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Afternoon Tea at The Fitzwilliam Hotel

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4.6
78 Reviews
£25 and under
Afternoon Tea
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A Trio of Hot Starters, Homemade Pork & Apple Sausage Rolls, a Demitasse of our Soup de Jour, Warm Crispy Halloumi Fries! Dainty Finger Sandwiches, Home Baked Buttermilk Scones. And thats just to begin! A Selection of Sweet Treats, Delicious Fruit Tarts, Rich Chocolate Delice, Zesty Meringue Pies - what better way to finish than with a glass of our Delightful Henri Abele Champagne, the very one served on board the Titanic! Pots upon Pots of our Delightful Teas, Coffees Created by our Skilled Baristas. Mix it up with a Gin Bramble or a Cosmopolitan.

An Experience to Remember, Afternoon Tea at the Fitzwilliam Hotel

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Booked 1 time today

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

Menu

Savoury

  • Pork & Leek Scotch Egg

    • Pastrami & Wholegrain Mustard Bruschetta

      • Pork & Pickle Pie

        • Mini Steak Burger

          Melted Porter Cheddar

          • Fish Finger & Homemade Tartar Sauce Bap

            Something Sweet

            • White Chocolate & Raspberry Scone

              with Clotted cream and Fruit Jam

              • Chocolate and Hazelnut Brownie

                Last updated: 22 June 2021

                What 78 people are saying

                Overall ratings and reviews

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

                4.6
                4.6 based on recent ratings
                • 4.7Food
                • 4.7Service
                • 4.6Ambience
                • 4.4Value

                NoiseModerate

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                1. SW

                  StaceyW

                  N. Ireland

                  1 review

                  5.0

                  1 review

                  Dined 5 days ago

                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                  Afternoonn tea was excellent. Plenty of variety and mocktails were a lovely touch. Service was impeccable, very attentive and helpful with dietary requirements. Will be back again.

                2. SM

                  ShannonM

                  1 review

                  5.0

                  1 review

                  Dined 6 days ago

                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                  Great day out, food was fantastic. I will definitely be back.

                3. JG

                  JacquiG3

                  N. Ireland

                  1 review

                  5.0

                  1 review

                  Dined on 14 November 2021

                  overall5food4service5ambience4

                  Great service, attentive staff, lovely food and cocktails 😊

                4. E

                  Elsie

                  1 review

                  4.0

                  1 review

                  Dined on 6 November 2021

                  overall4food4service5ambience5

                  Nice afternoon tea. Good selection of savour and sweet options. Staff were lovely. Nice setting. Quiet and good to be able to chat over lunch.

                5. AC

                  AmCM

                  1 review

                  5.0

                  1 review

                  Dined on 24 October 2021

                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                  One of the best Afternoon Teas I have had, really good menu and staff were lovely.

                6. DS

                  DSmyth

                  N. Ireland

                  1 review

                  5.0

                  1 review

                  Dined on 16 October 2021

                  overall5food5service3ambience5

                  Great afternoon tea, really enjoyed it. The server unfortunately did not know what all the items were in the tiered settings, I think…, I think…, turns out most were incorrect. But the food was delicious even though we didn’t really know what we were eating.

                7. AB

                  AliB

                  1 review

                  3.0

                  1 review

                  Dined on 9 October 2021

                  overall3food4service3ambience2

                  Food was enjoyable, setting and service could be improved

                8. O

                  Olivia

                  N. Ireland

                  1 review

                  5.0

                  1 review

                  Dined on 2 October 2021

                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                  Food was amazing and staff were fabulous. Will definitely be booking again. 10/10

                9. DS

                  DanielleS

                  1 review

                  3.0

                  1 review

                  Dined on 25 September 2021

                  overall3food3service3ambience3

                  Attended afternoon tea at Fitzwilliam. Afternoon tea environment held in restaurant area which overall seemed to be very dark. Wide selection of sandwiches, sweet and savoury treats. Sandwiches & scones were very tasty however left slightly disappointed with the sweet treats and savoury treats as overall had no real flavour. Don’t think I would recommend to a friend.

