Wear your best bonnet to Afternoon Tea and win a prize


This Easter, The Johnstown Estate is giving ‘un coup de chapeau’ to the art of millinery (that’s literally ‘a nod of the hat’ en français). 

We’re going all out on an Easter Bonnet theme: hat-shaped, icing-adorned shortbread; marshmallow and chocolate top hats; a cupcake hat you could almost wear to the races and – the best bit – cake pops with cute little faces surrounded by bonnets and bows for the little people in your life.

And it’s not just about eating hats – this Easter Afternoon Tea Eggstravaganza is about making and wearing all types of headwear. 

Whether wacky or colourful, home-made or ultra-chic, you are invited to dress to thrill in your finest millinery over a delicious Afternoon Tea in the beautifully airy Atrium at The Johnstown Estate.  And yes, you can even wear that gorgeous confection of a fascinator you wore to your best friend’s wedding.  Now you have an occasion and somewhere to wear it!  Team Johnstown Estate doesn’t mind so long as you’re in the spirit of Easter.

Any little diners spotted wearing Easter Bonnets will receive a cake pop and drink with our compliments.

Our hotel judges will be giving spot prizes to the finest and most imaginative hats they see. 

And on social media, the hotel is calling on all budding milliners to get their bows, ribbons, glue guns and hats at the ready.  On Instagram, Facebook and Twitter, there’s a chance to win an Afternoon Tea for two by following & tagging The Johnstown Estate when posting a picture of your Easter Hat Creation.



 Bonnet-shaped short-bread

Marshmallow and chocolate top-hats  

A cupcake hat you could almost wear to the races

White Chocolate Scones / clotted cream and preserves

Carrot & Walnut Cake

Chocolate Snobinette with orange mousse

Lemon Macaron

Popcorn Cup Cake

Chocolate & Raspberry Pavlova  


With Savouries including:

 Limerick Ham & Smoked Gubbeen Cheese and tomato relish

Sundried Chicken Caesar Wrap

Open Prawn & Pickled Cucumber on homemade soda bread

Goat Cheese with honey and pine-nut on toasted focaccia


This limited edition Afternoon Tea is available from April 15th-28th inclusive and is perfectly complimented by one of our Easter Cocktails. These include a Frozen Mocha Martini, served in an Easter Egg, and a Bees Knees topped with a sugar nest of mini Easter Eggs at €15 and €13 respectively.

For bookings, please call +353 (0) 46 954 0000 or email the team at




Afternoon Tea at The Johnstown Estate is the ideal way to relax or celebrate that special occasion. If you're looking for a unique luxury experience, our newly refurbished light-filled Atrium is the perfect spot. Ideally located 35 minutes from Dublin City Centre and Kildare Village The Johnstown Estate is the ideal destination to brighten up your journey.

Afternoon Tea is available daily with chefs selection of sweet pastries and petite fours. All accompanied by your choice of Bewley's herbal and green teas or freshly brewed coffee.

Traditional Afternoon Tea is priced at €52.00 for two.

During your visit, make sure you take the time to enjoy our 120 acres of parkland, overlooking the river Blackwater or book a relaxing treatment in our Award-winning, The Spa Resort.


For bookings, please call +353 (0) 46 954 0000 or email the team at

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