Afternoon Tea in Galway
There are few things in this life that fill you with such a feeling of opulence as a spot of afternoon tea… it really is luxury at its finest. Sandwich squares, jam-laden scones and sweet treats galore, afternoon tea is the ideal way to spend a hen night, a special occasion or a fancy afternoon with your nearest and dearest. Throw in a glass of prosecco and you’re in paradise!
Step back in time into one of the most exquisite afternoon tea settings in all of Connacht. Cupán Tae welcomes you to indulge in their handcrafted, tea-focused and tea-infused Afternoon Delight. From your first step inside the blush pink door, you’re greeted with a warm welcome and excellent service. With their hats tipped to tradition, Alison and her team strive to preserve the fine traditions of the iconic tea party through a fusion of traditional etiquette with a contemporary twist. From their frilled linens to their antique bone china, the experience is nothing short of luxury. Spread out over two floors, Cupán Tae have over 50 varieties of loose leaf teas on offer, so make sure to pop in for one of the most divine tea rooms around town.
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GLENLO ABBEY HOTEL AND ESTATE
Indulge in an afternoon fit for a queen at Glenlo Abbey Hotel and Estate. Enjoy a truly memorable experience in the elegant surroundings of the intimate Kentfield Suite, or the timeless River Room restaurant at weekends. You’ll be spoiled for choice with their selection of finely cut sandwiches, freshly baked scones and exquisitely presented fresh pastries and cakes, with a selection of teas or freshly brewed coffee. The elegant ambiance is accompanied by friendly, efficient, helpful staff there to make your experience unforgettable. Whether you’re celebrating a special occasion, or just spending some quality time with friends, you’ll feel right at home at Glenlo. Afternoon tea is served daily, with classic afternoon tea prices starting at €30 a head.
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The 5 star g Hotel have teamed up with the folks at the EYE Cinema to bring together two of our very favourite things – sweet treats and brilliant movies – to create the ultimate entertainment experience. ‘Afternoon Tea & a Movie’ will give guests the opportunity to enjoy a traditional afternoon tea experience, followed by a movie of their choice from €28 per person. The selection of handcrafted pastries, freshly baked scones and an array of finger sandwiches will be served alongside a hot beverage of your choice, all enjoyed in the stylish, designer surroundings of the g Hotel. While Downton Abbey is the current flavour of the month, you can choose from their array of new releases when the time comes. The height of luxury just got even better.
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While afternoon tea at Hotel Meyrick is always exquisite, it really comes into its own during the festive season. The 4 star hotels Festive Afternoon Tea menu will be available from November 15 until January 5 and will provide a welcome shelter from the cold. Sink into one of the parlour lounge’s chairs and savour the selection of hand cut sandwiches with seasonal fillings, homemade scones with cream preserves and delicious pastry creations alongside freshly brewed tea and coffee. You can always upgrade your package to include some bubbly, thus enhancing the Christmas spirit and adding a little extra sparkle to your afternoon. ‘Tis the season and all that!
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HENDRICK’S HIGH TEA IN TIGH NORA
Blowing the concept of traditional afternoon tea out of the water, Tigh Nora’s Hendrick’s High Tea features all the staples, from tiers of freshly baked scones and savoury tartlets to sweet treats and miniature desserts with the added excitement of some beloved gin. Your Hendrick’s gin and tonic will be served in the prettiest teapot and China cups, creating an experience like no other. A favourite for hen parties, birthday fun or engagement celebrations, you can even get a voucher for the gin lover in your life. Some of the treats are even gin-infused so, really, what more could you want?
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DILLISK ON THE DOCKS AT HARBOUR HOTEL
The 4 star waterfront hotel in the heart of Galway provides a classic afternoon tea for two that will only set you back €36, or €46 if you want the added indulgence of prosecco (which we all do). Sit back and relax in their stylishly rustic lobby, where the comfortable furnishings, muted lighting and soft, vibrant colours will make you feel like royalty. From the three tiered platter of exquisitely prepared sandwiches, wraps and home-baked scones to some seriously tasty sweet treats and delicacies, you’ll be looking for any old excuse to celebrate with afternoon tea.
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THE HOUSE HOTEL
Located in Galway’s famous Latin Quarter, The Yard at The House Hotel know just how to serve up a decadent afternoon tea. At only €21 per person, guests can enjoy a delicious combination of sweet and savoury treats and a choice of Fonté tea or coffee, which is mouth-watering beyond belief. To make the afternoon all the more enjoyable, avail of an additional glass of champagne, prosecco or gin – a bit of a tipple is never a bad idea! They’ve even got a gluten-free alternative and a kiddies version of the opulent adult experience to make the little ones feel like grown ups.
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Whether you’re celebrating a special occasion or you’re getting together with some friends, Oranmore Lodge will be waiting in the wings to provide a relaxing an indulgent afternoon tea experience. Served in the idyllic surrounds of their Hunt Room Restaurant and Sun Lounge from 2.30pm to 5pm, sit back, relax and prepare to be spoiled. Featuring homemade scones with fresh cream and jam, gourmet finger sandwiches and a selection of desserts along with some tea and coffee. There’s always the option of upgrading your package to include a choice of bubbly or gin to make the afternoon all the more vibrant.
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Feature image and Cupan Tae image by Julia Dunin