The Lord Mayor's Lounge at The Shelbourne Hotel

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352 reviews
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Afternoon Tea
The Lord Mayor’s Lounge is an expression of elegance and style, where every detail has been crafted to reflect the hotel’s long history. Comfort and glamour combined, makes it a favourite spot for our renowned Shelbourne Afternoon Tea, which has become an iconic tradition in Dublin. It is never too soon to introduce the younger members of the family to this much loved tradition, with our Children’s Afternoon Tea designed specifically for the younger generation. It is not uncommon to see famous Irish and international faces mingling with local Dubliners enjoying this award-winning indulgence.

For more information or for advance bookings please call + 353 1 6634500
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C
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Had such a wonderful experience on Sunday. The food was amazing and the service was just as good. I loved all the recommendations made to us about the teas during our afternoon tea. Would recommend and love to come again.

MM
Dublin
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The best afternoon tea, excellent experience, great staff they couldnt have been any more helpful, piano player was great, place is beautiful would highly recommend it , will definitely go again.

LD
Dublin
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The afternoon tea was fantastic , an experience I will be repeating at some future date. I would think that the non stop piano playing is not necessary .

NK
Dublin
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

A very elegant setting for a delicious afternoon tea.

LS
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We celebrated our last day of a two week trip with this tea and it was amazing. Great food, excellent service and beautiful ambiance.

KM
New York Area
49 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

A beautiful room for an elegant, filling, delicious selection of afternoon tea-related delights. I loved that we could change our tea selection, and of course I had a few second helpings. Our waitstaff was unfailingly polite and helpful. Maybe a little less pop music from the piano player, though.

r
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Absolutely stunning- service was lovely- food beautiful - setting gorgeous and topping it all off was a lovely pianist playing our favourite pieces! Cannot wait to come back!

OT
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 11 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This was the best afternoon tea service! It exceeded my expectations on every level. I would highly recommend coming here to anyone, whether they are visitors to Dublin or residents.

OT
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Brilliant ... food . Ambeince. Service . Could not fault it .... plenty of food and lovely tea ... will go back very soon .. I've also put a reveiw on TripAdvisor. . Not publshed yet .. lovely place 😀😀

GS
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It's a must do while visiting Dublin. The surroundings and ambience of the hotel will take your breath away. PS try the Irish Whiskey tea

HD
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had a lovely relaxing time in the Lord Mayor s lounge. It was lovely to have a chance to try different teas. The staff were friendly and graceful. The live piano music added to the atmosphere without being intrusive.

B
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 4 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Yes definately. Little over priced but the service and food was fantastic.

AM
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wonderful staff, beautiful venue and super food! Would highly recommend this for a great treat!

JD
1 review
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent experience, highly recommended, wonderful helpful staff with mouthwatering food.
Would highly recommend a visit , and I hope to return soon.

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

Very nice. Pleasant.

JG
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 1 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It was my Birthday

P
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 28 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The afternoon tea was exquisite in fabulous surroundings with the staff making the experience even better.

CN
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

What a wonderful and beautiful hotel! The food and tea was sooo delicious, and the staff was so sweet, helpful and kind! This is probably some of the he best afternoon tea I’ve ever gotten, totally worth the price

Would definitely recommend

M
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined on 24 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Huge treat on a perfect day! May have to return soon!

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 22 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wonderful server named Thomas taught us about the different teas and made our anniversary special. Highly recommend.

R
1 review
Dined on 21 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

What a lovely experience we had at the afternoon tea. The pianist played lovely soft music, the food was beautiful and the staff was so friendly.

LM
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on 21 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It was definitely a lovely experience and as it was a gift it was great. The staff were excellent and they were very attentive and knowledgeable on the different teas.

MV
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wundervolles Erlebnis ! Muss man gemacht haben. Empfehlenswert.

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j
3 reviews
Dined on 19 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Really lovely treat , great service , definitely worth a visit .

JD
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 19 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Thorughly enjoyed our afternoon tea at the Shelbourne. Staff were very pleasant, attentive and a credit to the hotel. Food was excellent and cant wait to go again

n
Atlantic City
7 reviews
Dined on 18 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We enjoyed the tea time. It was delicious food, great service and a wonderful experience.

SB
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Beautiful experience from start to finish, our host Roisin was fabulous. Food was very generous and my tea was never empty

KS
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Myself and a friend had afternoon tea to celebrate her birthday! The staff were so friendly and attentive, the room was beautiful with lovely piano playing in the background and the food was delicious! From start to finish it was a fabulous experience!

K
Washington DC
49 reviews
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The Irish have saved a tradition in its finest form.

CM
Dublin
5 reviews
Dined on 12 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Another birthday treat. The afternoon tea was delicious. The staff were excellent. The ambiance was amazing

T
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on 11 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

A birthday celebration and just being in beautiful Dublin, the occasion called for the Shelbourne and it was magnificent. We tasted many new teas, enjoyed the savories and of course the sweets. The staff was so kind and gracious and the setting is unsurpassed. Thank you for a wonderful experience.

H
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

It was good of its kind, I imagine, but it is excessively expensive for what it is. There is an excess of extremely sweet cakes: I would have preferred more sandwiches.

The teas and the coffee were very good.

I think it aims to appeal to women, and to women of riper years at that.

JM
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Afternoon tea at the Shelbourne was a fantastic experience. The customer service was second to none. Attention to detail and service was a 7 star experience. The food and choice was excellent . I can't recommend it enough. In fact I haven't stopped talking about our great experience and recommending it since we left.

AR
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 9 July 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Most enjoyable but could do with air-conditioning.

NO
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 7 July 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Service as always in The Shelbourne was exceptional. Tomas was a brilliant host and very efficient, helpful and friendly. We both agreed we would have rathered a little more savoury selection than there was. However, everything was delicious. Teas and coffees were wonderful also. Overall experience was great and well worth the treat!

JB
Indiana
1 review
Dined on 7 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We truly enjoyed the experience of afternoon tea at The Lord Mayor's Lounge. The treats and teas were unique and delicious, and the service was exceptional.

NR
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 2Ambience 4

Lovely setting - let down by poor service - not what I expect at the Shelbourne.

When asked if we wanted more sandwiches - it took 20 minutes for these to be delivered. We had to ask twice for some more standard sandwiches. One of our party was hit by water due to a collision between two staff members. No apologies from the person responsible. The birthday surprise was late right at the end of the tea - just as we were about to leave.

ET
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had a very nice afternoon at The Lord Mayor’s Lounge for afternoon tea. Everything was delicious, and the service was top notch!

PW
Oklahoma City
2 reviews
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Vacation experience, it was so lovely!

CT
1 review
Dined on 4 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It was practically perfect, gave a 4/5 for value as it was a tad expensive compared to other afternoon tea I've had of a similar standard but couldn't fault any other aspects.

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