7 indulgent afternoon teas to try in Dubai
Perfect to try during ‘Afternoon Tea Week’…
Afternoon tea is a popular British tradition and was an experience that was meant to fill the long gap between lunch and dinner when it was served as late as 8pm.
Now, however, it is just deemed as a treat and if you want to celebrate ‘afternoon tea week’, here are some spots in Dubai to consider.
Fan of Gordan Ramsay’s Hell’s Kitchen Dubai at Caesars Palace Bluewaters Dubai? Check out the the traditional Hellicious Afternoon Tea Experience for just Dhs185 per person. Your luxurious afternoon experience will last two hours from 2.30pm to 4.30pm and will be filled with unique bites and authentic treats. From delicate savoury sandwiches such as Scottish smoked salmon, cream cheese and lemon butter on soda bread to dainty desserts such as lemon tart with clotted cream, raspberry eclair, and more – this afternoon tea is one you should try. Add a glass of premium sparkling for Dhs325 per person, or free flowing premium sparkling throughout the entire two-hour experience for Dhs795.
Hellicious Afternoon Tea Experience, Ceasars Palace Bluewaters Dubai, Bluewaters Island, Dubai, Sun to Thur, 2.30pm to 4.30pm, Dhs185 traditional, Dhs325 one glass sparkling, Dhs795 unlimited sparkling. Tel: (04) 556 6466. caesars.com
Contemporary cafe and bakery in JW Marriott Marquis has a daily afternoon tea serving up mouthwatering treats. You can tuck into a selection of freshly created savoury and sweet treats including the traditional cucumber sandwich, delicious scones to zesty passion fruit profiteroles. It will cost you just Dhs195 per couple and Dhs110 if you’re going solo. It’s available daily from 12.30pm to 5.30pm.
La Farine, JW Marriott Marquis, Business Bay, Dubai, afternoon tea from 12.30pm to 5.30pm daily, Dhs195 for a couple, Dhs110 for one, Tel: (04) 414 0000. jwmarriottmarquisdubailife.com
Aspen by Kempinski
Taking inspiration from the Kempinski European heritage, His & Hers Afternoon Tea is served daily from 3pm to 6pm. You will tuck into three flights of lovely bites, including scones with Devonshire cream and preserves, cucumber sandwiches, and delicious miniature pastries. Your bites will be accompanied by the finest tea and coffee which Aspen by Kempinski prides itself on. You will be spoilt for choice as there are over 20 varieties of Tchaba tea with its full-leaf, top-grade quality and its served in Japanese fine bone china.
Aspen by Kempinski, Kempinski Hotel, Mall of The Emirates – ground floor, afternoon tea from 3pm to 6pm, Dhs295 for a couple, Dhs175 for one, Tel: (04) 409 5999. kempinski.com
Choix Patisserie & Restaurant par Pierre Gagnaire
Choix Patisserie & Restaurant par Pierre Gagnaire, InterContinental Dubai in Festival City, Dubai, afternon tea from 2.30pm to 5pm, Dhs150 for a couple, Dhs100 for one, Tel: (04) 701 1111. dubaifestivalcityhotels.com/choix
Raffles Salon, Wafi, Umm Hurair 2, Dubai, afternoon tea from 2pm to 7pm, Dhs160 per person, Dhs225 per person with bubbly. Tel: (04) 324 8888. raffles.com
Peacock Alley at Dubai’s Waldorf Astoria is a great spot for an afternoon tea. The elegant lounge overlooks the hotel’s beautiful central gardens and serves the finest teas, coffees and light meals. Now that its summer, you will dine indoors, and relax in the beautiful interiors.
Peacock Alley, Waldorf Astoria Dubai Palm Jumeirah, Dubai, afternoon tea every Fri and Sat 1pm to 4pm, Dhs155 per person. Tel:(04) 818 2222, waldorfastoria3.hilton.com
Meliá Desert Palm Dubai
Escape from the bustling city to Melia Desert Palm Dubai’s and try the afternoon tea at Epicure. While you tuck into delights of a refreshing summer afternoon tea you will overlook lush green estate and palm trees. The afternoon tea runs daily from 2pm to 5pm and costs just Dhs145 per person including a selection of Jing tea.
Epicure, Melia Desert Palm Dubai, afternoon tea from 2pm to 5pm, Dhs145 per person. Tel: (04) 602 9323. melia.com