The Lord Mayor's Lounge at The Shelbourne Hotel

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Afternoon Tea
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  • Special Occasions
  • Good for Birthdays
The Lord Mayor’s Lounge is an expression of elegance and style, where every detail has been crafted to reflect the hotel’s long history. Comfort and glamour combined, makes it a favourite spot for our renowned Shelbourne Afternoon Tea, which has become an iconic tradition in Dublin. It is never too soon to introduce the younger members of the family to this much loved tradition, with our Children’s Afternoon Tea designed specifically for the younger generation. It is not uncommon to see famous Irish and international faces mingling with local Dubliners enjoying this award-winning indulgence.

For more information or for advance bookings please call + 353 1 6634500
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Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on 15 April 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

The friendly staff made the experience a memorable time.

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OT
5 reviews
Dined on 13 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Amazing experience, its expensive but well worth the treat. The food was incredible. Two of us are coeliac which was no issue whatsoever for the Shelbourne to provide, amazing gluten free options.

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CG
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 13 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Thank you for a lovely experience, the service was excellent and the attention to detail superb... Our friend Susan felt very special
Celine and girls

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AB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 12 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Beautiful setting with excellent staff who go above and beyond to make the whole afternoon tea experience an absolute pleasure and delight. The food was delicious and beautifully presented. An absolute must if you are in Dublin!

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AS
Liverpool
1 review
Dined on 9 April 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Super service from Tomas. Thank You for recommending to try and taking time to explain the diversity of the very good choice of specialist teas.

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Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 8 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It’s pricey but if you love an elegantly maintained historic hotel with impeccable attention to detail and charming and attentive service, it’s worth it!

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DS
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Absolutely stunning afternoon tea, a very special treat, the food was lovely, the staff were fantastic and the piano in the background an extra bonus. It is pricey given it is only afternoon tea but for a special occasion it was just wow!!

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EC
1 review
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Everything was wonderful. The atmosphere, food, comfort and the wonderful staff. We had a lovely time

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TB
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

A mother & daughter event hallmarking our last day of 2018 in the elegant, sun-filled & chandelier-lit dining room dedicated to High Tea Service with bright views of the Stephen's Green. Attentive, excellent top-notch wait staff. Beautiful china, cutlery, linens & display of foods. Delicious foods coupled with lovely presentation. Chocolate-snow-sleigh cakes topped with precious candy canes. Lovely, large selection of various aromatic teas from around the world--each one specially detailed like a phrase from a book of poetry. Piano player lends beautiful layer of ambiance to the experience offering a series of nostalgic works.

Other guest areas within the hotel were gorgeous to visit, particularly while adorned with Christmas decor.

A highlight of our time in Dublin!

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EY
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 20 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Absolutely amazing from start to finish, couldn't have asked for better service or attention to detail.

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OT
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 17 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Our Christmas mum daughter granddaughters day .. it is the most welcoming wonderful expwriece and I highly recommend it
Making memories all the time xx

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FL
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 14 December 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Lovely setting and superior service. Very enjoyable experience. I highly recommend it.

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OT
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 14 December 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

A nice treat but a once off

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RS
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

I was in The Lord Mayor's Lounge for Afternoon Tea. From the time myself and my friend entered the hotel to the time we left the service was outstanding. The attention to detail was very good we had our own tea strainer and the blends of tea on offer are very nice. The cake Stand with the small sandwiches and cakes was lovely. They tasted very nice. We had a lovely afternoon

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SG
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 10 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

An absolute must for a memorable experience for a special occasion or treat. Impecible service and delicious. Thank you Shelbourne!

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OT
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 9 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fabulous afternoon tea at the Shelbourne for Christmas. The only slight downside was the wait for our table to be ready right at the beginning of service but other than that it was a flawless afternoon. The tea menu was extensive and featured festive teas, which are unlimited. Enjoyed the champagne and the desserts were heavenly. Service was great and we were offered more of anything we wanted, even though what you receive is more than enough. Will be rebooking!

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EL
London
1 review
Dined on 7 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Everything was great except for the noise. There we quite a few little kids and the lobby was full of a big crowd and noise.

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RC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 3 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Came to Dublin with my college aged daughter after her study abroad in England. The Shelbourne was beautifully decorated for Christmas and there was a piano player playing through the duration of our tea. Had a beautiful traditional tea which was absolutely wonderful! Delicious and elegant! The staff was incredible too! Accommodating and attentive with not a hint of pretentiousness. I would highly recommend tea at the Shelbourne for a lovely Irish experience!

