Dunboyne Castle Hotel – Afternoon Tea

Back in October 2015 I had the pleasure of taking an overnight visit to Dunboyne Castle Hotel. They have a fantastic award-winning spa on site called Seoid Spa. Ready for some hard-core relaxing I did of course try out the facilities which includes a pool, sauna, steam room and outdoor hot tub.

Dunboyne Castle

Dunboyne Castle

After working up an appetite from all my lying around in the spa, hunger got the better of me. Afternoon tea I decided was the perfect antidote to it.  They offer an exceptionally good value afternoon tea which is served in the Terrace Bar. For two people its €30 or you can also opt to add a glass of prosecco each for €45.

No matter how many times I eat afternoon tea I’m always surprised at how filling it is.  I look at the tiny cakes and think to myself ‘oh yes they will be gone in minutes‘. Every time without fail my eye appears to be bigger than my belly, but of course I struggle on.

3 Tiers of Goodness

3 Tiers of Goodness

Here’s a rundown of what you get for your €30 afternoon tea at Dunboyne Castle Hotel. Followed of course by a series of pictures to really tantalize your taste buds. If you happen to be in the area its well worth stopping by and trying it out.

Top Tier – Cakes & Miniature Pastries
Milk Chocolate & Pistachio Mousse
Lemon Meringue Pie, Lemon Flower
Lavender & Poppy Seed Cake, Ginger & White Chocolate Icing
Mini Cupcakes

Middle Tier – Freshly Baked Scones
with Cream & Preserves

Bottom Tier – Assorted Finger Sandwiches
Irish Smoked Salmon & Chive Cream on Guinness Brown Bread
Egg Mayo & Watercress on Mini Brioche
Poached Chicken & Basil Mayonnaise
Limerick Baked Ham, Wholegrain Mustard & Wild Rocket

Preserves in search of a scone!

Preserves in search of a scone!

Scones with Jam & Fresh Cream

Scones with Jam & Fresh Cream

Selection of Mini Cakes

Selection of Mini Cakes

Milk Chocolate & Pistachio Mousse / Lemon Meringue Pie

Milk Chocolate & Pistachio Mousse / Lemon Meringue Pie

Milk Chocolate & Pistachio Mousse / Mini Cupcakes

Milk Chocolate & Pistachio Mousse / Mini Cupcakes

Lavender & Poppy Seed Cake

Lavender & Poppy Seed Cake

Milk Chocolate & Pistachio Mousse

Milk Chocolate & Pistachio Mousse

Lemon Meringue Pie,

Lemon Meringue Pie,

Mini Cupcakes

Mini Cupcakes

Limerick Baked Ham, Wholegrain Mustard & Wild Rocket

Limerick Baked Ham, Wholegrain Mustard & Wild Rocket

Limerick Baked Ham, Wholegrain Mustard & Wild Rocket

Limerick Baked Ham, Wholegrain Mustard & Wild Rocket

Irish Smoked Salmon & Chive Cream on Guinness Brown Bread

Irish Smoked Salmon & Chive Cream on Guinness Brown Bread

Irish Smoked Salmon & Chive Cream on Guinness Brown Bread

Irish Smoked Salmon & Chive Cream on Guinness Brown Bread

Poached Chicken & Basil Mayonnaise

Poached Chicken & Basil Mayonnaise

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