The Orangery – True to the style of British Tearooms

Travel and Food

Sharing with you guys my experience at The Orangery Tea Room & Patisserie.
Prettiest food place I’ve seen in a while with superb tasting food to match.
Management team and staff were very helpful and attentive both before and throughout the visit.

Enjoyed working with @thesilent_traveller1. I’m completely new to social video formats or haven’t had much practice with it, he suggested we keep it casual and I’m kinda happy with the result.

Watch the full walkthrough tour

About The Orangery

Taking its name from the conservatories built in European fashionable residences from the 17th to the 19th century, The Orangery is an elegant tea room and patisserie bringing fierce pride and enthusiasm to everything it does. It is located on the grounds of The Palace Boutique Hotel in Bahrain. Once you enter the gates of The Orangery, you feel instantly transported to an English garden on a summer’s day; a real hidden gem boasting beautiful landscaped gardens, a courtyard with water features and a luxurious terraced dining area.

You just cant go wrong with the elegant tea room and patisserie. A Classic!
Plus, this is not an extremely expensive option for an afternoon tea as we could have expected.

——– AFTERNOON TEA MENU ——–

(Served from 3pm till 6:30pm)

THE ORANGERY AFTERNOON TEA

Selection of traditional sandwiches, scones with cream, jam, cake and pastries. Large pot of your favorite tea, enough for two: BD 11

MIDDLE EASTERN AFTERNOON TEA

Selection of Middle Eastern inspired snacks, cakes and pastries. Large pot of your favorite tea, enough for two: BD 11

CREAM TEA

Two freshly baked scones, cream, homemade jam. Choice of tea: BD 5

TEA & CAKE

Treasure chest of delicate & gorgeous little treats 🍃🌼🌻
An eloquent statement of giving for your sweet moments. Shop this exclusive hamper full of nougats, macarons, handcrafted, chocolates, truffles, meringues, choux & much more from The Orangery.

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Tiers of Joy at The Orangery.

The Orangery focuses on the traditional English tea room era, offering an a la carte menu with an influence of the Middle East. A wonderful café/patisserie where the quality matches top hotels. Their team of chefs have spent a great deal of time developing a menu that is the perfect balance between classic English concept and location in the Middle East. Their artisan breads, delicious cakes, tarts, viennoiserie, and macaroons represent the best of classic Europe; while their savoury team brings Middle Eastern flavor to their breakfast, lunch and dinner menu, with delectable Lebanese and Syrian dishes.

If you are in Bahrain and you’ve been missing really good tea, you don’t have to go far. In the glorious Victorian restaurant, request a table for a luxurious country house atmosphere in the heart of the city, Adliya. With its stylish Art Deco design, this is a great place to unwind on weekends as well as weekdays.

More about the the elegant tea room and patisserie:

  • Breakfast :
    • From 8am Till 3pm
  • Afternoon Tea & Lunch :
    • Afternoon Tea – From 3pm Till 6:30pm
      Lunch – From 12 Noon Till 10pm
  • Dinner :
    • Dinner – Till 10pm
  • Instagram: orangeryme
  • Facebook: theorangerybh
  • Website: http://orangeryme.com/

 

All new at The Diplomat Radisson Blu Hotel, Residence & Spa

Décor, Events & Experiences, Hotel, Travel and Food

With all new decor and a new sense of comfort, The Diplomat Radisson Blu Hotel, Residence & Spa in Bahrain has had an exciting makeover to ensure your stay is an even more pleasurable experience. All the living spaces have been revisited to blend function and design, to improve your feeling of wellbeing. Well, my affection for The Diplomat Radisson Blu Hotel, Residence & Spa dates back to 2017 when I had one of DD’s first milestones celebration at the hotel! Fast forward one year, I’m back and excited to witness the transformation that has taken place in 2018.

Bigger and brighter, discreetly exuding sensuality, everything (post-renovation) lived up to its reputation. While the colours are brighter, fresher and more dynamic, the lighting is very natural, creating a real feeling of wellness. Everything has been designed to make you feel at ease.

Teal (color) is given pride of place in the rooms to provide warmth and comfort.

Bloggers and members of media getting a tour of the renovated rooms

Luxury takes on a whole new meaning with exotic mix, high-design interiors to the tech savvy amenities, every detail of the new rooms are created to inspire an ambience of chic, modern elegance.

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Just as the overall concept for the bedrooms is to combine comfort and functionality, the hotel reception looks welcoming and ergonomic. Whether your stay is for pleasure or business, you can make the most of all the benefits of The Diplomat Radisson Blu Hotel, Residence & Spa.

Members of the media

In addition to the rooms, lobby space and renovated reception area with bright new furnishings, the hotel refurbishments now include a complete overhaul of dining at the newly launched and stylized “Royal Café”. A great place for both formal and informal meetings, the Café provides a welcoming atmosphere for guests. I was pleased with the nice selection of teas, decadents and light dishes.

Newly launched and stylized “Royal Café”

 

Anticipating our need for extra scones and tea refills before we even knew we wanted them. Great service!

“Decadent” is the word which best describes “my pick of the day”.

Tasty Treats & Delectable Dishes. Extremely attractive!

 

At the “new for you” media event with Mr. Kourotsidis (General Manager) & Mr. Barakat (Director of Sales & Marketing), The Diplomat Radisson Blu Hotel, Residence & Spa

Gifts for bloggers and members of the media

 

Photo Gallery

The decor is very chic and the textural furniture add glam sheen and shine to the place. The service was so good that I went home and texted the Team to thank them. I love nothing more than being surprised by anticipated good service being nothing short of exceptional. This is a place for a get-together, partying, a romantic date or someone who happens to be blogging their way through 5* hotels…

I want to go back!

