Showing posts with label Cork International Hotel. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Cork International Hotel. Show all posts

Wednesday, February 21, 2024

EASTER TREATS FOR THE GROWN-UPS AT GLENLO ABBEY HOTEL & ESTATE, GALWAY

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EASTER TREATS FOR THE GROWN-UPS AT GLENLO ABBEY HOTEL & ESTATE, GALWAY



·      Overnight stay with a hand-crafted Easter Egg awaiting your arrival

·      Special Afternoon Tea service aboard the iconic Pullman Restaurant

·      Breakfast before departure in the River Room Restaurant

From €216 per adult sharing

The magical 5* Glenlo Abbey Hotel & Estate, Galway is offering a unique  overnight experience for adults looking for a decadent 24-hour escape during the Easter holidays.

This Easter, the iconic Pullman Restaurant, with its impressive history and passion for culinary excellence will be serving a rather special Afternoon Tea experience.  Once you step aboard you will be swept away to a different era, when these famous Orient Express carriages took first class passengers throughout Europe to Istanbul.  The history of The Pullman is all-consuming so guests can spend time reading about other elite passengers including Laurence Olivier and its part in the funeral cortege for Winston Churchill. For those wanting a tastier experience, then the Easter inspired Afternoon Tea service will certainly hit the culinary spot.  Here, Afternoon Tea menu offers an array of seasonal finger sandwiches, made with home cooked breads and locally sourced, cheeses and meats, along with delicious warm buttermilk scones, clotted cream and preserves, and Easter inspired cakes and pastries, accompanied by a selection of teas or coffee.

Classic King Room

Return to the comfort of the hotel after your Afternoon Tea delights and relax by the log fires or head to the Abbey Movie Theatre where a selection of classic movies is on shown daily in the intimate vintage inspired screening room. For those looking to shake-off the Easter excess you can take a roam or bike ride through the 138-acre estate routes and Victorian Garden.  Return to the privacy of your bedroom and enjoy your hand-crafted Easter egg and the following morning savour a cooked to order a la carte breakfast in the picturesque River Room Restaurant where you can watch the sun rise over the shores of Lough Corrib.  The overnight package costs from € 216 per person sharing including overnight accommodation, Afternoon Tea aboard The Pullman, hand crafted Easter egg and cooked to order breakfast.

Glenlo Abbey’s Team will be delighted to assist you with any queries by telephone on: Tel: Intl +353 (0) 91 519600. Or Email: stay@glenloabbey.ie

Alternatively visit www.glenloabbeyhotel.ie for more information or to purchase gift vouchers online.   


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TRIGON HOTELS LAUNCH INITIATIVE AIMED AT TACKLING FOOD WASTE 

New charter commits to reducing food waste by 20% and to reducing carbon footprint by supporting local producers 

Group Executive Chef at Trigon Hotels Alex Petit and his team are aiming
 to reduce food waste by 20%.  Picture: Brian Lougheed


Trigon Hotels has launched an initiative aimed at reducing food waste by 20% at its two properties in Cork - The Metropole Hotel and the Cork International Hotel.


Food waste is a significant contributor to climate change and the team at Trigon Hotels want to embrace new ways of doing things so they can work towards a sustainable food system.


The hotel group has created a 2024 Food Charter which outlines 10 key commitments that will help them to achieve their goal of becoming a greener hospitality partner.


Among the commitments is a reduction of food waste by 20%.  They will do this by monitoring closely all waste and its source and using every element of a product where suitable.  They also plan to introduce no-waste dishes by creating specific meals which do not generate organic or non organic by-product waste.


The team is committed to supporting local suppliers and using seasonality when designing the menus.  Trigon Hotels work with 25 local growers and producers and are always looking for new partners.  The menus at the two hotels include a map highlighting the local producers used such as McCarthy Meats in Cork City, Ardsallagh Goats Cheese in Carrigtwohill, Glenmar seafood in West Cork and the Chicken Inn in the English market.


Trigon Hotels is also aiming to increase engagement with local charity partners such as Cope Foundation which supplies fresh fruit, vegetables and herbs from the local garden.


The team plans to eliminate single use plastic and to reduce energy consumption in the kitchen by up to 20%.  The food charter states that they will reduce energy use by adhering to a strict equipment timetable and replacing defective equipment with new energy efficient equipment.


