There are many things that come to mind when you think of Ireland; Guinness, green fields, St Patrick’s Day, tweed, Dublin, Riverdance, and traditional music. Afternoon tea however, is not one of them. It’s a particularly British thing which I was actually surprised even existed in Ireland.
I stayed at The Westin Dublin in late December, a few days before Christmas, and enjoyed not one but two afternoon teas there with my family. Between us we shared a Festive Afternoon Tea (made gluten free for my Mum) and A Most Peculiar Afternoon Tea which doesn’t just offer a twist on the usual feed but is a law unto itself completely reinventing what an afternoon tea is and can be.