Open Daily (check with restaurant)
About Fota Island
Fota Island Resort is one of the most luxurious 5 stars hotels in Ireland and provides a tempting selection of gourmet restaurants with excellent food to choose from, including fine dining at the delightful Fota Restaurant, or more casual dining in the surroundings of the Amber Lounge or The Spike Bar at the Clubhouse.
Afternoon Tea is served daily 13.00 - 16.00
Afternoon tea at the Fota Island resort was lovely. There was a generous selection of delicious food. The staff were also very accommodating. I would definitely go again.
My first time having afternoon tea and I really didn't think it was that great. It seemed to be a Christmas theme which was to be expected, but I just thought the majority of the sandwiches and cakes weren't nice. The cakes weren't that sweet and one sandwich had ham, cheese and relish, but it felt like I was eating the smell of a farm. The cheese triumphed in the taste department as I'm sure it came from the wrong part of the cow! Atmosphere was great and staff were really good to deal with, but food was a let down.
Great food and nice atmosphere
Lights in the bedroom need to addressed. We could not turn off the mood lighting behind the bed. Did not matter what switch we pushed so had to sleep with it on. Tv also glitched a lot and may need servicing
My food was not hot, luke warm coming out as was my partners. Food was very low standard, would not call it 5 star. Service was very slow, had to repeatedly ask for things like our drinks etc. Was very disappointed, would not give this hotel 5 stars, would be very reluctant to return
We had to wait for high chairs even though I’d booked them specifically weeks before with the reservation. We were seated in a windowless room which was not the restaurant I had booked weeks in advance. No atmosphere. No Christmas music. Dull and disappointing.
Afternoon Tea was a delicious experience. The staff in The Amber Lounge were an absolute pleasure. Donna served us on Friday and she was really lovely. We look forward to our next stay in Fota.
Both my sister and myself ordered the prawns for starter but both didn’t like them and we should have said to waiter but didn’t at the time. The fillet steaks were lovely but could have done with more mash and veg. The desserts were lovely. The waiter was friendly and helpful.
I went for afternoon tea with my mum and 2-sisters..it was lovely..really Christmassy.. Staff were very helpful and friendly.
We really enjoyed our stay here, it was absolutely fantastic, everything about it. The place, the staff so helpful, the food was excellent, we couldn't really find fault with it, looking forward to staying again soon
The restaurant was very busy due to Santa visitors, we had a very enjoyable meal. One of my guests ordered smoked salmon salad and the greenery present was too much, and the salmon not ample. However we did bring this to the attention of the staff and a more attractive salad and more salmon was provided at no additional cost. As we were waiting quite a while for our food I did feel olives, bread would have been very welcome instead of serving bread with the main courses . It would have kept the wolf from the door. The staff were fantastic. I would return again
Had a lovely afternoon tea.Staff were so accommodating and pleasant.Real value for your money.
Afternoon tea was lovely but felt there cud have been more savoury. Other than that very nice.
Beautiful meal and amazing service! Very friendly and helpful staff. Will definitely be back!
In general, was happy enough with the hotel. However, an issue that annoyed me was the check in. Check in was 4pm and check out 11am. We arrived about 3.15pm and checked in and were told that our room wasn’t ready. Now as we knew check in was 4pm I can’t really complain but I would like to state that a 4pm check in is ridiculous. It does not take 5 hours to prepare a room and if it does you need to seriously think about changing cleaners! Anyway, as said when we arrived at 3.15pm we were told that the room wasn’t ready and that they’d call us when it was available. By 4.25pm there was still no phone call at which point I approached the desk to try ascertain what was happening. Eventually got talking to someone who went and was able to get our keys. It left me wondering how long we’d have been left there if I hadn’t approached the desk. After being on the road from early, been left hanging around for the room wasn't ideal. Other than that, the atmosphere, food, spa and room when we got there were good.
Superb Food, warm friendly attentive staff in a beatiful location
We had our afternoon tea on the October bank holiday weekend. We were in the bar restaurant area. To be honest it was extremely noisy and kids were running up and down between tables. We could barely hear ourselves talking. Not the nicest athmosphere I’ve experienced for afternoon tea. We were waiting quite a while for our food and were told there had been an issue with our order being placed. The food arrived and we had to ask for drinks again. The staff seemed to be under pressure. Food was nice, coffee was very average.
Service was excellent. We have 6 children in the group and staff were extremely accommodating. A very enjoyable dining experience. Excellent food!
Afternoon tea was lovely, confectioneries and scones were lovely, staff were excellent. Returned the following day to try have a soup and sandwich in the bar and was surprised that no food was available in the bar area. Might be worth looking into making this available
Food was nice but service very slow in bar area for lunch. Service at the bar area was also very poor. At one point there were 5 people waiting to be served with no staff visible. I would suggest table service in bar area also. We ate later in the restaurant and this was relaxing and enjoyable. Service much better.
Amazing afternoon tea, fantastic selection, staff were friendly and polite. Would definitely recommend and will be going again.
Myself and my family had a lovely afternoon tea here. The staff were very friendly and attentive. The food was delicious and reasonably priced. I would definitely recommend.
My veg was not brought with meal. Had to ask for it, then they brought a different veg that looked like leftovers. Ordered dessert, they brought my husbands, I waited awhile, then flagged down a waitress to ask about my dessert. I was told they were out of it. No mention of that when I ordered it,No apology. Breakfast I ordered Eggs Benedict. The "ham" looked to be a processed meat and it was cold. Our coffee was also cold and had to request "hot" coffee. I will not ever recommend this hotel restaurant.
We had a lovely meal in a beautiful setting with exceptional attentive staff.