Afternoon Tea at the Sugar Loaf Lounge

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Afternoon Tea

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Located on the lobby level of Powerscourt Hotel Resort & Spa, our Sugar Loaf Lounge is perfect for meeting, greeting and watching the world go by. Serving traditional Afternoon Tea daily and cocktails each evening, the Lounge is a haven of hospitality. Furnished and appointed in a style of gracious Georgian living, there's a traditional warmth to the Sugar Loaf Lounge our guests often comment on. Of course, the spectacular scenery outside, framed by the vast curved windows offers a breathtaking counterpoint to the intimate welcome within. Here there's always something to talk about.

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What 94 People Are Saying
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4.1
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4.5
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YvonneM
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 26 July 2020
Overall3Food4Service1Ambience2

Service was very poor and slow. Would not recommend.

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MaryP
Wicklow
1 review
Dined on 19 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We are gifted afternoon tea twice a year from our son in Australia. We look forward and enjoy it very much.

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MichaelP
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fabulous afternoon tea would highly recommend it to anybody

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DanielleR
1 review
Dined on 4 July 2020
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience5

The food was very tasty but the sandwiches were very little. I just felt for the money, you would have had a little more. The scones with lemon curd was to die for. Overall an ok experience but I wouldn’t be rushing back or recommending.

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JoeG
1 review
Dined on 17 March 2020
Overall2Food1Service3Ambience3

Cost was way over the top for what was offered. Far too much sugar and sweet things (and I have a sweet tooth) We took most of it away in a box. No meat at all in the saviours. I would never have afternoon tea there again. I reckon that €25 would have paid for the content and the bill was €90. I should have used my Gift Voucher for some other purpose in the hotel.
No problem with staff, location, ambience etc but that was all that could get any positive mention. We have used the hotel before, stayed there on occasion, used the Spa in the past, had meals there - but this experience was a huge let down sorry to say.

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EmmaS
London
1 review
Dined on 13 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fabulous food, decent portions and lovely helpful staff. A very enjoyable experience

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SuzanneB
Wicklow
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent service. Beautiful food. Staff were friendly, very helpful. Would highly recommend.

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MariaC
Wicklow
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fabtastic Afternoon Tea. 5☆☆☆☆☆ Venue. Gorgeous food. Lovely staff. The only negative is that we could hear the couple next to us and noticed my partner putting his hand to his mouth so they could not hear our conversation.

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minihilda
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 1 March 2020
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience3

Food was good. Service very friendly however due to a new system they were implementing, it was extremely slow. I had finished my main well before my husband's main came out. Desserts didn't arrive at the same time. Otherwise lovely place.

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BernieH
1 review
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely setting, very pleasant staff and great selection of sandwiches and cakes. Scones delicious.

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RoisinW
1 review
Dined on 19 February 2020
Overall3Food2Service5Ambience5

Food was highly unsatisfactory for the price. €18 for a dry, tasteless and difficult to eat Turkey wrap. €22 for soggy battered fish. The surroundings are beautiful, you're definitely paying for the ambience , not the quality of the food. Staff were lovely .

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GarrettC
1 review
Dined on 17 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was very enjoyable. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the powerscout hotel and spa

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SusieO
New England
8 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Lovely atmosphere, great food. Only reason why it wasn't all 5 stars is we had to ask a second time for our coffees (we were well finished our desserts before getting them). However, in saying that they did comp the coffees due to the delay

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DKen
London
3 reviews
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

Very pleasant way to spend a couple of hours any day of the week having lunch and then a walk around the grounds. A little expensive but very worth it. I would highly recommend it.

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Ronan
1 review
Dined on 3 January 2020
Overall3Food5Service3Ambience2

The welcome was cold and set the tone for the rest of the meal. Food was good and servers nice but the first impressions were not satisfactory.

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LorraineC
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 1 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Afternoon tea was amazing. Staff friendly. Really enjoyed the day

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JoanH
Wicklow
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

We toughly enjoyed our lunch in the Sugar Loaf Lounge. All staff were excellent and offer 5 star service.
One small issue was a draft from the corner of the window where we were sitting. We didn’t bring to the attention of staff, just pulled the curtain over a little bit!
Looking forward to returning very soo .