Call to book your next getaway or simply for a catch-up with friends. For more information, please call 17531666.

If you book your room in advance, you can get up to 15% off their flexible rates? Visit https://www.radissonblu.com/en/diplomathotel-bahrain/hotel-deals to learn more!

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Café CHANTILLY – the French experience in Bahrain

Décor, Travel and Food

Café CHANTILLY brings a little piece of France in Bahrain with a charming, modern and contemporary space. Located in Sar area in Bahrain, to the west of the capital, Manama, this place makes you feel like you are in an actual cafe in France. The menu is no exception, with dishes and desserts that are so artisanal, they’re almost too pretty to eat.

From the moment you enter Café CHANTILLY, there’s no denying the French touch. The antique French contemporary furniture, plush textures, pieces, creative patterns and glistening lamps and chandeliers are artistic and inviting.

Highlights of my visit to the cafe:

Café CHANTILLY is the kind of place you’ll meet old friends and catch up over an artisanal cup of coffee. Inspiring, calming and beautiful; the space appeals to creative and passionate individuals.

The interiors of Café CHANTILLY are a whimsical curation of contemporary, modern and Provençal pieces. It’s evident Ségolène (Director & Owner, Café CHANTILLY & CHANTILLY Food) has added her personal touch to the more traditional items, reinvented them and given them new purpose. With the music and splashes of color and patterns, the space is full of life and happiness.

More about the Cafe:

AddressVilla 1842, Road 3374, Block 533, Al Markh, Sar, Bahrain

☎ 33310987 – 17200071

Hours

Wednesday 8AM–10PM
Thursday 8AM–11PM
Friday 8AM–11PM
Saturday 8AM–10PM
Sunday 8AM–10PM
Monday 8AM–10PM
Tuesday 8AM–10PM

Instagram: www.instagram.com/chantilly_bh/

Facebook: www.facebook.com/chantilly.bh/

 

Café Amsterdam – Enjoying the Summer Sunshine in Bahrain

Décor, Events & Experiences, Travel and Food

Located in Adliya alongside its sister restaurant La Vinoteca Barcelona, Café Amsterdam is based in a cozy and cute Dutch canal-style building reminiscent of the back streets of Amsterdam. The european architecture shouldn’t mislead you, this restaurant is located in the bohemian neighborhood in Manama, Bahrain.

In the heart of Bahrain’s fine dining neighbourhood, Café Amsterdam’s menu is built on modern European and New American cuisine. The menu includes innovative gastronomic creations, decadent desserts and original beverages. The award-winning Café Amsterdam offers a dining and nightlife experience under one roof with a sleek, state-of-the-art lounge, a bright and spacious glass conservatory and a lovely garden for al fresco dining.

Begin the day with breakfast in the light filled conservatory, lunch in the lofty dining room, after work in the snug and dinner on the expansive balcony overlooking the garden. Plus, catch all your favorite games in the sleek sports lounge!

I had my 9th brunch at Café Amsterdam, whose kitchen is now purring along at a consistently high standard. Stand-out dishes at this outing were dazzling Barley Salad, Risotto al Pesto with cream pesto sauce, parmesan cheese and charcoal grilled chicken and their Passionfruit Cheesecake. A technically demanding (for heat in the summer) pineapple, coconut cream and kiwi mocktail ”Prince of the Middle East” was superb.

Buzzing at nighttime with regular live music events in their garden area, this is the perfect venue to enjoy a fantastic atmosphere and unwind with friends. So whenever you feel a craving for a true Dutch experience, you know your place in Bahrain.

The entrance from inside the restaurant

Wanderlusting: contemporary restaurant design, so bright & pretty

With its wooden panelling and beautiful orange bricks, this interior gives a very welcoming image of the place.

Restaurant or Gallery? Art is served up

The European Landmarks

The Mesmerising Fireplace

My favorite click – Loving the wall mirror

Up the stairs to the bar

The live music section in the restaurant by the railing for best views

Enjoying my healthy Barley Salad with pearl barley mango salsa and thai dressing and my Prince of the Middle East (Mocktail) by Bartender Tanmay

My main course – Risotto al Pesto with cream pesto sauce, parmesan cheese and charcoal grilled chicken by Chef Rahul

My Dessert – Passion fruit cheesecake by Pastry Chef Ajith

Full of modern elegance, Café Amsterdam’s design and decor is a tasteful combination of cozy-chic art-deco reminiscent of the late 1920s period.

Family-friendly Friday Brunch at Cafe Amsterdam

Checking the chicken for my risotto. This was my first attempt with charcoal. The flavor was exactly what I had imagined: smoky

It was another hugely successful day with brilliant, tasty & professional looking food. When there is teamwork and collaboration, wonderful things can be achieved.

Restaurant Info

  • Serves Alcohol
  • Good for: Brunch and Dinner
  • Separate Smoking Available
  • Outdoor Garden Seating
  • Good for Groups and Business Meeting
  • Good for Bloggers and Writers
  • Private space for Reading
  • Live Music

For booking & info: Call 0097317007404

Website: http://www.cafeamst.com/

Instagram: @cafeamsterdam

Facebook: CafeAmsterdamBH

Hashtag: #cafeamsterdambh

Restaurant Hours

Sunday: 12pm-2am
Monday: 12pm-2am
Tuesday: 12pm-2am
Wednesday: 12pm-2am
Thursday: 12pm-2am
Friday: 8am-2am
Saturday: 8am-2am

Restaurant Menu