Elegant Afternoon Teas To Book For Mother's Day - The Gloss Magazine

Elegant Afternoon Teas To Book For Mother’s Day

Is there anything nicer than treating mum to afternoon tea served in elegant surroundings? Here are seven of the most enjoyable on offer from around the country …

Adare Manor, Co Limerick

If you’re stuck for ideas on what to gift mum then pop into the newly extended Boutique at Adare Manor where the range of luxury gifts and designer brands includes Fabergé, Rue de Verneuil, Urban Aran, Prêt Pour Partir, Bourrienne Paris, Bernardaud, Acqua di Parma and more. Or book afternoon tea in the elegant setting of The Gallery at Adare Manor, where it is served every day from 1pm to 2.30pm and 1.30pm-3pm at weekends, the price is €75 per person. www.adaremanor.com

Anantara The Marker Hotel, Dublin

The “Poetry and Places” afternoon tea launches on March 10 and is served in the Marker Bar & Lounge and on the terrace, weather permitting. It is inspired by some of Ireland’s most famous poets and writers as well as the flavours of iconic destinations including the Ring of Kerry, Achill Island, Valentia Island, Kilkenny Castle and Newgrange. For example, Seamus Heaney’s poem, Blackberry Picking inspired the blackberry tart, while Lilac by contemporary poet Martina Dalton was the starting point for the violet macaroon, with Berriolette curd and dried flowers. In addition to these symbolic sweet and savoury treats the menu also features a range of botanic and fragrant Ronnefeldt tea infusions, with champagne an optional extra. The afternoon tea menu starts from €65 per person. www.anantara.com

Sheen Falls Lodge, Co Kerry

Afternoon tea at Sheen Falls Lodge is served daily from 2pm to 5pm, in The Sheen Lounge. This feast of sandwiches, delicate pastries, scones and exquisite cakes is accompanied by live music. On Mother’s Day, each mum will receive a special gift. Prices start at €49 per person; elevate the experience with a glass of Duval Leroy Champagne, Brut Reserve, for €65 per person. www.sheenfallslodge.ie

Mount Juliet Estate, Co Kilkenny

Mother’s Day at Mount Juliet Estate is a special celebration with a range of treats to choose from – a decadent treatment in the Spa, Michelin-star dining in The Lady Helen restaurant or afternoon tea. It costs €50 per person or €70 with a glass of Gremillet champagne. On Mother’s Day there will be a special gift for mums attending. www.mountjuliet.ie

Tankardstown House, Co Meath

Less than an hour’s drive from Dublin, the 80-acre Tankardstown estate comprises an 18th-century manor house with an adjoining Orangery. Tucked behind the house is its so-called Garden Village where Brabazon restaurant is the setting for lunches and afternoon tea. It’s a lovely relaxed setting for a trio of different afternoon teas, with prices starting from €35 per person. www.tankardstown.ie

The Merchant Hotel, Belfast

Having afternoon tea in Belfast’s grandest dining room at The Merchant Hotel is a bucket list experience for those in the know. It is served everyday from 12pm to 4pm with two sittings at the weekend. Until March 20, there is a special “Hedgerow” afternoon tea created by head pastry chef Sarah Jade Jameson who was inspired by hedgerow flavours and ingredients such as blackberries, apples and plums. Priced at £42.50, vegan, vegetarian and prosecco variations are also available to book. www.themerchanthotel.com

InterContinental, Dublin

This relaxed, classic afternoon tea is served in the buzzy Lobby Lounge of the InterContinental Dublin. On the menu, scones, finger sandwiches and delicate pastries and desserts created by the hotel’s pastry chef Orna Larkin. A Classic Afternoon Tea costs €62 per person, while a luxury Champagne Afternoon Tea with a glass of Perrier-Jouet is a real treat at €72 per person. www.intercontinentaldublin.ie


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