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About The Lord Mayor's Lounge at The Shelbourne Hotel

Comfort & Style Combined
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. A firm favourite for our renowned
Shelbourne Afternoon Tea, which has
become an iconic tradition in Dublin, you
can also enjoy a Shelbourne Supper in the
evening including a selection of signature
dishes, along with live music on selected
evenings. The Lord Mayor’s Lounge is the
perfect location to relax and retreat from the
hustle and bustle of the city.

The Shelbourne Hotel
27 St Stephen's Green
Dublin, Co. Dublin D02 K224
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Dining style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Afternoon Tea, Lounge

Hours of operation:
Monday - Friday:
Open from 07:00 with the Afternoon Tea beginning at 12:30. Our Supper Menu is available from 19:00.
Saturday - Sunday
Open from 07:00 with the Afternoon Tea beginning at 11:45. Our Supper Menu is available from 20:30.

Dress code:
Smart Casual

Price range:
€31 to €50

Payment options:
AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa

Phone number:
(01) 663 4500

Website:
http://www.shelbournedining.ie/the-lord-mayors-lounge

Entertainment:
Live Entertainment from our resident pianists every day during Afternoon Tea hours. Live Pianist during Supper until 22:30 Wednesday to Saturday.

Executive Chef:
Garry Hughes

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, High Tea, View, Wheelchair Access

The Lord Mayor's Lounge at The Shelbourne Hotel Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
Food

4.5

Service

4.7

Ambience

4.7

Value

4.0

Noise

Quiet

92% would recommend it to a friend

Afternoon Tea (67)
Special Occasions (36)
Good for Anniversaries (29)
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Quiet Conversation (27)
Good for Birthdays (25)
Cosy (22)
Afternoon Coffee (21)
Good for a Date (15)
Romance (15)
Creative Cuisine (14)
Fun (13)
Lunch (11)
Authentic (9)
Live Music (9)
People Watching (8)
Worth the Drive (8)
Fit for Foodies (7)
Seasonal (7)
Brunch (5)
Comfort Food (5)
Casual (4)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Scenic View (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
Group Bookings (4)
Bar Seating (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Hot Spot (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Neighbourhood Gem (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Business Meals (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on 5 October 2017

We had a lovely meal at Lord Mayor's Lounge after a busy first day in Dublin. We were seated in cozy chairs near the fireplace. We enjoyed the smoked salmon appetizer and cocktails were spot on. The wine list was decent with enough variety to keep everyone happy. The Cesar salad as an entree was huge and the steak my husband had was delicious. Service was very professional and attentive. It was difficult to pick a dessert as they all sounded divine. We were celebrating a friend's birthday and they sent a sweet surprise. It's always special to enjoy a quiet dinner in a historical hotel.

Tags: Special Occasion, Afternoon Tea, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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Food4
Ambience5
Service5
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·Dined on 2 October 2017

People make places and this is true of the staff in the restaurant. We had afternoon tea with an elderly relative who is unsteady on her feet. We arrived slightly early while they were still setting up. There were no seats left in the foyer, so the kind girl took us in and seated us anyway, even though they weren't really open yet . Service throughout was excellent, attentive and friendly. Food was lovely too. It was a trip down memory lane for my relative who used to socialise at the Shelbourne when she was a girl and fondly remembers dancing the night away in the 50's and 60's. Thank you to all the staff for looking out for us and making my lovely aunt feel so special.

Tags: Special Occasion
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Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on 2 October 2017

I brought my big sister as a treat for her birthday. This was our first time and we both loved it. The staff were so kind and helpful . As we were seated we happened to say it was a treat for my sisters birthday to a lovely young lady and she later surprised my sister with a little cake and candles and had happy birthday played on the piano. Such a fabulous surprise. We will definitely be returning

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Groups, Cozy, Authentic
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Food1
Ambience3
Service5
Value1

 
·Dined on 1 October 2017

The setting is beautiful and the staff are amazing, but the afternoon tea menu was disappointing. Very underwhelming, no value for money, and it was expensive as we went for the champagne option. I have been to the Lord Mayor's Lounge for the evening supper before and I would highly recommend that, but afternoon tea - no!

Tags: Special Occasion
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Food5
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·Dined on 28 September 2017

A lovely setting for a lovely treat. Nice attention to detail. Friendly staff. Very pleasant live piano music.

Tags: Afternoon Tea
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Food4
Ambience5
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Value4

 
·Dined on 24 September 2017

Absolutely fabulous afternoon with my family. The afternoon tea was so tasty. The staff were brilliant. So lovely and couldn't have done more for you. Just so nice and very professional! Amazing way to spend a special day.

Tags: Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Afternoon Tea, Good for Birthdays
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Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on 24 September 2017

The service was exceptional, just like everything else at the Shelbourne. The tea and champagne we're fantastic and the desserts to die for!

