If you read the blog regularly you’ll know that afternoon tea and cake in general is my favourite hobby. So I was delighted to be invited along to The Glasshouse Hotel in Sligo to try their festive afternoon tea.
The Glasshouse is situated on the banks of the Garavogue River in Sligo town, so if you are thinking of a shopping break in the future this is the perfect location. The afternoon tea is served in The View Bar which, as the name suggests, has a beautiful view of the river. It was just lovely to while away the afternoon watching the the sun shining, the Christmas shoppers and the river in full flow.
Now onto the food. It wasn’t just food it was a work of art. The savoury selection consisted of delicate sandwiches, cream cheese wrapped in cucumber and a melt in the mouth pastry with tomato relish and goats cheese.
The sweet selection was fabulous. There were little bits of everything, from a Tartelette of Vanilla Cream and strawberry dome to a mini Battenberg and the nicest of all a Derbyshire Pistachio Bakewell Tart with melt in the mouth pastry.
We also enjoyed a selection of chocolates by the head chef Alan Fitzmaurice who has won awards for his chocolate. I was so impressed by the Dark Chocolate Teardrop, which contained a milk chocolate bomb and fresh fruit.
As if that wasn’t enough there were also scones with jam and cream. The service was fantastic, we were so well looked after and we were given a box to take any leftovers home with us.
I’m so grateful to The Glasshouse for inviting me along, my friend is moving away soon so it was the perfect farewell to her and I just loved relaxing and enjoyed being so well looked after by the staff.
Afternoon Tea is served Friday to Sunday from 12.30pm – 4pm. Find out more here: https://www.theglasshouse.ie/afternoon-tea-menu.html
I haven’t been out for afternoon tea since Covid started but seeing your photos of such amazing food was the next best thing to actually being there and eating it. Thankyou for sharing!
You’re welcome, it really was lovely.