Shelbourne Hotel's Festive Afternoon Tea
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Enjoy a Fabulous Festive Afternoon Tea at The Iconic Shelbourne Hotel

This season, why not spoil yourself and take sanctuary from the chilly weather by visiting the iconic Shelbourne Hotel for an afternoon of luxury? This spectacular hotel is the perfect city centre retreat from the bustling streets this festive season.

From November 24th until New Year’s Day 2019, guests can enjoy a sublime seasonal Festive Afternoon Tea in the Lord Mayor’s Lounge. Spend some quality time with your nearest and dearest as you relax and unwind by the warmth of open fires and while you listen to delicate piano music.

Dine in the decadent surroundings of the Lord Mayor’s Lounge with its sparkling chandeliers, comfortable chairs, and elegant decor as you nibble on a selection of traditional afternoon favourites, as well as some specially created holiday treats.

The Shelbourne’s Festive Afternoon Tea menu will serve guests a delicious array of savoury finger sandwiches, including house-smoked Castletownbere salmon on Guinness bread with pickled cucumber and mustard emulsion, roast chicken and avocado in a poppy seed roll, cherry vine tomato with St. Tola goat’s cheese on pumpkin bread and classic egg mayonnaise with cress on white loaf.

No afternoon tea is complete without the traditional scones. Enjoy warm buttermilk scones with clotted cream and homemade Shelbourne preserves, alongside warm homemade gingerbread.

The expert pastry team have also been busy in the kitchen whipping up an extra special selection of sweet festive treats for their guests. Indulge in The Christmas Bauble, a sublime coconut mousse with rum-soaked pineapple, mango passion jelly and vanilla cream; The Yule Log, a rich hazelnut bavarois with spiced caramel and chocolate Chantilly cream; a Christmas Eton Mess and Santa’s Sleigh, a festive red velvet cake with coconut and banana macaron.

Shelbourne Hotel's Festive Afternoon Tea

Children’s Festive Afternoon Tea is also available at The Shelbourne, featuring a raspberry Christmas Pudding (a choux bun with raspberry cream), Reindeer (a macaron with chocolate mousse), Santa’s Sleigh (red velvet cake with coconut and banana macaron) and milk and cookies with coconut mousse and chocolate clay, as well as a selection of finger sandwiches.

Your festive afternoon tea will be served with tea or coffee of choice from the selection of loose-leaf teas or menu of fine coffees. Classic Festive Afternoon Tea is €59 per person and if you want to add an extra sparkling treat to your afternoon the Champagne Festive Afternoon Tea is €75. Children’s Festive Afternoon Tea is priced at €28 per child.

While you’re at the Shelbourne while not pick up a gift voucher for the special someone in your life? An overnight stay or a relaxing spa treatment would be an incredible gift this Christmas.

To book your festive afternoon tea and for all inquiries, please visit or call +353 1 6634500.

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