Tags: Good for Groups, Fun, Authentic, Hot Spot, Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Afternoon Tea, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Kid-friendly, Worth the Drive
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Food5
Ambience3
Service5
Value5

 
 (New England)·Dined on 19 September 2017

Wonderful food and very attentive staff. However the pianist was quite poor

Tags: Afternoon Tea
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Food4
Ambience5
Service3
Value3

 
·Dined on 17 September 2017

While the staff were extremely nice & friendly, I thought the service could have been more efficient. We were waiting for servic, having to call the staff on a few occasions.

Tags: Cozy, Afternoon Tea
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Food5
Ambience4
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on 14 September 2017

Lovely classy afternoon tea. Superb service with good humour. Very very impressed. Thanks to all concerned.

Tags: Casual, Authentic, Afternoon Coffee, Special Occasion, Fun, People Watching, Afternoon Tea, Scenic View
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Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

 
·Dined on 14 September 2017

Was a lovely way to spend our last day of our holiday

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Romantic, Afternoon Tea, Good for Anniversaries
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Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on 4 September 2017

It is a wonderful way to experience a beautiful tradition done the traditional way. When in Dublin take the time to relax and enjoy the old world charm of the High Tea at a beautiful restored historic, iconic hotel.
The Lord Mayors lounge at the Shelbourne will take you back to more leisurely days gone by. Do not plan on rushing this experience.

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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Food5
Ambience4
Service4
Value4

 
·Dined on 31 August 2017

The food was delicious and there was plenty of it. I was slightly disappointed with the tea, which was excellent at the start, but got cold and weak by the end of the meal - a fresh pot should have been made.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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Food5
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 (Dublin)·Dined on 29 August 2017

I always have a wonderful experience dining here. Staff are friendly and attentive and the food is superb. I can never finish the treats so they put them in a take home box for me.
The pianist is pleasant to listen to and the tea is changed and refreshed as much as you like.

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Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on 28 August 2017

Enjoyed every minute of it
Amazing service!!!
Would recommend to everyone and I will be back

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Great for Brunch, Afternoon Coffee, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Afternoon Tea, Romantic, Tasting Menu, Cozy
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Food5
Ambience5
Service3
Value4

 
 (London)·Dined on 27 August 2017

We loved our tea at the Shelbourne. We were well taken care of. The food and tea were delicious! The only thing I would change was the pot of tea at my table to refill as I liked.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre, People Watching, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Afternoon Tea, Afternoon Coffee
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Food3
Ambience2
Service4
Value2

 
·Dined on 26 August 2017

Service was great, but the ambiance was a bit stale. Only that we had a gift card did we decide to give it a try. Egg salad on the brioche was disappointing. Brioche tasted like it was a day old, and the spoonful of eggsalad was hardly worth the effort. For €98, thought it was a joke to be fair. Sorry

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Food2
Ambience5
Service5
Value3

 
·Dined on 24 August 2017

Scones weren't fresh and brown bread was like it was out of a packet. No taste to ham. I've had afternoon tea in the grovener and aghadoe both 5 stars their food was fresh and tasty and priced at less

Tags: Live Music
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Food4
Ambience4
Service4
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·Dined on 22 August 2017

We enjoyed our afternoon tea. Lovely ambiance, friendly courteous staff. Thank you to everyone at the Shelbourne.

Tags: Afternoon Tea
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Food4
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Service4
Value4

 
 (Dublin)·Dined on 15 August 2017

We were there for a 30th birthday family get-together. It was a lovely afternoon. The birthday girl got a plate with 3 macaroons and a candle while the piano player played happy birthday which was a nice touch. However, I would definitely say it was a once off as 49 euros is very expensive for what you get.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Seasonal, Cozy, Afternoon Coffee, Special Occasion, Afternoon Tea
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Food3
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 (Miami)·Dined on 14 August 2017

High tea at the shelbourne. Very nice service and ambiance. But not the best high tea I ever had the champagne and service were great. Food was so-so. But it is a nice cultural experience while in Dublin

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Food4
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 (Richmond)·Dined on 8 August 2017

Such a beautiful hotel! The tea area was SO comfortable and elegant. It is very expensive but for a special occasion we paid the money and really enjoyed it. For us (my daughter and I) there were too many sweets. We could have done with more savory foods. And the sweets weren't really ones that we loved although they were good. We were full when we left. It was very special when they brought out three small macaroons for my daughter and another lady and played happy birthday on the piano. A wonderful surprise!

Tags: Afternoon Tea, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation
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Food4
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Service4
Value4

 
·Dined on 5 August 2017

Brought my Man for her birthday lovely experience really enjoyed it was something different 😊

Tags: Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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Food5
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Value4

 
·Dined on 26 July 2017

My Aunt is 86 and really enjoyed the old world charm and ambiance of the Afternoon Tea experience. I work in Brown Thomas, Grafton Street and really appreciate the attention to detail, as this is something we pride ourselves on in our Store. Thank you for taking care of us.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Happy Hour, Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries, Afternoon Tea, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Afternoon Coffee
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Food5
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 (Dublin)·Dined on 24 July 2017

This was an outstanding experience from start to finish. The service was discreet yet comprehensive. My wife's dietary requirements were royally and efficiently catered for.

