Champagne Afternoon Tea at InterContinental Dublin
Dining out, and sometimes wining out, on Afternoon Tea is an indulgent activity I’d be more than happy to partake in every week. Or so I tell myself after each one I enjoy.
In fact I was tempted to say every day, but of course the old adage of ‘too much of a good thing’ raises it’s sensible head – but I’d much prefer to listen to the advice of Shakespeare and West.
Why then, can one desire too much of a good thing?”
– William Shakespeare, As You Like It
Too much of good thing can be wonderful”
– Mae West
I’ve enjoyed a number of Afternoon Tea experiences, from A Heavenly Afternoon Pamper at Revive Garden Spa in my hometown of Athy in Kildare to Five of the Best Afternoon Tea in Dublin City. And following my experience of Afternoon Tea at InterContinental Dublin, I should really update the aforementioned article to read six of the best in Dublin.
Further Reading: InterContinental Dublin, Simmonscourt Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4
Afternoon Tea at InterContinental Dublin, 5-Star Luxury
5-Star luxury hotel aside, having stayed at InterContinental Dublin some time ago, and dined at their Seasons Restaurant, I knew my sister and I were in for a dining delight when we arrived one blue skied autumn day for Afternoon Tea at InterContinental Dublin.
Served in the classic elegance of the Lobby Lounge and Reading Room, you can enjoy a selection of delicious finger sandwiches, freshly baked scones and decadent pastries created by our award-winning chefs while overlooking our stunning courtyard.
Afternoon Tea at InterContinental Dublin – Lobby Lounge
Our table was in the Lobby Lounge, I understand there is also Afternoon Tea served in the Reading Room. The Lobby Lounge is spacious and luxurious, and looks out across the hotel garden and courtyard.
Service was friendly and attentive throughout the whole of our Afternoon Tea, which in turn gave us the opportunity to relax and and really enjoy the experience.
Afternoon Tea at InterContinental Dublin – Drinks
When we visited the Champagne Afternoon Tea was served with a glass of Perrier-Jouët Grand Brut Champagne – this was the option we chose. The other option was the Rosé Champagne Afternoon Tea which was served with a glass of Perrier-Jouët Blason Rosé Champagne.
And with over 25 different Shibui loose leaf teas to choose from white tea to Oolong, ‘to suit your palate and to complement your food’, and of course coffee for afters, lets just say you won’t go thirsty!
Did you know that Intercontinental Dublin also have the Lobby Lounge Children’s Tea! My two little wildlings and I have, on a number of occasions, recreated Afternoon Tea at home with our own homemade goodies so I know they’d love to experience the ‘real deal’ – and something to keep in mind for the next Dublin excursion.
Afternoon Tea at InterContinental Dublin – The Savoury Bites
The savoury start to the InterContinental Dublin Afternoon Tea included a selection of both ‘Finger Sandwiches’ and ‘Open Sandwiches’. And with a menu to accompany the Afternoon Tea, we got a glimpse of what to expect. The menu also included an Allergen Guide for each selection.
From Smoked Irish Salmon to Roast Irish Beef, our sandwiches were freshly made (you can always tell by the softness of the bread) and tasty (the combinations were complimentary and the ratio of filling to bread, just right)
- Smoked Irish Salmon and Dill Cream Cheese
- Lemon Scented Chicken Salad
- Egg Paprika
- Ham, Cheese and Mustard
- Crab Salad
- Roast Irish Beef, Creamed Horseradish
Afternoon Tea at InterContinental Dublin – The Sweet Treats
After devouring our savoury bites … ahem, I mean … after dining on our savoury bites, it was time for us to introduce our taste buds to the sweet treats. And we eased them in with ‘Plain and Raisin Buttermilk Scones‘ accompanied with clotted cream, and homemade mango and raspberry preserves. Not too hard on the outside, not to moist on the inside, light and soft with a little flake – add cream and jam and voilà Afternoon Tea is truly on its way.
Further Reading: Easy Irish Shortbread Cookie Recipe Using 5 Ingredients
The luxurious pastries followed and with chocolate a strong theme shining through in each creation, from milk chocolate to dark chocolate. International inspiration also shone through from French choux to Italian tiramisu.
The Assortment of ‘Tantalising’ Afternoon Tea Pastries:
- Dark Chocolate and Orange Choux Bun
- Chocolate Peanut Gateaux
- White Chocolate and Raspberry Bakewell Tart
- Milk Chocolate Tiramisu
High on life, and good food vibes, and with the blue sky still luminous we retired to the garden with a coffee to chill some more, and contemplate our delicious dining experience.
Are you a fan of Afternoon Tea? Let us know in the comment box your favourite spot?
Further Reading: Seven Super Luxury Hotels in Dublin – Tried & Tested
PIN: Afternoon Tea at InterContinental Dublin, 5-Star Luxury
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