                10. A

                  Alan47

                  Miami - Dade

                  2 reviews

                  2.0

                  2 reviews

                  Dined on 19 September 2021

                  overall2food3service2ambience2

                  Honestly was expecting more. Wasn’t the best. The service was okay however we had to ask for the tea. The fundamental thing. No one explained the choice of sandwiches and the treats. It was actually poor compared to the local competitors. Food was okay

                11. PA

                  PATRICIAM

                  1 review

                  5.0

                  1 review

                  Dined on 18 September 2021

                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                  A lovely treat. Great variety of sweet & savoury items. Nice attentive service and really comfortable surroundings.

                12. CW

                  ChristineW

                  1 review

                  5.0

                  1 review

                  Dined on 12 September 2021

                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                  Crafter noon tea was lovely. Lots to eat. A change to sandwiches!

                13. KK

                  KellyK

                  N. Ireland

                  1 review

                  2.0

                  1 review

                  Dined on 4 September 2021

                  overall2food2service5ambience4

                  It looked alot better than it tasted. The scotch eggs and pork pie were delicious!! Everything else was let down by the bread, especially the pastrami the sourdough it came on was so stale, you could tell by looking at it that it was pre sliced and left to sit.

                14. PA

                  PaulineA

                  1 review

                  4.0

                  1 review

                  Dined on 22 August 2021

                  overall4food5service5ambience3

                  excellent service and friendly staff, relaxing atmosphere

                15. OT

                  OpenTable Diner

                  Yorkshire

                  1 review

                  5.0

                  1 review

                  Dined on 21 August 2021

                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                  Had a gorgeous afternoon tea to celebrate my Mum's 75th birthday. We chose the vegan afternoon tea as she has a dairy allergy and we were not disappointed. The scones and coconut cream were out of this world. Everything was delicious and the service was excellent.

                16. TP

                  TraceyP

                  N. Ireland

                  1 review

                  5.0

                  1 review

                  Dined on 21 August 2021

                  overall5food5service5ambience4

                  Great high tea, good value, although 20% service charge added automatically to bill for table of 5?? Food was lovely and lots of it. Service was excellent.

                17. OT

                  OpenTable Diner

                  Dublin

                  2 reviews

                  5.0

                  2 reviews

                  Dined on 18 July 2021

                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                  It was my sister’s birthday

                18. OT

                  OpenTable Diner

                  1 review

                  5.0

                  1 review

                  Dined on 22 December 2020

                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                  If I could have give more stars for the service I would have, Brian was absolutely amazing, so friendly & helpful. Food was delicious & the hotel was lovely

                19. M

                  Mojo

                  N. Ireland

                  1 review

                  5.0

                  1 review

                  Dined on 20 December 2020

                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                  My daughter & I had afternoon tea at the Fitzwilliam on Sunday. I highly recommend it. The food from the festive menu was outstanding & our server James was very attentive. Couldn't have asked for more. Will definitely be back in the future.

                20. GG

                  GeorgeG

                  1 review

                  5.0

                  1 review

                  Dined on 19 December 2020

                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                  Excellent food and service. Well worth the money and staff were very attentive. Would recommend you to anyone!

                21. SM

                  SMURRAY78

                  N. Ireland

                  2 reviews

                  5.0

                  2 reviews

                  Dined on 18 December 2020

                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                  We had a nice lunch with great service. I did enjoy it but felt it was very slightly overpriced.

                22. LM

                  LizM

                  N. Ireland

                  2 reviews

                  5.0

                  2 reviews

                  Dined on 15 December 2020

                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                  We had a lovely time having afternoon tea and a couple of fabulous cocktails. Sat on two large chairs at the fire which created a lovely atmosphere. The service was great and his timing was perfect, making sure we had plenty of tea, not having to wait between servings & able to relax with a couple of great cocktails to finish off. Definitely recommended!!

