Following the success of the inaugural Afternoon Tea of Wonders, the five-star Glenlo Abbey Hotel & Golf Course has announced that this year’s event will take place from Saturday October 29 to Friday November 4.
From Saturday October 29 to Friday November 4 the Glenlo Abbey Hotel will marry a different theme daily with wondrous and mouth-watering creations from head chef Alan McArdle and his kitchen brigade.
Saturday 29 – Mad Hatter's Afternoon Tea Party (Sittings at 1pm and 1.30pm )
Saturday is a day for family and what better way to spend it than in the company of your loved ones while enjoying a family themed afternoon tea. Savour an afternoon filled with wonder and magic with delicious, quirky, treats to nibble on followed by a fun and exciting story telling experience with the captivating Rab Fulton. The experience includes Mad Hatter’s Afternoon Tea, magical children story telling, and a family movie in the Abbey Theatre Suite.
Adults €29.50. Children €12.50.
Sunday 30 – Great Gatsby Afternoon Tea (1pm to 4pm )
The hotel is most recognised for its unique fine dining restaurant aboard two former carriages of the Orient Express and this forms the setting for the Great Gatsby Afternoon Tea. Climb aboard and enjoy a sumptuous traditional afternoon tea in the cosseted luxury of the Pullman dining cars.
Step back in time to the roaring twenties where you will be immersed into a Great Gatsby style afternoon tea where you are free to release your inner flapper with themed costume items on each table that you and friends can use to really get into the spirit of the twenties. The afternoon tea experience includes cocktail, costume attire, and traditional afternoon tea.
€34 per person.
Monday 31 – Spooky Halloween Afternoon Tea (Sittings at 1pm and 1.30pm )
Hubble, bubble, toil, and trouble, Glenlo Abbey has something spooky brewing. Halloween horrors are the inspiration for these afternoon treats. Your little ones will be engrossed with spooky Halloween tales from the enthralling Rab Fulton, afterwards witness a falconry show in the Walled Garden. Includes afternoon tea with spooky treats, story-telling, and amazing falconry experience. €32.50 per adult and €15 per child.
Wednesday 2 – Murder on The Orient Express Afternoon Tea (Sittings at 1pm and 1.30pm )
Based on Agatha Christie's famous novel Murder on the Orient Express, this is an afternoon tea that is sure to excite and engross your guests. Set aboard Glenlo Abbey’s Pullman Restaurant, which was once two former carriages of the original Orient Express, enjoy delicious themed savouries and sweet treats from your afternoon tea display while you and friends enjoy a re-enactment of the original novel.
Murder on the Orient Express afternoon tea, including themed sandwiches, cakes and scones, with loose-leaf tea of your choice aboard the Pullman Restaurant where Inspector Poirot's clues will reveal what really happened on board the Orient Express.
Thursday 3 – A very chocolatey Afternoon Tea (1pm-5pm )
If you are a chocolate lover, then this is the afternoon tea for you. Treat yourself to a delicious offering where (almost ) everything on the menu is made with chocolate. Sip on a delicious, creamy, hot cocoa while you sit by the fire in the beautiful Ffrench room, nibbling on delightful, chocolatey treats. A very chocolatey afternoon tea in the cosy Ffrench room with light entertainment with resident pianist costs adult €24.50 and child €12.00.
Friday 4 – Afternoon Tea with Bridget Jones (Sitting at 6.30pm )
Every now and then it is important for the girls to get together to catch up and have a gossip. Afternoon Tea with Bridget Jones is the perfect opportunity to do just that. You will be treated to a delicious offering of sandwiches and sweets accompanied by a cocktail of your choice. All of which will be served in the cinema room while you and the girls watch the ultimate girlie movie - Bridget Jones.