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The Connaught Room at Ashford Castle

4.9
4.9
462 Reviews
€51 and over
Afternoon Tea
The long established tradition of Afternoon Tea has been wonderfully preserved at Ashford Castle since 1868 - you’ll notice the original silver tea set displayed in the Connaught Room, which was presented to Lord and Lady Ardilaun to celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary in 1896. With spectacular views from the comfort of the castle’s elegant interior, take your time to savour every delicious moment.

The Afternoon Tea menu offers guests a wide selection of speciality teas or perhaps a glass of Champagne, delicate finger sandwiches, warm freshly baked scones with lashings of cream and home-made jam, not to mention our tasty pastries. It’s the perfect way to spend a leisurely afternoon with friends.

Please note that all visitors will be directed to our car park located across the bridge and a shuttle will be provided. Should there be any delays please call the hotel.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 11 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    €51 and over
  • Cuisines
    Afternoon Tea
  • Hours of Operation
    Afternoon Tea Daily 1:30 pm–4:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (094) 954 5300
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive Chef
    Liam Finnegan
  • Private party facilities
    A successful event requires a suitably impressive venue, and Ashford Castle is the clear choice. The grandeur of our interiors, the splendour of our furnishings, the sheer sense of history and the warmth of our welcome is nothing short of remarkable. Begin your event planning journey today by making an enquiry with our talented events team.
  • Area
    Cong
  • Parking Details
    Parking is available in front of the hotel
  • Additional
    Dog Friendly, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Vegan

What 462 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.9
4.9 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.9Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

Diners' Choice Awards

  • Connacht

    Best Overall

  • Connacht

    Best Food

  • Connacht

    Best Service

  • Connacht

    Best Ambience

  • Connacht

    Best Value

  • Connacht

    Good for groups

  • Connacht

    Good for special occasions

  • Connacht

    Most Booked

  • County Mayo

    Most Booked

462 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 June 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The afternoon tea experience at Ashford Castle was truly amazing. The service was impeccable, and the setting was elegant and serene. The food was exquisite, with delicate sandwiches and decadent pastries. The staff went above and beyond to ensure a memorable experience. Hiring Tammy, an incredible dog walker, added to our peace of mind. She was amazing!! Our best pal loved his time with her walking the beautiful grounds or the castle. Overall, it was a magical experience that I highly recommend.

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  2. angiec

    Sacramento

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 4 June 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My daughter and I have enjoyed afternoon tea in many places but The Connaught room at Ashford Castle was by far our favorite. The food, ambience and service were absolutely exceptional. We had a beautiful view of the grounds from our table. We stopped into the tea shop to purchase the granny’s tea afterwards. The apple cobbler tea was also delicious but apparently only available during the holidays.

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  3. Annieapple

    Vancouver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 2 June 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Such a wonderful treat. I love everything about Afternoon tea at Ashford.
    The Connaught Room at Ashford CastleResponded on 5 June 2024
    Dear Annieapple, Thank you for leaving review on your recent experience in the Connaught Room. I am delighted to read you love everything about our afternoon tea here at Ashford Castle. We hope we get the opportunity to welcome you back very soon. Warm Regards Tyler Brits Food & Beverage Operation Manager

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 31 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely beautiful tea room. We were not able to afford to stay at the castle but the tea gave us the opportunity to enjoy the grounds and experience the most magical tea. Everything was perfect from the service to the food and tea. The Irish Whiskey Cream tea was my favorite tea. The cheddar scones with lemon curd were delicious and each little dessert was a few bites of perfection. Thank you for a wonderful time!
    The Connaught Room at Ashford CastleResponded on 5 June 2024
    Dear Anonymous, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review on your recent experience, I am delighted to read you enjoyed Afternoon Tea in the Connaught Room, especially to read you enjoyed the service and the food. You certainly can order the Irish Whiskey Cream tea on Mrs. Tea online shop. We hop we get the opportunity to welcome you back to Ashford Castle Estate. Warm Regards Tyler Brits Food & Beverage Operation Manager

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Connacht

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I cannot recommend the venue strongly enough. Food was amazing, service was amazing. Our waiter Thomas was an absolute professional and really made our tea enjoyable.
    The Connaught Room at Ashford CastleResponded on 5 June 2024
    Dear Anonymous, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review on your recent experience in the Connaught Room. I am delighted to read that you enjoyed the food and the service. I will be sure to pass on your kind words to Thomas. We do hope we get the opportunity to welcome you back to Ashford Castle. Warm Regards Tyler Brits Food & Beverage Operation Manager

