Castle Leslie is doing takeaway afternoon tea and we're jealous of anyone who lives near enough to get one 3 years ago

Castle Leslie is doing takeaway afternoon tea and we're jealous of anyone who lives near enough to get one

Lockdown, but make it posh.

When lockdown first started about 200 years ago (or in March to be exact) one of the first big occasions we had to mark in closed off conditions was Mother's Day. At the time, the genius staff at Castle Leslie came up with the idea of offering drive-through afternoon tea to help deserving mammies celebrate in style.


Now, the Monaghan estate has launched a full takeaway menu of its gourmet food offering, including brunches dinners, Sunday roasts and afternoon tea. It's basically everything our lives have been missing! (Well, other than, you know, our families.)

The Castle Leslie traditional afternoon tea is available for click & collect orders on Saturdays and Sundays in May. Enough for two people to share, it includes a selection of sandwiches, scones and cakes and costs €45. You can make your afternoon sparkle by adding a 750ml bottle of Prosecco to the order, which takes the price up to €60.


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NEWSFLASH! We've got a fabulous NEW Take Away Menu for our local customers to enjoy! For the month of May from Friday – Sunday, you can relish our gourmet delights from the comfort of your own home! (Also available Bank Holiday Monday 12-8pm). Our gorgeous new TAKE AWAY menu includes lots of your favorites including our famous Afternoon Tea for Two & even our Sunday Roast! You can order and pay online and then collect your wonderful meal from our front gates in a safe environment while maintaining social distance! #clickandcollect #stayinglocal @monaghantasteclub @taste_monaghan @irelandsbluebook @lucindasireland @irelandguide @thetaste_ie @northernsoundradio Click on the link in our bio to order!

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If you live locally and really want to up the luxury factor of your weekend even more, Castle Leslie also has a small selection of products from its spa available as part of the takeaway orders. They're all from Irish brand Voya, of which we're really big fans.

Choose from the detoxifying Voya Lazy Days Seaweed Bath kit (€40), the Voya Hydra Veil hydrating facial mask (€38.50) and the Voya Bright Eyes regenerating eye cream (€41.50).

The full details of what's included are below, and you can order by visiting the estate's website here.

Castle Leslie Traditional Afternoon Tea



Free range egg and chive

Crispy onions in a brioche bun

Smoked chicken, cured bacon & truffle


Home baked ham on soft grain white bread


Warm scones with lemon curd, clotted cream, jam and butter

Carrot cake with cream cheese frosting



Chocolate glazed dome

Spiced orange and honey meringue tart

Apple and rhubarb crumble

Passionfruit cheesecake

Mango compote