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The Ultimate Guide to Afternoon Tea in the Medieval City

Celebrate the shorter autumn days and the season of decadence with a lavish Afternoon Tea in Kilkenny. Indulge in miniature sweet creations, artisan quality sandwiches, tea and coffee served by crackling fires and beautiful lavish surroundings. If you have a special occasion to celebrate, catching up the gal pals or want to treat someone special you can raise a glass of bubbly and raise their spirits. The perfect relaxing afternoon in Kilkenny with a selection of delectable treats! You will be spoilt for choice with the wide range of exquisite Afternoon Teas on offer in Kilkenny;

Butler House & Gardens

An intimate and sophisticated atmosphere with an intriguing history awaits you at Butler House and Gardens, the charming Dower House of Kilkenny Castle since 1786. Afternoon Tea is a ritual at Butler House and arguably one of the best in the country! Enjoy the splendour of large bay windows with castle views with the finest of locally sourced produce. The Head Chef and his team have created a decadent menu filled with sweet and savoury delights, along with a choice of 16 bespoke teas and coffees. Add a glass of Prosecco for an extra special treat. 

Afternoon Tea is available on Fridays and Saturdays, with two sittings available 1 p.m. & 3 p.m. Price: €29 per person with Tea/ Coffee | €36 per person with Prosecco.

Pre-Booking is essential – To book, call us on 056 7722828 or email res@butler.ie

Visit: www.butler.ie

Kilkenny Rivercourt Hotel

The setting of the Kilkenny Rivercourt Hotel is unique in Kilkenny, boasting magnificent views over the River Nore and Kilkenny Castle. Spend leisurely time with friends and family with the best view in the city! Enjoy delicious and dainty finger sandwiches, scones crowned with clotted cream and jam, a selection of cakes and pastries, and of course a pot of freshly brewed tea or coffee. All dietary requirements are catered for including Gluten Free Afternoon Tea and Vegetarian Afternoon Tea on request.

Served 7 days a week from 1pm to 5pm in the newly refurbished Riverside Restaurant/Riverview Bar. Pre-booking is essential.

Afternoon Tea from €19.95pp

 Tel 056 7723388 or email reception@rivercourthotel.com

Visit: www.rivercourthotel.com

Mount Juliet Estate

Afternoon Tea at Mount Juliet Estate is an experience to be savoured. Not only will you get to enjoy exceptional food, but you can wander through the magnificent grounds at the 500 acre estate. Your Afternoon Tea will be served in tranquil surroundings allowing for a truly relaxing experience. Served in the Mayor’s Bar or if weather permits in the picturesque Manor House gardens. In each setting you will be served a delicately delicious menu of finger sandwiches, homemade scones, jams, macaroons, cakes and signature beverages.

Served daily between 1pm and 5pm from €40 per person

Email: reservations@mountjuliet.ie or Ph: 056 7773000

Visit: www.mountjuliet.ie

Lyrath Estate

The luxurious 5 star Lyrath Estate is spread across 170 acres of Kilkenny countryside. The 17th century house oozes elegance and charm and is the ideal setting for a memorable Afternoon Tea with friends. Served in the Atrium with floor to ceiling glass windows offering panoramic views over the estate where you can watch the world go by while enjoying a sumptuous Afternoon Tea. Choose from Lyrath, Valdo or Champagne Afternoon Tea. Sandwich selection includes everything from Pepperonta & Soft Cheese Wrap to Smoked Salmon to Crème Fraiche & Cucumber on Brown Soda. The mouth-watering pastries, scones and cakes are accompanied by your choice of tea and coffee. Plan your Lyrath Estate afternoon tea today!  

Served daily from €28 per person

Email:info@lyrath.com or Ph: 056 7760088

 Visit: www.lyrath.com

Kilkenny Hibernian Hotel

Enjoy Afternoon Tea in one of Kilkenny’s most stylish hotels in chic surroundings. Enjoy the relaxed elegance with that someone special or an afternoon of R & R with the girls. For all the Gin lovers out there, the Hibernian offer a Hendrick’s Gin Afternoon Tea. There is a scrumptious menu with delicious treats which are sure to tempt you. Mind blowing macaroons and melt in your mouth meringues make for a tantalizing culinary journey.  

Afternoon Tea from €19.50 per person

Email: info@kilkennyhibernianhotel.com or Ph: 056 7771877

Visit: www.kilkennyhibernianhotel.com

Newpark Hotel

Afternoon Tea at the Newpark Hotel is truly something special. It is served in a traditional three tier tower of delights. Served daily from 3pm to 5.30pm in the beautiful surroundings of the lounge or weather permitting on the terrace. They even offer a children’s afternoon tea! So, both the adults and the kids can enjoy an afternoon to remember.

Adults afternoon tea from €26 per person

Children’s afternoon tea from €13.50 per child

Book in advance

Email:events@newparkhotel.com or Phone: 056 7760500

Visit: www.newparkhotel.com

Kilkenny Ormonde Hotel

The Castle Lounge in the Kilkenny Ormonde has long been the meeting place for locals and visitors alike in the heart of Medieval Kilkenny.  Drop your shopping bags and sink into one of the lounge’s relaxing chairs and enjoy Traditional Afternoon Tea -served daily from 2.30 – 5pm. Start Afternoon Tea with a savoury selection of sandwiches including a wrap, finger and an open sandwich. This is followed by delicious homemade scones with cream and a homemade preserve and then treat yourself with divine mini desserts; all accompanied by freshly brewed tea or ground coffee.

Afternoon Tea costs €21 per person or make an occasion of it and add a glass of Bubbly for just €27 per person. 

Email: reservations@kilkennyormonde.com

Visit: www.kilkennyormonde.com

Hotel Kilkenny

Relax and unwind as you enjoy a delicious assortment of fresh sandwiches, miniature pastries and cakes, hot-from-the-oven scones with fruit preserves and fresh cream in the Hotel Kilkenny.
All accompanied by a selection of teas & coffee.

Experience is available 12pm – 5.30pm 

Ph: 056 7762000 

Visit: www.hotelkilkenny.ie

Langtons

Enjoy the bustling atmosphere in Langtons in the heart of Kilkenny City. Afternoon Tea is served in John Street Tearooms, the Viennese Style Room is a delicate David Collins designed eatery. Open from 9am daily it serves barista coffees, pastries, breakfast & lunch. Its also the perfect place to enjoy Afternoon Tea. There is a wide range of Afternoon Teas available, including Classic, Gentlemans Tea & there is even Kiddies Afternoon Tea.

Ph: 056 776 5133

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Visit: www.langtons.ie