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The Lord Mayor's Lounge at The Shelbourne Hotel, Dublin, Co. Dublin

The Lord Mayor's Lounge at The Shelbourne Hotel

4.8
4.8
1470 Reviews
€51 and over
Afternoon Tea
Ireland's most iconic drawing room looks out on the only garden grand enough to match: the glorious St. Stephen's Green. The Lord Mayor's Lounge is the perfect back drop for a special day in Dublin. A room sparkling with light; it is a welcoming setting for our celebratory theatre of that most civilised ritual: the art of Afternoon Tea.
The elements have remained unchanged over the centuries: a fragrant pot of tea, a succession of sweets and delicate sandwiches, fine china, fresh flowers and delighted laughter. This time is all about enjoying the lovely things in life, an experience designed to be shared and savoured. Time slows down and the art of conversation is revived.

From December 1st, our wonderful Lounge will convert to a casual dining venue from 7.30pm daily, allowing our guests to experience an exquisite food offering in our iconic setting.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 27 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    €51 and over
  • Cuisines
    Afternoon Tea, Lounge
  • Hours of Operation
    Afternoon Tea Daily 12:00–19:00 Dinner Daily 19:30–21:30
  • Phone number
    (01) 663 4500
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual

What 1,470 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.9Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Dublin

    Best Overall

  • Dublin

    Best Service

  • Dublin

    Best Ambience

  • Dublin

    Good for special occasions

  • Dublin 2

    Best Overall

  • Dublin 2

    Best Food

  • Dublin 2

    Best Service

  • Dublin 2

    Best Ambience

  • Dublin 2

    Good for special occasions

1,470 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely afternoon, beautiful food and enjoyed the champagne. Great experience

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  2. CatherineS

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service . Beautiful tea sets on the table . Food is good. Staff very helpful.

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  3. Jossnjuice

    Dublin

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely fantastic experience, perfection and will be back!
    The Lord Mayor's Lounge at The Shelbourne HotelResponded 5 days ago
    Dear Jossnjuice, Thank you for taking the time to share and post your 5 out of 5 rating. We truly appreciate the time you took to share a positive review. If you feel that your Afternoon Tea experience was enjoyable to the extent that others would benefit from reading your comments, we would be most grateful if you took the few moments required to share a review on our Shelbourne Hotel, Autograph Collection TripAdvisor page. We look forward to welcoming you back to The Shelbourne, and The Lord Mayor's Lounge in the near future. Kind regards, Andrew J. Cumpsty Quality & Standards Manager

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  4. Eimhear

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Shelbourne is a spectacular venue that I save up for so I can eat there once or twice a year. The service is sublime and the food is always excellent. I will return once I have saved up.

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  5. Lizab

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous experience and the staff were amazing!!!! Highy recommend
    The Lord Mayor's Lounge at The Shelbourne HotelResponded 5 days ago
    Dear Lizab, Thank you for taking the time to share and post your 5 out of 5 rating. We truly appreciate the time you took to share a positive review. If you feel that your Afternoon Tea experience was enjoyable to the extent that others would benefit from reading your comments, we would be most grateful if you took the few moments required to share a review on our Shelbourne Hotel, Autograph Collection TripAdvisor page. We look forward to welcoming you back to The Shelbourne, and The Lord Mayor's Lounge in the near future. Kind regards, Andrew J. Cumpsty Quality & Standards Manager

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  6. FionaM

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Reduce the cost of the champagne or give 2 options of one with a lesser value

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  7. Dubliner

    Dublin

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 April 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    - In the special request section I have asked to have a table near the window - no one read it, and we were seated near the entrance - Our family visits afternoon tea multiple times, however last 6 times children menu was the same. Even hotel was celebrating 200 years, there was nothing special offered by chief for the small guests, 3 tiny pieces of “sandwiches” and the rest just very simple desserts like from the supermarket. It is a shame, such a hotel with history should offer something decent for their small guests as well.
    The Lord Mayor's Lounge at The Shelbourne HotelResponded 5 days ago
    Dear Dubliner, Thank you for your review. I was so very sorry to read your review and offer you my sincerest apologies for the disappointment you have expressed about your recent dining experience with us. The service and inconsistencies that you have highlighted in this review and have been taken seriously, are well noted and have been shared with the Management Team. We care very much about how we made you feel and hope you will give us another opportunity in the near future to try to make amends, as I know we can do very much better. Warm regards, Andrew J. Cumpsty Quality & Standards Manager

