There’s something about Harvey’s Point Hotel that whisks you into a holiday mood. Maybe it’s the lakeside drive, the warm and calm reception, or the serene piano music. As soon as I arrive at Harvey’s Point I always feel like I’ve stepped into a resort where relaxation and indulgence is very welcome – and encouraged.

That’s why today’s visit to Harvey’s was so enjoyable. I was invited to sample the summertime afternoon tea in the Lakeside Restaurant, where the view from our table was a treat in itself. Lough Eske provides a peaceful view between courses – when we’re not oogling at the desserts that is!

The feast begins with a little cup of soup. Today’s was a delicious parsnip and caramel.

Then comes your choice of tea (or coffee) and individual bottles of Prosecco (€12 pp). The three-tier afternoon tea is a traditional spread of sandwiches, mini homemade scones and desserts. The croissants and smoked salmon were my favourites from the savoury tray, but I always hone in on the top tier, and every little bite here was excellent. There was a lovely mix of fruit-flavoured and chocolate tastes, all in complimentary green, red and cocoa colours.  The matcha panna cotta was a first for me. It had great flavour, as did the sweet raspberry eclair. 

By the time we were finished, the sun had come out on the lake, and it feels as though time slows down to invite you to enjoy an afternoon of lakeside luxury.

Whether it’s with friends or family or on a special occasion, afternoon tea at Harvey’s Point is an experience to be savoured.  The hotel has also just launched a Children’s Afternoon Tea menu too. 

Why not make the most of these bright summer afternoons and celebrate afternoon tea at Harvey’s Point. See the menu at:

Afternoon Tea is Served every Wednesday, Friday & Sunday from 1pm- 3pm and from 1pm -2 pm on Saturday

Contact Reservations to make a booking at +353-74-9722208