Alex Petit, Group Executive Chef at Trigon Hotels, said; "At Trigon Hotels, we understand the pivotal role the hospitality industry plays in shaping a sustainable future. The 2024 Food Charter is a testament to our dedication to reducing our environmental footprint and embracing innovative approaches to culinary operations. By implementing these commitments, we aim to lead the way towards a greener and more responsible future."


Carmel Lonergan, Director of Operations at Trigon Hotels, added; "Our 2024 Food Charter is not just a set of commitments, it is a reflection of our responsibility towards the environment and the communities we operate in.  By adopting these measures, we hope to inspire positive change within the hospitality industry and beyond.  Our teams will be meeting monthly to discuss and monitor our green actions.  Meanwhile, employee diversity and equal opportunities is at the heart of what we do and we are acting as one team on our path of positive environmental changes.” 


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CAHERNANE CAPTURED PHOTOGRAPHY RETREAT

Evelyn lining up a shot


The fabulous, four-star Cahernane House Hotel in Killarney (Co. Kerry) has just announced a very interesting and creative package that is sure to inspire all amateur photographers.  The ‘Cahernane Captured Photography Retreat’ takes place from Tuesday the 19th of March through to Thursday the 21st of March. 


This interactive and fun package is perfect for those who want to learn more about how to get to make the most of their photographs with top tips on working with natural light and capturing a moment in time.  Guests will enjoy a full day of expert guidance and tuition with photographers Keith and Evelyn Woodard, a two-night stay with full Irish breakfast each morning and dinner on both evenings as well as welcome drinks with the photographers on arrival (rates from €346 per person sharing).

 

Participants on the photography retreat will go into nature with Keith and Evelyn and stop off at the adjacent Killarney National Park and beyond to capture some of the remarkable scenery in the area and immortalise those picture-perfect memories. 


The hands-on tuition day commences at the original entrance to Muckross House Estate where guests will be presented with the magnificent beauty and architecture of Muckross House and Killarney National Park.  The tour concludes with the breathtaking Torc Waterfall which is one of the most stunning natural attractions in the area all the while being shown how to capture some great images with top tips and tricks.

The talented duo firmly believe in taking a slower approach to photography and encourage people to take the time to look for inspiration. “Beauty can be found in all kinds of places if we just take the time to look,” said Evelyn, “the nature that surrounds us can be forever remembered and cherished as a beautiful photograph in our own homes. Sometimes too an urban scene can be just as interesting and beautiful.  We just need to take our time and really look.”


Both Evelyn and Keith are high profile photographers and at one point were the most in demand wedding photographers in Ireland having snapped Michael Flatley and Niamh O’Brien’s wedding.  These days, the duo are busy capturing landscapes and seascapes, for their own collection ‘The Woodard Collection’. Their photographs in the collection are now very much in demand pieces of art and are very popular with some of the world’s leading interior designers.

Bridge over River Flesk


The west coast of Ireland is known for its amazing natural light and throughout the walk, we will explain how to work with this light in the Irish landscape which will change throughout the day,” said Keith. “No photography experience is necessary, and you can even use your camera phone.”

 

Cahernane House Hotel in Killarney, Co. Kerry is the perfect place to get away from it all this spring. Removed from the main throughfare of Killarney and set on its own private grounds on the edge of Killarney National Park, the house presents plenty of opportunities for guests to enjoy a relaxing and creative getaway. The Muckross Road, where Cahernane House is located is often referred to as ‘The gateway to the Ring of Kerry’, renowned for its spectacular scenery and ancient history.

 

Built in 1877, Cahernane House Hotel has been extensively renovated by the owners, PREM Group who have spent over €7.8 million on an ambitious renewal programme. There are 12 grand bedrooms in the original Manor House, 28 in the Garden Wing and the Coach House, once home to the horses and carriages of the Herbert family who built the house is now the setting for 8 new luxurious bedrooms. The Coach House Bedrooms have all been decorated in vibrant colours and the soft furnishings and wallpapers have been inspired by the flora of Kerry and its famous wildflowers.


