Celebrate the arrival of Springtime with a Gorgeous Afternoon Tea
at Luttrellstown Castle
Bring flowers of the fairest, bring flowers of the rarest as the old hymn goes and kick off Springtime as Luttrellstown Castle opens its doors to welcome guests to Afternoon Tea for two very special days to celebrate Mother’s Day and the arrival of Springtime.
Taking quality time out with a loved one is a treat at any time of the year but when the opportunity arises to spend some time with your Mum or that someone special to relax, enjoy a catch up and savour the exquisite delights of our renowned afternoon tea, you simply can’t miss it!
On Sunday March 22nd and Sunday March 29th, at three sittings, 1pm, 3.30pm and 5.30pm, we will be serving a brand-new Afternoon Tea in our incredible Van Stry Ballroom with its high ceilings, striking artworks and sweeping vistas of the estate’s lush parklands and manicured lawns.
The Spring Menu
Our Executive Chef, Nathan Greensmith, has created a stunning menu full of tradition, celebration and a tremendous amount of cake! Indulge in savoury delights including Smoked Haddock with Bacon and wild Garlic Aioli on Charred Focaccia, Braised Lamb Shoulder with Mint Dressing, Spring Salad on Guinness Bread and Rolled Chicken Ballantine with Preserved Lemon and Wholegrain Mustard Dressing on Ciabatta.
And then you are ready for the sweet treats - Passion Fruit Bavarois, White Chocolate and Coconut, Yuzu Gel, Nectarine Trifle, Cashew, Cinnamon and Oat Crumble with Mascarpone Cream, Chocolate Macaroon with Ganache Cream and Strawberry and Basil Cheesecake with Chocolate Cup and Honeycomb.
As well as 25 different types of loose-leaf teas from across the oceans and continents to choose from, why not sip a glass of Champagne to add some extra sparkle to the occasion.
Springtime at Luttrellstown
The tradition of Afternoon Tea commenced in the mid-19th Century and it was a favourite past time of Queen Victoria who visited Woodlands (as Luttrellstown was then known) in the late Spring of 1849 to enjoy Tea wearing a green Irish poplin dress and embroidered with gold shamrocks. The Queen visited again in 1900, where she took Tea in the Glen.
There have been many more distinguished guests through the 20th Century who enjoyed the stunning surrounds of the Castle and enjoyed tea and cakes including Prince Rainier and Princess Grace of Monaco, the Kind and Queen of Denmark and President Ronald Reagan to name a few.
Wander and Explore
Castles are made for exploring and after you have enjoyed tea, feel free to wander around and see the stunningly stylish interiors by Ventura Interiors and sit and enjoy the view of the gardens from the Library. The Castle comes alive during this time of year and the lovely gardens and grounds begin to show off their beautiful flowers and colours.
The elegant ambiance is complemented by our resident pianist, the final ingredient to ensure your Afternoon Tea at Luttrellstown Castle, is quite simply, unforgettable. This is an indulgently warm and delicious occasion and we can confidently say this is the best afternoon tea in Dublin!