storey high glass atrium, flooded with natural daylight in Dublin City Centre’s Temple Bar. Afternoon Tea at the Atrium blends tradition with exceptional service and is perhaps one of the best places to enjoy afternoon tea before continuing on the fun around the brilliant mix of entertainment venues in Temple Bar?
Hopefully you found this post useful? If you have any recommendations for afternoon tea in Dublin too then please do get in contact so we can try it out on our next visit to Dublin and then add it into this post if we agree with you too! Thanks for reading.