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Stables Café Afternoon Tea at Mount Congreve Gardens, Kilmeaden, County Waterford

Stables Café Afternoon Tea at Mount Congreve Gardens

4.4
4.4
17 reviews
€31 to €50
Afternoon Tea
Enjoy some old-world charm and visit Mount Congreve Gardens for a traditional afternoon tea in the beautifully restored Tack Room. Surrounded by gardens, trees, birds and wildlife, our afternoon tea is served on three-tier cake stands with crisp white linen, Irish silverware, and fine bone china.

Sit back & relax while enjoying freshly prepared finger sandwiches, scones and decadent pastries in the warm country estate surroundings. We offer different afternoon teas, including traditional, vegetarian and gluten-free menus. Cakes are freshly prepared on-site with locally sourced ingredients where possible.
Our afternoon tea is an experience you won’t want to miss when visiting Mount Congreve Gardens.
To avoid disappointment pre-booking is required with a minimum of 24 hours’ notice.

Please advise of any dietary requirements at the time of booking

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2 people

19:00


Experiences are available.

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    €31 to €50
  • Cuisines
    Afternoon Tea
  • Hours of Operation
    Thu–Sun 12:00 pm–4:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (051) 348 075
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive Chef
    Chef Sean Smith

Experiences

  • Afternoon Tea

    €35.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Sit back & relax while enjoying freshly prepared finger sandwiches, scones and decadent pastries in the warm country estate surroundings. We offer different afternoon teas, including traditional, vegetarian and gluten-free menus. Cakes are freshly prepared on-site with locally sourced ingredients where possible. Our afternoon tea is an experience you won’t want to miss when visiting Mount Congreve Gardens. To avoid disappointment pre-booking is required with a minimum of 24 hours’ notice. Please advise of any dietary requirements at the time of booking
    Afternoon Tea photo

What 17 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

17 Reviews
  1. GM41

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food, beautifully presented. We carried boxes home because the serving sizes were so ample. Although we don’t usually take pictures of our food, the presentation was so lovely, we had to share the experience with a few photos before sampling. The tea we chose was a perfect complement to the food. Those serving the food were appropriately available without hovering and were quite pleasant.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent choice, perfect portions and vegetarian option was exactly right. Everything fresh and plenty of tea/coffee provided- refills on request.

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  3. DarrenK

    Waterford

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 28 April 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I brought my wife for her birthday and everything was lovely. The food was amazing, the savoury options were so varied and such high quality. The sweet items were top notch, wasn't too keen on the scones but that was only minor.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 27 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic experience and ambience. Excellent service from Tina and staff. Food was presented beautifully and was delicious and

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  5. MayaW

    Munster

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 21 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    I love the relaxed feel of the afternoon tea room, tucked away in a separate part of the Stables Cafe– even though the grandeur of the building speaks for itself as stately, it felt like a dining room in a friends home ( with really beautiful china). Presentation of the food was top notch. The vegan selection of sandwiches were out of this world, the best by far of any afternoon tea I've ever experienced. The tartlets were amazing in various flavours, however lacking in variety compared to the non-vegan menu ( a vegan scone as a suggestion) The jasmine tea was so refreshing and the service was superior from start to finish! The table was set into a bay window overlooking the beautiful garden. It was an exceptionally warm day for April and the room got quite stuffy with only 4 people in so we didn't stay quire as long as we might have if it were cooler and better ventilated. Overall a 5* experience, will certainly be back!

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  6. CarmelG

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely gorgeous experience. Wonderful food in a beautiful setting. Highly recommend. Will be booking afternoon tea again soon.

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  7. AlishaK

    Munster

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 23 March 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    An enjoyable experience, the staff were very attentive. They were very accommodating to our vegetarian guest and gave them a separate platter which was much appreciated. Also a plus that we got to bring our dogs along!

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  8. MargaretF

    Dublin

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 15 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious afternoon tea in warm cozy room overlooking the beautiful magnolias in bloom!

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  9. Ginni87

    Waterford

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    booked and paid for afternoon tea for a birthday online the same day but received a call explaining 24 hours advanced notice was required. A very nice front of house gentleman named Nelson arranged for us to come at the later time of 3pm which gave the chef time to prepare. The afternoon tea was beautiful, they even prepared delicious vegetarian sandwiches and we had plenty of hot tea. We sat in a cosy private room overlooking the gardens and it was just lovely! Thank you so much for taking such good care of us. Looking forward to next time!

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  10. ElaineW

    Naples

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 January 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 1
    I was disappointed that the room was exceptionally cold. The coleslaw was definitely gone off and could not be eaten. The brown bread was excellent.

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  11. PatrickB

    Munster

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great get away place. With great garden scenery there.

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  12. SarahK

    Vancouver

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 31 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely afternoon tea! Lovely staff! Lovely room! Would recommend

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  13. CarolineF

    Munster

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was a fabulous experience! The little Afternoon Tea room was nestled off in a private area of Mount Congreve House. We were the only group that attended for the Afternoon Tea so we had the place to ourselves which was amazing! A little old gramaphone was playing in the corner & the room was cosy & snug. It was a world away from the hustle and bustle of the gift shop just outside. The food itself was lovely! We had the "Festive Afternoon Tea" & there was a lovely selection of food on offer. One of our party is gluten free & her trays of food were also beautiful. There were lots of different teas on offer too - we opted for regular tea & jasmine tea. The tea was topped up regularly & our server returned often to check up on us in our private room. We had such a lovely time - the ambiance, food & surrounds were beautiful & very enjoyable. We didn't see the time pass. All for 39euro each. I would highly recommend Afternoon tea in Mount Congreve. We will be returning!

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  14. HenriL

    Munster

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 December 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    A bit overpriced, there could have been bigger scones and one more kind of sandwich; the lemon tart didn't taste like lemon, but apart from that everything tasted great; tea and coffee delicious; service great and room very pleasant, with nice jazzy music on a turntable

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  15. RaymondL

    Munster

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 November 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Lovely surroundings, amazing food and incredible service

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  16. BronaghO

    Munster

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Gorgeous experience, fabulous food and ambience in a private room

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  17. docbyrne

    London

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 3 September 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    It’s early days for this new operation. It’s a beautiful location however grabbing a selection of food from the main cafe and sticking them on a 3 tier plate is not the way ahead. There was no menu and the tea offerings ( Roberts Brand ) was indifferent. We had made food and allergy issues on the booking clear but they were not spotted so when it came to desserts it got precarious because the staff (polite at all times) didn’t know what the ingredients were. There really wasn’t a sense of occasion that you would associate with an Afternoon Tea experience at 35 euro ahead ( better offerings available in Waterford Castle but more expensive) So, it would be great if the Cliff upped their game and recognised that they need to do more than just grab food from the self service counter. My advice is pay in to the gardens and have a walk around followed by coffee/cake/sandwiches in their cafe.

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Stables Café Afternoon Tea at Mount Congreve Gardens is rated 4.4 stars by 17 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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2 people

19:00


Experiences are available.
Google Map for Stables Café Afternoon Tea at Mount Congreve Gardens

Mount Congreve, Kilmeaden, Co. Waterford, X91 PX05, Ireland, Kilmeaden, County Waterford X91 PX05

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Area
    Butlerstown
  • Hours of Operation
    Thu–Sun 12:00 pm–4:00 pm
  • Price
    €31 to €50
  • Cuisines
    Afternoon Tea
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking Details
    Public Lot
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Chef Sean Smith
  • Additional
    High Tea, Outdoor Smoking Area, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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