We always have high hopes when we pay a visit to terrific Tamba, our reigning Indian Restaurant of the Year.
So when we heard the funky venue was getting ready to serve up its very own high tea offering, we were just about ready to go stir crazy.
After all, the upscale eatery’s vast menu of intricate bites lends itself perfectly to such a special occasion, so we couldn’t wait to see Tamba’s unique take on the long-standing British culinary tradition.
If you fancy swapping English elegance for Indian inspiration, you will be happy to see dainty delights such as moreish mini samosa dhokla, chicken tikka pouches and corn bhajia sev puri taking the place of the likes of the trusty cucumber sandwich (no crusts of course).
High tea always hits the spot for those with a sweet tooth and it is no different at Tamba, with chocolate chip cookies, vanilla scones and banana cake all on the innovative menu, which is available every weekday afternoon from 3pm until 6pm.
India knows more than a little about tea, too, so there are plenty of refreshing hot beverages on hand, including masala chai, rose hibiscus, orange Upper Assam and even some Earl Grey and English breakfast tea if you want drink in a couple of cultures.
Expect extra lashings of style during the afternoon experience from one of the most vibrant restaurants in the capital.
If you fancy treating a friend or loved one to a very special dining date, there has never been a better time to try Tamba.
Dhs99 (per person), Dhs149 (per person, with bubbly). Sun-Thu 3pm-6pm. The Hub, The Mall at World Trade Center,
Al Markaziya (02 672 8888).