Celebrating the Christmas season with a Festive Afternoon Tea is a long-held Galway tradition and one we are more than happy to partake in. It's all your favourite festive goodies compiled into one dining experience - who wouldn't love it? Read on to discover our recommendations on where to go to enjoy a Festive Afternoon Tea in Galway ..
The g hotel & Spa
Take in the stylish Christmas atmosphere of the g Hotel and enjoy a selection of delicious festive savoury and sweet treats with their Festive Afternoon Tea. Indulge in a selection of delicate sandwiches including the festive inspired sausage stuffing, walnut & sage croquette with a cranberry gel and turkey coronation & cranberry sandwich. The g's pastry team have curated a host of treats for the occasion as well, such as the traditional Christmas pudding; baileys and salted caramel yule log and the cinnamon & spiced rum baba. We also highly recommend adding another layer of elegance to your experience by spoiling yourself to a refreshing glass of Taittinger Champagne - you can thank us later.
Old Dublin Rd, Wellpark / €35 per person / book your afternoon tea experience here
They've been helping the people of Galway celebrate Christmas for over 170 years, so you know you are guaranteed brilliance every time at The Hardiman. Afternoon Tea is a time honoured tradition at this hotel and we are certain this year's Festive Afternoon Tea experience will be one to remember. Ideally located on the doorstep of Eyre Square, you can dine your afternoon away here before heading off galivanting and shopping at the stunning Galway Christmas Market - that sounds like a day well spent if you ask us.
Eyre Square / €32 per person / book your afternoon tea experience here
The Yard at The House Hotel
The House Hotel is alive with festive cheer. This magical time of year makes this festive afternoon tea experience the perfect opportunity to enjoy a catch up with friends or family in the most comfortable surroundings and you will certainly get into the Christmas swing. This menu comes with a selection of seasonal sandwiches, savoury delicacies and sweet treats. It looks and tastes absolutely divine so be sure to call in to enjoy it for yourself.
Spanish Parade, Latin Quarter / €25 per person / book your afternoon tea experience here
Galway Bay Hotel
Catch up with family or friends this winter and enjoy a festive themed Afternoon Tea overlooking Galway Bay. Their Festive Afternoon Tea is served with mulled wine or opt to include prosecco to add a touch of elegance to your afternoon.
The Promenade, Salthill / €29 per person / book your afternoon tea experience by emailing email@example.com
The Galmont Hotel
Serving a sophisticated range of sweet and savoury festive treats, a Festive Afternoon Tea at The Galmont Hotel is the perfect alternative to a Christmas party for you and your colleagues. With their amazing city centre location, this is the perfect place to enjoy delicious festive food during your Christmas shopping. This cheerful team will have you in a Christmassy mood in no time! Available from Thursday to Sunday throughout December, we can't think of a better way to kickstart your weekend than with a Festive Afternoon Tea with friends at The Galmont.
Lough Atalia Rd, Fairgreen / €30 per person / book your afternoon tea experience here
The Connacht Hotel
This Christmas, The Connacht Hotel has a very special treat in store for you. Their famous Festive Afternoon Tea is back and its as lovely as ever! They have added a festive twist to their classic afternoon tea with mince pies, freshly baked scones, gourmet finger sandwiches and a selection of festive miniature cakes all served with tea and coffee. We all like to treat ourselves from time to time and indulge in some of the finer things in life and if you ask us, Christmas time is the perfect reason to! Take a break from all the Christmas shopping and put your feet up.. it's time to unwind with The Connacht's Festive Afternoon Tea.
Old Dublin Rd, East Galway / €19 per person / book your afternoon tea experience here
Lough Rea Hotel & Spa
Treat your loved ones this Christmas to Festive Afternoon Tea in the Lir Lounge at Lough Rea Hotel & Spa. Enjoy an array of festive treats your family will absolutely love and wash it all down with a glass of mulled wine. Available all throughout December this is the perfect way to pamper yourself before or after the chaos of Christmas shopping in the city. The Afternoon Tea will include nibbles of ginger men biscuits, Christmas cake, mince pies as well as more savoury options of roast turkey, sage stuffing and cranberry mayo wrap and the honey and mustard baked ham sambo. These are just some of the goodies they have to offer so make sure you reserve your spot in advance, so you get to enjoy all this and more.
Old Galway Rd, Loughrea / €30 per person / book your afternoon tea experience here
Glenlo Abbey Hotel and Estate
An elegant sanctuary from a chilly winter’s afternoon, Glenlo Abbey Hotel & Estate provides a warm and welcoming retreat from the hustle and bustle of the city during the hectic Christmas season. Their Festive Afternoon Tea menu offers an array of finger sandwiches, along with warm homemade gingerbread. The Glenlo pastry chef elves have also been busy in their workshop creating a special selection of sweet festive treats everything from traditional cakes and pastries to the most divine desserts and chocolatey delights. This is the perfect opportunity to get swept up in the Christmas magic of Glenlo so really why wouldn't you?
Bushypark / €40 per person / book your afternoon tea experience here