Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Ri Ra Irish Pub

Ri Ra Irish Pub no longer appears to offer afternoon tea. (12/2021)

Ri Ra Irish Pub has been a successful venue in the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino on the Las Vegas Strip since 2011.  Last year, they launched an afternoon tea service which takes inspiration from the traditional tea you would find in pubs around Ireland 50 years ago.  Later this year, they plan to add a modern afternoon tea service to the menu.  

To locate the pub, take the escalator or stairs from the main casino floor up to The Shoppes at Mandalay Place and Ri Ra will be down the hall and on the left.

Upon checking in, I was guided through the pub to a separate room with a cozy den-like feel.  The lighting is intimate with seating at tables, at the bar, in lounge chairs, and on a sofa by the fireplace.  The room is filled with interesting memorabilia, including vintage television sets playing clips of classic Irish TV shows without sound.  Music ranging from classic to modern played in the background.

At the time of my visit meal options included Afternoon Tea, Cream Tea and Champagne (or Mimosa) Tea.

The tea menu includes loose leaf black, green, and herbal.  My tea selection was Barry's Gold Blend.  The teapot and teacups were very generously sized and refills were complimentary.

The 3-tier service included freshly baked scones with cream and Irish preserves, finger sandwiches including Irish Cheddar with Ballymaloe Relish, and a selection of sweets.

Service was friendly, attentive, and informative.  I even received a good tip on an upcoming live performance at the pub later in the week.  

Walk-ins are welcome, allowing for 20 minutes to set up.  I would recommend calling ahead to ensure they can accommodate your party size.  Dietary restrictions including gluten-free can be accommodated with 48 hours notice. 

The Shoppes at Mandalay Place, 3930 Las Vegas Boulevard South, Las Vegas, NV 89119

11:00am to 4:00pm

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