Where to find a lovely cup of tea, scones and cake in Bahrain
Time Out Bahrain staff
Bay-View Lounge, Four Seasons Hotel Bahrain Bay As afternoon tea is an innately extravagant affair, it makes perfect sense to take it in at a fabulous five-star hotel such as the new Four Seasons Bahrain Bay. The setting is fabulous and dulcet piano music floats up from the level below, providing a soundtrack for people-watching across the large open lobby. Four Seasons Bahrain Bay (1711 5000).
Café Amsterdam Cafe Amsterdam does its best not to miss a trick. It is therefore unsurprising that it has introduced an afternoon tea service. The venue itself possesses all the whimsy and charm one could hope for, while the stand-out feature of this offering is the ability to choose exactly what you want from a good selection. Block 338, Adliya (1700 7404).
Figs & Olives Situated on the 16th floor, Figs & Olives boasts impressive views across Manama. Here they take great pride in the afternoon tea service, which is apparent from the outset. Domain Bahrain, Diplomatic Area (1600 0000).
Noor Lounge, InterContinental Regency Bahrain Noor Lounge is an easy place to spend time in: it's a sunken lounge with a cosy feel from warm lighting and sumptuously upholstered seating, while a grand piano is beautifully played in the background. InterContinental Regency Bahrain, Manama (1722 7777).
Tea Garden, Ramee Grand Hotel & Spa The floral patterned walls and pastel colours at this quaint yet modern teahouse really sets the scene for a leisurely, sophisticated experience. That’s why they excel at their high tea offering. Ramee Grand Hotel & Spa, Seef (1711 1999).
The Gallery Lobby Lounge, ART Rotana Tea time offerings at the Gallery Lobby Lounge centre around the eponymous beverage, with a classic option, tea pairing experience, afternoon spa version, and a pink sparkling high tea for those looking for a little something extra. Art Rotana, Amwaj Islands (1600 0111).
The Orangery Tearoom & Patisserie, The Palace Boutique Hotel The Orangery is from another time and place, due to its pretty colonial stylings and spacious outdoor seating. It must be said, that this venue boasts the most impressive tea list. Palace Boutique Hotel, Adliya (1772 5000).
The Ritz Gourmet Lounge, The Ritz-Carlton, Bahrain Hotel & Spa This notable hotel feels like an obvious destination for such an indulgent repast. In the Gourmet Lounge, the eatery's French flair leaves its mark upon the cuisine. The Ritz-Carlton, Bahrain Hotel & Spa, Seef (1758 6499).
Tilly’s, Jawad Dome At BD5 per person this is the most affordable afternoon tea service on our shortlist, and it is also one of the most convenient as it is served all day. When it comes to taste, it hits the spot and the proportions of sweet and savoury feel right. Jawad Dome, Budaiya (1769 1358).
T-Spoon, The Westin Bahrain City Centre All seating at this sophisticated café is lavishly upholstered and comfortable enough to sit in for hours as you watch shoppers in City Centre Bahrain drift by. The plentiful afternoon tea offers three tiers of sweet and savoury goodness. The Westin Bahrain City Centre, Seef (1717 1000).