The recently opened Palm Jumeirah Hotel, Dukes Dubai has launched The Tea Lounge, a quintessentially British outlet.
Serving a classic afternoon tea of cucumber and cream cheese sandwiches and scones with clotted cream and strawberry jam displayed on a high-tiered cake stand, The Tea Lounge is located on the third floor of the hotel.
Carl Chapman, F&B director, Dukes Dubai, said: “Visitors can indulge in a slice of one of the finest British traditions and enjoy the very best afternoon tea in Dubai in what is a beautiful and contemporary setting, boasting an elegant ambiance.”
The lounge opens its doors every day with the offer of a Duchess Breakfast for ladies only in a private area, from 6.30am to 11am.
There is also a full continental-style buffet breakfast available in a separate area, with fresh fruit, cereals, pastries, cold cuts, fresh juices and smoothies.
Traditional afternoon tea is served with finger sandwiches, assorted pastries and freshly baked scones with preserves.
Tea is courtesy of international designer tea brand Tchaba, with a gourmet selection of loose leaf teas.
Visitors can also choose to add a little sparkle to their day and enjoy bubbles and cocktails during their tea or later in the evening.
The Tea Lounge can accommodate up to 80 people, with a private area for up to 25 people and terrace seating, looking out over the Jumeirah Beach Residence skyline.
Chapman added: “The Tea Lounge combines the traditional afternoon tea in very stylish and modern surrounds with bright pinks, oranges and greens, sculptural gold metalwork chairs and light, bright interiors. The tranquil setting is a world away from the hustle and bustle of the city and is a perfect place to sit back, relax and unwind.”
Rounding off the experience, the chinaware has been custom designed for the Tea Lounge by renowned British brand William Edwards.
The Tea Lounge is open from midday until 11pm, with Afternoon Tea Service from midday until 6pm.
Guests can choose The London Tea option – served with a choice of tea from the sommelier’s trolley, for AED170; or The Palm Tea option – served with a glass of Taittinger Brut NV, for AED320.