The Lobby Lounge & The Reading Room

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€31 to €50
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Afternoon Tea
Top tags:
  • Special Occasions
  • High Tea
  • Good for Birthdays
The Lobby Lounge is an ideal meeting place for an early morning coffee and pastry or to unwind and relax in five-star luxury with our daily offering of newspapers.

Enjoy our signature sandwiches, healthy salads or sharing platters. Our Express Lunch dining option is perfect for a quick bite before heading shopping in Dublin city or a working lunch with colleagues.

Enjoy award-winning Afternoon Tea daily from 12.00pm – 5.30pm with a selection of mouth-watering finger sandwiches, freshly baked scones and sweet treats.

Combining five-star elegance with comfortable, relaxed atmosphere; sink into the deep sofas, snuggle up in the ample armchairs and simply let time stand still as you listen to classic tunes from our pianist, who plays Wednesday to Saturday from 7.00pm – 10.00pm and Sunday from 1.00pm – 4.00pm

Catch up with friends or family, sip a chilled glass of Champagne or sample your favourite cocktail made by our Mixologist and watch the world go by in laid back five-star luxury.

Special Offers

Afternoon Tea: €55

A truly decadent experience and longstanding tradition at the InterContinental Hotel; Afternoon Tea is an occasion of unparalleled elegance. Served in the intimate ambience of The Lobby Lounge and Reading Room, you can relax and enjoy elegant, welcoming service with views of the landscaped private courtyard garden.
Whether you’re looking to book an afternoon tea as a leisurely treat
with friends or to mark a special occasion with family, our award-
winning Chefs have developed a selection

Terms and Conditions: .

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: 11 June 2019

Ends: 11 December 2019

Availability: Daily 12:00-17:30

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Dined on 25 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

My wife and I had afternoon tea for our anniversary recently. They went above and beyond in accommodating a couple of requests for alterations to the set menu. The service was friendly, genuine and first rate.

The food was excellent, as was the champagne. Overall, very impressive and we’ll definitely be back. I want to park myself at the whiskey bar afterwards, too.

1 review
Dined on 7 July 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 2Ambience 4

Food was very good.
Service was very slow. We had at least three different servers during our time there.
The bill had to be sent back twice as it was incorrect
Overall good good, but service poor.

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

Lovely tea in very comfortable surroundings. The staff were very attentive and pleasant, I would definitely go again.

The reviews below were submitted before February 21st 2019, when this restaurant changed management.
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2016
Overall 2Food 2Service 1Ambience 1

Poor from start to finish. No restaurant feel about this - we were put at a table (eventually) between parties having afternoon tea and drinks. Were asked three times how many people were we expecting. Food was very average. Incredibly noisy and rushed. Very over-priced. Unfortunately, we won't be returning...

4 reviews
Dined on 11 December 2016
Overall 3Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Food was very good. Service would have been more attentive. We were rushed for a pre-theatre event but the wait staff didn't get the message.

1 review
Dined on 17 March 2015
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

One of the best overall dining experiences. Food was superb, service was impeccable. Every dish we had was well prepared, perfectly seasoned and beautifully presented. Many thaks to the wait staff for providing us a truly memorable evening. Our expectations were very high, our Reading Room experience far exceeded them. Very highest recommendation.

1 review
Dined on 20 September 2014
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 3

Food was nice, nothing amazing. Pumpkin was too firm in risotto. Venison was the most shockingly overpriced dish I've seen since Celtic Tiger left the building! Bottom line, for the prices being charged there are far more better restaurants to choose from in the city.

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Dined on 21 June 2014
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Good food, excellent value. Nice ambiance, great place to meet!

1 review
Dined on 7 March 2014
Overall 2Food 3Service 2Ambience 4

Whilst the setting is excellent, we found the food to be very good, but not exceptional - and service was extremely slow - to the extent that we had to ask that one main course be brought out before the others, for someone who had to get to a meeting; and for all this, you pay handsomely (over €300 for four adults, and two kids). For those who are not worried about either money or time - it's delightful - but I don't think I'll be rushing back.