If wild ladies nights and bustling bars aren’t really your scene, don't worry. You can still have a great time with your girls by trying high-tea. Don’t know what that is? Let's break it down for you.
High-tea can be dated back to the polite British society of the early 19th century, and who better than the British to brew an excellent cup of tea? High-tea or afternoon tea, was devised for upper-class ladies getting together to converse over an array of mini refreshments, delicious tea, and possibly, some cheeky gossip. Doesn’t that sound ideal? Nowadays, high-tea is not only for the upper-class! We can all get a slice of that cake, pun intended.
So if you’re looking to add another level of sophistication to your next get-to-together, try out some of these high-tea locations:
1. Demoiselle Dubai
Enjoy the best of French cuisine coupled with English charm, in this glasshouse-styled restaurant, where they’ll serve you afternoon tea in the most authentic way possible. They offer a choice of ‘Traditional Afternoon Tea’ or ‘Chocolate Afternoon Tea’, featuring their selection of world-class teas, and a range of snacks depending on the type of tea you opt for. With the traditional option, you will be served fruit scones, pastries, cakes, etc. and with the chocolate option, you can expect chocolate-chip scones, éclairs, etc. Both options come with finger sandwiches.
Where: City Walk.
Price: Traditional (Dhs102/person), Chocolate (Dhs120/person).
Contact: +971 4 590 5076, website.
2. Peacock Alley
This elegant lounge offers a historical piece of New York heritage right here in Dubai, where you can enjoy a classy afternoon with the girls enjoying the finest teas, coffees and light meals offered by Peacock Alley. Experience this New York twist on a classic afternoon tea, and indulge in some delicious finger sandwiches, freshly baked scones, and an assortment of fluffy pastries and sample a vast selection of TWG teas.
Where: Waldorf Astoria, Dubai Palm Jumierah.
Price: Classic (Dhs178/person).
Contact: +971-4-8182222, website.
3. DUKES Champagne And Tea Lounge
Afternoon Tea at The Champagne & Tea Lounge Experience an afternoon of indulgence with delicacies from our menu including finger sandwiches, extravagant desserts and pastries served on an elegant three-tiered stand while sipping on a cup of soothing tea Date: Sunday to Friday Timings: 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm#dubai #dukseylife #dxb #fun #dukeslife #afternoontea #hightea
The décor at DUKES Tea Lounge, neon pink and green furniture, will make for the cutest, most vibrant Instagram pictures for you and your girls. Their afternoon tea selection features a heavenly selection of savouries such as finger sandwiches, scones, and good range of desserts to make your mouth water. Their delicately flavoured tea comes handpicked and blended from the choicest tea estates from all over the world, including the more widely drank Royal Breakfast and Earl Gray Flora to unique blends such as Emirates Spice and Masala Chai. Snacks include roast beef & creamed horseradish finger sandwich, lemon meringue tart, raisin scones and many more delectable treats.
Where: Palm Jumeirah Dubai.
Price: Afternoon Tea (Dhs170/person).
Contact: +971 4 455 1101, website.
4. At.mosphere Dubai
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You can’t get more high society than having afternoon tea on the 122nd floor of the Burj Khalifa. An incredible view, gourmet menu and interiors to match, At.mosphere Dubai will deliver afternoon tea at the highest level. They feature three afternoon tea choices ranging from exquisite tastes of berries, cream and savoury delicacies like their roast beef and rocket sandwich and chicken Caesar sandwich, or fine roasts with seasonal vegetables. A sweet ending comes courtesy of an exceptional dessert selection featuring fine pastries and traditional favourites.
Where: Burj Khalifa.
Price: Afternoon Tea with window table (Dhs503/person), Afternoon Tea with non-window table (Dhs430/per person).
Contact: +971 4 888 3828, website.
5. Reform Social & Grill Dubai
Finally, we’ve scouted this adorable afternoon tea location fit for everyone. Vowing to provide nothing but an authentic British experience, Reform Social & Grill Dubai offers two kinds of afternoon tea: their ‘Mad Hatter’s Afternoon Tea’ and their ‘Gentleman’s Afternoon Tea’. With the ‘Mad Hatter’s Afternoon Tea’, you can expect themed dishes such as a Chess board Battenberg cake, Queen of Hearts jam tarts, Cheshire cat cheese bridge rolls, etc. With the ‘Gentleman’s Afternoon Tea’ (anyone is welcome) ‘manly’ dishes such as mini steak pies, mini Angus burgers, Yorkie bar brownies, etc. are featured.
Where: The Lakes, Dubai.
Price: Mad Hatter’s Afternoon Tea (Dhs100/person), Gentleman’s Afternoon Tea (Dhs100/per person).
Contact: +971 4 454 2638, website.