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Iconic Afternoon Tea

It is said that Anna Russell, 7th Duchess of Bedford, invented Afternoon Tea in 1840. Carton House, built in 1739, is famous for its stunning setting and iconic guests. 

Through the centuries Carton House has been synonymous with luxury and hospitality, welcoming famous guests. This inspired us to create a truly bespoke experience, with our delicious Afternoon Tea focused around iconic guests that have stayed here at Carton House, Fairmont.

A story-telling tea with the option of a history tour of the resort before or afterwards, the Iconic Afternoon Tea at Carton House, Fairmont is a brand new take on the traditional Afternoon Tea experience, playfully paying tribute to a distinctive selection of iconic guests who have stayed over the years and have made a mark on both history and culture.

Exclusively served from Thursday to Sunday, our menu faithfully follows the traditional combination of sweet and savoury. The ingredients include delicacies specifically curated around the icons who were also guests here at Carton House, Fairmont.

Classic Afternoon Tea €65.00 per guest
Champagne Afternoon Tea €85.00 per guest 
(includes 1 glass of Henriot Brut Souverain)

“There are few hours in life more agreeable than the hour dedicated to the ceremony known as afternoon tea” 
– Henry James
Thursdays through Sundays.

Sittings available 1.00pm - 3.00pm.

For bookings, please call us on +353 (0)1 505 2000 or click below.


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