Review: Afternoon Tea at La Farine Café and Bakery, JW Marriott Marquis.

You can’t buy Happiness, but you can buy tea and that’s kind of the same thing. It was our last day at Dubai and we wanted to make it memorable and full of happy thoughts. Having shopped our way through almost all the malls, we decided to settle back with a cup of tea and gaze at the tallest skyline on the planet. But we were in a fix. We needed a special place to savor the purest form of a simple pleasure known to us- a cup of aromatic tea. Someone suggested we head to the World’s tallest hotel- JW Marriott Marquis located at one of the most desirable locations in Dubai.

The Lobby at JW Marriott Marquis, Dubai.

As soon as we stepped into La Farine, a contemporary French Café and Bakery, we were taken by its elegant high-ceilinged interiors. Located on the ground floor, the bakery boasts of a well laid out indoor dining area and a small outdoor area. Mirrors, tantalizing play of dark green and black shades in furniture and upholstery, plush velvet sofas and huge glass windows add a touch of sophistication. We settled at a table placed near a tall glass window and opted for the award winning afternoon tea service.

Hand Crafted breads, pastries and sweet treats at JW Marriott Marquis. Dubai.

A quick browse of the tea menu revealed many of our favorites and we chose “Currant Dream” blend. One can also opt for coffee. Order taken, a server placed fresh and juicy berries on our table- a nice start.

Next, came a big three-tiered tray full of mini treats- éclairs, macaroons, bite-sized pastries and small sandwiches- cucumber and cheese plus tuna and salmon.

Treats presented in a three-tiered tray at JW Marriott Marquis.

Delectable, fresh and perfectly sized, we finished them and waited for our next treat- a platter of hot quiches.

Next came the scones- fresh warm and served with blueberry jam and clotted cream, they made an irresistible foodie combo.

Satiated but still eager to try the last treat- a choice between delicious teacakes…chocolate, raspberry and cranberry. We tried the cranberry flavor and ordered another round of tea:)

If you love relishing afternoon tea with mouth-watering treats in an opulent atmosphere, head to La Farine Café and Bakery. Delicious baked goods, crafted Barista coffee and teas- white, green, vintage and herbal and sweet treats along with top notch hospitality add to the signature experience. Not in the mood for an elaborate tea service? Try their freshly baked breads, sandwiches, baguettes and pastries from a take away counter. JW Marriott Marquis, the tallest five-star in the world, delights you with its delectable afternoon tea and lavish hospitality. While leaving peek at the beautifully crafted cakes at the cake studio- they may be not as tall as the Burj Khalifa but are a spectacle no less.

What You Pay:
AED 140 per person and AED 250 for 2 people.

Afternoon Tea is from 3 pm to 6 pm.

JW Marriott Marquis
Sheikh Zayad Road,
Business Bay Area,
United Arab Emirates.

Call # +971 4 4140000


  1. Vow.Felt like going n enjoy all delicacies.

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