We are always on the lookout for a glamorous Afternoon Tea so when we learnt that Jumeirah at Etihad Towers’ award-winning Afternoon Tea had taken on a new shape, we were eager to learn more. Paying homage to the classic film Breakfast at Tiffany’s guests can now enjoy a Tiffany’s themed Afternoon Tea, transporting guests from Abu Dhabi to New York.
Today we will be enjoying our Afternoon Tea on the 74th floor at the Observation Deck at 300 which provides a 360-degree view of Abu Dhabi’s splendid skyline. The views are breathtaking, on a clear day guests can enjoy views of the city, the palace, the Corniche and the ocean. Our table overlooks the palace, the best view in our opinion. As we take a seat, we are welcomed with a refreshing coconut infused beverage, Tiffany blue in colour.
The tea selection is by TWG Tea, a luxury brand and one of the finest teas in the world. Guest can choose from white, green, black or blue tea. We opt for the traditional black tea, English Breakfast with cold soya milk on the side. We are very pleased that Jumeirah at Etihad Towers offers a milk alternative, unfortunately so many hotels in the city do not.
The Afternoon Tea arrives and is presented into three tiers, the savouries which consist of Poached Quail Egg with Avocado, Radish, Cherry Tomato, Sunflower Seeds on Grilled Rye Baguette, Smoked Salmon with Apple Slaw and Caviar in Filo Pastry Cups, Slow Roasted Beef with Asparagus and Roquette on Corn Bread, Chicken Salad with Roasted Pears, Celery Mayonnaise, Cress in Rosemary Bread, alongside Cucumber and Cream Cheese Pinwheels and Quiche Lorraine.
The pastries, mostly in Tiffany’s iconic blue are as follows, Butter Battenberg, Chocolate Choux Bun, Cappuccino Cream Cheese, Blueberry Vanilla Roulade, Macaroons, Coconut Bounty Doughnut, Mini Brownie Cup Cake and Almond Madeleine. The four scones are presented separately and come in two options Lemon and Cranberry Scones and Plain Scones, with clotted cream, jam and lemon curd.
We thoroughly enjoyed the Smoked Salmon with Apple Slaw, Caviar in Filo Pastry Cups this was by far my favourite. The flaky pastry paired with the slight sweetness of the slaw and the saltiness of the caviar was perfection. The Quiche Lorraine was also divine again the pastry was well executed.
If you have a sweet tooth you will relish the pastries, the Coconut Bounty Doughnut is light yet rich, the Butter Battenberg is a play on a classic, whilst the Cappuccino Cream Cheese will have you scooping up every last bite.
Guest can also enjoy Afternoon Tea in Jumeirah at Etihad Towers Lobby Lounge for AED 220, however for an additional AED 30 (AED 250 in total) guest can enjoy the unique experience of Afternoon Tea on top of the world! We thoroughly enjoyed our Breakfast at Tiffany’s Afternoon Tea and we would highly recommend it, especially when you have visitors wanting to experience something unique, great views paired with great food.
Afternoon Tea is served daily from 2.00pm to 6.00pm.
Gluten free options are available on request and those with dietary requirements are asked to state so when booking, all bookings must be made 24-hours in advance.