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An Ariel House Welcome – Truffles!

We like to ensure that every guest that comes through the door in Ariel House receives a ‘Cead Mile Failte’ which literally means ‘a hundred thousand welcomes’! Whether you have travelled thousands of miles or just popped down the road we like to make sure that you know we are so pleased to have you […]

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Sweet Afternoon Tea Scones at Ariel House

An afternoon tea is simply not complete without a traditional afternoon tea scone, preferably served with jam and a good dollop of whipped cream. It is the one thing that we make daily in our kitchen without fail and we are very proud of their lightness and delicious taste! They are very easy to make […]

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Ariel House – October Favourites

It has been a busy month here in Ariel House! We have hosted many afternoon teas, welcomed guests from all over the world, have felt both immense joy & sorrow following our wonderful Irish rugby team in the World Cup and we were thrilled to feature as the best value afternoon tea in the Sunday […]

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National Bread Week! Ariel House Favourite, Brown Bread!

Love Your Loaf with National Bread Week is a week long celebration of Irish Bread! We have a fantastic bread heritage here in Ireland which we are extremely proud of. Here in our kitchen at Ariel House we make fresh bread daily and it is always popular with our guests! We love it with lashings […]

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An Ariel House Favourite – Vanilla Melting Moments.

When we first started hosting afternoon tea here in Ariel House, these delicious little morsels were so popular we found it hard to bake them as quick as they were required in the dining room. Ever popular and oh so delicious, our cake stand is never complete without them on it.  We are often asked […]

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The Dublin Cookbook featuring Ariel House!

We were absolutely delighted when we were approached by Concept Marketing to get involved with a charity cookbook involving many of the top chefs and restaurants in Dublin. The proceeds are in aid of Temple Street Children’s University Hospital and this is a charity which is particularly close to our hearts here in Ariel House. […]

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An Ariel House Favourite, Zesty Lemon Posset!

We served up these delicious little lemon possets yesterday as part of our afternoon tea. Such a lovely contrast to all the sweetness to serve something that has a bite to it. We always have lots of lemons in our kitchen so we can whip these up whenever required. It is such a simple recipe […]

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Picnic Food

There is something special about eating outdoors especially when it’s picnic food. Sandwiches and cups of tea served in plastic mugs always taste better than when you are sitting at your kitchen table! However, if you are looking for something a little more exciting than a ham sandwich and milky tea, look no further. We […]

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Sunshine and a Strawberry Pavlova.

  We are waiting patiently here on Lansdowne Road for a bit of sunshine longevity and the temperatures to stay up. It was quite a wet and windy beginning to June in Dublin, but it picked up a little last week. Of course, the season is young yet so we are hopeful. Summertime at Ariel […]

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When Life Gives You Lemons – Make A Lemon Curd For Afternoon Tea Nibbles

Here, at Ariel House we have a penchant for lemon curd.  We can be found, dolloping it on scones, spreading it on toast, sandwiching it between meringues and sometimes even eating if from the spoon!   Lemon curd is such a delicious preserve and, with a little bit of patience, it is so easy to make […]

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