The Palace High Tea Buffet | The Palace Downtown Dubai

One of my numerous food related dreams include scones and to share fragments, an endless spread of scones for me to devour with a fountain of fresh clotted crème and a river of fruit jam to complement the delicate scones.

Realistically, my scone dreams may not be a possibility but Al Bayt Lounge at The Palace Downtown Dubai has just about managed to fulfill my love (addiction?) for scones with a buffet style afternoon tea spread.

For now, every Saturday and Wednesday, the old-fashioned tray-style afternoon tea takes shape as a delectable spread in the center of the lounge teasing passerby with a banquet of desserts and pastries along with cold sandwiches including cheese options or two.

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The afternoon tea caters warm sandwiches straight from the kitchen served table side such as savory puff pastries, tarts and of course, the piece de resistance of any high-tea, scones.

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The scones at Al Bayt are served warm yet moist in the center with a golden crust traditionally accompanied with clotted cream and seasonal fruit jam.

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If the above mentioned has not tickled your taste buds as yet, let one of the a certified tea sommelier entice and tease your nostrils with a quick and educational insight to tea and bring your taste to a realization as to what you have been missing all along with a hearty and varied TWG loose and infusion tea collection for one to savor as well as to read about the culture of tea in a quaint library at the afternoon tea. A must taste recommendation is the aromatic Red of Arabia – a blend of black tea with an undertone of cloves and cinnamon, a signature creation served at the hotel as a hot or iced variety.

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The unlimited afternoon spread is for one with an appetite and endless love for sweet and savory treats in a lounge setting with semi-views of The Burj Khalifa, Dubai.


The Palace Downtown Dubai
Al Bayt Lounge – The Palace High Tea Buffet
+971 4 888 3444

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