3 TV-themed afternoon teas in Northern Ireland you NEED to experience

A unique take on a favoured activity, here are three TV-themed afternoon teas in Northern Ireland that you need to experience.

Fancy a unique TV-themed afternoon teas in Northern Ireland? You’ve come to the right place!

The continued popularity of this beloved Victorian tradition has resulted in several new and modern twists – namely, the emergence of themed afternoon tea experiences.

And what better way to treat your loved ones than by booking a slot at one of these quirky events cleverly inspired by some of your favourite television shows?

Read on for our list of three TV-themed afternoon teas in Northern Ireland that you need to experience.

3. Bridgerton Inspired Afternoon Tea – perfect for scones and scandals

One of the best TV-themed afternoon teas in Northern Ireland is a Bridgerton-inspired tea.
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First up on our list of TV-themed afternoon teas in Northern Ireland is the Bridgerton inspired afternoon tea offered at both The Culloden Estate and Spa and Slieve Donard Resort and Spa. 

Based on the hit Netflix show, this themed experience allows guests to revert to the Regency Era with its Bridgerton inspired tablecloths, fine bone china, and music.

Diners will be served Lady Whistledown’s starter before perusing Queen Charlotte’s finger sandwich selection.

This looks delicious!
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After this, they can indulge in Lady Bridgerton’s freshly baked scones with homemade jam and cream before topping off the experience with Lady Danbury’s delicious dessert display of pastries and cakes.

Alongside a choice of tea or coffee, guests can also opt for a glass of champagne or, furthermore, a Lady Whistledown Gossipy Gimlet cocktail subtly served in a teacup so as not to cause a stir! 

The place to be this social season, the Bridgerton inspired afternoon tea is certainly a must for all dear readers and debutantes! 

One of the TV-themed afternoon teas in Northern Ireland takes place at the Slieve Donard Resort.
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The tea is served at 1:30 pm daily (except Mondays and Tuesdays) in The Culloden Estate and Spa and from 2 pm to 4:30 pm Monday to Saturday at Slieve Donard Resort and Spa.

Please note that the experience must be pre-booked.

The Culloden Estate and Spa:

Cost: from £35pp

Book: HERE

Address: Bangor Rd, Holywood BT18 0EX

Slieve Donard Resort and Spa:

Cost: from £35pp

Book: HERE

Address: Downs Rd, Newcastle BT33 0AH

2. Game of Thrones Afternoon Tea – wine and dine in Westeros

One of the TV-themed afternoon teas in Northern Ireland is inspired by Game of Thrones.
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With much of the popular HBO series filmed in Northern Ireland, it is no surprise that an (unofficial) afternoon tea experience inspired by the show has since popped up.

Undoubtedly one of the best TV-themed afternoon teas in Northern Ireland, the Game of Thrones afternoon tea experience can be enjoyed at two sites: Ballygally Castle Hotel and Slieve Donard Resort and Spa.

The wide selection of treats available at Ballygally Castle Hotel includes themed finger foods.

Take a trip to Westeros.
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Guests can enjoy the Little Finger Mini Chicken Caesar Wrap and Lannister Egg Rolls. They also offer freshly baked scones dubbed Jon Snow Cakes and an array of desserts.

Our favourites are the Dothraki Trifle and Kingslayer Cupcakes. A selection of teas and coffees are also widely available.

Alternatively, Slieve Donard Resort and Spa offers a slightly different menu with similarly themed items like Clegane’s Chicken and Robert Baratheon’s Beef sandwiches.

One of the TV-themed afternoon teas in Northern Ireland takes place at Ballygally Castle.
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Our favourites, however, are the pastries like Red Priest Macaroons, and Sansa’s Lemon Cake. Tasty morsels are also on offer, such as Theon’s Joy and Arya’s Pie. Select tea and coffee are also available here. 

The tea is available from 2 pm to 5 pm Monday to Saturday and 3 pm to 5 pm on Sunday at both locations. It must be booked 24 hours in advance.

Ballygally Castle Hotel:

Cost: from £30pp

Book: HERE

Address: Coast Rd, Ballygalley, Larne BT40 2QZ

Slieve Donard Resort and Spa:

Cost: from £28pp

Book: HERE

Address: Downs Rd, Newcastle BT33 0AH

1. Derry Girls Afternoon Tea – plenty of spuds to go around!

Derry Girls inspires one of the TV-themed afternoon teas in Northern Ireland.
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Last on our list of TV-themed afternoon teas in Northern Ireland is the Derry Girls afternoon tea experience offered by The Everglades Hotel in Derry. Here, guests can enjoy a selection of treats inspired by the hit comedy show.

The menu offers many classic items that act as call-backs to the show. Highlights include sausage roll baps, a cone of chips, the infamous cream horn, and an Irish delicacy: a cheese and onion crisp sandwich!

One of the best TV-themed afternoon teas in Northern Ireland takes place at the Everglades Hotel.
Credit: Facebook / @theevergladeshotel

Alongside various pastries, cakes, and sandwiches, there are numerous tray bake options available. Plus, you can sip on a Derry Girls themed cocktail (or mocktail). Guests will also receive an exclusive Derry Girls ‘Michelle’ Duck keepsake!

The tea is available daily from 12:30 pm to 4:30 pm and must be booked 24 hours in advance.

Cost: from £30pp

Book: HERE

Address: Prehen Rd, Londonderry BT47 2NH

And that concludes our list of three TV-themed afternoon teas in Northern Ireland that you need to experience.

Have you tried any of them? Tell us about your experiences down below!

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