                23. A

                  Anon

                  N. Ireland

                  2 reviews

                  5.0

                  2 reviews

                  Dined on 1 August 2020

                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                  Booked afternoon tea as a treat for my parents, and it exceeded my expectations. The service was fantastic and the food was great. Loved our table by the fireplace, very spacious and cosy. A nice variety of food and unlimited tea and coffee. Would recommend for a special occasion, or just a treat.

                24. L

                  Laine

                  1 review

                  5.0

                  1 review

                  Dined on 16 March 2020

                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                  I had been expecting afternoon tea at the Fitzwilliam to be good, but it was so much nicer than I even expected. We were looked after by Jacob who was brilliant - he could not have been more attentive or helpful. The coffee and tea were both excellent - best Americano I've had in Belfast and delicious lemongrass and ginger tea. The food was all delightful and there was plenty to allow us to take a little goodie bag of cakes home with us. We sat in the foyer and it was very cozy on a rainy March day. I highly recommend tea at the Fitzwilliam for a treat or a gift - I'm hoping someone buys me another one!

                25. M

                  Matthew

                  N. Ireland

                  1 review

                  3.0

                  1 review

                  Dined on 14 March 2020

                  overall3food1service3ambience2

                  For £35 this was poor. The bresd that the sandwiches were made from qas of poor quality and the fillings werent much better either. The savoury snacks eree good but we didnt get the beef cheek as it stated on the menu. I think for the price we should have got a cocktail amd glass of champagne. As part of a 30th birthday present is was disappointed and wouldnt book this again.

                26. OT

                  OpenTable Diner

                  N. Ireland

                  1 review

                  5.0

                  1 review

                  Dined on 29 February 2020

                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                  Great experience and excellent value.

                27. K

                  Karen

                  N. Ireland

                  1 review

                  3.0

                  1 review

                  Dined on 20 February 2020

                  overall3food2service4ambience3

                  I think it is extremely over priced .The food isn’t for everyone palate .Not everyone does fish .I was extremely disappointed as it was in the bar in a booth .I had brought my elderly mother to celebrate her 80th birthday and it was a waste of money.

                  Afternoon Tea at The Fitzwilliam HotelResponded on 24 February 2020

                  Dear Karen, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. I am sorry your visit on this occasion did not meet your expectations. If booking in the future, please request a lobby table & let us know if you have any dietary preferences. We are happy to accommodate. Warm regards, Ruairi

                28. RN

                  RNRA

                  London

                  2 reviews

                  4.0

                  2 reviews

                  Dined on 17 February 2020

                  overall4food4service5ambience4

                  Very nice afternoon tea in the bar area. The sandwiches were nice, as were the sweet pastries.

                29. GK

                  GeraldK

                  London

                  2 reviews

                  4.0

                  2 reviews

                  Dined on 14 February 2020

                  overall4food4service5ambience4

                  Excellent service by all attending staff. Even had contact with management. Well presented able. Intimate snug like table. Food well presented. Nice experience.

                30. EH

                  EH2020

                  1 review

                  2.0

                  1 review

                  Dined on 8 February 2020

                  overall2food1service4ambience1

                  Sandwiches fillings not enjoyable , crab starter far too rich with sauce, bread on the sandwiches were hard had to ask to be sent back and cakes were boring. The only enjoyable thing was the cocktail and the excellence service from the restaurant supervisor , Anna. Lovely young lady. Disappointed in seating in the breakfast area would have been much nicer in the foyer . Overall a disappointing experience.

                  Afternoon Tea at The Fitzwilliam HotelResponded on 16 February 2020

                  Dear EH2020, Many thanks for taking the time to leave a review - we value your feedback. I am disappointed to learn you didn't enjoy some aspects of your afternoon tea. We have received great feedback on our new Downton Abbey Afternoon Tea and I am sorry that this was not your experience. With limited seating in the lobby, we do serve afternoon tea in our restaurant during busier times. Its great to see you enjoyed your service from Anna - she is a star. Thank you again for your feedback, Ruairi

                31. DG

                  DianeG

                  1 review

                  5.0

                  1 review

                  Dined on 8 February 2020

                  overall5food4service5ambience5

                  Great service, very attentive staff. Great selection of products. A lot of items with fish though if you don’t like this. The staff changed an item for us with no issues. All food was fresh and well presented. Would definitely recommend the venue . Definitely one of the best afternoon teas I have had

                32. CL

                  ClareL

                  N. Ireland

                  1 review

                  4.0

                  1 review

                  Dined on 4 January 2020

                  overall4food4service4ambience3

                  Very good value for what we received. If we were seated away from the entrance (sometimes we could smell cigarette smoke coming in as well as the breeze from the door), it would have been perfect.

