Afternoon Tea at The Fitzwilliam Hotel

4.5
72 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

Experiences

  • Crafternoon Tea

    £30.00 per person

    Multiple dates available

    Break away from tradition with Crafternoon Tea at The Fitz! For those of you who prefer something a little less dainty and a bit more hearty - our Crafternoon Tea experience is the just the thing for you! Tuck into delectable mini pork pies, tantalising mini steak burgers, delicious chocolate brownies and sumptuous warm scones accompanied by two locally hand-crafted beers from Whitewater Brewing Co. *Please note: Vegetarian Crafternoon Tea is not available*

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • 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
What 72 People Are Saying
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AliB
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience2

Food was enjoyable, setting and service could be improved

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Olivia
N. Ireland
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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DanielleS
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.

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Alan47
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

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PATRICIAM
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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ChristineW
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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KellyK
N. Ireland
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.

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PaulineA
1 review
Dined on 22 August 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

excellent service and friendly staff, relaxing atmosphere

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OpenTable Diner
Yorkshire
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.

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TraceyP
N. Ireland
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.

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 18 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my sister’s birthday

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OpenTable Diner
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

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Mojo
N. Ireland
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.

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GeorgeG
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!

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SMURRAY78
N. Ireland
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.

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LizM
N. Ireland
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!!

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Anon
N. Ireland
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.

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Laine
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!

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Matthew
N. Ireland
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.

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OpenTable Diner
N. Ireland
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience and excellent value.

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Karen
N. Ireland
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.

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Responded 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

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RNRA
London
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.

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GeraldK
London
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.

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EH2020
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 Hotel
Responded 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

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DianeG
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

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ClareL
N. Ireland
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.

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Dixiechick80
N. Ireland
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

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OpenTable Diner
N. Ireland
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

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MargaretM
N. Ireland
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!!!

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BarbaraR
N. Ireland
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

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MichelleM
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

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LeanneM
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!

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SharonC
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.

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GrainneK
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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GemmaH
N. Ireland
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely outstanding afternoon. Victoria was our server and made us feel like the most special ladies in the world. Cannot wait to return!

Afternoon Tea at The Fitzwilliam Hotel
Responded on 11 September 2019

Dear GemmaH, Thank you for your kind review! Victoria will be delighted to read your feedback. We hope to welcome you back soon. Ruairi

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BernadetteD
N. Ireland
1 review
Dined on 22 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service value would definitely recommend this afternoon tea in the fitzwilliam hotel happy customer

Afternoon Tea at The Fitzwilliam Hotel
Responded on 29 August 2019

Dear BernadetteD, Many thanks for taking the time to review our restaurant. I am delighted to see you would recommend us! We hope to welcome you back soon Warm regards, Ruairi

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RachelM
1 review
Dined on 21 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took my parents there for afternoon tea and were looked after really well by staff especially Lorraine. My dad who is 81 had steak off bar menu and said it was nicest he'd ever tasted. Loved the hot starters from afternoon tea menu also. Would thoroughly recommend.

Afternoon Tea at The Fitzwilliam Hotel
Responded on 29 August 2019

Dear RachelM, Many thanks for taking the time to review our restaurant. I am delighted to see you would recommend us! I will pass your feedback onto Lorraine, she will be very pleased. We hope to welcome you back soon Warm regards, Ruairi

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IngridA
1 review
Dined on 15 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent afternoon tea in a relaxing environment. Brian looked after us brilliantly, he was pleasant and attentive without being intrusive. The food was superb and plentiful and I would not hesitate to recommend this to others. Thank you so much for a very pleasurable experience.

Afternoon Tea at The Fitzwilliam Hotel
Responded on 29 August 2019

Dear IngridA, Many thanks for taking the time to review our restaurant. I am delighted to see you would recommend us! Brian will be really pleased to see your feedback! We hope to welcome you back soon Warm regards, Ruairi

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LYNNER
1 review
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Only thing i would say was we got charged for are second drink. So with the deal we only got 2 drinks

Afternoon Tea at The Fitzwilliam Hotel
Responded on 29 August 2019

Dear LYNNER, Many thanks for taking the time to review our restaurant. I am delighted to see you would recommend us! Our afternoon package is inclusive of one drink per person. We hope to welcome you back soon Warm regards, Ruairi

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CJX111
London
2 reviews
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb service in a very relaxing environment. Superb value for money too

Afternoon Tea at The Fitzwilliam Hotel
Responded on 29 August 2019

Dear CJX111, Many thanks for taking the time to review our restaurant. I am delighted to see you would recommend us! Its great to read you enjoyed your time with us. We hope to welcome you back soon Warm regards, Ruairi

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Afternoon Tea at The Fitzwilliam Hotel is rated 4.5 stars by 72 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.