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The Hardiman - Afternoon Tea, Galway, Galway

The Hardiman - Afternoon Tea

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22 Reviews
€30 and under
Afternoon Tea

Traditional Afternoon Tea at The Hardiman
The Hardiman has long been recognised as the home of the perfect ‘Afternoon Tea” in Galway city.

Treat yourself to the ultimate indulgence and a little time out from the real world.

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Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Afternoon Tea

  • Hours of Operation

    Afternoon Tea Daily 13:00–16:30

  • Phone number

    (091) 564 041

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Business Casual

  • Executive Chef

    Jonathan Mannion

Experiences

  • Hardiman Afternoon Tea

    €28.00 per person

    7 Apr - 31 Aug 2022
    A symphony of gentle indulgence, our Afternoon Tea is a time-honoured tradition, which has been savoured by generations of guests at The Hardiman. Relax for the afternoon with a selection of delectable treats created by our Head Pastry Chef, accompanied by teas and coffees selected by our in-house tea masters and barista from €28 per person

Menu

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What 22 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.0
4 based on recent ratings
  • 3.9Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 4Ambience
  • 3.9Value

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  1. B

    wendyB

    Brighton

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 May 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4

    Nice atmosphere and food but disappointed only one tea or coffee offered along with an option for prosecco which was extra cost.

  2. RM

    RuthM

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    music in the background was gorgeous and the service was amazing! will definitely be recommending to friends!

  3. L

    Lana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 April 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience5

    Fantastic service and overall experience. Sandwiches and scones were delicious, desserts weren't great and not what was on the menu when we had booked. Would definitely go again though.

  4. MK

    MaryK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    A very enjoyable experience and beautiful Afternoon Tea service.

  5. M

    Maria

    Connacht

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 February 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    The setting was beautiful and quiet. We had our own little area, decor was gorgeous. Staff were so friendly and helpful, each and every one. Food was delicious, could just have been a better selection of desserts with afternnon tea. Same bases, different toppings. Overall it was a really lovely experience and we will definitely be back. Thankyou to all at The Hardiman.

  6. DS

    DSEN

    Connacht

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Fantastic time. Staff were extremely kind & food was very tasty.

  7. S

    Sinead

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 February 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience3

    Some of the food was stale or prepared earlier that day as the end of sandwiches were stale. A menu would have been great as we werent exactly told what we were eating, Maragret was lovely but her product knowledge wasnt great as she told us one sandwich was prawn when it was actually cajun chicken and another was ‘cheese and prune’ when it was actually goats cheese and beetroot, we werent aware what was going to be served so when asked ‘any allergies’ had I known one of the sandwiches were Salmon we would have asked for no salmon as none of us ate Salmon so found that a waste then when asked what the desserts were we were just told ‘a selection’ - The venue was lovely.

  8. m

    marym

    Dublin

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 22 January 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience5

    Nice ambience, lovely girl serving. Hot chocolate nice but the sandwiches and pastries lacked finesse. Taste of everything was a bit lacking and maybe a new idea from the pastry chef would be nice. Very ‘hotely’ and not boutique enough for my liking.

  9. AS

    AnneS

    Connacht

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 January 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had a wonderful experience at the hardiman from start to finish

  10. RC

    RebeccaC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 January 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3

    Was bought as a birthday present so was a lovely treat. However I wouldn’t be raving about it to anyone and wouldn’t go back as it was ‘just okay’. Best thing about it was the fantastic piano player who didn’t take a break in over two hours of gentle contemporary music. Ambiance was warm and we didn’t feel under any pressure to leave. Sadly, food was lack lustre and unimaginative. Scones were the best part. Desserts were soggy, as if they’d been in the fridge a few days.

  11. AH

    AnnaH

    Connacht

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    It was an absolutely fabulous experience , the piano added to the overall experience

  12. A

    Aisling

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 November 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    The hotel and staff were lovely. Nice atmosphere too. The food was lovely. There were two scones each, both of them had fruit, I'd have liked a plain one! But other than that the food was fab. The lady serving us was lovely and she made us loads of tea and didn't rush us. It was great value at €22 each.

