This was a wonderful afternoon tea experience. The food was very good and was service wonderful. The live piano music was pleasant, but perhaps a bit loud for the setting. The price was a bit high but the tea room was pretty much priceless, so perhaps worth it.
This tea room was recently redone and is a spectacular venue for a special occasion. It will be one of the most memorable events from our recent Ireland trip! Food was all to die for. We especially loved the in house cured salmon finger sandwiches and the eclairs. This is just a magical place!
We were just visiting Dublin and wanted a nice place for afternoon tea to celebrate Mothers Day (U.S.). My daughter picked the Shelbourne from what she had read on-line, and it did not disappoint. The staff were wonderful, and it was the kind of experience we were looking for. We plan to return the next time we are in Dublin.
Wonderful time as always
The room was fabulous. The service was very good. The food was average; i was expecting a better standard for the Shellbourne. I have had afternoon tea in other hotels & thought the food was delicious.
The afternoon tea is definitely for special occasions the newly decorated room is stunning the pianist in the background was beautiful. The food arrived and certainly provided the wow factor, it tasted as good as it looked. We were not rushed in anyway and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. My only negative was that it felt like there were a lot of waiting staff which at times was a bit distracting. But overall it did not impact our experience.
Wonderful experience. Had two children with me and they were treated like royalty. Every team member we met wen t above and beyond to ensure it was a joyous occasion.
A devine afternoon spent in the Lord Mayor's Lounge at the Shelbourne. Afternoon tea was just gorgeous, both my mother and I thoroughly enjoyed this special experience.
A truly memorable experience. Beautiful room, excellent service and ambience. The staff were attentive, friendly and knowledgeable. The food was beautifully prepared and presented. We would highly recommend it.
I don't even know where to start - went there for Afternoon Tea and it was absolutely incredible. The presentation, the ambiance, the staff, the food, the tea - everything was spectacular. Truly a special afternoon that I would highly recommend to all. A highlight of our trip top Dublin!
Overall a very enjoyable experience. Will visit again
We went as it was my birthday and our 35th anniversary celebration. We were the first ones seated yet no one even approached or table for 15 -20 minutes. Then, very slow service compared to others. Only asked once if we would like more tea. Could not help but notice that other tables had much better service, servers offered to take pictures, etc. Not s
My wife and myself had a lovely afternoon for afternoon tea.
Very nice food, beautiful dining room and excellent and very helpful staff.
Personally I would prefer more savory and less dessert options but that is a personal choice.
My sister and I had come to the Shelbourne because we had watched the TV series and had heard about the upgrading of the Lord Mayor's Lounge. It was also my sister's birthday and I wanted it to be a special occasion for her. We were very happy with every aspect of our afternoon. The service was professional, the food delicious and the ambiance fantastic. A special touch was the lovely plate served to my sister with a birthday greeting written in chocolate and 3 small cakes, one of which had a candle. She was delighted!
Overall a great afternoon and we will definitely return on my sister's next visit from New York.
I booked this for myself, my sister and mom to celebrate a birthday. It was once of the best experiences we have ever had, everything was perfect. I dont think I’ve ever seen such a big selection of tea before.
The ambience and the room was just perfect, it is a massive credit to the Shelbourne and the staff that have re-vamped the room and the menu.
The tea was amazing and a great experience for anyone who wants a traditional afternoon tea. Highly recommend The Shelbourne.
Our Tea at the Shelbourne was wonderful! The food and service were exquisite. Our party of five were treated royally! Would highly recommend for a girl's afternoon.
Mum was celebrating her 90th birthday and it is a beautiful setting and a real sense of occasion. Personally we would prefer more savoury food but overall the food was splendid.
Thank you to all the wonderful staff who looked after my friend and I during our afternoon tea sitting.
The service was outstanding and the afternoon tea was amazing. I enjoyed the variety of different teas and coffees available as well as the delicious treats.
It was a really enjoyable experience, the piano musician really added to the ambience. It was a lovely treat and I would highly recommend it.
The atmosphere is lovely. The staff are very attentive and friendly however I think it is extremely overpriced for the food we got. I did not enjoy any of the four deserts and the sandwiches were average.
Love Afternoon Tea in Lord Mayor's Lounge. Fabulous surroundings in Shelbourne Hotel.Staff
lovely and very helpful.Fantastic experience.
