Afternoon tea is always a good idea,right? Well i'm just back from the clayton hotel in leopardstown and to say we are absolutely stuffed is another thing. We are actually in a food coma and haven't moved from the sofa since we've come home. They run this afternoon tea service from:
Monday-Friday 3.00 p.m/5.00 p.m,
Saturday 12.00 p.m/4.00 p.m,
Sunday-bank holidays 4.00 p.m/6.00 p.m
This was for my mam from myself as a mother's day gift. If you have ever being to afternoon tea before you are in for a real sweet treat. As this one we got to enjoy the classic old age of rectangle shape sandwiches with the crust removed from them. We had a selection of white and brown bread where lying in between the slices were cucumber and rocket,while the other had ham and wholegrain mustard. We also got to enjoy a great selection of miniature desserts in which i think this kicked in the full effect. I can't forget the main piece to an afternoon tea after all a scone. In which a nice dollop of clotted cream and strawberry jam was put on either side. All nicely washed down with a good cup of tea. One thing i did noticed there was no fine china or stand for the sandwiches. It all came out on a slab just be aware of that so you're not left disappointed. It's giving my an idea as to where else to enjoy a nice afternoon tea with other family members or make a day of it with the girls.
FIVE PLACES TO HEAD FOR AFTERNOON TEA:
THE HAZEL HOUSE: I was here before after been told about it by my mam as we where looking for somewhere to have lunch. Never knew it even existence this is a well hidden little gem up there in the tibradden mountain. After a walk around up there taking in the scenery you are bound to work up an appetite.
BEAUFIELD MEWS: It can be found in stillorgan where their afternoon tea is served upstairs in the lovingly restored vintage cocktail lounge. You will be charmed by the array of antique and vintage furniture and trinkets, along with smooth sound of 'crooners'!
VINTAGE TEA TOUR PICK UP: Why not climb on board and enjoy the sites of dublin on a vintage bus. Very nostalgia! I think this would be a great idea form a party or if anyone organising a hen's party. To really get you in the mood enjoy the smooth tunes of jazz that'll be played in the background.
THE MERRION HOTEL: If you want to go all out for afternoon tea head to the 5 star hotel in dublin to experience the 'Art Tea'. Where you'll get to treat yourself to a slice of 19th-or 20th century art served on fine china with miniature sweet creations inspired by the work of J.B Yeats, William Scott, Louise Le Brocquy and others.
THE WESTBURY: Why not sit back on a sumptuous soffa and enjoy the views over grafton street. Enjoy samples of enticing selections of sandwiches, scones, homemade pastries and divine patisserie, try fragrant teas from all over the globe served in a pretty silver teapots. How nice does that sound?
Hope you enjoy the piece!