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Samovar Lounge
Nominated for Best Afternoon Tea
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Suitably grand, Samovar Lounge appears to have been designed with afternoon tea in mind. With warm and inviting tones, plus comfy seats that you can sink into, whiling away an afternoon here over tea and light bites is a soothing experience. Hushed tones feel appropriate at Samovar, adding further to the relaxation. It’s a well-balanced selection of savoury and sweet goods, with the desserts being the most impressive. Tea connoisseurs will enjoy Samovar Lounge’s selection, featuring everything from English breakfast to the more exotic vanilla rooibos.
Dhs99 per person. Served daily 3pm-6pm. One&Only Royal Mirage, Al Sufouh, (04 399 9999).

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