Delphine Bar brings a touch of old-school US glamour to Sheikh Zayed Road. Set within The H Dubai, we love the glitzy décor. With massive, sparkling chandeliers and twinkling lights, it’s classy and classic, perfect for a glass of something chilled.
Undeterred, we settle into the plush velvety sofas to chat and unwind. Drinks are priced around the same as in other outlets in the hotel, however, so it’s not a typically expensive lobby bar that you tend to avoid.
A while later, we decide to head to the adjacent pool room, where a huge purple table fills the space (along with an enormous chandelier).
The walls in here are covered in photos of Los Angeles (think the Hollywood sign and Sunset Boulevard). It’s cool and we love inspecting the retro images.
After a few rounds of pool we call it a night. Delphine has old-fashioned elegance, but sadly the vibe just isn’t there when we visit on a weeknight. It’s a lovely spot, but a few more patrons would give it a needed boost.
The bottom line Glamorous and cool, but overly quiet.
Delphine Restaurant & Bar