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La Farine Café and Bakery, JW Marriott Marquis
Highly Commended for Best Afternoon Tea
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This delightfully French afternoon tea takes place in the JW Marriott Marquis and has a decidedly elegant vibe. High ceilings and walls clustered with mirrors pair perfectly with lime green and dark wood furnishings. Staff are very friendly and service is efficient without being imposing. The presentation of the éclairs, profiteroles and macaroons adds a touch of indulgence to proceedings, while the savoury quiches and tiny homemade sandwiches ensure that everyone is well fed. There’s a whole host of teas available – we recommend the Currant Dream blend – and coffee can also be ordered, along with freshly squeezed lemonade to help wash everything down nicely.
Dhs140 per person. Served daily 3pm-6pm. JW Marriott Marquis Hotel Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road, Business Bay (04 414 0000).


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