The amenities at this crown jewel of western Ireland do not disappoint—from the luxurious afternoon tea room to the cozy billiards room, it’s hard not to feel like the lord or lady of the manor, especially with hospitable staff always at hand to offer assistance or tell a story.

Walking up the slightly crooked, winding wood stairs, the bold black logo of Rangoon Tea House is an early indication that a thoroughly contemporary restaurant exists in the heart of the city’s historic business district.