The Marriott calls the afternoon tea in The Lord Mayor's Lounge at The Shelbourne Hotel "Dublin's only true Afternoon Tea experience". Well, I can't speak to that as I've not tried the other hotels in town, but what I can say is that it was an absolutely memorable experience amidst hushed, elegant surroundings.
Food is brought to you by servers wearing crisp black uniforms with white starched collars & cuffs.
You'll be too full for anything the rest of the day but it is a splurge meal and well worth every penny!
Favorite Dish: Everything was amazingly delicious from the scones with real butter, clotted cream and jam to the sandwiches (honeybaked ham with grainy mustard, tomato & mozzarella, egg mayonnaise, smoked salmon & cream cheese) to the desserts (chocolate cheesecake, pistachio financier, coffee & almond profiterole with coffee cream, trifle, lemon macaron).
Check out the travelogue to view the menus.
As for the rest, I'll let the photos speak for themselves.
Photos: April 2010
Comfy sofas, lovely old fashioned atmosphere and a wonderful place for a posh tea break!
Favorite Dish: Tea! The perfect place for afternoon tea - and the only thing we could afford, anyway!