                33. D

                  Dixiechick80

                  N. Ireland

                  2 reviews

                  5.0

                  2 reviews

                  Dined on 30 December 2019

                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                  A bit pricey but a lovely gift. Family have gone last 2 years with great praise for food and staff they thoroughly enjoyed

                34. OT

                  OpenTable Diner

                  N. Ireland

                  1 review

                  5.0

                  1 review

                  Dined on 21 December 2019

                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                  Best cream team in Belfast without a shadow of a doubt. Great service, amazing food from little warm starters to delicious warm scones and cream to the most delectable seasonal mini pastries this is a not to be missed experience in Belfast

                35. MM

                  MargaretM

                  N. Ireland

                  6 reviews

                  3.0

                  6 reviews

                  Dined on 7 December 2019

                  overall3food4service3ambience1

                  Food was lovely but there was absolutely no atmosphere. Didn’t feel at all like a festive afternoon tea. Would have liked to have had my Prosecco/ wine when I wanted it, after my food, rather than having it served with the tea and then being warm by the time I was drinking it. This could not be accommodated!!!

                36. BR

                  BarbaraR

                  N. Ireland

                  1 review

                  2.0

                  1 review

                  Dined on 3 December 2019

                  overall2food4service3ambience1

                  Sadly we were served a delicious afternoon tea in the bar sharing the experience with the the other beer drinking public -- not what was expected from a 4 star hotel

                37. MM

                  MichelleM

                  1 review

                  5.0

                  1 review

                  Dined on 17 November 2019

                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                  A lovely afternoon spent with family over afternoon tea. Would highly recommend. Only point to make was it was a little draughty

                38. LM

                  LeanneM

                  1 review

                  4.0

                  1 review

                  Dined on 9 November 2019

                  overall4food5service5ambience4

                  We had a brilliant afternoon tea and would like to mention in particular the two young ladies who served us on 9th November. The service was excellent and the girls were attentive, warm and friendly. They made a special effort as it was my mother in law’s birthday treating her to a complimentary drink and pastries. The food was also first class and there was plenty to go around. Only improvement I would make is to serve mini scones instead of the large ones. All in all a great experience and we would definitely recommend. Well done!

                39. SC

                  SharonC

                  1 review

                  4.0

                  1 review

                  Dined on 12 October 2019

                  overall4food3service3ambience2

                  I have had afternoon tea in a number of hotels, with the Fitzwilliam holding a 5 star rating I expected something special but unfortunately pretty average. The staff were excellent.

                40. GK

                  GrainneK

                  1 review

                  5.0

                  1 review

                  Dined on 5 October 2019

                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                  I have had Afternoon Tea in a number of hotels but I have to say that this was by far the best that I have had. It was a treat for my Mum and the food was just superb. The staff were very friendly and attentive and all in all it made for a fabulous way to spend a rainy Saturday afternoon.

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                Afternoon Tea at The Fitzwilliam Hotel is rated 4.6 stars by 78 OpenTable diners

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                Google Map for Afternoon Tea at The Fitzwilliam Hotel

                1-3 Great Victoria Street Belfast, Antrim BT2 7BQ

                • Area

                  Belfast

                • Hours of Operation

                  Sat, Sun 13:30–16:00

                • Cuisines

                  Afternoon Tea, British

                • Dining style

                  Casual Dining

                • Dress Code

                  Smart Casual

                • Payment Options

                  AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

                • Executive Chef

                  Dean Butler

                • Additional

                  Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Wine

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