The Lord Mayor's Lounge at The Shelbourne Hotel

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326 reviews
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Afternoon Tea
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  • Afternoon Tea
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for Birthdays
The Lord Mayor’s Lounge is an expression of elegance and style, where every detail has been crafted to reflect the hotel’s long history. Comfort and glamour combined, makes it a favourite spot for our renowned Shelbourne Afternoon Tea, which has become an iconic tradition in Dublin. It is never too soon to introduce the younger members of the family to this much loved tradition, with our Children’s Afternoon Tea designed specifically for the younger generation. It is not uncommon to see famous Irish and international faces mingling with local Dubliners enjoying this award-winning indulgence.

For more information or for advance bookings please call + 353 1 6634500
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Atlantic City
7 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed the tea time. It was delicious food, great service and a wonderful experience.

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SB
Dublin
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful experience from start to finish, our host Roisin was fabulous. Food was very generous and my tea was never empty

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K
Washington DC
49 reviews
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Irish have saved a tradition in its finest form.

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CM
Dublin
6 reviews
Dined on 12 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another birthday treat. The afternoon tea was delicious. The staff were excellent. The ambiance was amazing

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T
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on 11 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A birthday celebration and just being in beautiful Dublin, the occasion called for the Shelbourne and it was magnificent. We tasted many new teas, enjoyed the savories and of course the sweets. The staff was so kind and gracious and the setting is unsurpassed. Thank you for a wonderful experience.

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H
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

It was good of its kind, I imagine, but it is excessively expensive for what it is. There is an excess of extremely sweet cakes: I would have preferred more sandwiches.

The teas and the coffee were very good.

I think it aims to appeal to women, and to women of riper years at that.

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JM
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Afternoon tea at the Shelbourne was a fantastic experience. The customer service was second to none. Attention to detail and service was a 7 star experience. The food and choice was excellent . I can't recommend it enough. In fact I haven't stopped talking about our great experience and recommending it since we left.

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AR
1 review
Dined on 9 July 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Most enjoyable but could do with air-conditioning.

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NO
1 review
Dined on 7 July 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Service as always in The Shelbourne was exceptional. Tomas was a brilliant host and very efficient, helpful and friendly. We both agreed we would have rathered a little more savoury selection than there was. However, everything was delicious. Teas and coffees were wonderful also. Overall experience was great and well worth the treat!

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JB
1 review
Dined on 7 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We truly enjoyed the experience of afternoon tea at The Lord Mayor's Lounge. The treats and teas were unique and delicious, and the service was exceptional.

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NR
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Lovely setting - let down by poor service - not what I expect at the Shelbourne.

When asked if we wanted more sandwiches - it took 20 minutes for these to be delivered. We had to ask twice for some more standard sandwiches. One of our party was hit by water due to a collision between two staff members. No apologies from the person responsible. The birthday surprise was late right at the end of the tea - just as we were about to leave.

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ET
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a very nice afternoon at The Lord Mayor’s Lounge for afternoon tea. Everything was delicious, and the service was top notch!

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PW
Oklahoma City
2 reviews
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Vacation experience, it was so lovely!

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CT
1 review
Dined on 4 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was practically perfect, gave a 4/5 for value as it was a tad expensive compared to other afternoon tea I've had of a similar standard but couldn't fault any other aspects.

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OT
Dublin
6 reviews
Dined on 3 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the Shelbourne for afternoon tea. No other place beats it.

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KV
Dublin
5 reviews
Dined on 1 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great treat for the girls. Enjoyed this special venue and service and have been treated very kindly. Champagne was excellent even though a bit pricey. Also great selection of teas to try and food was plentiful and gorgeous!

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CH
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 24 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely way to spend an afternoon. Excellent service. Try for a table by the windows.

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AW
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 23 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Couldn't recommend this anymore, truly an enjoyable experience, staff were so friendly and helpful. Food was amazing.

