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Afternoon Tea Experience

Tea drinking is a culture in Northern Ireland and eating establishments are often judged on how good their cup of tea is. The local preference is for a good strong cup of tea; that being a brew strong enough to stand a teaspoon up in! Visitors will find Irish tea slightly spicier and stronger than traditional English blends. Northern Ireland also has a vibrant culture of tea rooms and cafes which provide an array of home-baking from the traditional scone or ‘wee bun’ to cakes, cupcakes and macaroons!

Today, the Afternoon Tea tradition is enjoying a resurgence of popularity as a treat for birthdays, celebrations, or a day out! Northern Ireland has many fabulous Afternoon Tea venues to choose from – castles to cottages, historic venues to luxury hotels, your only problem will be deciding where to go!

Afternoon Tea Ideas 

Afternoon tea at TBFor something unique why not visit the World's Leading Tourist Attraction, Titanic Belfast, where you can enjoy your afternoon tea in the opulent surroundings of the Titanic Suite featuring the fabulous replica staircase.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        If you like a touch of elegance, try the 5* Merchant Hotel in Belfast, where you can enjoy a glass of champagne with your afternoon tea, accompanied by live music at the weekends.

Merchant HotelSet in the sumptuous splendour of The Great Room Restaurant, Afternoon Tea is a truly elegant and utterly delicious experience not to be missed. As well as our traditional afternoon tea, you have the option of fine dining at its best with a bottle of Krug Champagne and Royal Beluga Caviar, it really is the height of indulgent luxury.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Fermanagh is the setting for the magnificent 5* Lough Erne Resort where you can enjoy tea in the Garden Hall, with wonderful views across Lough Erne.

Afternoon tea in the garden hallServed on the world-famous local Belleek Pottery China collection enjoy an afternoon with family and friends in the luxurious comfort of our sumptuous sofas and mesmerising open fires.


Or why not call into Glenariff Tea House and Craft Shop, renowned for its 'Afternoon Tea', at Glenariff Forest Park, County Antrim .

Enjoy a spot of Afternoon Tea at the Everglades Hotel in Derry~Londonderry.  There’s pots upon pots of aromatic brews plates of dainty sandwiches, fluffy scones, buttery cakes and pastries.

10258996_685805571475712_5915995547429231950_oArmagh City Hotel offers you the ultimate afternoon tea experience, why not treat you and your mum to the Pamper Package; Relaxing and rejuvenating beauty treatments and a sumptuous afternoon tea with some delicious dainty delights.


Wherever you find yourself in Northern Ireland, you will not have to look far to find a great venue for your Afternoon Tea Experience,

See below for some more ideas:

Places To Visit

The Argory, Dungannon

The Argory was built in the 1820s and its hilltop location offers wonderful views over the gardens and 320 acre wooded riverside estate.

The Old Inn, Crawfordsburn, Bangor

One of Ireland's oldest hostelries dating back to 1614. Situated in the quiet village of Crawfordburn, 6 miles from Belfast City Airport . The highly acclaimed restaurant serving both a la carte and Table d'Hote meals is renowned for its superb food.

Charlemont Arms Hotel Armagh Limited, Armagh

The hotel provides a number of dining experiences, from light snacks in the bar, a unique casual dining experience in the basement bistro and formal dining in the restaurant. Function room facilities for larger events.

Ten Square Hotel - The Grill Room and Bar, Belfast

The Grill Room offers a casual urban retreat in Belfast City Centre. Relax in the Colonial setting and enjoy some of the best food in Belfast. Perfect for visiting for a morning coffee meeting, a quick bite whilst shopping or the business lunch.

Ballydougan Pottery Restaurant & Coffee Lounge, Portadown, Craigavon

At Ballydougan Pottery we offer traditional Ulster cooking with a modern twist, lovingly created by our team of Chefs using the best of locally sourced fresh produce and served on our hand-made Ballydougan Pottery.

Game of Thrones Afternoon Tea at Ballygally Castle Hotel, Ballygally, Larne

Ballygally Castle Hotel is offering a Game of Thrones Afternoon Tea which will delight fans of the world renowned show as well as those who love the indulgence of a delicious afternoon tea.

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