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HollyR
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on 8 December 2019
Overall2Food4Service1Ambience3

I bring my grandmother here every year for Afternoon Tea/Lunch and we were quite disappointed this year. We brought a larger party, 6 in total this time around. When we sat down my grandmother was asked would you like still or sparkling water. The classic trick question, but being 84 she had no clue. I have been working as a waitress in a five star hotel in Manhattan for the past three years and I am well aware of good service standards.

So we spent about €13 on two bottles of water that only gave us one glass each for 6 people? My main issue was what followed, I specifically asked for tap water when we needed more and we were brought bottled water again. I was not having us spend €26 for two small glasses of water each. The water quality in Powerscourt is fantastic so bottled never interested us. When I notified the waiter that we had in fact asked for tap water he looked at me terribly rudely and turned around. Then, obviously as they were so put out, we never received the tap water. So I had to ask again.

When the waitress was clearing our table I had a dirty knife and fork dropped on my lap from a plate lifted over my head, the cutlery missed my head narrowly. I don't mind, I know mistakes happen but there was no real apology. I was just disappointed with the lack of attentiveness and the poor attitude with the water gave the place a real feel of snobbery. Tricking people into purchasing the water is just something I would never do personally and I would also be sure to offer a drink or something in place of dropping dirty cutlery on someone. It's the small things that make customers happy.

We were brought a lovely plate with chocolates and a happy birthday message on it which was a great touch. However, ultimately I was disappointed with both the service and the attitudes this year.

We will now be taking our business elsewhere.

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JenniferB
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 1 December 2019
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience5

New afternoon menu not to usual standard. 2 of the sandwiches were awful and no changes made to cater for dietary requirement. Service usually good but on this occasion hold off till after Christmas until regular menu is back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 10 November 2019
Overall2Food1Service2Ambience2

Lunch on Sunday was very disappointing, the food took over 45mins to arrive. The order was mixed up when it did arrive. Teas and coffees brought for the afternoon tea 45mins before we got the afternoon tea, as a result they were cold. Teacups were dirty and we were just all around disappointed with our experience.

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Jane
Wicklow
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely setting, tasty food, and the staff made sure we had everything we needed to enjoy our lunch. Would recommend and will be back.

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vipAlis
Austin
9 reviews
Dined on 15 October 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Great way to celebrate our last day in Ireland

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EmmaA
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Welcoming yet decadent. The Sugar loaf lounge not only offers fantastic food and friendly yet professional service but the most stunning location too. It feels private and incredibly spoiling. Highly recommend.

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TBone
Wicklow
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience5

Hi. We were celebrating a 70th and 90th birthday party and required wheelchair access. Staff were very helpful to our elderly guests and looked after us. Food was good but not as tasty as I would have expected but I would come again.

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AlinaM
Wicklow
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2019
Overall3Food2Service3Ambience4

I would recommend this hotel for stay cause it’s beautiful in and out, but I was only the guest celebrating my 37th birthday in Sugar loaf reataurant and it did disappoint me. Over the phone booking I was promised to have one candle on the cake, never had one, as well online it said in Sugar Loaf restaurant you can see Sugar Loaf mountain unfortunately the table we got had zero view for mountain, service wasn’t great as well, waitress girl lovely but receptionist girl in the restaurant not at all, I couldn’t get vase for my flowers! All attention was for hotel guests not for dinners like us. As well I have got email from hotel with dress code “smart casual” and all customers was with runners and flip flops(probably from rooms), and we felt like idiots all dressed up. Beautiful location, spectacular hotel, amazing place but needs to give more attention to everyone from staff members.

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SeanC
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Lovely food. Staff were great and very friendly. It's quite expensive but still nice to mark an occasion

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BernieM
Cheshire
2 reviews
Dined on 21 July 2019
Overall4Food4Service2Ambience5

Lovely setting. Excellent menu and good choices. Vegetarian well catered for. There was prompt service initially. However we ordered a bottle of still water and the waiter spilled it while pouring it into the glasses, - not once but twice. The waiter did apologise and was embarrassed. No body was injured !, but it is not the standard of service that one would expect in a 5 star hotel. We have stayed in Adare Manor and the service there is absolutely flawless and impeccable. Waiting Staff are young and perhaps are untrained in Powerscourt??

