Afternoon Tea at The Merrion Hotel

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197 reviews
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Afternoon Tea
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The gracious surroundings of The Merrion’s Drawing Rooms are the perfect place to relax and enjoy Art Afternoon Tea – a witty interpretation of the hotel’s extensive collection of art. Served daily at 1pm, 1.30pm, 4pm and 4.30pm, Art Tea is served over two courses with a wide selection of teas to choose from selected by the tea master.
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DM
1 review
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I was delighted with the service and staff! It's a wonderful experience in the Merrion and I would recommend it to anyone.

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L
N. Ireland
1 review
Dined on 30 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Service was excellent as well as food.What made it nice was you sat on a sofa and it had a casual feel rather than very stuffy ,would be a nice place for a catch up with friends.

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B
1 review
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Engaging staff, wonderful food and really interesting feature of art inspired second course. Loved the complimentary art catalogue

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AD
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 24 May 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Very decadent. Memorable. Would prefer more savoury offerings personally and maybe a vanilla slice/eclair/ profiterole instead of fruit cake and battenburg. Champagne very pricy. Service fantastic. Music beautiful. Would do it again.

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m
Berlin
2 reviews
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Ein perfekter Nachmittag vorm offenen Kamin, freundlichem Personal, feinen Speisen und einer angenehmen Atmosphäre. Plus einer Harfinistin um alles abzurunden.

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CS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We were made to feel very welcome from the people on the front door to all the waiting staff. Food was excellent sandwiches were particularly fab. Loved the history that went with the pastry's and the chocolate art was amazing .The variety of teas and coffees were exceptional and the piece de resistance was the beautiful moctail iced teas .will definitely recommend the Merrion for afternoon Tea to all my family and friends.

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OT
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on 17 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Superb on all levels. A must experience!

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S
London
3 reviews
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Everything lovely except for scones. Good service attentive staff.

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GC
1 review
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Afternoon tea was a really relaxed and enjoyable experience.
The service was excellent- we were looked after by Bruna who made the experience really special for my daughter on her thirteenth birthday

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Responded on 17 May 2019

Dear Gwen, Many thanks for the wonderful review posted recently and for taking the time to share your experience with us. I was delighted to read your daughter enjoyed her afternoon. I have already shared your wonderful feedback with the entire team here and in particular with Bruna. She joins me in thanking you. I hope it is not too long before we have the pleasure of welcoming you back again soon. Thank you again for your encouraging words. Kind regards, Fabrice Furling, Drawing Rooms Manager

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MH
1 review
Dined on 3 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had a great experience during our afternoon tea at the Merrion Hotel. The food was amazing, the service impeccable, calm ambience and we were not rushed out the door. I will def go again

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M
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on 2 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This was a delightful experience. The food was delicious, and inventive in the way they recreate their art collection in pastry form. It was more than a full meal's worth so was glad we picked the lunchtime slot--I was still full through dinner.

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Responded on 26 May 2019

Dear Michelle, Many thanks for the lovely review posted recently. Thank you for taking the time to give us your feedback. Your comments are greatly appreciated by our team. It is so rewarding to hear that you had such a memorable time with us. I will pass your compliments along to the Drawing Rooms team, in particular to our pastry chef Paul. I hope it is not too long before we have the pleasure of welcoming you back again soon. Kind regards, Fabrice Furling, Drawing Rooms Manager

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DH
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 27 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Such a beautiful experience. We are regulars visitors to The Merrion and it never fails to impress 💗

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OD
1 review
Dined on 27 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

First time I ever had afternoon tea. It was a fantastic experience. The staff were amazing, nothing was too much trouble, so helpful and looked after us really well. Will be recommending it to my friends. Thank you for a truly fantastic day!!!

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JK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 21 April 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

This was an unforgettable experience. The service was impeccable, the food was wonderful and beautifully presented, but the star of the show was the setting. Highly recommended.

