5 Places For Christmas Afternoon Tea In Dublin

5 Places For Christmas Afternoon Tea In Dublin
Hannah O'Connell
Hannah O'Connell

21 Nov 2017

It's the most wonderful time of the year and what better way to celebrate than treating yourself or your very lucky friends and family to a spot of afternoon tea.

Here are five Dublin hotels that are hosting festive menus this Christmas: 

1. The Merrion Hotel

The Merrion Christmas afternoon tea happens in their Georgian drawing rooms. You'll be surrounded by the hotel’s priceless collection of art and antiques while you taste the home-made delights they have on offer.

Where: Merrion Street Upper

When: 1st - 31st December 

Cost: €49 - €59.50

2. The Shelbourne

Served between 11:45 and 6:30pm daily in the elegant Lord Mayor's Lounge, the Shelboune festive afternoon tea is a real treat and is accompanied by the resident pianist, thank you very much. 

Where: St Stephen's Green

When: Late November - early January

Cost: €58 - €73 (€28 for children)

3. The Intercontinental 

Guinness infused soda bread, eggnog panna-cotta and pear and parsnip sponges accompanied by an indulgent hot chocolate or a glass of champagne in the cosy surroundings of The Reading Room? Yes please.

Where: Simmonscourt Road

When: 1st - 31st December 

Cost: From €38

4. The Westin

You'll dine in the decadent setting of the Atrium Lounge on cranberry and pecan scones, white raspberry champagne truffles, oak smoked salmon and lots more.

Where: Westmoreland Street

When: November - December 

Cost: From €42

5. The Dylan

Enjoy a traditional afternoon tea with festive touches in the modern setting of this five star hotel. Think turkey sandwiches and Ballymaloe relish, mince pie lollipops and homemade Christmas pudding with Teeling Whiskey.

Where: Eastmorland Place

When: 24th November - 8th January 

Cost: €45

Afternoon Tea is a very popular event at Christmas so be sure to book in advance.