Top 10 best Christmas afternoon teas in Ireland you need to experience

Deck the tables because it’s time to experience that magic of festive afternoon tea. Here are some of the best in Ireland.

For those who celebrate Christmas, the entire month of December can be cause for celebration.

From the hanging of the Christmas lights to the Yuletide spirit in the air, there certainly is something magical at this time of year.

Christmas shopping can be tiring work, so a little midday pick me up will be well-needed to power you through the busy city crowds. So, if you’re looking for the perfect activity to break up a day of Christmas shopping, you’ve come to the right place.

Here are the ten best Christmas afternoon teas in Ireland you need to experience.

10. Carton House Hotel, Co. Kildare – a decadent experience

The Carton House Hotel is truly remarkable.
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Kicking off our list of the best Christmas afternoon teas in Ireland is the luxurious offering from Carton House Hotel in County Kildare.

This truly decadent experience takes place in the Palladian Manor House. It is sure to be a festive experience you’ll never forget.

Address: Carton Demesne, Maynooth, Co. Kildare, W23 TD98, Ireland

Price: from €65.00 per person

More info: HERE

9. The Heritage, Co. Laois – enjoy afternoon tea by the cosy fire

The Heritage Hotel is one of the best Christmas afternoon teas in Ireland.
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The Heritage Hotel in County Laois is yet to announce its festive afternoon tea menu for this year. But personally, we couldn’t be more excited.

Warm up by the roaring fire with a delicious array of festive treats like caramelised mince pies and dainty finger sandwiches.

Address: The Heritage Killenard, Rathmiles, Portarlington, Co. Laois, Ireland

Price: from €32 per person

More info: HERE

8. Luttrellstown Castle, Co. Dublin – for a Gatsby-themed festive afternoon tea

Luttrellstown Castle is truly magical.
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Fans of The Great Gatsby will be delighted to hear about the Gatsby-themed festive afternoon tea at Luttrelltown Castle in Dublin.

For €55 per person, you and a guest can enjoy an afternoon of extravagance in the magnificent Van Stry Ballroom.

Address: Luttrellstown Rd, Porterstown, Dublin 15, Ireland

Price: €55 per person

More info: HERE

7. Grand Central Hotel, Co. Antrim – for incredible views of Belfast

The Grand Central Hotel is one of the best Christmas afternoon teas in Ireland.
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To enjoy one of the best afternoon tea experiences in Northern Ireland, we recommend heading to the Grand Central Hotel in Belfast.

Located in the Observatory on the top floor, you can marvel at the city from above while enjoying delicious festive treats.

Address: 9-15 Bedford St, Belfast BT2 7FF

Price: £40 per person

More info: HERE

6. Cliff House Hotel, Co. Waterford – for a festive afternoon tea like no other

The Cliff House Hotel offers the perfect festive experience.
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If you find yourself in the southeast, the Cliffhouse Hotel in County Waterford is the perfect place to stop for festive afternoon tea.

Only taking place on selected dates – 4, 11, and 18 December – you’ll want to book early to ensure you don’t miss this festive experience.

Address: Middle Road, Dysert, Ardmore, Co. Waterford, P36 DK38, Ireland

Price: €45 per person

More info: HERE

5. Dromoland Castle Hotel, Co. Clare – for an elegant experience

Dromoland Castle Hotel is one of the best Christmas afternoon teas in Ireland.
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For one of the best Christmas afternoon teas in Ireland, you need to visit Dromoland Castle Hotel.

This luxury hotel is offering an elegant festive afternoon tea in their beautiful Earl of Thomond dining room. The perfect way to spend an afternoon!

Address: Dromoland, Newmarket on Fergus, Co. Clare, V95 ATD3, Ireland

Price: €60 per person

More info: HERE

4. Kilronan Castle Estate and Spa, Co. Roscommon – set in stunning surroundings

Enjoy amazing surroundings at Kilronan Castle Estate and Spa.
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The festive afternoon tea menu at Kilronan Castle Estate and Spa is not to be missed.

Indulge in turkey, cranberry sauce, and sage and onion stuffing sandwiches before tasting their delicious gingerbread Crème Brûlée.

Address: Castletenison Demesne, Ballyfarnon, Co. Roscommon, F52 R867, Ireland

Price: from €27.50 per person

More info: HERE

3. The Imperial Hotel, Co. Cork – for a fun, festive theme

The Imperial Hotel serves one of the best Christmas afternoon teas in Ireland.
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Nothing has been officially announced yet for this festive season. However, if The Imperial’s festive afternoon tea of last year is anything to go off, you won’t want to miss this.

Last year, the Imperial Hotel in Cork took festivity to the next level with their ‘A Christmas Carol’ themed afternoon tea menu. The menu was made up of ‘past, present, and future’ offerings.

Now, this year’s afternoon tea is inspired by the festive hit, The Grinch Stole Christmas.

Address: 76 S Mall, Street, Cork, T12 A2YT, Ireland

Price: from €29 per person

More info: HERE

2. Galgorm Spa and Golf Resort, Co. Antrim – enjoy afternoon tea at the spa

Enjoy a stylish afternoon tea at the Galgorm Resort and Spa.
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Set in the heart of the County Antrim countryside, the festive afternoon tea is just one of the many reasons you need to visit the fantastic Galgorm Spa and Golf Resort.

To break up a day of luxury spa treatments, enjoy a selection of festive handmade treats. Sandwiches include classics like roasted turkey and cranberry, while desserts such as a dark chocolate and Baileys torte are sure to delight.

Address: 136 Fenaghy Rd, Ballymena BT42 1EA

Price: from £34.50 per person

More info: HERE

1. The Shelbourne, Co. Dublin – for one of the best Christmas afternoon teas in Ireland

The Shelbourne tops our list of best Christmas afternoon teas in Ireland.
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If you fancy treating yourself to a festive afternoon tea during a busy day of shopping in Ireland’s capital city, The Shelbourne will be the perfect spot to visit.

Treat yourself to scrumptious sandwiches, gingerbread scones, and a warming pot of tea in the opulent Lord Mayor’s Lounge.

Address: 27 St Stephen’s Green, Dublin, Ireland

Price: from €62 per person

More info: HERE

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