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EC
1 review
Dined on 23 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

This was a gift - to be honest I would never have treated myself to it otherwise. Lovely waiting staff and very friendly. Food was gorgeous and we devoured everything. One very small criticism - would have preferred to have had coffee/ tea pot left with us to allow up top up our own cups rather than waiting. Tiny criticism- other than that we had a lovely afternoon.

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

It was a delightful afternoon to enjoy tea and the company of a good friend.

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

Great experience. Very nice way to mark a special occasion.

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Des Moines
1 review
Dined on 19 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and lovely atmosphere
A special treat for anyone who wants a peek into old world traditions .

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OT
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

85th Birthday

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AS
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Beautiful setting. Afternoon tea sandwiches and desserts were amazing. Personally I would prefer to have my tea at the table with me instead of it being served each time. Staff were quite busy so tea went cold / too strong which was a bit of a disappointment.

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CH
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic experience - fact that it was a special occasion was taken note of making it even more special.

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Tampa
37 reviews
Dined on 14 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We did the afternoon tea service. It was absolutely amazing. It was the first time anyone in my party had ever been to a tea where you could get more sandwiches. It was a lovely experience and I would recommend it highly.

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EH
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 14 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were very impressed. You are paying for an experience as well as the tea itself. The piano music was just right, not too loud. I was surprised at the amount of choices we had for tea etc and there was no bother ordering additional sandwiches that you liked. The staff were very well presented and our server Patrick was so lovely. He kept us informed but wasn't constantly in our faces.
Overall it was a really lovely experience.

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IV
London
25 reviews
Dined on 12 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Lovely afternoon. Many thanks for the special birthday goodies.

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C
Dublin
3 reviews
Dined on 12 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went for a birthday celebration and had a lovely time. Would highly recommend it.

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OT
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 10 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely experience

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MC
1 review
Dined on 9 June 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

The atmosphere was magic food was amazing except for 2 of the chocolate deserts- they were too heavy and had too much going on with them. The scones (with butter, jam and clotted cream) and the panacotta were the best

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PB
London
1 review
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Superb. Endless refills of sandwiches, cakes, scones, tea etc

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JB
1 review
Dined on 4 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, nice and friendly servants, beautiful surroundings

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GP
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 2 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Make time and a reservation for afternoon tea. Excellent presentation, taste and selections.

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RS
1 review
Dined on 30 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful afternoon spent in the Shelbourne. Fantastic food and brilliant service. Would highly recommend to anyone and we look forward to going back.

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Dallas
1 review
Dined on 29 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very excellent with outstanding service. The food was delicious and plentiful. The staff was attentive without being intrusive. Highly recommended!

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LD
1 review
Dined on 27 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a great experience. The staff were excellent and the food and presentation was outstanding. It was a pleasure to be there and myself and my friend spent a very pleasant afternoon at the shelbourne. my only regret was that I didnt stay the night.

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AL
1 review
Dined on 26 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My sister and I took our Mom there for Mother's day and we had an amazing time! What a great experience! Lovely food and such a great atmosphere!!! We loved the man playing piano. And the service was first class! Thanks! Highly recommend!

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KF
1 review
Dined on 26 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The Room is Beautiful, Their was a Person playing the Piano, The Table was set perfect, everything you expect and More,
The Food was exceptional,
It was My daughters Birthday she was 18yrs and The piano played Happy Birthday a plate with with a few small wonderful cakes and the words Happy Birthday was written on the plate. How Lovely was that?
The Staff are so attentive, lovely, gracious and could not do enough for us.
Overall myself and My three Daughters would definitely recommend the Lord Mayor's Lounge.
Thank You so Much Shelbourne.
And We will be back.
Kim Foster

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TS
Richmond
1 review
Dined on 26 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for afternoon tea. There was a piano player, and the server was very helpful and explained how everything worked and what all the foods were. They had a great tea menu, and during our two hour sitting we could have as many teas or sandwiches as we wanted. Worth the expense.

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