Whether you are visiting this part of Ireland or are based in Galway and have been wondering “is there afternoon high tea near me?”, you’ll love this list of all the places to find the best afternoon tea in Galway City. From afternoon high tea to the best cream tea Galway has to offer, you’re spoiled for choice in the city.
Note: many venues require pre-booking for afternoon tea, some up to 24 hours in advance. So, contact the venue ahead of your visit to secure your table.
Best Afternoon Tea in Galway City
The G Hotel
Address: Wellpark, Old Dublin Rd, Galway, H91 V0HR
If you are looking for some afternoon fancy dining, why not book yourself in for afternoon tea at the G Hotel. Described as “the best afternoon tea in Ireland” by TheTaste.ie, afternoon tea can be taken in 3 rooms, and guests will be treated to 5-star service. Enjoy handcrafted pastries, freshly baked scones, savoury bites, and sweet treats with tea/coffee. You can also add a glass of bubbly if it is a special occasion and they offer afternoon tea and spa or thermal suite packages.
Check out the G Hotel Galway afternoon tea menu, and the latest prices on the website.
Glenlo Abbey Hotel & Estate
Address: Bushypark, Galway, H91 XD8K
If you are looking for the best afternoon tea Galway has to offer, then afternoon tea at the 5-star Glenlo Abbey Hotel is one to consider. Set in elegant surroundings and with impeccable presentation, guests will dine on tasty savouries, scones and sweet treats washed down with your choice from a selection of loose-leaf teas, coffee or hot chocolate. You can also choose the classic afternoon tea or splash out and have the champagne afternoon tea.
Check the Glenlo Abbey Hotel website for the latest menu, prices and to book.
Address: Eyre Square, Galway, H91 NFD2
If you are looking for a convenient place to have afternoon tea in Galway City, then head to the Hardiman. Located on Eyre Square, you can’t get any more central than this. Guests will enjoy a traditional afternoon tea with a selection of both sweet and savoury treats accompanied by tea or coffee. You can also upgrade to add a glass of Prosecco and there is a children’s menu as well.
Served daily between 1 and 4.30pm, you can find the latest menu and prices by clicking here.
The House Hotel
Address: Spanish Parade, Latin Quarter, Galway, H91 X309
The House Hotel Galway afternoon tea is among the best in the city. It is also among the most reasonably priced. Combining sweet treats and savouries along with your choice of tea or coffee, this is among the best afternoon tea Galway City has to offer. You can also opt for a bubbly afternoon tea, gin afternoon tea, and champagne afternoon tea and there is also a menu for the younger members of the family. Even better, their afternoon tea items are all gluten-free.
For more information about the menu, and prices or to book your table, click here.
The Connacht Hotel
Address: Old Dublin Rd, Galway, H91 K5DD
Set in stylish surroundings, a great Galway afternoon tea can be found at the Connacht Hotel. Featuring finger sandwiches, mini cakes and more, this afternoon tea is served daily between 1.30 and 4.30pm. Reasonably priced and with options including classic afternoon tea, family afternoon tea and Prosecco/gin afternoon tea, you’ll be hard pushed to find a better afternoon tea in Galway City.
To see the latest menu, prices and to book, visit the Connacht Hotel website.
Address: 8 Quay Ln, Galway
One of the best places for afternoon tea Galway has to offer is the aptly named Cupán Tae. Located in Galway City, Cupán Tae is a tearoom that also does delivery of teas should you wish to enjoy afternoon tea from the comfort of your own home. Visitors to Cupán Tae can enjoy afternoon tea between noon and 6pm from Thursday to Monday (they are closed Tuesday and Wednesday). Enjoy finger sandwiches, savoury delights and sweet treats with tea or coffee.
Visit the Cupán Tae website for more information, where you can also buy a variety of teas and accessories.
Galmont Hotel & Spa
Address: Lough Atalia Rd, Galway, H91 CYN3
If you are looking for a great place to enjoy afternoon tea in Galway City, then head to the Galmont Hotel. Available from Thursday to Sunday between 2.30pm and 5.30pm, guests will delight their taste buds with sweet treats and savoury delights typical of classic afternoon tea. You can also choose from a classic afternoon tea or treat yourself to a Prosecco afternoon tea.
