“There are few hours in life more agreeable than the hour dedicated to the ceremony known as afternoon tea.” – Henry James, ‘The Portrait of a Lady’
A treat for two, a girlie catch up or a special treat, Afternoon Tea is always something nice to do. It’s a beautiful occasion to taste local produce, home baked goods and take in the vast scenic views that our hotels and cafés have to offer. To whet your appetite we have put together a list of hotels and cafés in Ballina offering afternoon tea.
Great National Hotel Ballina
This four-star hotel prides itself on their Afternoon Tea catering for all, including many dietary requirements. The Hotel is a contemporary four-star hotel located just a few minutes drive from Ballina Town. They offer two types of Afternoon Tea from 2pm – 5pm. Choose from dining in the fabulous ambient foyer, or why not make an afternoon of it and go for a spa treatment and then Afternoon Tea? Prices start from €10.50 pp. Which one will you choose?
Check out their website for more details: The Great National Hotel
For bookings, phone – 096 26300 or email [email protected].
Mount Falcon Estate
This wonderful manor house hosts its Afternoon Tea in the period lounge with big comfy seating area and breathtaking views of the woodland estate. Using the freshest of produce from the gardens of Mount Falcon Estate and prepared by the Chef, including home baked delights, your experience will be one to remember.
Check out their website for more details: Mount Falcon Estate
For bookings, phone – 096 74472 or email [email protected].
Ballina Manor Hotel
Situated on the banks of the world famous River Moy, sit back and enjoy Afternoon Tea in the Ridgepool Room at the Manor featuring freshly cut sandwiches and scones, not forgetting the Chef’s patisserie selection. This Afternoon Tea would be a delight after walking around the town of Ballina taking in the shops and tourist attractions. It costs €25 for two.
Check out their website for more details: Ballina Manor
For bookings, phone 096 80900 or email [email protected].
Beautiful Belleek Castle is an authentic Irish medieval castle situated in the beautiful surroundings of Belleek Forest Park. Sit back, relax and take in the ambience of all that Belleek Castle has to offer including their traditional Afternoon Tea. Available from 2pm – 4.30 pm from €22 per person. Advance booking is essential!
For more visit the Belleek Castle website.
For bookings, phone 096 22400 or email [email protected].
The Ice House
Light, bright and with gorgeous views over the River Moy, The Ice House has a special light and airy space newly dedicated to afternoon tea. Served daily from 2pm – 5pm, afternoon tea at The Ice House includes finger sandwiches featuring Ice House baked gammon & the exceptional local Dozio Ella cheese, Connemara smoked salmon on homemade treacle bread with citrus crème fraîche, cucumber & herb cream cheese and spiced Coronation chicken mini brioche.
With homemade buttermilk and fruit scones with house jams, lemon curd and Chantilly cream, and a delectable selection of dainty macarons, mini cakes and bite-sized desserts, this is a reassuringly elegant and traditional afternoon tea, focusing on flavour, firm favourites and excellent local ingredients.
With a selection of fine teas and coffees, afternoon tea at The Ice House is €25 per person, with prosecco afternoon tea for €32 per person and Champagne afternoon tea for €37 per person. Advance booking required.
Wishing you a wonderful afternoon tea – and be sure to tag #MayoNorth if sharing your Afternoon Tea experience on social media!