Afternoon Tea at The Merrion Hotel

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Afternoon Tea
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The gracious surroundings of The Merrion’s Drawing Rooms are the perfect place to relax and enjoy Art Afternoon Tea – a witty interpretation of the hotel’s extensive collection of art. Served daily at 1pm, 1.30pm, 4pm and 4.30pm, Art Tea is served over two courses with a wide selection of teas to choose from selected by the tea master.
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CB
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful service, great food ! Loved the experience

OO
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience. Lovely food and atmosphere. Staff were really nice. I would highly recommend it.

SP
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 26 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely food, lovely people - highly recommended. We loved the artistic flair of the pastry chef and the inspiration of the hotel's art collection.

TB
New England
5 reviews
Dined on 20 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

This is a wonderful experience, with all the tea you can drink and an absolutely overwhelming array of sweets. (Word to the wise: They're happy to box up items you'd like to save for later. No need to take them all on in one sitting!) The space is luxurious and soothing. During my tea, a harpist came in and filled the room with beautiful music. A wonderful experience.

One quibble: Although tea is nominally the center of the experience, not much mind was given to steeping time. Most of our tea was served under-steeped. As far as I could tell, the servers weren't measuring the amount of steeping time at all. Consider bringing out a small hourglass with each pot to provide a countdown to perfection.

DL
1 review
Dined on 19 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

An excellent experience - obviously on the expensive side for exactly what you get but it's more a payment for the experience as much as anything else

CH
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

It was such a lovely afternoon in a beautiful setting. The experience was made all the better with the fabulous attentive staff. I would highly recommend to others

HW
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for our first wedding anniversary. The setting, service, food and drink were excellent. A really lovely way to spend an occasion!

OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and lovely food. Was hard to eat it all as there was soo much and came with 2 courses.

PZ
Seattle
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great time, more than enough food to satisfy so we highly recommend! This afternoon tea.

LF
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was lovely. No problem in changing some sandwich fillings. Attention to detail was excellent. Service was great. Always attentive but not intrusive. Harpist was a lovely addition to the overall experience. Will definitely return. Would highly recommend it to anyone looking to treat themselves.

MF
1 review
Dined on 7 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My son treated me in July so I recommended it to my friends forwa birthday trea it wasq fantastic many thanks to all

JR
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 5 August 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Quiet, good service. The food is alright. The scones, cakes and sandwiches were not great, I've had better before and for cheaper!

y
1 review
Dined on 4 August 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

too expensive for the quality of food -- scones -- sandwich +-
perfect setting, qiet and perfect pictures in the Reception ++

M
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Art Tea was a delightful surprise. The Irish Malt tea is especially wonderful.

S
London
4 reviews
Dined on 28 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

There's no need for the "dessert" /second course. It becomes an excess of calories and potentially a wa ste of beautifully prepared creations. Please reconsider the construction of the afternoon tea. A fine dining experience made unnecessarily expensive and unmanageable.

OT
1 review
Dined on 21 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service! Great food.

OT
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very enjoyable and excellent service from staff.

SD
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent experience from start to finish. Really enjoyed the Afternoon Tea.

B
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious, the service was impeccable, the staff were lovely and the harpist was first rate

AB
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 12 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best afternoon tea experience in Dublin and we have experienced all other hotels 🌸

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 12 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience. Too much waffle about the art lol

OT
Savannah
3 reviews
Dined on 11 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have had afternoon tea in many places and several countries. This art tea was one of our top 5 teas of all times.

KJ
1 review
Dined on 8 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such a unique, fabulous, not-to-be-missed experience. The staff was friendly, helpful, and charming. The tasty sandwiches, pastries, and desserts we're quite superb and individual works of art! Thank you so much!

SC
London
1 review
Dined on 5 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Merrion Hotel is lovely and so is it’s afternoon tea - superb!

SG
New England
1 review
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Art Tea was exceptional. I particularly enjoyed browsing through the hotel's catalog of art and finding the paintings that inspired the sweets course.

