Enniskerry, County Wicklow
+353 1 274 888 • powerscourthotel.com
Imagine sipping a warm cup of malty Irish breakfast tea while overlooking a magnificent mountain called Great Sugar Loaf in the heart of Ireland’s Ancient East. Surrounded by the wild of Wicklow countryside, Powerscourt Hotel is the ultimate Irish escape—and just a 30-minute drive from Dublin. With gracious Georgian living-inspired furnishings, Powerscourt Hotel’s afternoon-tea setting exudes warmth.
Lavish seating, marble and iron statues of baby cherubs, and artful vignettes of towering vases and bright teapots overflowing with vibrant orchids and roses embellish the afternoon tea lounge. Tea begins with savory bites, like an éclair filled with whipped goat cheese from Fivemiletown Creamery and Powerscourt soda bread topped with smoked salmon caught in Ballycotton. The scones are served with the most delicious strawberry jam from the small village of Kilmacanogue, and the miniature homemade desserts—from the chocolate hazelnut cake to the raspberry-and-pistachio profiterole—are the perfect sweet finish.
You may not be able to visit right now, but take a look at the beautiful photography, recipes, and memories from our sister publication, Bake from Scratch, to start planning your future getaway in Ireland. For details on this and more, go to Ireland.com.