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The Lord Mayor's Lounge at The Shelbourne Hotel, Dublin, Co. Dublin

The Lord Mayor's Lounge at The Shelbourne Hotel

4.8
4.8
1474 reviews
€51 and over
Afternoon Tea
Ireland's most iconic drawing room looks out on the only garden grand enough to match: the glorious St. Stephen's Green. The Lord Mayor's Lounge is the perfect back drop for a special day in Dublin. A room sparkling with light; it is a welcoming setting for our celebratory theatre of that most civilised ritual: the art of Afternoon Tea.
The elements have remained unchanged over the centuries: a fragrant pot of tea, a succession of sweets and delicate sandwiches, fine china, fresh flowers and delighted laughter. This time is all about enjoying the lovely things in life, an experience designed to be shared and savoured. Time slows down and the art of conversation is revived.

From December 1st, our wonderful Lounge will convert to a casual dining venue from 7.30pm daily, allowing our guests to experience an exquisite food offering in our iconic setting.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 32 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    €51 and over
  • Cuisines
    Afternoon Tea, Lounge
  • Hours of Operation
    Afternoon Tea Daily 12:00 pm–7:00 pm Dinner Daily 7:30 pm–9:30 pm
  • Phone number
    (01) 663 4500
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual

What 1,474 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.9Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Diners' Choice Awards

  • Dublin

    Best Overall

  • Dublin

    Best Service

  • Dublin

    Best Ambience

  • Dublin

    Good for special occasions

  • Dublin 2

    Best Overall

  • Dublin 2

    Best Food

  • Dublin 2

    Best Service

  • Dublin 2

    Best Ambience

  • Dublin 2

    Good for special occasions

1,474 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is an amazing experience and well worth the money. The food was delicious and such a special way to spend time with someone.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Special occasion afternoon tea for 4 Initial greeting was lovely & Vivana our host, (apologies if I got spelling wrong), was a lovely, friendly, very professional & attentive host. Unfortunately when she went on her break service declined rapidly. We continually had to get the attention of other staff & felt somewhat under obligation for service. Service Underwhelming! Thankfully Vivana returned towards end of our time there. The treats were ‘nice’, nothing special but the sandwiches were underwhelming. The first portion were somewhat dried up on the outside & nothing special flavour-wise at all. Not gourmet by any standards. What we expected for afternoon tea at the Shelbourne. We expected a much higher standard/quality & flavour overall. As we have had dinner there before & enjoyed the food. The teas were lovely. Overall ambiance was enjoyable, enjoyable soft piano music in the background.

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  3. Mini

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful afternoon tea experience! The service was amazing (they frequently asked if we wanted to top up our teas) and the food was delicious

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  4. Linda

    Dublin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful building and setting Fabulous table setting with lovely delph & cutlery

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely afternoon, beautiful food and enjoyed the champagne. Great experience

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  6. CatherineS

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service . Beautiful tea sets on the table . Food is good. Staff very helpful.

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  7. Jossnjuice

    Dublin

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on 6 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely fantastic experience, perfection and will be back!
    The Lord Mayor's Lounge at The Shelbourne HotelResponded on 8 April 2024
    Dear Jossnjuice, Thank you for taking the time to share and post your 5 out of 5 rating. We truly appreciate the time you took to share a positive review. If you feel that your Afternoon Tea experience was enjoyable to the extent that others would benefit from reading your comments, we would be most grateful if you took the few moments required to share a review on our Shelbourne Hotel, Autograph Collection TripAdvisor page. We look forward to welcoming you back to The Shelbourne, and The Lord Mayor's Lounge in the near future. Kind regards, Andrew J. Cumpsty Quality & Standards Manager

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  8. Eimhear

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Shelbourne is a spectacular venue that I save up for so I can eat there once or twice a year. The service is sublime and the food is always excellent. I will return once I have saved up.

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  9. Lizab

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 6 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous experience and the staff were amazing!!!! Highy recommend
    The Lord Mayor's Lounge at The Shelbourne HotelResponded on 8 April 2024
    Dear Lizab, Thank you for taking the time to share and post your 5 out of 5 rating. We truly appreciate the time you took to share a positive review. If you feel that your Afternoon Tea experience was enjoyable to the extent that others would benefit from reading your comments, we would be most grateful if you took the few moments required to share a review on our Shelbourne Hotel, Autograph Collection TripAdvisor page. We look forward to welcoming you back to The Shelbourne, and The Lord Mayor's Lounge in the near future. Kind regards, Andrew J. Cumpsty Quality & Standards Manager

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  10. FionaM

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Reduce the cost of the champagne or give 2 options of one with a lesser value

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FAQs

The Lord Mayor's Lounge at The Shelbourne Hotel is rated 4.8 stars by 1474 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 32 times today
Google Map for The Lord Mayor's Lounge at The Shelbourne Hotel

The Shelbourne Hotel, 27 St Stephen's Green, Dublin, Co. Dublin D02 K224

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    St. Stephen's Green
  • Area
    South City Centre
  • Hours of Operation
    Afternoon Tea Daily 12:00 pm–7:00 pm Dinner Daily 7:30 pm–9:30 pm
  • Price
    €51 and over
  • Cuisines
    Afternoon Tea, Lounge
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking Details
    Valet
  • Public Transit
    Dublin Bus/Luas/Taxi rank on doorstep
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace
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