Cahernane House Hotel is well known for its fantastic food which is created by the Executive Chef Cormac Vesey and his team. The Cellar Bar serves casual food daily while fine dining is offered in Herbert’s. For more information on Cahernane House Hotel or to book see www.cahernane.com or call   +353 (0) 64 663 1895.

Tuesday, January 16, 2024

CORK INTERNATIONAL HOTEL TEAMS UP WITH LOCAL SUPPLIERS

CORK INTERNATIONAL HOTEL TEAMS UP WITH LOCAL SUPPLIERS


The Cork International Hotel is highlighting the importance of supporting local producers with the launch of its new menu.  


Head Chef Paul Ryan and his team have been inspired by the incredible diversity and quality of produce in Cork and its surrounding counties.  They have given these fresh local ingredients a global twist when creating the dishes that will be served in the hotel’s restaurant, The New Yorker (open 12 noon to 9.30pm) for lunch and dinner.


The menu also includes a map highlighting where the food suppliers are located including McCarthy Meats in Cork City, Ardsallagh Goats Cheese in Carrigtwohill, Glenmar Seafood in Union Hall and Gubbeen Farm Cheese in West Cork. And don't forget the Munster Cheese Platter.


Eoghan Murphy, General Manager of the Cork International Hotel said; “We are delighted to introduce our new menu at The New Yorker, where we celebrate the delectable produce that our local communities have to offer. Our team of dedicated chefs have designed a menu that uses the diverse and vibrant flavours of Cork and its neighbouring areas to bring delicious dishes to all our customers.  We are lucky to have the very best meat, fish, dairy and vegetables right on our doorstep and our team has given these ingredients an international flair to keep the menu exciting and fresh.”


The new menus can be found at https://www.corkinternationalairporthotel.com/dining/new-yorker/


Thursday, June 29, 2023

Sunday Lunch returns in style to The Cork International Hotel

Sunday Lunch returns in style to 

The Cork International Hotel

Chorizo and prawn salad

Sunday Lunch returned in style to The Cork International Hotel for Fathers’ Day. I didn't make it that day but glad to get the opportunity to try it out last Sunday and found lots of company as the lovely and comfortable space began to fill from one o’clock on.

The lunch, which is served from 12.30 pm to 3 pm, is based on locally sourced produce and the hotel’s New Yorker Bar and Restaurant is the venue and I was a guest of the hotel. The a la carte menu offers a variety of dishes as well as a roast-of-day specials list from the carvery (these are brought to your table).

Salmon from the carvery

Starters last Sunday included Homemade Soup of The Day, Pan Fried Atlantic Prawns Pil Pil, West Cork Steamed Mussels, and New York Inspired Chicken Wings.

CL’s picks were the Mussels served in a Classic White Wine and Herb Cream Sauce, with a length of sourdough to mop up the sauce. Not too sure about the New York in the wings (aside from the fact that we were in the New Yorker Bar!), but they were excellent, the hot sauce and the famous Cashel Blue doing the business and giving the necessary lift.

NY Chicken Wings

Mains on the day included: Summer Poke Bowl, Empire State Double Beef Burger, Chef Mihira’s Authentic Elawalu Maas Vegetable Curry, and Fresh Crab and Chilli Linguine. The Carving station offered: Prime Roast of West Cork Hereford Rib of Beef with a Rich Red Wine Jus, Hony Glazed Loin of West Cork Bacon, Roasted Crown of Irish Turkey, and Lemon & Thyme Marinated Irish Salmon.

Mussels
CL loves her salmon and this, perfectly cooked, got the thumbs up. All roasts come with Crispy Roasties, Mashed Potato, Roasted Carrots, and Yorkshire Pudding with a side of Cauliflower & Cheese. Quite a plateful.

My quantity was somewhat more modest but the Warm Gubbeen Chorizo & Prawn Salad (with Fried Potatoes, Mixed Leaves, Red Onions, and Garlic Croutons) lacked nothing in quality and exceeded expectations and was one of the best salads so far this summer and one to note for sure.

I’d say the NYC Cheesecake has been on the menu here since the restaurant was renamed. But it has stood the test of time and, aided by sliced West Cork Strawberries and an excellent wild berry compote, impressed no end last Sunday. Other desserts on the list were Dark Chocolate Brownie; Lemon, Ginger & Chilli Posset; and a Classic Summer Eton Mess.