M
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 27 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a wonderful experience, from start to finish.. very relaxing atmosphere, extremely attentive staff, without being intrusive..
food was excellent .
Was our second time to enjoy this treat and will definitely be making a return visit..

LG
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on 25 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely amazing experience. All the teas we tried from the extensive list were incredible, it was hard to choose to move on to a different one or get another pot of the current greatness. Plenty of food provided! First a three-tier display of 4 different kinds of finger sandwiches, 4 different kinds of cake slices, and 2 different flavors of scones. The second course is the art-inspired sweets, which change weekly. Service was fantastic, tea recommendations were spot-on, and there was even live harp music played in the room.

A
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent afternoon tea presentation. Love the pastry theme inspired artwork. Definitely worth a dining destination point if stopping in Dublin, Ireland.

AD
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful time at Afternoon tea. I was gifted vouchers so was a real treat. Definitely a gift I would give. Food was beautiful. Surroundings amazing. Service excellent. Especially how they managed our time restraints and diet needs. Thank you for the gift and see you again soon.

IS
Munich
1 review
Dined on 18 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Wonderful setting. Lovely harp player. Great tea selection. Very nice experience. Staff very attentive and friendly. Scones were good but not perfect. Cake was excellent. Art theme is worth while.

MK
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

3 generations of women had a lovely afternoon at The Merrion Hotel. We loved both the savories and the desserts, and the endless selection of teas....but the most special part of the afternoon was the beautifully crafted sweets, inspired by artwork in the Hotel. Just fabulous! The service, also, was outstanding! Thank you for a very memorable day!

Afternoon Tea at The Merrion Hotel
Responded on 22 June 2019

Dear Marjori, Many thanks for the wonderful review posted recently and for taking the time to share your Afternoon Tea experience last Saturday. On behalf of everybody here, thank you for your very kind comments; it really makes it all worthwhile when somebody enjoys a visit as much as you did. I hope it is not too long before we have the privilege of welcoming you back again soon. Thank you again for your encouraging words. With Kind regards, Fabrice Furling, Drawing Rooms Manager

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EN
Dublin
3 reviews
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous afternoon tea. Best in Dublin. Service was excellent. we had a beautiful afternoon.

e
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 13 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantabulous from start to finish. A special occasion made very special by our wonderful hostess. She had the perfect balance of professionalism and friendliness, putting us completely at ease. Food was devine and we ate every single crumb, we didn't need to eat again that day...so stuffed :) Champers was very nice too. All topped off by seeing our idols from Fleetwood mac. Doesn't get much better than this. We had the best time, thank you.

DM
1 review
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I was delighted with the service and staff! It's a wonderful experience in the Merrion and I would recommend it to anyone.

L
N. Ireland
1 review
Dined on 30 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was excellent as well as food.What made it nice was you sat on a sofa and it had a casual feel rather than very stuffy ,would be a nice place for a catch up with friends.

B
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Engaging staff, wonderful food and really interesting feature of art inspired second course. Loved the complimentary art catalogue

AD
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 24 May 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Very decadent. Memorable. Would prefer more savoury offerings personally and maybe a vanilla slice/eclair/ profiterole instead of fruit cake and battenburg. Champagne very pricy. Service fantastic. Music beautiful. Would do it again.

m
Berlin
2 reviews
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ein perfekter Nachmittag vorm offenen Kamin, freundlichem Personal, feinen Speisen und einer angenehmen Atmosphäre. Plus einer Harfinistin um alles abzurunden.

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CS
1 review
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were made to feel very welcome from the people on the front door to all the waiting staff. Food was excellent sandwiches were particularly fab. Loved the history that went with the pastry's and the chocolate art was amazing .The variety of teas and coffees were exceptional and the piece de resistance was the beautiful moctail iced teas .will definitely recommend the Merrion for afternoon Tea to all my family and friends.

OT
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on 17 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Superb on all levels. A must experience!

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