Whenever I’m feeling a little home-sick, I take a moment to visit The Orangery. The quintessentially British, conservatory-style tea room and patisserie is hidden within the walls of The Palace Boutique Hotel near Adliya (and luckily for me, close to my place of work). My usual choice of treat is a delicious coffee and a cake slice of lavish proportions; there is a lot more on the menu though, including breakfast, lunch and dinner dishes, some with a Middle-East twist. Keep an eye on the prices as the bill can sometimes get a little pricey, in my opinion. I’m looking forward to trying the afternoon tea outside in the gardens once the outside temperatures drop.