Best Afternoon Tea in Cork (County Guide)

If you are going to be visiting County Cork in Ireland and want to plan something special, why not consider booking yourself an afternoon tea. With this list of the best afternoon tea in County Cork, you will have plenty of choices for a special treat.

Best afternoon tea in County Cork

Castlemartyr Resort

Address: Castlemartyr Resort, Grange, Castlemartyr, Co. Cork, P25 X300

As well as being one of the best castle hotels in Ireland, Castlemartyr Resort is also where you will find the finest afternoon tea Cork has to offer visitors to the county. Guests can enjoy a luxurious and indulgent afternoon tea in a stunning location with an assortment of savoury treats, perfect scones and more, all served with steaming hot tea or coffee. There is a children’s afternoon tea menu and adults can splash out and add a glass of Prosecco to their menu to make it truly special.

Afternoon tea at Castlemartyr is served daily in the manor house between 1.30pm and 4.30pm.

For the latest afternoon tea menus, prices and to book your table, visit the website.

A beautifully laid talbe ready for the Castlemartyr Resort afternoon tea with three tiers of treats and pot of tea

Fota Island Resort

Address: Fota Island, Co. Cork, T45 HX62

Served in the Amber Lounge, enjoy a luxurious afternoon tea treat at Fota Island Resort, just 25-minutes’ drive from Cork City Centre where you will find a host of other great Cork afternoon tea options. Guests will be wowed by artful culinary delights created by Executive Pastry Chef Neil Ferguson that include both sweet and savoury treats. Along with finger sandwiches and the all-important scones to accompany your tea, this arguably one of the best afternoon tea Cork has to offer visitors.

For more information about this afternoon tea in Cork, contact the resort via the website.

A lady being served afternoon tea at Fota Island Resort

Kinsale Hotel & Spa

Address: Rathmore, Kinsale, Co. Cork, P17 F542

With the option of two locations, the Rockpool Restaurant or the terrace overlooking Oysterhaven Bay, afternoon tea at the Kinsale Hotel and Spa is a luxurious treat. Guests will enjoy three tiers of sweet and savoury delights. There is an option to add Prosecco and there is a gluten-free option, but this must be ordered in advance.

Afternoon tea is served daily between 2pm and 5pm and booking is essential.

For more information about the latest menu, prices and opening times, click here to visit the website.

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Fernhill House Hotel & Gardens

Address: Clonakilty, Co. Cork, P85 X322

If you are looking for the best afternoon tea West Cork has to offer, then check out Fernhill House Hotel. Located in Clonakilty, this Georgian House offers guests the opportunity to enjoy a vintage afternoon tea in luxurious surroundings. A handcrafted selection of sandwiches, scones, delicious pastries and patisseries await you along with freshly brewed tea and coffee. Add a glass of bubbles for special occasion celebrations. Booking is essential.

For more information and to book your West Cork afternoon tea, contact the hotel. Details can be found here on the website.

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Liss Ard Estate

Address: Castletownsend Rd, Russagh, Skibbereen, Co. Cork, P81 NP44

A Georgian Mansion set in 163 acres of pristine nature, Liss Ard Estate is the perfect setting for an afternoon tea in County Cork. Guests will enjoy afternoon tea classics such as scones and shortbreads, patisserie treats and savoury delights such as tartlets. This and more is served with freshly brewed tea and coffee. Liss Ard Estate also does an afternoon tea for kids so the whole family can enjoy the experience.

Afternoon tea is served daily between 1pm and 4pm. Booking is essential.

Click here for more details and to book your table.

A close-up of sandwiches and treats set on two tiers for afternoon tea

Maritime Hotel

Address: The Quay, Kinathfineen, Bantry, Co. Cork, P75 XW35

Looking for one of the best afternoon tea Cork County, Ireland has to offer? Then head west to Bantry and the Maritime Hotel. Whether it is a special occasion, birthday or you just fancy treating yourself, you won’t go wrong with their reasonably priced afternoon tea. Enjoy three tiers of afternoon tea delights with freshly brewed tea or coffee. You can even add a glass (or bottle) of Prosecco and there is a great kids afternoon tea menu as well.

Afternoon tea is available between 2pm and 6pm and only by pre-booking.

For more information about the Maritime Hotel afternoon tea, click here.

A table set with a girl sitting on a chair ready for the Children's Afternoon Tea at the Maritime Hotel, Bantry

Inchydoney Island Resort

Address: Inchydoney Island, Clonakilty, Co. Cork

Served in the Resident’s Lounge, Inchydoney Island do an afternoon tea that will delight your taste buds. Enjoy handmade savouries and sweet treats with freshly brewed Barry’s tea or herbal tea of your choice.

For more information or to book your afternoon tea experience, click here.

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Carrigaline Court Hotel

Address: Main St, Carrigaline West, Carrigaline, Co. Cork, P43 RH21

For a great traditional afternoon tea in Cork, pay a visit to the Carrigaline Court Hotel. Served in the renovated lobby, guests will dine on hand-crafted sandwiches, freshly baked scones and dessert to die for. Kick back and relax while enjoying freshly brewed tea or coffee. For special occasions, why not add a glass of bubbles or a cocktail. Gluten-free options can be catered for, but you must mention this at the time of your booking.

This afternoon tea in Cork is served Monday to Saturday between 1pm and 5pm. Pre-booking 48 hours in advance is essential.

For more information, the latest menus and prices, visit the website.

A picture of a table set for afternoon tea at the Carrigaline Court Hotel

Vienna Woods Hotel

Address: Dunkettle, Glanmire, Co. Cork, T45 V065

Vienna Woods Hotel is a historic house overlooking the Glashaboy River and is a great place to enjoy afternoon tea in County Cork. Guests can enjoy an afternoon tea that includes both sweet and savoury treats such as cheesecake, finger sandwiches, scones and freshly brewed tea and coffee. Prosecco can be added at an additional cost.

For more information, the latest menus and prices, and to pre-book (essential), click here to visit the website.

A picture of three tiers of afternoon treats on a table with champagne flutes ready for the Vienna Woods Hotel Afternoon Tea

Other places for afternoon tea in County Cork

These are some more ideas for places that do afternoon tea in County Cork. Some are not advertising it at the moment but may do seasonal or special occasion afternoon tea such as for Valentine’s Day or Mother’s Day.

  • Ballymaloe House – Shanagarry, Midleton, Co. Cork (website)
  • Longueville House – Longueville, Ballyclogh, Co. Cork, P51 KC8K (website)
  • Annabel’s Bus Top Bistro – Glamping & Animal Sanctuary, Annabel’s Bus Top Bistro, Billeragh West, Araglin, Co. Cork, P61 Y680 (website)
  • West Cork Hotel – Ilen St, Marsh, Skibbereen, Co. Cork (website)
  • Celtic Ross Hotel – Englishisland, Rosscarbery, Co. Cork, P85 WF86 (website)

And you’ll also love our top picks of the best afternoon tea in cork city should you be visiting the city and want an afternoon to remember, which includes details on the Hayfield Manor afternoon tea and afternoon tea at The MET.

Whether you are spending time in the county or are just passing through and are looking for a special meal, you are sure to find an afternoon tea in Cork on this list that will leave your taste buds satisfied.

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Cath is an Irish expat now living in Portugal. She regularly returns to Ireland to explore more of the wonderful island with her family.

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