Afternoon Tea at The Merrion Hotel
Wonderful service, great food ! Loved the experience
Great experience. Lovely food and atmosphere. Staff were really nice. I would highly recommend it.
Lovely food, lovely people - highly recommended. We loved the artistic flair of the pastry chef and the inspiration of the hotel's art collection.
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.
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
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
Went for our first wedding anniversary. The setting, service, food and drink were excellent. A really lovely way to spend an occasion!
Great service and lovely food. Was hard to eat it all as there was soo much and came with 2 courses.
Great time, more than enough food to satisfy so we highly recommend! This afternoon tea.
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.
My son treated me in July so I recommended it to my friends forwa birthday trea it wasq fantastic many thanks to all
Quiet, good service. The food is alright. The scones, cakes and sandwiches were not great, I've had better before and for cheaper!
too expensive for the quality of food -- scones -- sandwich +-
perfect setting, qiet and perfect pictures in the Reception ++
The Art Tea was a delightful surprise. The Irish Malt tea is especially wonderful.
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.
Excellent service! Great food.
Very enjoyable and excellent service from staff.
Excellent experience from start to finish. Really enjoyed the Afternoon Tea.
The food was delicious, the service was impeccable, the staff were lovely and the harpist was first rate
Best afternoon tea experience in Dublin and we have experienced all other hotels 🌸
Great experience. Too much waffle about the art lol
We have had afternoon tea in many places and several countries. This art tea was one of our top 5 teas of all times.
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!
The Merrion Hotel is lovely and so is it’s afternoon tea - superb!
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.
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..
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.
Excellent afternoon tea presentation. Love the pastry theme inspired artwork. Definitely worth a dining destination point if stopping in Dublin, Ireland.
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.
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.
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!
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
Fabulous afternoon tea. Best in Dublin. Service was excellent. we had a beautiful afternoon.
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.
I was delighted with the service and staff! It's a wonderful experience in the Merrion and I would recommend it to anyone.
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.
Engaging staff, wonderful food and really interesting feature of art inspired second course. Loved the complimentary art catalogue
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.
Ein perfekter Nachmittag vorm offenen Kamin, freundlichem Personal, feinen Speisen und einer angenehmen Atmosphäre. Plus einer Harfinistin um alles abzurunden.
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.
Superb on all levels. A must experience!