Teatime in Ireland


Belleek Road • Enniskillen, County Fermanagh
44-28-6632-3230 • lougherneresort.com

Lough Erne Resort, the venue in County Fermanagh that hosted the G8 Summit in June 2013, sits on its own 600-acre peninsula overlooking Castle Hume Lough and Lower Lough Erne. The views in all directions—over the lakes, little wooded islands, and gently rolling hills in the distance—are amazing. The hotel has two championship golf courses, a Thai spa, 120 luxury rooms, 25 individual lodges, and 5 helipads! And Afternoon Tea, served in the Garden Hall or on the Terrace, is as grand and lavish as everything else here.

Instead of ordering the traditional tea, indulge a passion for chocolate, and choose the Chocolate Afternoon Tea served with a Death by Chocolate cocktail or a glass of pink champagne. The finger sandwiches are cut from a selection of breads (honey and walnut, multigrain, soft white, and bridge rolls); the chocolate scones come with clotted cream and chocolate dip; and the pastries, created by Head Pastry Chef Stephen Sloan, are all about tempting, scrumptious, unavoidable chocolate. There’s a chocolate macaroon, a dark chocolate profiterole, a mini chocolate muffin, a chocolate brownie, a chocolate-dipped strawberry, and a rich fruit and dark chocolate cake—quite enough chocolate for one day! The loose-tea menu offers typical Irish blends that marry well with chocolate, so opt for the Irish Breakfast or the Irish Afternoon Gold, a perfect pairing.


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