The Muckross Park Hotel Team are delighted to announce
The Tea Room
will be opening in April 2020.
The Tea Room at Muckross is a high-end, exclusive afternoon tea lounge that offers guests a bespoke experience.
In the comfort of opulence, share this time-honoured experience with a loved-one and savour delectable delicacies.
We have partnered exclusively with Ronnefeldt Tea, one of Europe’s oldest and the world’s leading tea houses. The creative, innovative and passionate tea connoisseurs have developed flavours that are now exclusively available in The Tea Room at Muckross.
Our masterful Pastry Chef Florent Jestin has created a delicious array of pastries and treats that you won’t forget long after you leave. Miniature pastries, warm scones and delicate sandwiches are freshly prepared in anticipation of your arrival. Choose a delicious tea or refreshing glass of Veuve Cliquot Champagne to complement.
Times of service
1pm or 3.30pm
History of Afternoon Tea
Afternoon Tea was first recorded in the early 1800’s while Anna Maria, Duchess of Bedford visited Belvoir Castle. The late Duchess was annoyed by hunger pangs and the long wait between meals. She decided to take a meal in the afternoon and enjoy freshly brewed tea and pastries. Originally, she participated in this afternoon affair solely, but eventually invited her acquaintances to join her. The sentiment of Afternoon Tea spread wildly across England, and eventually became a time-honoured tradition throughout Europe.
Muckross Park Hotel was developing quickly in the 1800’s and was establishing itself as a luxury abode on the edge of Europe. After a substantial expansion, the hotel prepared for the highly-anticipated Queen Victoria visit. This, of course, included introducing Afternoon Tea to Killarney.
If you would like to be one of the first to experience The Tea Room, please contact reception on 064 (66) 23 400 or email email@example.com