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Afternoon tea at Ashford Castle was extraordinary in every way. The food was delicious, the ambience elegant, and the service exemplary. Attention to detail was evident from arrival to departure.
    The Connaught Room at Ashford CastleResponded on 5 June 2024
    Dear Anonymous, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review on your recent experience in the Connaught Room. I am delighted to read that you enjoyed the food and the service. I will be sure to pass on your kind words to Esther . We do hope we get the opportunity to welcome you back to Ashford Castle. Warm Regards Tyler Brits Food & Beverage Operation Manager

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  7. Eric

    Pittsburgh

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 20 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was delicious and the staff extremely welcoming. The vegan selections were just as outstanding as the regular menu. Definitely an experience we’ll remember.
    The Connaught Room at Ashford CastleResponded on 29 May 2024
    Dear Eric, Thank you kindly for your email, I am delighted to read you enjoyed the food and the staff was welcoming. I will pass on your feedback to our chef and they be delighted hear your kind words. We do hope get the opportunity to welcome you back to Ashford Castle. Warm Regards Tyler Brits

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Connacht

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As always, Afternoon Tea in the Connaught Room is absolutely perfect! From the first greeting of doormen and gate keeper, the magic of Ashford Castle never disappoints. O our visit was made extra special by our lovely servers Loughlin and Lana. They made us feel like royalty. Thank you to all (chef, housekeepers, staff) who keep the experience so fantastic
    The Connaught Room at Ashford CastleResponded on 24 May 2024
    Dear Anonymous, Thank you kindly for taking the time to leave a review, We're delighted to hear that Afternoon Tea in the Connaught Room was absolutely perfect once again. From the warm greetings by the doormen and gatekeeper to the exceptional service by Loughlin and Lana, we're thrilled that you felt like royalty. Your kind words will be shared with the chef, housekeepers, and all the staff who work hard to make every visit magical. We look forward to welcoming you back for another fantastic experience at Ashford Castle! Warm Regards Tyler Brits

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  9. Farrelly76

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 14 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    There are no words to fully explain the wonderful oasis Ashford Castle and its outstanding staff achieve every time I visit. It truly is an experience you need to see, feel and hear to truly understand. One of Irelands true gems
    The Connaught Room at Ashford CastleResponded on 24 May 2024
    Dear Farrelly76, Thank you for your heartfelt review, We're thrilled to hear that Ashford Castle continues to provide an exceptional experience for you. Your description of it as a wonderful oasis and one of Ireland's true gems means the world to us. Our outstanding staff will be delighted to know they've made such a lasting impression. We look forward to welcoming you back to create more unforgettable memories! Warm Regards Tyler Brits

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  10. ArtK

    Charlotte

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 12 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A perfect afternoon tea in an elegant environment hosted by warm and friendly people.
    The Connaught Room at Ashford CastleResponded on 24 May 2024
    Dear ArtK, Thank you kindly for your email, We're delighted that you enjoyed a perfect afternoon tea in our elegant environment. Our team takes pride in providing a warm and friendly atmosphere, and we're glad to hear it made your experience special. We hope to welcome you back soon to Ashford Castle, Warm Regards Tyler Brits

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The Connaught Room at Ashford Castle is rated 4.9 stars by 462 OpenTable diners.

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Make a booking

2 people

19:00


Booked 11 times today
Google Map for The Connaught Room at Ashford Castle

Ashford Castle, Cong, Co. Mayo F31 CA48

Additional information

  • Area
    Cong
  • Hours of Operation
    Afternoon Tea Daily 1:30 pm–4:00 pm
  • Price
    €51 and over
  • Cuisines
    Afternoon Tea
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking Details
    Parking is available in front of the hotel
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Liam Finnegan
  • Additional
    Dog Friendly, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Vegan
  • Phone number
    (094) 954 5300
  • Private party facilities
    A successful event requires a suitably impressive venue, and Ashford Castle is the clear choice. The grandeur of our interiors, the splendour of our furnishings, the sheer sense of history and the warmth of our welcome is nothing short of remarkable. Begin your event planning journey today by making an enquiry with our talented events team.
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