The Lord Mayor's Lounge at The Shelbourne Hotel

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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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CB
Chicago
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Had high tea.

A
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I have taken to comparing teas while I travel. Been to most of the known “musts” around the world. This experience fired (excelled) on all cylinders. People even still dress for tea. An 11 out of 10. Thank you!

OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

A lovely afternoon filled with many yummy treats and countless cups of tea! So fun to try them all! A special treat indeed!

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

Wonderful experience, a great treat. Service excellent, without being intrusive. Highly recommend.

JM
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Having tea at the Shelbourne Hotel was a beautiful experience. The staff were very helpful and friendly and professional, nothing was too much trouble. We were made very welcome and the birthday treat was lovely. Would definitely recommend the high tea experience to anyone looking for a special treat. Thank you for a great day. Josephine McCann.

JL
1 review
Dined on 9 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food and service were great.
We were a little surprised at the price of a glass of rose champagne. Well worth it but warn other travelers to be aware

KK
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on 9 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fabulous food and atmosphere. We really enjoyed the live piano music.

SA
1 review
Dined on 9 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The staff were fantastic! I had a few dietary requirements that they accommodated with ease and all the food and tea was fantastic. It really is an indulgent treat and was a special way to celebrate my husbands 30th. It’s not something I’d normally do but I did mention it was a special birthday and they played Happy Birthday on the piano and bought out a plate with small patisserie items and a candle, with happy birthday written in melted chocolate. It was a subtle and classy celebration and although he blushed, he really appreciated the gesture. We really enjoyed our time there and if we get to be in Dublin again for a special occasion we would love to go again.

JL
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Server was fantastic. Lovely setting, definitely well worth a visit.

AC
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Superb ambience, beautiful selection of teas, savouries and pastries and extra served if you wanted plus lovely doggy box of leftovers to take home. Service was a tad slow which means tea got cold and I felt I was constantly asking for top ups. But a lovely treat and bit of luxury overall.

KH
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent service,delighted to be able to take home uneaten cakes,attention to detail was fabulous

KN
Minneapolis
16 reviews
Dined on 4 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Very elegant. Loads of food. Wonderful tea choices.

T
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on 2 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This was a great experience, very nicely done. I would definitely do this again. If you have never had a tea time experience, I highly recommend!!

G
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 2 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Brought my mam for her 70th birthday and it was fabulous so friendly,relaxing everything and more that I expected,we will definitely be back thank you

EH
1 review
Dined on 2 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

What a magnificent experience! Beautiful setting and tradition, excellent, knowledgeable and attentive staff. The teas were varied and flavorful, the delicacies were perfect and they even cater to dietary needs which was above and beyond.

AF
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Exceptionally accommodating, even when Dina get off peak times. Their desire to please every diner went above and beyond their desire to please went above and beyond the usual dining experience the usual dining experience. Beautifully furnished and decorated and very comfortable. Would Definitely recommend to friends.

OT
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

V nice experience but quite expensive

N
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

This is my second time here this year, the first time was mid week in April and I have to say I found that time to be slightly more enjoyable, it was quieter and I found the service to be more efficient.
Having said that, both times were highly enjoyable and would definitely go again

SC
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent service. Attention to detail sublime. A must for afternoon tea lovers.

JK
London
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It’s always a special experience and treat - and the room is beautiful !

D
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 28 August 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Lovely tea but terrible food. Pretty, but nothing standout.

IM
London
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

My sister and I had the most wonderful afternoon to celebrate her birthday . A bespoke menu was provided per my request without any fuss which was a huge relief and pleasure in itself. We will be back soon .

CK
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

An absolutely fabulous way to spend a couple of hours in the city. Also, our server, Tomas, was brilliant. His knowledge was spot on with regard to all aspects of the afternoon tea.

CR
1 review
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had booked this as a special treat for my mother, myself and 2 of my daughters and it was marvellous. The service was superb, and the food was divine. My youngest daughter had the children's menu and the food provided for that was perfect. It's not cheap, but what's seldom is wonderful and I hope to repeat it.

KM
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 22 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

One of our favourite things to do in Dublin is have tea at the Shelbourne. The food is out of this world, the service is impeccable and the ambiance is simply lovely. For the most relaxing and tasteful afternoon, you have to go here.

EL
1 review
Dined on 20 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Had afternoon tea. Food was really good and the staff was friendly. The only problem is the risk of overeating =)

MB
London
1 review
Dined on 20 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

outstanding afternoon tea with superb service, but it is pricey

DS
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 20 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The staff were extremely accommodating. We were joined by 3 relatives who had not made a booking but were made very welcome.
The afternoon tea was a wonderful experience and I look forward to our next visit to the Shelbourne

LT
1 review
Dined on 20 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Lovely afternoon celebrating our 25th wedding anniversary. Will definitely be back

R
New York Area
38 reviews
Dined on 20 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Attended high tea here. Service was excellent as was the explanations of food, coffee and tea. Expensive but fun way to spluge

OT
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 20 August 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Very enjoyable afternoon in a wonderful setting. Pity about the €28 price tag on 1 glass of rose champagne.

N
1 review
Dined on 19 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It was a fairytale experience for my daughters 10th birthday and she felt like a princess, the service was friendly and accommodating and the food was beautifully presented, varied and most importantly delicious. Thank you.

C
1 review
Dined on 18 August 2019
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 on 18 August 2019
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 on 17 August 2019
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 on 17 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

A very elegant setting for a delicious afternoon tea.

KM
New York Area
49 reviews
Dined on 16 August 2019
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.

LS
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on 16 August 2019
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.

r
1 review
Dined on 15 August 2019
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.

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