Great also to see local producers acknowledged on the menus. Food suppliers include McCarthy Meats, Keohane Seafoods, Ardsallagh Cheese, and Gubbeen Farm cheese and charcuterie. Drinks suppliers listed include Blacks of Kinsale, Stonewell Cider, Rebel City Distillery and 9 White Deer Brewery.

All in all a very satisfactory outing to the airport. Quite a large venue and full credit to the staff who were both efficient and very friendly all through. A drive to the airport was regarded as a treat in its early days. A drive for Sunday lunch is the new treat in Farmers Cross!

The Cork International Hotel Sunday Lunch is €19.00 for main course, €26 per person for two courses or €34 per person for three courses. A full kids’ menu is also available. To make a reservation call 021 454 9800.




Wednesday, June 14, 2023

FATHER’S DAY TREAT AS SUNDAY LUNCH RETURNS AT CORK INTERNATIONAL HOTEL

FATHER’S DAY TREAT AS SUNDAY LUNCH RETURNS AT CORK INTERNATIONAL HOTEL

Pic: Monika Coghlan

The Cork International Hotel is bringing back its popular Sunday Lunch menu which will be launched on Father’s Day.  

Diners can enjoy a meal made from locally sourced produce in the hotel’s New Yorker Bar and Restaurant.  The a la carte menu offers a variety of dishes as well as roast-of-day specials.

Sunday lunch will be served from 12.30pm to 3pm. 

General Manager of the Cork International Hotel is Eoghan Murphy, he said, “We’re delighted to relaunch our popular Sunday Lunch Menu on Father’s Day. It will change with the seasons and is the perfect way to celebrate a special occasion like a family birthday or anniversary. This Sunday is all about the Dads and Father Figures and there is something for all tastes from our Empire State Double Beef Burger - the Dad of all burgers to our Carving Station.”

Pic: Monika Coghlan


An example of what diners can expect:

Starter: Homemade Soup of The Day, Pan Fried Atlantic Prawn Pil Pil, West Cork Steamed Mussels, New York Inspired Chicken Wings

Mains: Summer Poke Bowl, Chef Mihira’s Authentic Elavalu Maas Vegetable Curry, Empire State Double Beef Burger, Fresh Crab and Chilli Linguine

From the Carving Station: Slow Roasted Shoulder of East Cork Lamb with a Minted Sauce, Prime Roast of West Cork Hereford Rib of Beef with a Rich Red Wine Jus, Fennel and Rosemary Pork Porchetta with Crackling with a Chimichurri Dressing, Lemon and Thyme Marinated Sea Trout With a Kale and Watercress Pesto

Dessert: NYC Inspired Baked Vanilla Cheesecake, Dark Chocolate Brownie, Lemon, Ginger & Chilli Posset, Classic Summer Eton Mess

The Cork International Hotel Sunday Lunch is €26 per person for two courses or €34 per person for three courses. A full kids’ menu is also available. To make a reservation call 021 454 9800.

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Wednesday, February 22, 2023

TRIGON HOTELS APPOINT FRENCH NATIVE ALEXANDRE PETIT AS GROUP EXECUTIVE CHEF

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TRIGON HOTELS APPOINT FRENCH NATIVE ALEXANDRE PETIT AS GROUP EXECUTIVE CHEF


Alexandre Petit has been appointed as Group Executive Chef of Trigon Hotels. The position is a new role for the Cork-based group which operates The Metropole Hotel and the Cork International Hotel.


The French man has lived in Ireland for twenty years and has extensive experience running busy kitchens at four and five star hotels and fine dining restaurants. Alexandre was born in Paris and spent several years in Brittany before moving to Ireland at the age of 18. 


Alexandre took his first steps into a professional kitchen at the age of 15 when he worked as a kitchen porter. He obtained his Masters Degree in Kitchen Management in Dinard, Brittany. He has worked as a chef for the last 22 years, with senior roles in the Carrigaline Court Hotel, Kingsley Hotel, Hayfield Manor, Oysters Restaurant, Liss Ard Estate and the Celtic Ross Hotel. 


Managing Director of Trigon Hotels, Aaron Mansworth said, “I am delighted to welcome Alexandre Petit to the Trigon team. Food is something we take very seriously at Trigon Hotels and we already have an incredible team of chefs in both The Metropole Hotel and the Cork International Hotel. Alexandre will be collaborating with both teams to elevate our food offering even further.”