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LauraK
Dublin
3 reviews
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall3Food2Service3Ambience4

Beautiful scenery and surroundings. Food was ok. French fries were deliciously salty but the turkey wrap was quite bland. The salads were unremarkable. Disappointing that the only desserts on offer for lunch are the tiny little cakes from the afternoon tea menu. Seems a bit lazy. Had there been better options we would have all gone for dessert but we all declined.

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KayM
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 23 June 2019
Overall3Food3Service1Ambience5

Service was absolutely terrible. 45 mins from ordering to get a soup. Had to ask 4 times for water refill. Dessert was ....ok.
Noticed other tables around took long time to be cleared after people left. Just disappointing for a supposed 5 star hotel

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Jill
1 review
Dined on 17 June 2019
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience4

Lovely location. Good food, though a very limited choice of lunch dishes. Staff ranged from delightful to “chilly”.

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
4 reviews
Dined on 26 May 2019
Overall4Food2Service1Ambience4

Service unfortunately is usually not great, but surroundings are delightful

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KayM
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall4Food3Service1Ambience5

Waitress really lovely but lady on cash desk...very rude. I asked her to check a voucher card I had and it was as if I was really putting her out. No nice good morning or yes certainly...just rude. Food was lovely...but portion very small.

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vipSueB
Edinburgh
9 reviews
Dined on 14 May 2019
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

Brought my husband and mother for lunch, having previously had a very good experience. My fish was undercooked and I brought it to the attention of the waitress who was apologetic and offered me a complimentary tea which I declined. She said she would report to kitchen and manager, however, when the bill arrived no further comment was made. Unfortunately has put me off returning as an expensive lunch to not enjoy.

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AAMD
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 21 April 2019
Overall2Food2Service1Ambience1

We waited 1hr and 20mins for our mains.

Portions were extremely small and was not worth the price.

A drink on the house was offered after the long wait , where as if we were told there was a wait we may have left and went outside the facilities.
If there is a long wait, drinks should be provided to fill the gap.

We planned to meet with a wedding planner the next day but felt the lack of service and disappointing visit overall, we cancelled early that morning.
We even left the hotel early the next day to get home.

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Dubdiner
10 reviews
Dined on 24 March 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Nice family lunch, menu is not huge but adequate choice for most. Lovely seat as requested and waitress was very helpful.

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OpenTable Diner
2 reviews
Dined on 22 March 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely loved it! Special treat for my elderly aunt

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mercym
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 17 March 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Ambiance fantastic! It's worth to come again... Cuisine & service was good. Unforgettable experience, and thanks for the complimentary dessert for my birthday!!! You made me smile.

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vipSueB
Edinburgh
9 reviews
Dined on 11 March 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

First time visiting the hotel when I took my mother for her birthday lunch. We were shown to a lovely table overlooking the gardens and served by the most delightful lady (from Greystones). It was relatively quiet for a Monday. Food was delicious and service impeccable. Surprise chocolates (made in house we were told) after lunch to acknowledge my mother's birthday were sublime and greatly appreciated. We will definitely return and highly recommend.

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MARGARETM
4 reviews
Dined on 17 February 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Staff are very attentive ....beautiful surroundings and food is presented so well and tastes delicious!

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FintanR
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

A lovely place to have lunch, quiet with wonderful scenery and great service. I went for walk in the grounds while my wife sat by a roaring fire and read the papers. The staff could not have been more helpful. Looking for a copy of The Irish Independent and it was delivered to our chair from nowhere. Would highly recommend.
Booked our table online and worked fine. Tried phoning twice the night before and next morning and no answer on both occasions, just rang out. Put it down to busy due Valentine's Day.

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Afternoon Tea at the Sugar Loaf Lounge is rated 4.1 stars by 94 OpenTable diners.

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