Tea time: Three afternoon teas to try
What’s On has details of afternoon tea in Abu Dhabi including St Regis Abu Dhabi, Le Royal Méridien and Jumeirah At Etihad Towers.
St Regis Abu Dhabi
This traditional English tea service has a long history at the hotel and sees the tea sommelier, Ting-Ya Chuang, prepare special infusions and tea blends for each guest, depending on their preferences. The tea is served with egg and truffle sandwiches, homemade scones, mini pastries and more.
St Regis Abu Dhabi, Al Khubeirah, Abu Dhabi, daily 2pm to 6pm, Dhs160 to Dhs220. Tel: (02) 6944444. Taxi: St Regis Abu Dhabi, Corniche. stregisabudhabi.com
Le Royal Méridien
For a rotating view of the city skyline, Stratos offers an afternoon tea that features traditional sandwiches, Viennese bridge rolls and teacakes served with heavenly clotted cream. Teas on offer include black, green, white, oolong, pu-erh, flowering and herbal varieties.
Le Royal Méridien, Al Markaziyah, Abu Dhabi, Mon to Sat 3pm to 6pm, Dhs149 to Dhs249. Tel: (800) 101101. Taxi: Le Royal Méridien. stratosabudhabi.com
Jumeirah At Etihad Towers
Guests can enjoy high tea at the Observation Deck, 300 metres above sea level, or in the hotel lobby if they’d rather stay closer to the ground. The menu features TWG teas, citrus shrimp sandwiches topped with caviar and banana sticky toffee pudding.
Jumeirah At Etihad Towers, Ras Al Akhdar, Abu Dhabi, Lobby Lounge 2pm to 6pm, Observation Deck 2pm to 5pm, Dhs165 to Dhs175. Tel: (02) 8115666. Taxi: Etihad Towers. jumeirah.com