My Guide to Afternoon Tea in Sligo

What could be nicer than a relaxing afternoon tea? Delicate sandwiches, a selection of sweet treats, endless cups of tea served in china cups. I thought it was about time I wrote a blog post about Afternoon Tea in Sligo, I’m starting with the ones that I’ve had, but I’ll also include other places that are also offering Afternoon Tea. Remember to book in advance so that the restaurants can be ready for you. Vegetarian options are also available. The menu may also be different when you visit.

Eala Bhan

Eala Bhan in Sligo town offer a fantastic afternoon tea. When I was there we had smoked salmon and cream cheese open sandwiches, chicken and pesto bagels, goats cheese and tomato bagels and sandwiches, all topped with edible flowers and looking like miniature works of art. You can also expect a selection of sumptious desserts, and of course scones. All served with tea and coffee, or Prosecco depending on which option you go for.

The Glasshouse

The Glasshouse in Sligo town serve afternoon tea in The View Bar, overlooking the Garavogue River. When I was there we had a lovely selection of sandwiches including salmon on brown bread, chicken wraps and a delicate cucumber and dill. The cake selection included carrot cake, chocolate cake and there were also scones with jam and cream. Standard Afternoon Tea comes with tea or coffee, the Deluxe Afternoon tea comes with a glass of Prosecco. Find out more and book here:

Cawley’s Tubbercurry

Cawley’s Hotel in the heart of Tubbercurry offer a gorgeous afternoon tea in the cosy restaurant. Lucy was with me on this occasion and she’s vegetarian, she had avocado rolls, delicate cucumber sandwiches, goats cheese tomatoes, bruschetta and vegetable quiche. I had ham rolls, smoked salmon on brown bread – and ate half the vegetarian ones too. For the sweet selection we had macarons, rum truffles, trifle, cheesecake, muffins, strawberries dipped in chocolate and the most amazing white chocolate mousse in dark chocolate cases, and fresh scones with butter, cream and a selection of jams and jelly from Murson Farm. Cawley’s also offer a ‘Prince and Princess’ Afternoon Tea for the younger folk. This post is about the festive afternoon tea but it’ll give you an idea:

Markree Castle Afternoon Tea

Markree Castle offer Afternoon Tea on selected dates. You’ll feel like a Queen or King in their stunning dining room, overlooking beautiful gardens. You’ll enjoy a delicious assortment of sandwiches, pastries and cakes freshly prepared by chef Lee Mastin and his team.

Glencar TeaSHED

Just over the Sligo border is Glencar TeaSHED, just at the start of the Glencar Waterfall Walk. We enjoyed a selection of savoury sandwiches which were on the bottom tier. The other two tiers were delicious looking cakes, including their signature raspberry and white chocolate miniature scone, we also had a plain scone each with jam and cream. If that wasn’t enough we also had Oreo cheesecake, a Mint Aero traybake, a delicate coffee cake and a lemon drizzle cake.

Sligo Afternoon Tea that I haven’t tried:

Ocean Sands Hotel in beautiful Enniscrone, with a view over the Wild Atlantic Way. Their head chef Marcin is amazing, so I’m sure this will be something special.

Radisson Blu. A selection of savoury and sweet treats, delicate finger sandwiches and delicious fruit scones with clotted cream and strawberry preserves. I love the sound of the kid’s afternoon too – fruit skewers, banana and chocolate pancake sandwich, and more.

Castle Dargan

Castle Dargan afternoon tea in the warmth of an open fire in the historic Coach House Lounge or the scenic Middleton Bar with panoramic views of the Golf Course.

Yeats Country Hotel

Yeats Country Hotel in Rosses Point. Enjoy afternoon tea overlooking the Wild Atlantic Way in Rosses Point. Choose between a delicious diverse selection of sweet and savoury treats, fruit scones and sandwiches.

This is just a guide, I can’t be held responsible for any changes. This guide is not sponsored or affiliated with any business or organisation, but if you’ve enjoyed the blog and would like to send me a tip, any amount would be much appreciated.

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