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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:
€51 and over

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

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Food

4.4

Service

4.7

Ambience

4.7

Value

4.0

Noise

Quiet

92% would recommend it to a friend

Afternoon Tea (84)
Special Occasions (51)
Good for Anniversaries (40)
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Good for Birthdays (37)
Quiet Conversation (36)
Afternoon Coffee (27)
Cosy (27)
Romance (21)
Creative Cuisine (19)
Good for a Date (17)
Fun (16)
Live Music (14)
Worth the Drive (13)
Lunch (12)
People Watching (12)
Authentic (11)
Comfort Food (9)
Fit for Foodies (9)
Seasonal (9)
Brunch (8)
Pre/post Theatre (7)
Tasting Menu (7)
Group Bookings (6)
Scenic View (6)
Child Friendly (5)
Vibrant Bar Scene (5)
Bar Seating (3)
Casual (3)
Hot Spot (3)
Business Meals (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Neighbourhood Gem (2)
Notable Wine List (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Happy Hour (1)
Vegan (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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·Dined 6 days ago

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.

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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Food3
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·Dined 7 days ago

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.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Scenic View
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Food5
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 (New York Area)·Dined on 5 December 2017

Wonderful afternoon, delightful staff, beautiful surroundings, excellent food,
Highly recommended

Tags: Authentic, Live Music, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Afternoon Tea, Scenic View
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·Dined on 2 December 2017

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

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Food4
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·Dined on 2 December 2017

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

Tags: Special Occasion, Live Music, Seasonal, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Afternoon Tea
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Food5
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·Dined on 2 December 2017

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.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch, Afternoon Tea
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Food5
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Value3

 
·Dined on 1 December 2017

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!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Live Music, Afternoon Tea, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Fun, Pre/post Theatre, Tasting Menu
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·Dined on 24 November 2017

Bland,rushed and way overpriced. Won't be back nor the tables beside us

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Food5
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Value3

 
·Dined on 24 November 2017

We try teas all over the world, this is one of the best.

Tags: Special Occasion, Afternoon Tea
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 (New York Area)·Dined on 22 November 2017

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.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Live Music, Fun, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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Food3
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·Dined on 19 November 2017

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.

Tags: Afternoon Tea
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·Dined on 19 November 2017

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.

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Food5
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·Dined on 19 November 2017

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

Tags: Afternoon Tea
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Food4
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·Dined on 16 November 2017

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!

Tags: People Watching, Worth the Drive, Handcrafted Cocktails, Afternoon Tea, Special Occasion
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Food5
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Value5

 
·Dined on 12 November 2017

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.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Afternoon Coffee, Great for Brunch
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Food5
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·Dined on 11 November 2017

Found the staff very friendly but also proffessional. The ambience was lovely,really enjoyed our time there and would thoroughly reccomend it

Tags: Cozy
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Food5
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·Dined on 9 November 2017

Amazing, impeccable service! We have already made another booking

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Afternoon Coffee, Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre, Kid-friendly, Disabled Access, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on 6 November 2017

Get away from the hustle and bustle of the city and enjoy afternoon tea in a relaxed atmosphere. We were welcomed by a lovely young man who looked after us and explained the different choices of teas that were available to try. Nothing was too much trouble for him and we got to try out several teas. The choice of food available was good and we got to take home some delicious patisseries . The gentle music of the piano in the background added to the ambience and I look forward to a return visit soon.

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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Food4
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 (Oxford)·Dined on 4 November 2017

My husband and I had a lovely afternoon tea here, the service was excellent and the selection of sandwiches and pastries was superb. Highly recommended!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Live Music, People Watching, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Afternoon Tea, Cozy
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·Dined on 1 November 2017

Absolutely lovely treat to have Afternoon Tea at the Shelbourne, the food was great and the waiting staff were excellent and made us feel so welcome. Highly recommend!

Tags: Worth the Drive, People Watching, Quiet Conversation, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Afternoon Coffee, Special Occasion, Afternoon Tea
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Food5
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Service4
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·Dined on 1 November 2017

Fabulous afternoon tea to celebrate a friend’s upcoming wedding! We had a lovely oval table with comfy chairs and the service was amazing! Lovely experience

Tags: Great for Brunch, Cozy, Special Occasion
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Food5
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·Dined on 28 October 2017

Afternoon tea at the Shelbourne is an experience to be enjoyed and revelled in. Not something I’d do often as it feels like more of a treat.
Extremely tasty food and beautifully crafted. Tea selection was exceptional and the service was perfect.
Personally I would have enjoyed more savoury bites as there is an awful lot of sweet treats. Most people, including ourselves took most of the cakes home.
The Shelbourne Hotel is always a delight to visit. The atmosphere is fabulous.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, Afternoon Tea, Great for Lunch, People Watching, Vibrant Bar Scene, Special Occasion, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Great for Brunch, Good for a Date, Quick Bite, Good for Birthdays
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Food5
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·Dined on 23 October 2017

The afternoon tea at the Shelbourne was wonderful, we felt as though we were taken excellent care of and weren't in any way rushed (even though we were the last people there, some three hours after we arrived). The food was delicious (we all loved the Halloween menu) and the tea selection was huge and varied, we all tried several options. There was even a special Halloween-themed cocktail (it was incredible). For the level of service, the price was well worth it.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Disabled Access, Cozy, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Afternoon Tea
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·Dined on 15 October 2017

The afternoon tea itself is beautiful but the 90 minute rule is too short and feels very rushed and that you are being pushed off the table.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Afternoon Tea, Afternoon Coffee
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Food5
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·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
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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
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·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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·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
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·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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·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
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 (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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·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
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·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
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·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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·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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·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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 (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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·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
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 (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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