Looking for great places for authentic afternoon tea in Galway, Kildare, and Dublin.
Galway , try the G Hotel on the Dublin Road
Agree totally with Scampibear, afternoon tea is a very English thing.
I' d prefer a slab of cake and a cup of tea, and I'm English.
I was wondering the same thing. I was told by a friend here that Queen of Tarts is excellent and a not miss.
Great to see it seconded.
Will look up the rest.
CassieKatie, Scampibear & fuchsia, are correct, Afternoon tea, is English. My family, will have tea, and serve a loaf of treacle, or, whatever cake is on hand. Keshgrammy
Thank you everyone. As a first-timer to Ireland I appreciate the clarification. We are hoping to do all things Irish and I was indeed looking for the Irish version of tea. So just some strong tea and cake?
If you're having a cup of tea, which can happen many, many times a day for some, it would usually be accompanied by a biscuit or two. Perhaps some cake or even a sandwich if you're very hungry or entertaining guests.
If you're having your tea, which is your early evening meal having eaten dinner during the day, that will be much more substantial and be more like lunchtime fare.
The afternoon tea thing is an idea by hotels to sell overpriced tea, sambos and cakes and is based on an old English tradition (mostly the upper classes I think, but I'm open to correction there).
Well...not so strong, it'll take the enamel off your teeth... Tea loaves, are delicious, Bram Brack, another tasty treat.
Yes, very much an upper class thing, I blame Downton Abbey for a lot of this!
We never had afternoon tea, we had breakfast, dinner at 12 noon, tea was a cooked meal at 5pm, and supper.Edited: 09 July 2014, 18:22