Late Afternoon Tea – Inn on the Green
The Fitzwilliam Hotel, St. Stephen’s Green, Dublin 2
I really am on a mission to nibble and munch my way through all that Five Star Dining has to offer in Dublin City when it comes to Afternoon Tea, you know this already from my previous posts/articles on the matter. So it went without saying that the Five Star Fitzwilliam Hotel which looks out onto the glorious Stephen’s Green and can be found a hop, skip and jump away from Grafton Street, would be on my list for its Late Afternoon Tea.
Booking made and my little sister by my side we parked in the Stephen’s Green Car Park and made our way around to the hotel. It’s really convenient the hotel is so central, with everything on its door step as the plan for some shopping slowly seeped into the afternoon’s agenda before we even sat down to dine.
The Afternoon Tea at The Fitzwilliam is different from the other Afternoon Tea’s I’ve tried to date. Firstly it is a Late Afternoon Tea and is served between the hours of 2pm and 6pm, which is a really smart idea if you are meeting friends or family after work during the week or after a day’s shopping at the weekend. It’s available seven afternoon’s a week. Next it takes place at the Inn on the Green which is The Fitzwilliam Hotel’s Cocktail Bar which has a traditional style curved bar but which like the hotel, is very modern, stylish and stream-lined. Think bright, bold colours, Aztec patterned furnishings, modern art but warmth and comfort too. Finally, to match its modern and stylish surroundings, the Late Afternoon Tea at the Fitzwilliam Hotel is modern with a splash of tradition and here’s why …
Glass Cups and Glass Tea Pots
Metallic Three Tier Serving Platter
On Trend Tastes – Savoury
Tomato cone with beef, egg and watercress – Beetroot jelly, smoked salmon, goats cheese and fennel – Smoked cheddar and chive gruyere’s – Truffle Arancini. All deliciously presented and tasting, I actually wanted to lick the bowl the beetroot jelly was served in but I refrained.