Alexandre lives in West Cork with his wife and their three children. He said, “Food and cooking are my passions, I love everything about food whether it’s sourcing new ingredients or trying new trends. For me, it’s really important to use the very best of locally sourced ingredients. It’s all about consistency, supporting small producers and respecting the product. The possibilities are endless when you have the best, freshest and seasonal ingredients. It’s fantastic to work with such a strong team at Trigon Hotels and I’m excited about what we can achieve together.”


Alexandre is passionate about sustainability and has recently joined Chefs’ Manifesto, a global network of chefs exploring how they can help deliver a sustainable food system.


He added, “Trigon Hotels is committed to minimising the impact its hotels have on the environment and it has a strong track record in this area. I’m really looking forward to playing my part and getting involved with Chefs’ Manifesto and learning from others about how to make a bigger positive impact. We all want a food system that is less wasteful, more nutritious and driven around sustainability.” 


Monday, March 28, 2022

Easter Offers: CHOCOLATE THEMED AFTERNOON TEA TO SAVOUR AT CORK INTERNATIONAL HOTEL

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CHOCOLATE THEMED AFTERNOON TEA TO SAVOUR AT CORK INTERNATIONAL HOTEL



The Cork International Hotel has launched a luxurious chocolate themed Easter Afternoon Tea for the month of April. 


Guests will be treated to savoury bites and chocolate treats from Friday, April 1st until Saturday, April 30th. Easter Afternoon Tea will be served from 12.30pm to 2pm daily. Collection is also available for people who would like to enjoy the experience at home. 


General Manager at the Cork International Hotel, Carmel Lonergan said: We’re really excited about Easter this year as we can celebrate in person with our guests for the first time since 2019. Afternoon Tea is a special occasion and our team of chefs have created a range of delicious chocolate treats for our guests to enjoy. We can also tailor the menu to suit coeliacs and vegetarians, just let us know when you are booking.”


On the menu is: 

 

Savoury: Tomato and mozzarella and basil on white bloomer, Roast lamb and stuffing brioche slider, Smoked mackerel pâté on ciabatta crostini, Banana bread fingers

 

Middle: Freshly cooked chocolate chip scones with butter, cream and strawberry jam, Deluxe coconut brownie, Macaroons, Triple chocolate cup cake


Treat: Chocolate coated strawberry, Chocolate mousse, Double ganache hazelnut slice, White chocolate fudge 


Easter Afternoon Tea is €25 per adult and €12.50 per child. Collection is also available. Booking is essential and people can book by calling 021 4549800.

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Monday, March 14, 2022

Easter Ideas: Cork International Hotel launches Easter Extravaganza Family Package with Bunny Bowling and Egg Hunts

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Cork International Hotel launches Easter Extravaganza Family Package with Bunny Bowling and Egg Hunts



Hotel has teamed up with local attraction to welcome back families this Easter


The Cork International Hotel has joined forces with Leahy’s Open Farm in Cork as they launch their special Easter Family package. The hotel wants to celebrate in style this Easter as people can return to hotels for the first time in two years. The hotels’ Family Concierge team has compiled an exciting schedule of activities for Easter from Easter bunny visits, to Easter egg hunts and bunny bowling to Easter crafts.


As they prepare to welcome back families to the Cork International Hotel is offering a two nights stay in their spacious family rooms or interconnecting rooms, breakfast and an Early Bird Dinner for a family on one evening with a dedicated kids menu. Also included in the package is a delicious Family Easter chocolate themed afternoon tea on one afternoon, featuring handmade sweet and savoury treats by the hotel’s pastry chef Olga. The offer includes a family pass to Leahy’s Open Farm. 


Leahy’s Open Farm is a family favourite in Cork. It is a fantastic working farm and is suitable for children of all ages and abilities. 


General Manager at the Cork International Hotel, Carmel Lonergan said: “After two years of celebrating Easter at home, we have a great offer for families looking to come and stay at the Cork International Hotel and start a new family Easter tradition. Our Family Concierge team has created a truly unique offer, with treats for the entire family to enjoy. As an ASD aware hotel, we also cater for families with extra needs, all you have to do is ask our team, or wear your sunflower lanyard and a member of our team would be happy to help or provide you with our sensory box.


