We’ve curated a list of the most popular and indulgent spots around the capital.
If you’re on the lookout for a taste of luxury and a dash of delight, you’re in for a treat. We’re about to spill the tea on the best afternoon tea experiences that Abu Dhabi has to offer. We’ve scoured the capital to bring you the creme de la creme of afternoon tea experiences, so grab a friend and embark on a delectable journey through the most charming tea spots in the capital.
Alba – The Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi, Grand Canal
Indulge in a symphony of flavours at Alba’s afternoon tea experience. From the energising Mystical Detox green tea to the exquisite Fujian Oolong tea and the soothing Chamomile tea, there’s something to satisfy every tea lover. The menu offers delectable cheesecakes, tiramisu and Arabic sweets, alongside savoury delights like the hearty Reuben sandwich, flavourful smoked salmon burger, and vibrant salads like the Caesar and Caprese. This à la carte experience at The Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi, Grand Canal is available daily, from 4pm to 6pm.
Al Meylas – Four Seasons Hotel Abu Dhabi at Al Maryah Island
Imagine the delightful scent of freshly brewed Darjeeling Lavender Iced Tea filling the air, which is just one of the many teas available at this gorgeous location. Executive Chef Christian Buenrostro and Executive Pastry Chef Rasika Mahina promise a flavourful extravaganza with handmade sandwiches and delicious treats overlooking the Al Maryah Island waterfront. Available daily, from 3pm to 7pm. AED 195 per person.
GO: Visit www.fourseasons.com for reservations and more information.
Crystal Lounge – The St. Regis Abu Dhabi
Get ready to enjoy a fantastic selection of savoury treats, like fancy smoked salmon with creamy creme fraiche, satisfying roast beef with Cornish Yarg cheese, and enchanting egg mayonnaise with chives. When it comes to sweets, imagine fluffy scones with plain, orange, and ginger flavours, topped with clotted cream and jams. Plus the tea experts at The St. Regis Abu Dhabi are ready to prepare a special blend just for you. Available daily, from 2pm to 6pm. AED 195 per person.
Episodes – Emirates Palace Mandarin Oriental, Abu Dhabi
Imagine wandering through a garden of teas, each one telling its own story. At Emirates Palace Mandarin Oriental, you’ve got everything from the graceful Rose White to the refreshing Moroccan Mint – every sip is like a mini journey. This venue is a dreamy place where food magic happens, providing a symphony of tastes that’ll make your taste buds dance. So if you’re up for a culinary escapade, Episodes is where the fun begins. Available daily, from 2pm to 6pm. AED 245 per person.
Lobby Lounge – Marriott Hotel Al Forsan, Abu Dhabi
Whether your heart craves the sweet embrace of pastries or the savoury allure of sandwiches, this luxurious haven at Marriott Hotel Al Forsan, Abu Dhabi, caters to your every desire. Sink into plush comfort indoors or under the open sky and immerse yourself in an enchanting realm where the Lobby Lounge’s Wonderland Afternoon Tea awaits. Treat yourself to sandwiches, an assortment of pastries, freshly baked scones, and unlimited tea while enjoying the resort’s lush gardens and graceful dancing water features. Available daily, from 2.30pm to 5.30pm. AED 110 per person or AED 210 per couple.
GO: Visit www.morecravings.com/en/venues/lobby-lounge for reservations and more information.
Lobby Lounge – Shangri-La Hotel, Qaryat Al Beri, Abu Dhabi
Step into a world of indulgence at Lobby Lounge, winner of the Best Afternoon Tea at the FACT Dining Awards Abu Dhabi 2022. Here, Arabian melodies and the elegance of Arabic architecture come together to create an inviting atmosphere. Let the authentic Middle Eastern coffees stir your senses as their fruity and tangy notes awaken your palate. The pastries and delectable savouries here will transport you to a realm of pure indulgence, guaranteeing a worthy afternoon tea experience. Available daily, from 2.30pm to 6pm. AED 220 for two people.