The ambiance was lovely, the food was delicious and the staff were very friendly and efficient. I would highly recommend it for afternoon tea.
The wait staff were very accommodating after a mix up on the open table app with the times for changeover to the evening menu from afternoon tea. The cocktails were fabulous. A really lovely setting for a girly catch up.
I booked afternoon tea at the Shelbourne Hotel with my two sisters last Friday as a special Christmas treat. Our first impressions were good until we were led to our table which was suitable for 2 people definitely not 3 as the table wasn't big enough for all the crockery etc. Before we even sat down our waiter told us we had to vacate the table by 3.30pm which I felt was inappropriate timing and unnecessary. The food arrived and only consisted of 2 very small filled bagels, a sliver of brown bread with smoked salmon and a crustinI with a ham pate - that was the entire sandwich selection per person ! The scones despite being delicious were minature probably quarter size of a normal scone. The cakes were nice but by the time we got to taste them we'd lost interest. I had tea at the Ritz in London last year for the same price and it was falabous. The Shelbourne need to 'up their game' considerably. . €179.00 for 3 people and we left hungry !
We received a voucher for afternoon tea as a Christmas present, it was a really special way to start our Christmas shopping trip in Dublin.I would especially like to comment on the amazing servers who were attentive and helpful but not intrusive,especially a young lady called Roisin who came over to say hello as she recognised me from her secondary
school. The athmosphere was friendly, festive and relaxed and even though it was at maximum capacity it never felt it. Such a lovely treat.
The overall atmosphere was most enjoyable but unfortunately the afternoon tea itself was a little disappointing. Very festive theme to the decorating of the deserts but the botttom section of sandwich selection there was no flavors from it. Very bland. My other two friends with me all agreed the afternoon was very disappointing.
It was a once of treat not to be repeated unfortunately.
Wonderful afternoon, delightful staff, beautiful surroundings, excellent food,
I had booking changed to same time Friday which they didn't have in their system
We ended up eating in the saddle restaurant
I had to que for 23minutes to get a drink in the bar but the food was fantastic
It was quiet busy but the hotel seemed unable to handle the crowd and there was a lot of drunk people some falling around the place
Overall not a great experience for our first time in the shelbourne and it was for a special occasion
Brought my mam for her birthday and she can't stop talking about - well worth the money - I have dietary needs that were not made an issue - complete new menu was made to suit. Made you feel really special and was a great day
An elegant ambience with excellent service and fine food. I booked afternoon tea for two ladies as a treat for Christmas. Words do not describe or do justice for the experience they had. Excellent value for money.
Wonderful quality of service, even brought a special plate of macarons for my mum's birthday. Really nice intimate atmosphere, the pianist was brilliant and the music was at the right level- it provided a nice ambience, but wasn't too loud to the point where you couldn't hear anything. I'll definitely recommend here for afternoon tea to my friends!
Bland,rushed and way overpriced. Won't be back nor the tables beside us
We try teas all over the world, this is one of the best.
Our first stop on our first day in Dublin and we couldn't have asked for a more relaxing and delicious time during Tea. Everything about our time there was wonderful and so worth making the effort for reservations.
I enjoyed the experience overall, but there were a few things that took from my experience. The main one was how the food was served, lovely as the presentation was it cut you off from those you were sharing the table with, also I would prefer more saviour items on the menu.
Bread/rolls not very fresh. Tea replenishing poor - tea tepid and weak. Tea/coffee pouring too intrusive - interrupting conversation. Server not too happy to replace tea with 'hot' tea.
Booked a table for Afternoon Tea for my mother's birthday. Staff were wonderful, food was delicious and the setting was very pleasant. A great afternoon and would recommend to anyone
We had a really lovely afternoon celebrating a birthday for our daughter - the food was excellent and beautifully presented - I particularly liked the very dainty scones - so much nicer than bigger ones. We like everything on our plates except the brioche with the egg mayo which was a tad dry. Other than that the rest was very tasty and extremely pretty to look at. Our tea was also delicious - we had the Whiskey Cream - very nice indeed with all the sweet treats. And the service was exemplary. I can't wait to go back!
Our experience of Afternoon Tea at the Shelbourne was outstanding. We were treated like royalty by the staff. As we were celebrating an 80th birthday we were given the best table in the house - just in front of the fire place which was perfect on a cold November afternoon. We all thoroughly enjoyed the experience and would definitely recommend it to friends and family.