Check the Galmont Hotel & Spa website for the latest menu, prices and to book.
Address: The Docks, Galway, H91 E9PR
The Harbour Hotel, Galway afternoon tea is served in the stylish Dillisk on the Docks in the hotel lobby. Guests can dine on sandwiches, wraps, freshly baked scones, cakes, sweet treats, and more. Freshly brewed tea and coffee will accompany your delicious afternoon tea at the Harbour Hotel, Galway City. Served every Saturday and Sunday, there is also a children’s menu for those visiting Galway with kids.
More details and the latest prices are available on the Harbour Hotel website.
Address: Taylor’s Hill Rd, Galway, H91 H29F
The 4-star Ardilaun Hotel serves an indulgent afternoon tea every day between 2 and 4.30pm. Including freshly baked scones, sandwiches and other freshly baked treats, guests will love afternoon tea at the Ardilaun. You can add a glass of Prosecco to your afternoon tea and even enjoy it outdoors, weather permitting.
For more information and to book a table, click here.
Clayton Hotel Galway
Address: Ballybrit, Galway, H91 D526
Served in the Red bean Roastery in the hotel, afternoon tea at the Clayton Hotel Galway is presented in an elegant manner and includes finger sandwiches, pastries, fresh scones, and cakes. Served with freshly brewed tea or coffee, guests can also add a glass of bubbly or their favourite cocktail too. If you are looking for the best afternoon tea in Galway that is very reasonably priced, then pre-book your table at the Clayton Hotel.
For more details and to book your table, visit the website.
Galway Bay Hotel
Address: Salthill Rd Lower, Upper Salthill, Galway, H91 W295
If you are visiting Galway City and looking to treat yourself, book in for the Galway Bay Hotel afternoon tea. Galway Bay Hotel is a luxurious 4-star hotel overlooking Galway Bay itself. Those having afternoon tea here will overlook the bay and the Atlantic Ocean while enjoying freshly baked scones, pastries, finger sandwiches and sweet treats washed down with freshly brewed tea or coffee. You can also add a glass of bubbly for an extra treat.
To see more information and to book your table, click here.
Address: Clybaun Road, Knocknacarra, Galway, H91 F62V
Afternoon tea at the 4-star Clybaun Hotel in Galway City is one of the most reasonably priced in the city. Served in the hotel’s main reception or conservatory areas, guests will enjoy a three-tiered afternoon tea which includes finger sandwiches, freshly baked scones, pastries and tartlets accompanied by tea or coffee.
Click here to see the latest prices and to book your table.
Address: 6 Cross Street, Galway City
Tigh Nora Gin Bar is not somewhere you might associate with afternoon tea but their high tea is perfect for those exploring the city or doing a bit of retail therapy. Tiers of freshly baked scones, sandwiches and tartlets are joined by sweet treats and min desserts. However, you might be surprised that your afternoon tea is accompanied by a Hendrick’s Gin & Tonic served from a teapot! This is definitely the best place for afternoon tea in Galway if you are looking for something slightly different.
Address: Headford Rd, Galway, H91 KX65
The Nox Hotel in Galway City offers one of the most budget-friendly afternoon teas in Galway, great if you are travelling Ireland on a budget but want to treat yourself. With a choice of a classic afternoon tea with tea or coffee or a Prosecco afternoon tea, guests will enjoy a selection of sandwiches and wraps, patisseries, canapes and more. For a budget-friendly afternoon tea in Galway City, choose the Nox Hotel.
Visit the Nox Hotel website for more information and to book your table.
Address: Headford Point, Headford Road, Galway,
The Pillo Hotel Galway offers an afternoon tea in its Point Bar. Offering delicious homemade pastries, sandwiches and cakes, the three-tiered afternoon tea is the perfect way to unwind after a morning of sightseeing or shopping or to celebrate an occasion.
Check the hotel website for more information and to book.
So, if you are looking for the best afternoon tea and high tea Galway City has to offer, you have plenty of choices with this list of the best places for afternoon tea in Galway City. And if you are visiting the wider county, find more ideas on this list of the best afternoon tea in County Galway.
Cath is an Irish expat now living in Portugal. She regularly returns to Ireland to explore more of the wonderful island with her family.