Afternoon Tea


Festive Afternoon Tea at The Shelbourne

The perfect sanctuary from a chilly winter’s afternoon in Dublin, The Shelbourne Hotel provides a warm and welcoming retreat this festive season.

The ideal place to relax, catch up with friends and family, The Shelbourne offers a sublime seasonal solution with Festive Afternoon Tea in the Lord Mayor’s Lounge.

Sparkling chandeliers, the warmth of the fire and delicate piano music playing in the background will instantly relax, and the selection of traditional favourites and seasonal treats on the special Festive Afternoon Tea menu will immediately restore. Festive Afternoon Tea is served in The Shelbourne daily from 11:45am – 6:30pm from until January 6th, 2017.

The Festive Afternoon Tea menu offers an array of dainty open and finger sandwiches, including Castletownbere turf smoked salmon on home-made brown bread, braised Waterford ham with shallots in a light mayonnaise on sourdough baguette, cherry vine tomato with St. Tola goats’ cheese on pumpkin and turmeric bread, and egg & chicory on low GI brown bread, along with delicious warm buttermilk scones with clotted cream and Shelbourne strawberry jam.

There’s also an extra special selection of sweet festive treats such as Santa – a raspberry macaroon with dark chocolate mousse and a raspberry centre, the Christmas Tree – a Cox’s apple mousse with blackberry jelly, The Shelbourne sherry trifle with its divine layers of sponge, fruit, jelly, vanilla pot crème and Harveys Bristol Cream, and a Gingerbread Yule Log of gingerbread cake with praline ganache.

Accompanied by a tea or coffee of choice from the selection of 21 loose-leaf teas or menu of fine coffees, Festive Afternoon Tea is available daily at The Shelbourne for €54 per person for Classic Festive Afternoon Tea and €69 for Champagne Festive Afternoon Tea and €24.00 for Children’s Festive Afternoon Tea. This celebratory seasonal afternoon tea runs until January 6th, with our Afternoon Tea Menu inspired by the artist Michael Flatley returning in 2017 from January 7th to April 3rd.

Click here to view our Festive Afternoon Tea menu

For bookings and enquires please call +353 1 6634500