An Afternoon Tea to Remember: The best Afternoon Tea Spots in Galway
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An Afternoon Tea to Remember: The best Afternoon Tea Spots in Galway

There are few things in this life that fill you with such a feeling of opulence as a spot of afternoon tea! 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! Read on for our recommendations for an afternoon tea to remember in Galway..

The g hotel & Spa
The 5-star g Hotel is renowned for its top-class food and the team have taken things to another level with their various afternoon tea options. Take your seat in luxurious surroundings as the highly trained team of waiters shower you with the 5-star service that is the cornerstone of their iconic afternoon tea. Indulge on a selection of handcrafted pastries, freshly baked scones and an array of finger sandwiches in the stylish, designer surroundings of the g Hotel. If you really want to spoil yourself then the afternoon tea and spa package/thermal suite offers are for you. We can guarantee you’ll leave feeling refreshed and pampered.
Old Dublin Rd, Wellpark // more here

The Connacht Hotel 
We all like to treat ourselves from time to time and indulge in some of the finer things in life. If, like us, you enjoy a good cup of tea and a chat, in a relaxed atmosphere then why not indulge in the Afternoon Tea served in the library at The Connacht Hotel. With various afternoon tea options which include a family version of the classic, the whole family can partake in this traditional afternoon delight. There are few things that are more deliciously indulgent than an afternoon tea so let your little ones join in the fun at The Connacht Hotel.
Old Dublin Rd, East Galway // more here

Lough Rea Hotel & Spa
Pamper yourself at Lough Rea Hotel & Spa and enjoy their fabulous afternoon tea of sumptuous finger sandwiches and delightful pastries as you take in the stunning panoramic views of Loughrea lake and the mountains beyond. Served daily between 12.30pm-3.30pm, classic afternoon tea is €29 per person, and you can add another touch of class with a glass of Prosecco or liquor coffee for only an additional €6. At Lough Rea Hotel & Spa it isn't only adults who get to have all the fun. Their prince & princess afternoon tea is the perfect treat for your little one to celebrate a special occasion. What little kid wouldn't love a birthday tea-party?
Old Galway Rd, Loughrea // more here 

The Galmont Hotel
Having established itself as one of Galway's must do experiences, an afternoon tea at The Galmont Hotel comes highly recommended. Serving a combination of savoury and sweet delicacies there's something to suit everyone tastes on the afternoon tea menu at The Galmont. Their menus change with the seasons and always feature the finest local ingredients in both savoury and sweet offerings. Available Thurs-Sun from 2.30pm to 5pm, what better way to enjoy a relaxed weekend in Galway than partaking in a bit of self-love in the form of afternoon tea at The Galmont.
Lough Atalia Rd, Fairgreen // more here 

The Hardiman 
A symphony of gentle indulgence, afternoon tea is a time-honoured tradition which has been enjoyed by guests at The Hardiman for over 170 years. Served daily from 1pm-4.30pm, this is your chance to relax with a selection of delectable treats created by the Head Pastry Chef, accompanied by teas and coffees selected by the in-house tea masters and barista. They have a separate menu for kids so even your little ones can take part in this wholesome tradition. The gorgeous interior will make you feel as if you're on the set of a Victorian period drama and heightens the elegance of the occasion.
Eyre Square // more here

Glenlo Abbey Hotel and Estate
For an afternoon fit for a king and queen, Glenlo Abbey Hotel & Estate delivers a truly memorable classic afternoon tea experience. The team at Glenlo will have you spoilt for choice with their selection of finely cut sandwiches, freshly baked scones and beautifully presented tartlets and cakes. If you’re on a mission to really spoil yourself, then add a bottle of bubbly to top off your delightful afternoon. No matter if you’re celebrating a special occasion, or just looking to spend some quality time with family, at Glenlo Abbey Hotel you'll receive ultimate fine dining luxuries.
Bushypark, Galway // more here

The House Hotel 
The Yard atThe House Hotel believe that being good deserves a treat and what better way to treat the little ones than to share the experience and accompany grown-ups for the children’s afternoon tea at The Yard. Their traditional afternoon tea serves a delicious combination of sweet and savoury treats and your choice of Fonté tea or coffee. The addition of Prosecco, Gin or Champagne makes an afternoon in Galway all the more enjoyable, so we have to recommend you spoil yourself to a glass or two, we know you deserve it.
Merchants Road Lower, Latin Quarter // more here

Galway Bay Hotel
Breathtaking views of Galway Bay and platters of delicious treats make up the afternoon tea experience at Galway Bay Hotel. Enjoying an afternoon full of their delectable array of freshly baked scones, pastries, finger cut sandwiches and sweet treats is the perfect addition to a day spent in Salthill. Whether you're catching up with friends or treating your family members to a special dining experience, at the amazing price of €27 per person with the chance of adding a glass of bubbly from only €5, it really is one of best spots for afternoon tea in Galway!
The Promenade, Salthill // more here 

Clayton Hotel Galway
At Clayton Hotel Galway the afternoon tea menu is created by the experienced Head Chef, Gareth McGrath and his award-winning kitchen team using all locally sourced produce. Presented in an elegant and delightful manner, afternoon tea here consists of finger-sized portions, delicate pastries, fresh scones and cakes that certainly won’t disappoint in deliciousness. Served in their newly transformed Red Bean Roastery, Clayton Hotel’s afternoon tea is an experience not to be missed.
Monivea Rd, Ballybrit // more here 

Dillisk on the Docks at Harbour Hotel
The 4-star waterfront hotel in the heart of Galway provides a classic afternoon tea for two with the added enjoyment of prosecco if you would like (which we all do). Sit back and relax in The Harbour Hotel’s 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 treats and delicacies, you will be looking for any old excuse to celebrate with an afternoon tea.
New Dock Rd, The Docks // more here

Oranmore Lodge Hotel
Sit back, relax and prepare to be spoiled at the afternoon tea experience at the Oranmore Lodge Hotel. Offering a menu featuring homemade scones with fresh cream and jam, gourmet finger sandwiches and a selection of desserts along with some teas and coffee. There’s also the option of upgrading your package to include a choice of bubbly or gin to make the afternoon all the more vibrant. This is the ideal place to meet up with some friends for a chat and a bit of fancy fun.
Oranmore // more here

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 with the added excitement of some beloved gin. Your Hendrick’s gin and tonic will be served in the prettiest teapot and China cups to create an experience like no other. It is a favourite for hen parties, birthday fun or engagement celebrations and it is the ideal present for the gin lover in your life (yourself included!). Some of the treats are even gin-infused so, really, what more could you want?
8 Cross Street, City Centre // more here

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