Tags: Special Occasion
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Food3
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Value3

 
·Dined on 23 July 2017

We were celebrating our friends 40th, while we enjoyed the experience we felt rushed. The staff starting taken the food away and asking us if we wanted it boxed up. It wasn't a relaxed take your time experience. This was disappointing. Also we felt the brioche was kinda stale or not very fresh.
The atmosphere was lovely, piano etc but I haven't felt so rushed at afternoon tea anywhere else.

Tags: Cozy, Romantic, Quick Bite
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Food5
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Value4

 
·Dined on 22 July 2017

The Shelbourne Afternoon Tea is lovely. Service is attentive, but not obnoxious. The food is lovely, and the piano music felt oh so genteel. It's expensive, but worth it for a special occasion or vacation event.

Tags: Afternoon Tea, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays
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Food5
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 (Tampa)·Dined on 21 July 2017

Our afternoon tea was spectacular! Our cups were never empty and the food was divine!

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·Dined on 21 July 2017

As this was our first time to the Shelbourne I was very disappointed that when we were seated, the first thing we were greeted with, was a broken chair. It should never have been placed there for us to sit at and if we were a politician or an A listed celebrity, there would be no way, that chair would be at their table. When we brought it to the staffs attention it was changed straight away, but we got a much less comfortable chair, which we were very disappointed with. A manager did apologise for this, but it was not acceptable & it left a sour taste in my mouth before the afternoon tea even began. It brought my rating of the hotel right down & the experience off to a bad start. The hotel staff were lovely and the food was amazing so I have given a 4 star rating and 5 star rating in some areas.

Tags: Cozy, Fun, Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Seasonal, Afternoon Coffee, Afternoon Tea, Tasting Menu
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Food5
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Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on 21 July 2017

Excellent service. Staff were so welcoming and very friendly. We were looked after so well from the time we entered the Shelbourne right until we left. Highly recommend!

Tags: Afternoon Tea, Good for a Date, Cozy
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Food5
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·Dined on 20 July 2017

I was celebrating a special Birthday with my sister recently - It was our first time for afternoon tea at the Shelbourne - hopefully not our last. The staff were fantastic , attentive friendly but not intrusive. Food was wonderful and a real treat. A special word of thanks to your pianist who played beautifully throughout our meal and added greatly to the atmosphere.

Tags: Special Occasion
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Food5
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 (Dublin)·Dined on 15 July 2017

The Lord Mayor's Lounge was lovely, nicely laid out and a peaceful atmosphere. The piano player was great, playing contemporary pieces in a classic style. The staff were all very friendly too. Great place for afternoon tea. The macarons were incredible.

Tags: Afternoon Coffee, Afternoon Tea
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Food5
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 (Dublin)·Dined on 12 July 2017

The afternoon tea was exceptional and the ambience was wonderful.

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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Food4
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on 11 July 2017

Lovely dining room and gracious service. The food was not up to par. The Caesar salad was ordinary. The veal marsala had a heavy starchy sauce. The large shrimp, presented with whole body had very little tail meat....with 4 shrimp at $40 I expected better.
The desert of mixed fresh berries was served with warm zabiglione prepared table side, a nice touch. The wine prices were some of the highest we have seen.

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Food2
Ambience2
Service4
Value1

 
 (Dorset)·Dined on 6 July 2017

We were so looking forward to our teatime experience with gorgeous sandwiches and cakes.
We were very disappointed not to have thinly sliced sandwiches with crusts removed...instead to have somewhat clumsy pieces of breads, ....but called sandwiches.

The cakes weren't to our taste in the main...and the scones were dry and rather stale and with a very small amount of cream. We were saying with family and left a goodly amount of food which was put into two lovely boxes and left with the porter to be collected within 2 hours. We returned for our boxes within that time, but.....the boxes had been given away to somebody else! However, we did get new boxes of cakes to take with us.
This tea is far too expensive, but the service is extremely good.

Tags: People Watching
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Food5
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 (Dublin)·Dined on 3 July 2017

Loved the food staff and atmosphere - it was all just fabulous. Can't recommend this place highly enough.

Tags: Romantic, Afternoon Tea
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Food5
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 (Dublin)·Dined on 1 July 2017

Great atmosphere and ambience. A little pricey. But delicious none the less.

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries
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Food5
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Service3
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 (Dublin)·Dined on 11 June 2017

Great ecperience, food was wonderful. They catered for some tough dietary requirements, and the birthday macaroons were a great touch. Yhe selection of teas and service were 5 star. The only downside is when the bill came, staff were standing over the table while we put out the payment, and as we were splitting the bill it was a little awkward.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Great for Brunch, Romantic, Good for Groups, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Afternoon Tea, Quiet Conversation
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Food4
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 (Dublin)·Dined on 8 June 2017

very nice experience in a classy environment nice food and service like going back in time to a different era , lauren was very professional and polite .

Tags: Afternoon Tea
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Food5
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on 6 June 2017

If you want to splurge on a meal in Dublin, then having the Afternoon Tea at The Lord Mayor's Lounge at The Shelbourne Hotel is the best choice to make.

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Fun
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