I must say I was delighted to get an invite from the G Hotel recently to come sample their afternoon tea. I had never visited the hotel and I must admit I was very curious to see the Philip Treacy designed establishment. What with writing my new books and looking after a family, I didn’t have much time to spare, but I managed an overnight stay last month. Now, Mr Dillon was too busy with work to accompany me so that particular privilege fell upon Miss Kate. Having sat through her finals on her 21st birthday some weeks earlier, she was due a treat. And, oh my, a treat she had indeed.
But first, the afternoon tea…
With the run up to Valentines Day, we were treated to the special “G Love Afternoon Tea” – which of course included lots of chocolate.
I’m more of a savoury girl and I have to say, without exception, the savouries were the best I have ever eaten on my afternoon tea outings. They were:
Fresh and Smoked Salmon Rilette with orange segment on brown bread
Smoked Irish chicken and Sundried Tomato Mayo wrap
Goat Cheese and Confit Red Pepper on toasted brioche
And my absolute favourite..
Marinated Mediterranean & Olive Tapenade Sandwich – sublime!
The plain scone was excellent, although I did find the cheese scone just a little bit too heavy.
And then the sweet chocolatey love began….
Red Velvet and Raspberry Cup Cake
Strawberry and Coconut Macaroon
Red Wine Chocolate Tart
Valentine’s Pop Cake
Hot Chocolate and Baileys shot
I envy the people of Galway who have easy access to such a delicious treat. For those living further away, I urge you to book a night away at the G. It’s vibrant and colourful, yet elegant and relaxing. Remember I mentioned it was Kate’s 21st recently? Well she was well and truly spoilt by the staff during her visit.
Afternoon Tea costs €26 for one person or €42 for two people.
The Pink Afternoon Tea (includes a glass of pink champagne or a Prosecco cocktail) costs €37 for one person or €59 for two people.
To book: Phone 091 865200
So whether you live in Galway, are on a flying visit or have time to spare, pop in to the G Hotel – you won’t be disppointed.
I have a very special wedding anniversary coming up this year, and I know where I’ll be going…
Kate and I were guests of the G Hotel for afternoon tea. It was my own decision to book a room and stay. As always, this is just my opinion and I haven’t been paid to review this afternoon tea. I simply think this is an outstanding little spot and want to share it with you. Also huge thanks to Sinead Cassidy for making all the necessary arrangements for me – much appreciated.
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