Maryville house unique tearoom serve a vast range of refreshments, from a full Breakfast menu and Lunch menu to, of course, our famous Afternoon Tea. Thanks due to our own house bakery we can offer a range of home made artisan breads, scones, cakes and tray-bakes. With a wide range of locally sourced loose leaf teas from the Thompson range and freshly roasted coffee beans from Johnson Coffee, we can ensure great quality tea and coffee to accompany your food. The elegant interior combined with great food, drink, warm Northern Irish hospitality and the ambiance of guests enjoying themselves you are guaranteed a lovely visit.
Maryville House Famous Afternoon Tea
Step back to the 1900’s and enjoy Afternoon Tea in one of Belfast’s most elegant period homes. Afternoon Tea at Maryville House consists of a choice of freshly prepared canapés, finger sandwiches, home made scones with fresh cream and jam and a mouth-watering selection of miniature treats. All of our food is homemade and is served on a three tier cake stand with fine china. To quench your thirst, guests can enjoy refreshments from our vast selection of loose leaf teas and freshly prepared barista coffees.
The menu of mouth-watering delicacies can be catered to dietary requirements upon request. We also cater for large groups and private parties.
Tea Room Opening Hours: Monday – Friday 8.00am – 5.30pm, Saturday 8.00am – 6pm, Sunday 8.30am – 5.30pm
The Origins of Afternoon Tea
5000 years ago a Chinese Emperor, Shen Nung discovered tea by accident. He fell asleep whilst waiting for water to boil, leaves from a Camellia shrub fell into his pot and produced an enchanting brew. News of its stimulating and health giving properties spread to the West; so that today tea is the beverage we consume the most.
Afternoon Tea as we know it didn’t become popular until the 1900’s and was made famous by the Duchess of Bedford, Anna Maria Russell. To learn more about the history read our blog post “The History of Afternoon Tea.”