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  8. MarianD

    Dublin

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on 3 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A great experience in the Shelbourne with outstanding friendly and helpful service
    The Lord Mayor's Lounge at The Shelbourne HotelResponded 5 days ago
    Dear Marian D, Thank you for taking the time to share and post your 5 out of 5 rating. We truly appreciate the time you took to share a positive review, and your personal recommendation. If you feel that your Afternoon Tea experience was enjoyable to the extent that others would benefit from reading your comments, we would be most grateful if you took the few moments required to share a review on our Shelbourne Hotel, Autograph Collection TripAdvisor page. We look forward to welcoming you back to The Shelbourne, and The Lord Mayor's Lounge in the near future. Kind regards, Andrew J. Cumpsty Quality & Standards Manager

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  9. JessicaM

    RP

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 2 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A sophisticated treat with excellent food and teas, and impeccable service.
    The Lord Mayor's Lounge at The Shelbourne HotelResponded 5 days ago
    Dear JessicaM, Thank you for taking the time to share and post your 5 out of 5 rating. We truly appreciate the time you took to share a positive review, and your personal recommendation. If you feel that your Afternoon Tea experience was enjoyable to the extent that others would benefit from reading your comments, we would be most grateful if you took the few moments required to share a review on our Shelbourne Hotel, Autograph Collection TripAdvisor page. We look forward to welcoming you back to The Shelbourne, and The Lord Mayor's Lounge in the near future. Kind regards, Andrew J. Cumpsty Quality & Standards Manager

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  10. JayS

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Thoroughly enjoyable experience. Gorgeous surroundings, great service, topped off by delicious food. Would highly recommend.
    The Lord Mayor's Lounge at The Shelbourne HotelResponded 5 days ago
    Dear Jay S, Thank you for taking the time to share and post your 5 out of 5 rating. We truly appreciate the time you took to share a positive review, and personal recommendation. Should you have time, we invite you to leave feedback on our Shelbourne Hotel, Autograph Collection TripAdvisor page, or a review platform of your choice, so the dining/foodie community can read more about your experience. We look forward to another amazing review, and we'd love to have another opportunity to welcome you again in the near future. Hope to see you again soon. Kind regards, Andrew J. Cumpsty Quality & Standards Manager

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  11. MartinaR

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Lovely afternoon tea celebrating my daughter's 16th birthday. Nice relaxed atmosphere and our server Carla was great. Food was yummy and we enjoyed the many cups of tea.
    The Lord Mayor's Lounge at The Shelbourne HotelResponded 5 days ago
    Dear Martina R, Thank you for taking the time to share and post your 5 out of 5 rating. We are delighted that you chose to spend such a special birthday with us. May I take this opportunity to offer your daughters my congratulations. We truly appreciate the time you took to share a positive review, and personal recommendation. If you feel that your Afternoon Tea experience was enjoyable to the extent that others would benefit from reading your comments, we would be most grateful if you took the few moments required to share a review on our Shelbourne Hotel, Autograph Collection TripAdvisor page. We look forward to welcoming you back to The Shelbourne, and The Lord Mayor's Lounge in the near future. Kind regards, Andrew J. Cumpsty Quality & Standards Manager

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  12. BernadetteR

    Calgary

    17 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on 26 March 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We love our annual afternoon tea when we travel to Dublin from Calgary. Gabriella was wonderful. We appreciated getting the table of our choice. We did notice the sandwiches are much smaller than we’ve seen over the years.

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  13. Donrobyn

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We really enjoyed our afternoon tea at the Shelbourne Hotel. The food was delicious and the service was excellent. Myself & my husband was celebrating our Ruby Wedding Anniversary and the waiter brought us a plate wishing us a happy anniversary. Thank you all for a lovely afternoon.
    The Lord Mayor's Lounge at The Shelbourne HotelResponded 5 days ago
    Dear Donrobyn, Thank you for choosing The Lord Mayor's Lounge as the location to celebrate your ruby wedding anniversary! May I take this opportunity to offer my personal congratulations. We truly appreciate the time you took to share a positive review, your personal recommendation, and 5 star rating. If you feel that your Afternoon Tea experience was enjoyable to the extent that others would benefit from reading your comments, we would be most grateful if you took the few moments required to share a review on our Shelbourne Hotel, Autograph Collection TripAdvisor page. We look forward to welcoming you back to The Shelbourne, and The Lord Mayor's Lounge in the near future. Kind regards, Andrew J. Cumpsty Quality & Standards Manager

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  14. JohnS

    Dublin

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 March 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Service was poor, waiting considerable length of time, had to request service on a couple of occasions. Products were cold due to delays

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  15. EleanorM

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely afternoon tea a real treat for my daughter getting married in May! Delicious fresh food and state of the art sweet delights! Our waitress who looked after us was Saoirse and she was so pleasant and attentive and looked after us very well. We had a great afternoon! The Shelbourne Hotel is always a treat and a very special venue with such a long and heart-warming history! We’ll be back💗

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  16. AnnetteG

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 22 March 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Beautiful room Excellent service Very good attention to detail Very nice selection of food Would highly recommend it for a special occasion

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  17. ingmaries

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic food, fantastic tea and very helpful and friendly staf. Very good service. Outstanding qualety on the scones and cakes. Good atmospher.

