Treat yourself to an indulgent Christmas-inspired afternoon tea in Belfast, with dainty finger sandwiches, sweet treats, steaming pots of tea and mulled wine.


Titanic Belfast

25 November, 2 , 9, 16, 23 December and 1 January

The fabulous festive afternoon tea at Titanic Belfast includes selection of finger sandwiches, classic scones with fresh cream, sweet treats, tasty savoury bites and tea served in White Star Line replica crockery. Dine in front of the replica Titanic staircase with live jazz music in the background adding to the ambience. Book online.

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Belfast Castle

Saturdays and Sundays throughout December

Perched on the side of Cave Hill and nestled among mature woodland, Belfast Castle is ideal venue to escape to for afternoon tea this Christmas. Relax in the castle’s grandeur and be waited on with a selection of gourmet sandwiches, homemade cherry and rhubarb scones and delicious cakes. Add a glass of bubbly or warming mulled wine and toast to a merry, Christmassy afternoon. Book online

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Europa Hotel

Daily throughout December

Treat yourself to a couple of hours of indulgence with afternoon tea at Europa Hotel. Guests will enjoy a feast of Christmas-inspired sweet and savoury treats, from the finest finger sandwiches to oven fresh scones, dainty cakes and pastries. Choose from a wide selection of loose leaf and special blend teas, and add a glass of mulled wine for an extra special winter warmer. Call 028 9027 1066 to book or visit the website.

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The Merchant Hotel

Saturday 1 December to Tuesday 1 January

The Merchant Hotel promises a magical Christmas experience this year, with glorious decorations and sumptuous offering of food, drink and entertainment. Their afternoon tea boasts turkey, chestnut stuffing and cranberry sauce finger sandwiches, traditional Christmas cake and seasonal macaroons, alongside cinnamon scones with clotted cream and delicious pastries. There will also be live music from pianists and bands, and a seasonal gift for every guest on the weekends.

To book call 02890262710 or email

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Café Parisien
Café Parisien

Café Parisien

3 December 2018 – 3 February 2019

With cheddar and caramelised onion brioche, and chicken cranberry mayonnaise finger sandwiches the savoury food features French and Christmas-inspired delights. On the top tier, sample festive cinnamon roll cookies and mulled wine macaroons. Make it even more special with a sparkling glass of Laruent Perrier and enjoy stunning views of Belfast City Hall’s Christmas decorations. Book online.

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The Observatory, Grand Central Hotel

Daily throughout December

Afternoon tea is infused with the magic of Christmas and paired with breathtaking views at the Observatory cocktail lounge in Grand Central. Enjoy tiers of festive delicacies and steaming tea, or make it extra merry by adding a glass of mulled wine or champagne, all while admiring the city views from the lofty 23rd floor. Call 028 9023 1066 to book.

Titanic Hotel Belfast Afternoon Tea

Titanic Hotel

Throughout December

Festive afternoon tea at Titanic Hotel is served in the relaxed surroundings of the Presentation Room. Featuring the finest tea or coffee, dainty finger sandwiches, freshly baked scones and an array of delectable pastries and treats, all with a seasonal twist, it’s ideal for sharing and catching up with friends this Christmas season. To book, contact or phone on 028 9508 2000.

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