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Festive Afternoon Tea

Luttrellstown Castle

A Gatsby inspired Festive Afternoon Tea

The 1920’s were a period of style, of new culture, artistic and lifestyle changes and joie de vivre and we want to celebrate the 2020’s in the same way. Following on from lockdowns and restrictions, we want to open our doors and throw a most fabulous Festive Afternoon Tea for the month of December! The Great Gatsby themed Afternoon Tea is in honour of one of our most well-known owners, Aileen Guinness.

The Castle has had many different owners but with Aileen as its owner, the Castle witnessed some of the most fabulous parties, glamorous balls and fancy race day celebrations in its heyday of the 1920’s and 1930’s.

Aileen Guinness was an Anglo-Irish society hostess and was one of the "Guinness Golden Girls" who were icons in the 1920s, along with her sisters Maureen and Oonagh. The Castle was renowned as one of the best places to party in Dublin at the time, Aileen even installed a bar and nightclub here! Aileen was an elegant and generous hostess and as part of the rich and well-connected Guinness family, parties included the jet-set crew of movie stars, society heiresses and international playboys including Hollywood actor, Douglas Fairbanks.

Afternoon Tea

The delightful afternoon tea menu, prepared by our new Pastry Chef, Robert Sarowski will include sandwiches of braised ham hock with wholegrain mustard remoulade on wholemeal bloomer, Howth smoked salmon with Goatsbridge Trout Caviar on soda bread, Coronation Chicken with watercress on sourdough and Cucumber and St Tola goat’s cheese on toasted brioche.

Indulge in some buttermilk scones and warm gingerbread and make sure to  save some room for the sweet treats! Savour Lemon Meringue Tart, Hazelnut and Milk Chocolate Cake, White Chocolate and Raspberry Mousse and Traditional Sherry Trifle. Afternoon Tea with a wide selection of tea and coffee is €55 pp and Champagne Afternoon Tea is €70 pp.

Bookings can be made online from Thursday 4th Nov – limited spaces on a first come first served basis. Dates currently available are Sunday 28th November, Sunday 5th, 12th and 19th, Monday 20th and Thursday 23rd December with two sittings at 1pm and 4pm.


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