You’ve seen that light blue, translucent shell that appears to be levitating mid-air within the lounge in Atlantis. Magical 🙂 I’ve always wondered what they serve there – if I could have a drink or two one day, without breaking the bank. Then the 241 for the afternoon tea popped up on the Entertainer for August, and when I was searching for a spot for a gathering with friends, and one of them suggested ‘Let’s do an afternoon tea’ – it had to be Plato’s 🙂
Did it live up to my expectations? Was it really worth the 150AED per person?
Well. It is a really nice setting – the giant oversized chairs, the light blue comfy couches in the corner. That shell. I would suggest to pick one of those corner couches so that you’re not constantly distracted by the flock of tourists checking in and out at the lobby.
The spread? Whilst delectable, it’s possibly one of the smaller afternoon tea spreads I’ve seen. Very simply, you get 2 scones, 3 mini-cakes, 4 delicious savouries, 2 macaroons and 2 chocolate coated strawberries. I know afternoon tea is sometimes more about the presentation (for each piece of food, and the overall stand) – and I guess I should give them more credit for that – quality over quantity and all 😉 Regardless, you gotta find a balance between the two, and for that Plato’s is lacking on the latter. Plus you’ll really have to be 10/10 on the food and while I couldn’t find fault all the many dishes, somebody must have shook a few too many times of salt when mixing the egg and mayo together.
The plus? Unlimited tea and coffee, plus you could opt for iced versions of both if you wanted to, which was fab. No water included though, which is the norm in Dubai so I shouldn’t really complain.
Would I still recommend it for a baby shower spot? I’ll still say yes, because it really is quite pretty there 🙂 Just keep in mind you’re not going to have tons of leftovers to bring home (which is normally the case when we do afternoon tea here in Dubai).
For 75AED instead of 150AED, it’s a bargain. A nice way to spend an afternoon with friends 🙂 In comparison with other afternoon tea spots in Dubai, take note that there is no outdoor terrace so if that’s what you’re after, I would recommend good ol’ Al Samar Lounge or Al Fayrooz Lounge 🙂 Let me know what you think if you do go.
- Afternoon Tea at Plato’s
- Lobby area of Atlantis the Palm
- Deal : 241 with the Entertainer (August Monthly Offers) – 150AED including unlimited tea and coffee
Note : This is not a sponsored post. We paid for the afternoon tea at Plato’s, using the Entertainer for the discount.