Grosvenor House Dubai
Nominated for Best Afternoon Tea 6 Comments
Setting: We mistakenly expected the Rhodes in Residence tea to be served in Rhodes Mezzanine, rather than in the Grosvenor House lobby. However, as lobbies go, it’s pleasant, with a great pianist.
Presentation: Three-tiered stands for the food; white china for the tea (with a glass teapot for the herbal tea options).
Food: A higher class of eats, including quail’s egg and mayonnaise sandwiches, duck and cranberry pasties but, of course, home-made scones with clotted cream.
Tea: There are an impressive eight categories, some even with sub-categories. We were dismayed that the curious-sounding 1990s Raw Puerh Tea, made with sweet-cured tobacco leaf, was unavailable on our visit.
Service: Fantastic. The charismatic manager makes the tea feel very special (even presenting each lady with a white rose).
Dhs150 per person, Dhs250 with a glass of bubbly. Daily 3pm-6pm. Grosvenor House Dubai, Tower Two, Dubai Marina (04 399 8888).By Time Out Dubai staff
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