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BM
1 review
Dined on 2 December 2018
Overall 2Food 5Service 3Ambience 5

Very disappointed. Had to stand in busy hotel lobby for staff to prepare tables. Long queue formed to get in when opened with only 1 person checking reservations and bringing people to their table, price €10 more pp than advertised on website and staff clearing table before we were finished afternoon tea. Unfortunately the experience did not meet my expectations of the Shelbourne and not worth the price.

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C
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 2 December 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

My girlfriend had a nut allergy which was looked after from start to finish. It is very expensive compared to any other afternoon tea I've ever had. The food was very well prepared and the different choices of teas was great. The service was the best part.

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JD
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Had an amazing time for afternoon tea with my mam, I would highly recommend it I’ll definitely be back

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NR
1 review
Dined on 28 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing and worth every penny to feel like a queen for a day!

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AT
Dublin
3 reviews
Dined on 25 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The location is absolutely beautiful and the staff are friendly, quick, and make wonderful recommendations in regards to the teas/coffees on offer.

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N
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 25 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Qverall a fabulous afternoon tea but with only 2 bottles of percecco between 6 I felt 89euro per person was a little pricey but would recommend you give it a go as a treat fab atmospheres great service.

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RD
1 review
Dined on 24 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great afternoon, 2hour sitting which was plenty of time, was our 1st time for afternoon tea and would highly recommend, little bit pricey but worth it for a special treat/occasion our waiter Jamie knew it was our mams b-day and organised the pianist play happy birthday while he presented her with lil cake n candle.. She was delighted. Will defo be back

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KG
1 review
Dined on 24 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Can’t recommend the shelbourne enough. This is our second time visiting for afternoon tea and everything was perfect. The food, staff, decor everything is just amazing. Will definitely be back.

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AB
1 review
Dined on 21 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

My wife and I came for the Afternoon Tea during our visit to Ireland. We happened to book our evening at the same time the Shelbourne celebrated their Christmas tree lighting event so the lobby was filled with guests and festivities - which just added to all the fun and excitement. For the tea, everyone was sat down at the same time and the waiters/waitresses took our coats. We had a very large and diverse selection of unique tea blends - Darjeeling Summer Gold and Smoked China were among our favorites. The food was outstanding and the service from the staff was likewise. It was entirely worth our money and if/when we find ourselves back in Ireland it would absolutely be on our list again.

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RM
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 18 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Had a thoroughly enjoyable afternoon tea....food was all lovely and staff were so friendly and efficient, would certainly recommend it to family and friends

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C
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 18 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

the perfect setting to spoil someone with afternoon tea.

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OT
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 18 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

5 star treatment, delicious fresh sandwiches and cakes, warm scones and ginger loaf. As much warm drinks as you like, very highly recommended. Not cheap, but value for money

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MA
5 reviews
Dined on 11 November 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Staff were all lovely very attentive ... silver service... piano player was fantastic didn’t get a chance to tell him as he left before we paid our bill. Would love if they had the option to have more savoury than sweet food. The savoury choice was delicious but each one gone in two mouthfuls.

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A
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 11 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Our group had a wonderful time at our afternoon tea. The hotel ambience, the wonderful staff how provided an excellent service, the sumptuous sandwiches, cakes, pastries and teas were out of this world. We had a lovely afternoon and really felt looked after. I will be back.

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KC
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I would highly recommend for afternoon tea .myself and my 3 and 1/2 year old daughter went on Friday .The children’s after tea menu was perfect for her and she loved every bit .Staff we’re so welcoming and made the effort to interact .They also have us a box to take the cakes we didn’t eat home with us .

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JN
Dublin
6 reviews
Dined on 4 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Lovely atmosphere- 95% groups of women. Few birthdays. Wasn’t at all noisy. Imelda was very attentive and kind as were other waitresses that served us throughout our 2 hour stay.

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AK
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 4 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It was an extraordinary experience, thank you :) the service was exceptional and we were looked after and all enjoyed the afternoon tea greatly

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PN
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Staff are amazing, every need is met, every
Request is catered for. Lovely setting, lovely food, lovely atmosphere.

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SH
Oklahoma City
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Simply AMAZING

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JM
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 28 October 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Food was great! There were left overs & they graciously packed them for us to take away.

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KR
Dublin
10 reviews
Dined on 25 October 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Such a lovely atmosphere, service was excellent, the afternoon tea was great- sandwiches really lovely and the sweets were delicious. Endless teas and coffees on offer.
Really enjoyed the experience

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HH
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 22 October 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Beautiful afternoon tea with fantastic service. I would definatly recommend.

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