As one of the brilliant ‘Dine with Ahlan’ events, little M and I were invited along to our fave London institution Fortnum and Mason with leading UK lingerie brand, Boux Avenue, for a scrumptious afternoon tea.
Fortnum & Mason is one of London’s most famous department stores for luxury food items and that quintessentially English affair of afternoon tea. It is also one of the world’s oldest, having first opened its doors in Piccadilly, London in 1707. Now, this institution has come to our shores, and the opening of an outlet in the emirate marks its very first store outside of the UK.
Like the original, it’s a multi-level shrine to luxury food, with both dining and retail areas, located in an iconic central location (in this instance, under the watchful eye of the Burj Khalifa).
Every time I walk into here I feel like I’m getting a little bit of home! The service, style and delights are just superb and you instantly back to a more traditional and sophisticated time.
As I write this, I am now craving some English Breakfast tea and some scones with cream and jam.