Majlis Lobby Lounge – Rosewood Abu Dhabi
Step into the Majlis Lobby Lounge where enchanting views of the water greet you through floor-to-ceiling windows. This place beckons you to explore the vibrant flavours of teas. Spiced Avocado Brioche, Mushroom Spinach and Sundried Tomato Sandwich, Rhubarb Berry Shooter, Burrata and Balsamic Glazed Tomato Sandwich, Grilled Vegetable Focaccia, and Peach Samosa are just some of the many things that you can indulge in here. Available daily, from 3pm to 6pm. AED 210 per person.
Majlis Saadiyat – Jumeirah at Saadiyat Island
Picture yourself on a charming terrace, soaking in the sun as you relish exquisite Arabic dishes, or upon the mezzanine adorned with an aquatic-themed glass installation. Here, you can treat yourself to an array of treats such as Saffron-infused luqaimat and coconut-laden sago, all complimented by a selection of teas. With the Turkish Rose Dates Coffee or the signature Green and Black blends, you can feel the embrace of Arabian indulgence in every bite and sip. Available daily at Jumeirah at Saadiyat Island, from 2pm to 6pm. Prices from AED 195 per person.
Observation Deck at 300 – Conrad Abu Dhabi Etihad Towers
Choose your perfect spot to look over the Abu Dhabi skyline for an extraordinary afternoon tea experience. Delight in an array of indulgent offerings, from sensational savouries to irresistible pastries, all perfectly paired with exquisite tea blends and freshly ground coffee. And don’t miss the venue’s signature mocktail, the Etihad Sparkler, a refreshing elixir that perfectly complements the surroundings. Available daily, from 2pm to 6pm. AED 260 per person.
GO: Visit www.sevenrooms.com for reservations and more information.
Osmo Lounge & Bar – Hilton Abu Dhabi Yas Island
This indulgence invites you to a world of delectable delights, perfectly complemented by signature cocktails that set the scene for your perfect sundowner. With an array of coffee, teas, mixed drinks, and bites like sandwiches, salads, and hummus platters, Osmo at Hilton Abu Dhabi Yas Island promises an unforgettable afternoon tea experience that lingers from sunrise to sunset. Available daily, from 2pm to 8pm. AED 250 for two people.
GO: Visit www.hilton.com for reservations and more information.
Pearl Lounge – Grand Hyatt Abu Dhabi Hotel & Residences Emirates Pearl
Treat yourself to an endless stream of freshly brewed leaf teas and an array of coffees, from Espresso to Organic Chamomile. Savour the exquisite crepes at the live station, where culinary artistry meets your palate’s desires. And as you bask in the cosy ambience, don’t forget to explore the sophisticated outdoor terrace. Available daily, from 3pm to 7pm. AED 140 per person.
GO: Visit www.hyattrestaurants.com for reservations and more information.
The Drawing Room – The St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort
Indulge in a symphony of regional flavours at The Drawing Room inside The St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort. Choose from an array of homemade French pastries, delectable desserts, and speciality coffees. Some of the tempting items on the menu include Gluten-Free Carrot Cakes, Matcha Tea Cheese Cakes and Honey Greek Yogurt Cake. Available daily, from 2pm to 6pm. AED 195 per person.
GO: Visit www.marriott.com for reservations and more information.
The Lounge – The Westin Abu Dhabi Golf Resort & Spa
Hailed as the Favourite Afternoon Tea at the FACT Dining Awards Abu Dhabi 2022, this haven offers a modern twist on classic coffee houses. Whether you’re in the mood for a rejuvenating Jing tea, a velvety cup of coffee, or an irresistible pastry, The Lounge has your cravings covered. Indulge in a delightful array, from customisable salads to freshly crafted pancakes, a true delight for every palate. From savoury sandwiches to delectable cakes and tarts, complemented by an enticing selection of coffees and teas, The Lounge at The Westin Abu Dhabi Golf Resort & Spa is your gateway to culinary bliss. Available daily, from 2pm to 6pm. Prices from at AED 125 for two people.
GO: Visit www.morecravings.com for reservations and more information.