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OT
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 20 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Our experience of afternoon tea at the Merrion was brilliant. The service was perfect - friendly but professional and very knowledgeable. The detail that went into each aspect was exquisite, particularly the second course of mini desserts inspired by pieces of art in the hotel. The atmosphere was very relaxed and we did not feel rushed in any way. Would highly recommend as a special treat!

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SD
1 review
Dined on 20 April 2019
Overall 3Food 5Service 2Ambience 3

We were very disappointed with the slow service between the 2 courses. After 1h15 minutes we had to ask for the second course to be boxed as we could not stay any longer. We did appreciate however when we were not charged for the champagne to compensate, but we would rather have eaten all our meal there.

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Responded on 23 April 2019

Dear Siobhan, while I note that you review of the Art Tea was positive on the whole, I am very sorry to hear of your disappointment regarding the slow service. I would like to offer my sincere apologies. Please rest assured that your honest feedback has been taken on board fully. We are continuously striving to improve on the service we offer and your comments are greatly appreciated. I hope that we will have the pleasure of welcoming you back. Thank you again, Regards, Fabrice Furling, Manager

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JH
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on 15 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

An absolutely amazing, once in a lifetime experience. Would highly recommend it to anyone traveling to Dublin. Pricey, but worth it.

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OT
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 13 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

From start to finish the afternoon tea experience at the Merrion is impeccable - incredibly welcoming staff who made sure our tea cups were never empty and were incredibly attentive without being overbearing. Compliments to the chef as the desserts were the nicest we’ve ever had, overall 12/10 and we’ll definitely be back!

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 13 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Service was excellent!!

A suggestion is to put on some background music.

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AA
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 12 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fabulous front beginning to end. Greeted at hotel steps and attentive staff throughout. Food great, plentiful, and art cakes were a treat. Staff very knowledgeable about the pieces of art in hotel.

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KE
1 review
Dined on 7 April 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

My mother and I, really enjoyed our afternoon tea experience. The staff were excellent, the food was good and the afternoon tea eating area was a perfect setting for afternoon tea. To our surprise the afternoon tea was a 2 course meal. Starting with the classic afternoon tea and then ending with a chef special called 'art tea'. What was made up out of three cakes/pastries, what were inspired by three of the many paintings they have hanging in the Merrion Hotel.
We found our experience delightful and pleasantly surprised with the lovely 'art tea' cakes. A must visit if you enjoy a good afternoon tea...

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L
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

This hotel is superb, nice welcoming staff, beautiful room and confortable armchairs. The sandwiches were tasty, the cucumber one was my least favourite, the rest of the cakes and scones were very tasty, as soon as your tea was finished they will bring you another one, very attentive service. The work of art cakes were amazing,. We asked for a glass of champagne but we found it quite acidic. Overall it was a beautiful experience.

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PP
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 28 March 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 5

Staff were very helpful and nice but they were a bit slow to replace empty teapots and cream. They were much more attentive the last time I was there a few years ago. I think they were under pressure as they were quite busy.

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S
1 review
Dined on 26 March 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Overall enjoyed my time at the hotel, the food and hospitality was perfect just wished the staff wouldv'e noticed us a little bit more for when I was trying to ask for the bill but overall I and my guest enjoyed our afternoon tea.

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AC
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 24 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Very friendly and attentive staff
Very good experience and I will definitely be recommending this to my friends

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OT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on 19 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

One of the best afternoon teas I have ever experienced! The food, tea and service were fantastic! It was also unique. We weren’t rushed and were able to enjoy everything to the fullest.

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BM
New England
2 reviews
Dined on 16 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

What a beautiful setting for afternoon tea! My sister and I spent 3 hours there and nobody rushed us. So relaxing, wonderful service and all with a smile. Oh lovely food too! We will repeat this every year as our Christmas present to each other!

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RM
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 13 March 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Absolutely no words to describe this utterly sumptuous experience. My friend and I will never forget this afternoon tea. We visited Ireland for the first time and decided to give ourselves a treat and go to a fancy afternoon tea. It was well worth the money, as it was a divine experience. Our server was simply marvelous, he was very mindful of our food restrictions, and I cannot remember if our tea cups were ever empty. He was properly attentive and exceedingly knowledgeable and clearly passionate about his work. The idea of designing a second course based on artwork in the hotel is almost profound! It was the best day of our trip, so glad we came here.

