Palm Jumeirah hotel offers traditional afternoon tea - the epitome of British hospitality
DUKES Dubai, the quintessentially British hotel on Palm Jumeirah, is welcoming guests in true UK style, and what could be more British than a lovely cup of tea, a round of cucumber and cream cheese sandwiches, and scones with clotted cream and strawberry jam displayed impeccably on a high-tiered cake stand?
And let’s not forget the service, the pinnacle of a very civilized afternoon and the hallmark of British hospitality for over a century. The Tea Lounge has opened its doors on the third floor of the hotel, serving traditional afternoon tea as well as a flute of bubbles.
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 11 am. 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 stunning Jumeirah Beach Residence skyline.
Chapman said: “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 the 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 11 pm, with Afternoon Tea Service from midday until 6 pm. 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.
DUKES Dubai is located within the Oceana complex on Palm Jumeirah.
About DUKES Dubai
DUKES Dubai, owned by Seven Tides International, brings 279 guest rooms and 287 hotel apartments to the hotel scene, together with world-class leisure, conference and entertainment facilities including a stunning private beach, indoor pool, outdoor infinity pool and state-of-the-art gym, along with five food and beverage outlets.