Champagne Afternoon ‘Art’ Tea at The Merrion Hotel, Dublin

The Merrion Hotel has a large art collection and this is the inspiration for their Afternoon Tea. Art Tea at The Merrion 5 star hotel is a wonderful treat and delightful way to spend a few hours on an afternoon. The Merrion’s Drawing Rooms are sumptuous and luxurious and exactly where you would like to sip on…

Mount Juliet Estate, Co. Kilkenny

Mount Juliet is a beautiful Georgian house, on 1500 acres of land, with the River Nore running through it. It’s setting is spectacular and is one of the reasons we chose Mount Juliet for our wedding in June 2010. We were excited to return recently for a two night stay.

The Best of 2015 – Travel & Holidays

This time this ‘Best of 2015’ post is in order starting with our New Years visit to London, one of my favourite cities. We stayed near Hyde Park at the Doubletree by Hilton London Hyde Park on Bayswater Road, a nice location and well located to explore the places we love in London from there. We…

The Best of 2015 – Desserts & Sweet Treats (and cheese!)

I will start this by saying I’m not that crazy about desserts… I’d happily give dessert up for a nice starter and main course! But still there’s been some lovely desserts and sweet things in 2015 (and I’m including cheese boards in this post too as those I do!). 1. First up and this is the…

The Best of August on Gin & Griddle

Ok where did August go, not quite sure how its 31st August but nonetheless her we are… here’s the highlights from August on Gin & Griddle…

Afternoon Tea at House Dublin

In a grand old Georgian house on Leeson Street Lower, you will find House Dublin. Greeting you at the door are statues of dogs each side of the door, welcoming you in and leading into the most beautifully restored and refurbished building. Having been before for drinks and nibbles I was excited to try something different at House,…

Afternoon Tea at The Heritage, Killenard

With two of my favourite food blogging friends, Kate from Kate’s Kabin and Nollaig from Fascination Food, we met for afternoon tea in The Heritage, Killenard recently. A very enjoyable afternoon ensued, with delicious treats (including that gorgeous lemon tart), tea, coffee and lots of chat!

The Best of April on Gin & Griddle!

A little late as its May 5th already but a look back at some of the best things on Gin & Griddle during April – Enjoy! In March Gin & Griddle turned 2 and I wrote all about it on a post in early April… have a read here – it’s a long one!

Lyrath Estate Hotel, Kilkenny

Having stayed in Lyrath for the first time, many years ago, just after it opened, we had always meant to return. It took us a while but we made it a few weeks back. We booked a ‘luxury suite’ for a  2 night pre-Easter break and it was a truly lovely mini holiday and time together. So…

Afternoon Tea at Lyrath, Kilkenny

While enjoying our stay at Lyrath Estate Hotel we indulged in Afternoon Tea. After a morning in the spa, luxuriating in the gorgeous indoor / outdoor hydrotherapy pool, sauna and relaxing room, we had forgone lunch to be able to really make the most of Afternoon Tea.

A snapshot of May on Gin & Griddle – Top 5!

Summer is starting, a bit of sunshine, a little bit warmer (or thats the plan, there’s been some torrential rain!) and it’s been a busy month. Here are some of my favourite things from May on Gin & Griddle… 1. Fish & Chips at the Fish Shop at Blackrock Market…in love with this place 2. Afternoon…

Afternoon Tea at The Conrad, Dublin

We recently had cause to celebrate and as part of the celebrations, booked afternoon tea for 5 at The Conrad, Dublin. We had the champagne afternoon tea, we were celebrating after all, along with the usual selection of teas and coffees on offer. The regular afternoon tea is priced at €30 per person and the…