Plato’s Tea Lounge
Time Out Says
We’re greeted with a selection of homemade sandwiches – chicken, salmon and beef are featured, though there’s a slight delay for a vegetarian offering.
Sweet treats include chocolate-covered strawberries, pretty pastries and macaron, which are delightfully light with a touch of real gold to match the arched gold of the white china plates (how very Dubai).
The bite-sized lightweight scones are freshly baked and are served warm with thick clotted cream and little pots of strawberry jam and honey.
Unintrusive background music is overpowered by the loud sounds of tourists chattering and taking pictures in the lobby, which makes it a slightly less refined and peaceful outing, but we soon get used to it.
The tea is superb and the glass teapots are packed full of fresh leaves – no tea bags here, just the real deal. And it’s free-flowing, as is the coffee.
Fancy a tipple with your tea? You can upgrade to packages that include one mixed drink (Dhs200) or unlimited sparkling grape (Dhs299).
If you have tourists in town and are visiting the famous hotel, this is a decent pit stop.
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By Time Out Dubai staff | 06 Feb 2020
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