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This Limerick hotel is leading a new era of afternoon delights

Pól Ó Conghaile


Afternoon tea doesn't have to be a stuffy cake stand of stereotypes. In the right hands, it can tell a real local story...

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'Limerick Afternoon Tea' at the Limerick Strand Hotel

'Limerick Afternoon Tea' at the Limerick Strand Hotel

'Limerick Afternoon Tea' at the Limerick Strand Hotel

Think of afternoon tea, and a cake stand of stereotypes springs to mind. Stuffy rooms; squiffy customers with pinkies raised; bland clotted cream and crustless sandwiches.

Afternoon delight? Afternoon anaesthesia, more like.

Taking tea at Limerick Strand Hotel recently, however, I got something very different.