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 22 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service and all of the menu items were very enjoyable

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  19. SuBe

    Memphis

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 18 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What an incredible treat afternoon tea at the Shelbourne was! The tea and food were delicious and the service was perfect! I will definitely return on my next trip to Dublin!

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a pre-wedding high tea with my bridal party on St. Patrick’s Day and it was outstanding! We all loved that you are able to order as many food and beverage items as you’d like, and espresso drinks are included!
    The Lord Mayor's Lounge at The Shelbourne HotelResponded 5 days ago
    Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to share and post your 5 out of 5 rating. We truly appreciate the time you took to share a positive review. If you feel that your Afternoon Tea experience was enjoyable to the extent that others would benefit from reading your comments, we would be most grateful if you took the few moments required to share a review on our Shelbourne Hotel, Autograph Collection TripAdvisor page. We look forward to welcoming you back to The Shelbourne, and The Lord Mayor's Lounge in the near future. Kind regards, Andrew J. Cumpsty Quality & Standards Manager

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 17 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This High Tea was absolutely Exquisite. I would recommend 100 percent is was Perfect

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely lovely! The whole experience. The food, service & atmosphere

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Terrific experience, particularly today as I met Peter O'Mahony and had my photo taken with him! Can't fault anything with the afternoon tea experience, food, service and ambience all excellent, perfect way to celebrate my 60th birthday.

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 13 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous experience. The staff are amazing and made a lovely fuss over my wife on her birthday. Well done to everyone

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  25. SwordsDub

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 12 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was great. Staff were very attentive and nothing was an issue. The food was outstanding. It's a pricey experience but if you are looking to treat yourself or someone special, it's well worth it!

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  26. MaryG

    Dublin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 March 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I think there needs to be more savoury items added.

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  27. SiobhanO

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our waitress couldn't do more was.so attentive and helpful,she is brilliant at her job

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  28. AnnaF

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Me and my mum were treated like royalty all thanks to the staff. You really made my mum feel special for mothers day and for her retirement. So thank you very much for a lovely evening.

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  29. Ani1

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 6 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Gorgeous food, excellent very attentive service from friendly staff.

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  30. Pinky

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely must to do experience to do in Dublin!!

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  31. Tony

    Portland

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 2 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service, food, teas, etc. great value and all of the refreshments and snacks are “all you can eat” except the desserts. Definitely did not imagine being able to get full from afternoon tea but we sure did!

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  32. CilleL

    Mississippi

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 1 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I highly recommend this. The Lord Mayor's Lounge was lovely. Service was excellent. Food was varied and very enjoyable. We loved the experience.

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our waitress was absolutely amazing and food was great 👍

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  34. VictoriaL

    New York City

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on 1 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was a lovely experience and excellent food. A great value for the money.

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  35. RayL

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 29 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service provided by Carla. Food is great and worth to visit again! Lovely

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  36. BrandonW

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely lovely time! Tea was fabulous, ambience fantastic, service was fabulous. We will be back next time we are lucky enough to be in the area. Would recommend to anyone seeking afternoon tea.

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  37. ChristinaO

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    An absolutely lovely experience. The staff were welcoming and helpful. The food especially the gluten free options were delicious.

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  38. Janedoylegeary

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous luxurious afternoon tea. My favourite place

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    London

    5 reviews

    1.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 25 February 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 2
    Waitress was so lovely, but afternoon tea was terrible. Hair found in cake, tea and coffee cold multiple times had to ask for extra hot still came out cold.

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  40. DenisM

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I’ve been to teas elsewhere but this was a much better experience.

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The Lord Mayor's Lounge at The Shelbourne Hotel is rated 4.8 stars by 1470 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

19:00


Booked 27 times today
Google Map for The Lord Mayor's Lounge at The Shelbourne Hotel

The Shelbourne Hotel, 27 St Stephen's Green, Dublin, Co. Dublin D02 K224

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    St. Stephen's Green
  • Area
    South City Centre
  • Hours of Operation
    Afternoon Tea Daily 12:00–19:00 Dinner Daily 19:30–21:30
  • Price
    €51 and over
  • Cuisines
    Afternoon Tea, Lounge
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking Details
    Valet
  • Public Transit
    Dublin Bus/Luas/Taxi rank on doorstep
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, High Tea, Indoor Fireplace, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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