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La Farine
Nominated for Best Afternoon Tea
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The lime green seats that punctuate the dark décor give the area a playful yet smart feel. Expect a cup of zingy berries to start, followed by a three-tiered selection of sandwiches and cakes. Classics such as cucumber and cream cheese sandwiches are given a modern twist – the bread being fully wrapped in a thin slice of cucumber. Service is efficient and tea is unlimited, so waiters come around when you’re running low to ask if you’d like another. It retains the classics of a traditional afternoon tea but adds a great modern twist. It’s one for the sweet-toothed.
Dhs250 for two people. Daily 3pm-6pm. JW Marriott Marquis Dubai, Downtown Dubai (04 414 0000).

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