  13. MF

    MichaelF

    Calgary

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 5 November 2021

    overall2food2service4ambience4

    The service was attentive and the lady serving us was very sweet. Unfortunately the food and beverage was lacking. There was a hair in the water jug, the Prosecco was flat and warm (even after the Prosecco was taken back and new glasses were brought, it was flat, most likely because it was not kept cool enough.) The sandwiches were standard but pleasant, the sweets and scones were decent but could have used a little more pizazz. The cream for the scones was very disappointing, not clotted cream at all, instead it was lightly whipped and very watery. Also the placement of seating was very disappointing, there are lovely coaches in a more ambient section of the restaurant one would except to have afternoon tea at, instead we were put in a corner at the very back of the restaurant. All in all not a terrible experience but not what I would except from a place like the Hardiman, and not for the higher price they are charging, the whole experience felt like an after thought.

  14. H

    Hilk

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 November 2021

    overall3food3service3ambience1

    Very pleasant staff, Very poor ambiance, no background music

  15. MH

    MicheleH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely experience, great service and food was nice. Good buzz about the place.

  16. MO

    MaeveOS

    Dublin

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 September 2021

    overall3food3service3ambience3

    My friend and I met here for afternoon tea. We hadn't seen each other for a couple of years because of Covid so it was a special occasion. Our afternoon tea was a bit disappointing, especially the sandwiches. My friend is vegetarian but the options offered to him were very limited. However, when we brought this to the attention of the serving staff, they did bring extra portions, plus a comp glass of Prosecco!

  17. NP

    NicolaP

    Connacht

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 September 2021

    overall3food3service4ambience4

    The scones and cakes were very nice, sandwiches were very poor quality, processed ham and cheese, a scraping of egg mayonnaise, , the quiche was nice, we enjoyed our mocktails

  18. CL

    ChrisL

    Connacht

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 September 2021

    overall3food4service1ambience1

    The afternoon tea was set up in the area just behind checkin, so was very open to public watching us eat. Service was slow and no one offered us more tea. Proved very difficult to track down a member of staff to take out money, went to reception to be told they would find someone who eventually arrived. Not good. Overall quite disappointing

  19. LW

    LeonaW

    Connacht

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 August 2021

    overall1food1service2ambience2

    The afternoon tea was overpriced the bread was hard and some had no fillings Very disappointing I will never be back

  20. N

    Niamh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 August 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Staff were amazing so friendly and helpful without asking too much. Food was amazing and the atmosphere was lovely. Could have sat there all day drinking tea and eating mini cakes. Would definitely recommend and great value for money.

  21. MD

    MDAVIS

    Connacht

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 August 2021

    overall4food3service5ambience3

    Overall enjoyed the tea but was very disappointed with the sandwiches. Cheese and ham wasn't what we expected. Very poor. In all they tasted like they had been in the fridge, left out and then served. There was a tiny amt of egg mayo etc. The scones were fine and the cakes were lovely. Service was good but dissaponted overall Surprised for a 4 star. It was our wedding anniversary

  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 July 2021

    overall3food4service3ambience3

    Price for afternoon tea for children is ridiculous. They’re charged the same as adults and everyone knows they don’t eat adult portions. Inquired about it but simply told they pay the same as adults. Waited 30+ minutes for the afternoon tea to come out … very slow very pricey

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
  • Protective equipment

    • Waiting staff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
    • Staff temperature check required
    • Contact tracing information collected

FAQs

The Hardiman - Afternoon Tea is rated 4 stars by 22 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

May 2022
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Experiences are available.
Google Map for The Hardiman - Afternoon Tea

The Hardiman 14/15 Eyre Square Galway, Galway H91 NFD2

Additional information

  • Area

    Galway City Centre

  • Hours of Operation

    Afternoon Tea Daily 13:00–16:30

  • Cuisines

    Afternoon Tea

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Business Casual

  • Parking Details

    None

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    Jonathan Mannion

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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