Afternoon Tea Galway
Traditional hotel Afternoon Tea in Galway
Afternoon Tea in Galway
Tae Beag ag The Hardiman
Treat yourself to Traditional Afternoon Tea at The Hardiman, we have been welcoming guests for over 170 years
A symphony of gentle indulgence, our hotel Afternoon Tea is a time-honoured tradition, which has been savoured by generations of guests at The Hardiman. Relax for the afternoon with a selection of delectable treats created by our Head Pastry Chef, accompanied by teas and coffees selected by our in-house tea masters and barista
Traditional Afternoon Tea is €34 per person, you can upgrade your experience by adding a glass of Prosecco for €42 per person.
At weekends sit back and enjoy listening to our resident pianist play at The Hardiman Parlour Lounge while enjoying your Afternoon Tea in Galway City
Children’s Afternoon Tea
Treat your little ones with a food filled day to remember. We have created a special afternoon tea for children that includes intriguing sandwiches, surprising sweet treats and fun drinks.
On the dates that Wedding Receptions are hosted in the Hotel please note that our Afternoon Tea is not available.
History of Afternoon Tea
The story goes that Anna, 7th Duchess of Bedford, complained of “having that sinking feeling” between lunch and dinner. These days, she would have been given a protein bar and cup of coffee and be sent on her way but times were different in 1840 and she was, of course, a duchess. So instead a tray of tea, bread and butter and a selection of small cakes were brought to her in her boudoir.
Such was the spectacle of the whole thing that she began inviting friends around and before she knew it “afternoon tea” became the thing to do for upper class and society women. I suppose the Duchess was what we’d nowadays call an influencer!
Resident Piano Player
Sit back and enjoy listening to our resident pianist Alison Slattery play at The HardimanView Resident Piano Player
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Afternoon Tea FAQ’S
What is Afternoon Tea?
Afternoon Tea is a meal served to a small group on cake stands consisting of sandwiches with a variety of fillings, scones with clotted cream and jam and a selection of miniature desserts accompanied by teas and coffees.
How much does Afternoon Tea packages cost?
Our Afternoon Tea is priced at €32 per adult and €15 per child. Sparkling Afternoon Tea costs €39 per person.
What is Sparkling Afternoon Tea?
Sparkling Afternoon Tea is traditional Afternoon Tea but with a Glass of Prosecco and is priced at €39 per person.
Where is Afternoon Tea served?
Afternoon Tea is served in our beautiful Parlour Lounge located on the Ground Floor of the Hotel.
Do you cater Afternoon Tea to children?
Yes, our children’s Afternoon Tea menu can be found on the main Afternoon Tea page and contains a delicious selection of treats priced at €15 per child.
Do you cater for dietary requirements? (Allergies, Vegans, Vegetarians, etc.)
Yes, we cater to all dietary requirements including veganism and allergies. Should you have any specific requirements please do let us know upon booking. A list of allergens can be found at the bottom of
What time is our traditional hotel Afternoon Tea served?
Afternoon Tea is served daily from 1:00-4:30pm.
Can I pre-pay for my Afternoon Tea?
Yes, you can pre-pay for your Afternoon Tea. You can also purchase vouchers for Afternoon Tea.