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M
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 10 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Experience a sumptous afternoon tea! It was my first visit and i’d say “i so love it!” Cakes are so beautiful!

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SW
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Wonderful service, food and art! Staff could not have been more attentive. Highly recommended

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D
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

One of the best experience I've ever had in Dublin. The service is just perfect, the atmosphere is amazing. I love it.

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OT
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on 6 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Superb all areas. Perfect afternoon tea to celebrate my birthday. Attentive staff, great selection of sandwiches, cakes, scones and the finale of 3 ‘Art’ cakes per person created by leading Merrion hotel & TV Master Baker Paul Kelly - all inspired by works of art around the hotel.

Comfortable drawing room with open fire, charming staff starting with a warm welcome from the liveried doormen to throughout.

Extraordinarily talented young man played the harp as background accompaniment, from the nearby Trinity College. A super marriage between the student musicians and hotel.

All a total delight.

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Responded on 9 March 2019

Dear Guest, Many thanks for the lovely review posted recently. Thank you for taking the time to give us your feedback. I was delighted to read your kind words about your experience of Art Afternoon Tea. I have shared your encouraging comments with all the team here who joins me in thanking you. Paul in particular was "over the moon". I hope it is not too long before we have the pleasure of welcoming you back again soon. Thank you again. Kind regards, Fabrice Furling, Drawing Rooms Manager

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MF
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 28 February 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 4

Was nice but wouldnt be rushing back felt it was overpriced for what you got

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Responded on 9 March 2019

Dear Margaret, while I note that you review of the Art Tea was positive on the whole, I am very sorry to hear of your disappointment regarding the value and the price of our Afternoon Tea. Thank you for your honest feedback. Please rest assured that your comments have been noted fully. We are continuously striving to improve on the service we offer. I appreciate your feedback. I hope that we will have the pleasure of welcoming you back. Thank you again, Regards, Fabrice Furling, Manager

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AR
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 24 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It's a slice of living like landed aristocracy, I would absolutely recommend it you have 100 quid, well worth it in my book. Their tea menu is not intimidatingly long, but covers all the bases, and the food is exquisite. A thoroughly enjoyable afternoon

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DN
1 review
Dined on 23 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This was my second time enjoying afternoon tea at the Merrion. The food was delicious and the staff were attentive and facilitating. It’s a perfect way to spend an afternoon in a warm and comfortable room.

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GM
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 20 February 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 2

I found the Art Afternoon Tea experience lovely, the sandwiches, cakes & scones were delicious as were the art cakes. The tea was disappointing though as it was only luke warm, that unfortunately did detract from my experience. My grandson, who I had with me, enjoyed himself very much, he doesn’t drink tea, he had a hot chocolate which he said was the nicest one he ever had!! So serve the tea “hot” & you will get full marks.

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Responded on 9 March 2019

Dear Geraldine, while I note that you review of the Art Tea was positive on the whole, I am very sorry to hear of your disappointment regarding the tea service. I would like to offer my sincere apologies. Please rest assured that your honest feedback has been taken on board fully. We are continuously striving to improve on the service we offer. Your comments are greatly appreciated. I hope that we will have the pleasure of welcoming you back. Thank you again, Regards, Fabrice Furling, Manager

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KA
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 20 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I would certainly recommend afternoon tea at The Merrion, it was a wonderful treat for myself and my wife. Our food, area where we were seated, waitress Olivia all was superb. Olivia got down on the floor and described each course and was very observant and kept us refilled in tea and drinks. I would highly recommend heading for a treat to your hotel again.

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OT
London
9 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 1

Lovely, tasty and beautiful looking afternoon Art Tea. The Art cakes are exceptional.

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CH
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 3Ambience 5

The best afternoon tea in Dublin, without question!

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S
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

The experience was amazing and the staff were exceptional and so polite.

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