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For 2
Date
Fri, 5/25
Time
7:00 PM

The Lord Mayor's Lounge at The Shelbourne Hotel

4.5
124 reviews
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€51 and over
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Afternoon Tea
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  • Afternoon Tea
  • 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
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Afternoon Tea, Lounge
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Hours of Operation
Monday – Friday Afternoon Tea Sittings: 12.30pm; 3.00pm 5.30pm
Saturday, Sunday & Bank Holiday Mondays Afternoon Tea Sittings: 11.30am; 2.00pm; 4.30pm; 7.00pm
Evening food menu available from 7.30pm weekdays and 8pm weekends.
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Phone number
(01) 663 4500
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Payment Options:
AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Smart Casual
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Executive Chef
Garry Hughes
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Entertainment
Live Entertainment from our resident pianists every day during Afternoon Tea hours.
Additional
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, High Tea, View, Wheelchair Access
What 124 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.4
Food
4.7
Service
4.7
Ambience
4.0
Value
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined on 17 May 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on 14 May 2018

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!

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5.0Dined on 13 May 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on 10 May 2018

Wonderful time as always

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4.0Dined on 7 May 2018

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.

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4.0Dined on 5 May 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on 5 May 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on 3 May 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on 2 May 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on 29 April 2018

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!

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5.0Dined on 29 April 2018

Overall a very enjoyable experience. Will visit again

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3.0Dined on 28 April 2018

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

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4.0Dined on 28 April 2018

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.

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4.0Dined on 23 April 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on 22 April 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on 20 April 2018

The tea was amazing and a great experience for anyone who wants a traditional afternoon tea. Highly recommend The Shelbourne.

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5.0Dined on 17 April 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on 16 April 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on 15 April 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on 7 January 2018

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.

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3.0Dined on 4 January 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on 3 January 2018

Love Afternoon Tea in Lord Mayor's Lounge. Fabulous surroundings in Shelbourne Hotel.Staff
lovely and very helpful.Fantastic experience.

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5.0Dined on 30 December 2017

The ambiance was lovely, the food was delicious and the staff were very friendly and efficient. I would highly recommend it for afternoon tea.

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4.0Dined on 20 December 2017

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.

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2.0Dined on 15 December 2017

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 !

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5.0Dined on 9 December 2017

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.

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3.0Dined on 8 December 2017

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.

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5.0Dined on 5 December 2017

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

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2.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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

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5.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined 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!

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2.0Dined on 24 November 2017

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

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5.0Dined on 24 November 2017

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

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5.0Dined 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.

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3.0Dined 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.

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2.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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

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5.0Dined 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!

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5.0Dined 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.

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