“We are thrilled to have teamed up with Leahy’s Open Farm where children can experience the magic of Easter by taking part in petting times at the Jolly Barn and they can even pet real life fluffy bunny rabbits. There is also a chocolate and ice-cream factory and shop onsite where children can see how the team make their own chocolates, lollipops and bars along with a massive chocolate fountain with Strawberries and marshmallows.”


Prices start at €209 per night for a family of four. Details here.


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Wednesday, January 19, 2022

CORK INTERNATIONAL HOTEL RECOGNISED WITH SUSTAINABILITY AWARD

CORK HOTEL RECOGNISED WITH SUSTAINABILITY AWARD

Jeremy Murray, Cork Convention Bureau, with Carmel Lonergan, General Manager of the Cork International Hotel.

The Cork International Hotel has been chosen as the winner of the Visit Cork Green Award for 2021. The four-star hotel received the award from the Cork Convention Bureau (CCB) for its overall sustainability performance. 

 

The hotel set ambitious goals to lower its carbon footprint, reduce energy consumption and waste. It also created a ‘Greening Team’ and a ‘Greening Manifesto’ to encourage a more environmentally aware culture within the hotel. The Green team members completed a 6 month training programme with “50 Shades Greener”. A new rooftop garden was constructed and is providing fresh herbs and vegetables for use in the restaurant and bar. A rainwater harvesting system provides water for the garden. 


The Cork Convention Bureau praised the Cork International Hotel and Trigon Hotels for its ongoing projects with Cope Foundation and Ability@Work to promote diversity and inclusion in the workforce. Teams from the hotel are helping to develop a Sensory Garden at Cope Foundation’s headquarters in Montenotte as part of the partnership with the Cork disabilities organisation. The judges also commended the Cork International Hotel Community Spirit Awards. 


General Manager of the Cork International Hotel, Carmel Lonergan said: “We are thrilled to receive the Visit Cork Green Award for 2021 from the Cork Convention Bureau. We are committed to ensuring that our activities have the least possible detrimental effect on the environment. We’re already seeing the results and it is thanks to the hard work of the entire team. It is also really important for us to have a positive impact on our local community. The Cork International Hotel Community Spirit Award was set up in 2021 to honour the unsung heroes in Cork and it was so inspiring to see the calibre of entries and winners throughout the year. We look forward to continuing our sustainability journey into 2022.”

 

Other successful initiatives include building a Bee Hotel and signing up to the Irish Pollinator Plan. 

 

This is the second year of the Visit Cork Green Award, it was set up to encourage and reward Cork Convention Bureau members who make a commitment to operating sustainably. 


The winner!

Monday, January 17, 2022

The Cork International Hotel has launched a special Galentine’s Afternoon Tea for the month of February.

 The Cork International Hotel has launched a special Galentine’s Afternoon Tea for the month of February.

Guests will be treated to pink-themed sweets and savoury bites from Tuesday, February 1st until Monday, February 28th. Galentine’s Afternoon Tea will be served from 12.45pm to 4pm daily. Collection is also available for people who would like to enjoy the experience at home. 


General Manager at the Cork International Hotel, Carmel Lonergan said: Galentine’s is a celebration of female friendship which typically takes place on February 13th. However, we’ve decided to embrace the theme for the entire month. It is a lovely, fun celebration and is the perfect opportunity for small groups of friends and family to enjoy an afternoon together.”


On the menu is: 


Savoury: Avocado salsa topped with sunny side up quail egg on focaccia, Chicken Caesar ciabatta, Flaked Salmon with lemon cream cheese in a beetroot pinwheel, Pastrami shredded lettuce and Dijon mustard brioche bun


Middle: Freshly cooked mini–Fruit Scones with Butter, Cream & Strawberry Jam, Homemade chocolate and Raspberry brownie, Macaroons, Strawberry shortcake biscuits


Treat: White chocolate and raspberry puff, Red velvet cake cup cake, Strawberry cloud slice, Raspberry and lime posset,


The Galentine’s Afternoon Tea is €25 per adult. Pre-booking is essential for both dine-in and takeaway options. People can book by calling 021 4549800


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