Anna Russell, the 7th Duchess of Bedford, is credited with first making ‘Afternoon Tea’ into a formal social occasion. Hotels worldwide adapted the concept, customising it with unique twists and flavours, thereby making Afternoon Tea a favourite among many.
Below are Marhaba’s pick of the best Afternoon Tea in Doha for those who want to experience something special.
Savoury options in the menu include cucumber and cream cheese sandwich, egg and chive in tomato tartlet, smoked salmon open sandwich, cheese and turkey bacon quiche. And sweet selection is rich with Victoria sponge cake, bitter chocolate cake, mini fruit tartlets, plain scone, jam and clotted cream, and traditional shortbread.
Selection of Dilmah loose tea – English Breakfast, Earl Grey, Chamomile, Sencha Green tea, Peppermint tea, and Mediterranean Mandarin.
When: 4 pm – 6 pm
Price: QAR140 per 2 persons
Call 4408 7777 for reservations.
Why not try afternoon tea with a twist? Choose between Oriental or Simply Classic options and pair with the selection of loose leaf teas.
Price: Oriental twist – QAR85 per person. Simply Classic – QAR95 per person.
When: Daily from 3 pm —5 pm
Call 4015 8888 for reservations.
Where: West End Café & Patisserie
Refresh yourself with dainty bites of savoury sandwiches and sweets such as scones, French pastries and a chocolate fondue complemented with a cup of fine coffee or a selection of 14 loose tea.
When: Daily 2 pm – 6 pm
Price: QAR125 per person
Call 4419 5000 for reservations.
Where: Cigar Lounge
Turkish Coffee Ceremony
From the days of the Ottoman Empire through the present, coffee has played an important role in Turkish lifestyle and culture. From March 2017, the team invites you to enjoy live Turkish coffee ceremony that combines special preparation and brewing techniques with a rich communal traditional Turkish culture in Al Jalsa.
Price: QAR40 per person
Moroccan Tea Ceremony
Afternoons include an indoor retreat at Al Jalsa for a traditional Moroccan Tea Ceremony perfectly paired with classic Oriental sweets.
Daily, 7 pm – close
QAR105 Unlimited tea serving per person
Call 4425 6666 for reservations.
Where: Al Jasra Hotel—The Drawing Room
Price: QAR45 per person
When: Open daily. 3 pm—6 pm
Where: The Drawing Room. Al Jasra Boutique Hotel, Souq Waqif
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org / 4433 6905 for reservations.
Where: La Mer
Selection of pastries, tea sandwiches, scones with clotted cream and jam, with a selection of coffee or tea. Privatise your Afternoon Tea group events at La Mer with uninterrupted views of the Arabian Gulf from the 23rd floor. Reservation is essential at a minimum of 6 persons.
When: Sundays to Wednesdays, 2:30 pm—5 pm
Price: QAR 130 Traditional Ritz-Carlton Afternoon Tea.
Kids Afternoon Tea
Delight the young Ritz-Carlton guests to the art of Afternoon Tea with a special Disney story telling session and other exciting activities that create a memorable tradition surrounded by their favourite characters making the whole afternoon tea experience complete.
When: Wednesdays and Thursdays, 3:30 pm—6:00 pm
Price: Le Ciel in La Mer, QAR95 per child. Advance reservation is required.
Go Green Afternoon Tea
A pure moment of delight and detox all at once – bring along your friends and treat yourself to a lovely afternoon of healthy and organic tea experience, scrumptious food and good company.
Daily, 7 am – 1 am
Contact 4484 8505/4484 8000 for reservations.
Experience a time-honoured tradition of afternoon tea featuring a selection of bite-sized sandwiches and delicate mini cakes and pastries. Bookings raecommended.
Price: Caroline Astor QAR149; Arabian Heritage QAR 189; The St. Regis Doha Afternoon Tea Experience QAR 399 for two.
When: Daily, 2:30 pm – 8 pm
Call 4446 0105 for more information.
Warwick Doha Hotel
Where: Lobby Cafe
When: Daily from 3 pm—5 pm
Price: QAR35 person
Call 4456 3352 for reservations.
Where: Luxe Lounge
Time: 2 pm—5 pm
Price: QAR140 for two
When: Daily 2 pm—5 pm.
Price: QAR140 for 2 persons
Call 4492 1555 for reservations.