Bored of lunches and brunches? Embrace the new daytime movement to catch up with family and friends. We’ve picked five of the best afternoon tea options in town to escape the heat…


THE ORANGERY TEA ROOM & PATISSERIE 

The Orangery is an elegant tearoom and patisserie which is located on the grounds of the Palace Boutique Hotel. Once you enter this beautiful venue, you’ll feel instantly transported to an English garden on a summer’s day. Indulge in the Traditional Afternoon Tea which includes a selection of sandwiches, scones with cream and jam, cakes and pastries, and a pot of tea for two. This place is a real hidden gem boasting a pretty terrace and courtyard with water features, and the décor indoors is equally inviting. Try the egg-free gelato, served with whipped cream, chocolate or hazelnut sauce, homemade honeycomb and biscuits – yummy!

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Call 1736 9696 for more information.


THE WESTIN, BAHRAIN CITY CENTRE 

T–Spoon at the Westin Bahrain City Centre serves the finest selection of teas and coffees and a delectable array of savoury treats and handmade baked goods. The afternoon tea features a selection of Jing tea blends, delicious finger sandwiches, and delicate pastries and scones. The special homemade Jing iced tea infusions combined with fresh fruits are sure to quench your thirst during the summer.

Call 1717 1000 for more information.


THE RITZ-CARLTON, BAHRAIN HOTEL & SPA

The Lobby lounge provides the perfect environment to relax and tuck into an elegant afternoon tea. The traditional high tea is served daily and boasts all the luxurious delicacies that you would expect. Smoked salmon and cucumber finger sandwiches, freshly baked scones with Devonshire clotted cream and jam, and a selection of pastries are served with a choice of over 20 different types of tea. Classical music is performed everyday by a pianist in the morning and a trio from 4pm onwards.

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Call 1758 0000 for more information.


RAMEE GRAND HOTEL & SPA 

Light, airy and tastefully decorated in pastel colours, Tea Garden is the epitome of chic dining. This classy café is located just off the mezzanine level and offers a connoisseur’s collection cakes, pastries and macaroons, all freshly baked by the hotel’s very own pastry chef. Complimented by an array of irresistible teas and coffees, ice cream, gourmet sweets and chocolates, the restaurant stands amongst Bahrain’s finest for afternoon tea, which can be enjoyed with a cup of your favourite caffeine drink!

Call 1711 1999 for more information.


CAFE AMSTERDAM 

Indulge in a traditional afternoon tea at Café Amsterdam, with a cup of hot tea and a variety of delicate sandwiches and attractive cakes, along with homemade scones and other baked delights – simply divine. The menu also includes a selection of premium Jing Tea, which captures the original quality and meaning of Asian tea. With a variety of brews on offer, including karak, green or herbal teas, you will be left revitalised. You must try the ‘Cream Tea’ option, for a great price of BD7.5. This offers diners homemade scones and clotted cream, as well as a selection of sandwiches and cakes.

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Call 1700 7404 for more information.