Outdoor drinking and impressive cellar in Al Barsha Reviews

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Located on the fifth floor bar of the new Pullman hotel, adjacent to Mall of the Emirates, Vantage is a welcome addition to the Al Barsha watering-hole collective. While the interior decor, focusing on lavender and brown hues, is startlingly similar to either a grannies’ tea room or a first-class airline lounge (we can’t decide which), the outdoor terrace is too alluring to waste much time with this air-conditioned head-scratching.

Generously-sized couches with springy cushions litter the outdoor (and smoking) area, which has views of the distant Burj Khalifa – its kitsch light display gives the impression of a gigantic Christmas tree. Once you’ve manage to coax your eyes back into your head, there are three menus to peruse, featuring grape, snacks and drinks (the latter boasts even more snacks). There’s an extensive selection of grape available, starting at Dhs40 for a glass – there’s even a guide to grape tasting – but yeast lovers are also well catered for, with a very international selection of draught and bottled options.

As for snacks, the healthy among you need not fear: this is not a haven of deep-fried cheese sticks and chicken wings. Instead, for about the same price, how about a fillet of grilled salmon or an order of scallops? We’d wager this is also the only bar in the city where you can order trifle with your pinot, and with that, we’re sold.

By Time Out Dubai staff
Time Out Dubai,

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  • Location: Sheraton Dubai Mall of the Emirates Hotel, Barsha, Dubai
  • Tel: 04 377 2356
  • Travel: Sheikh Zayed Road
  • Experiences: Happy hours
  • Times: Open daily 11am-2am
  • Credit Cards Accepted: Yes

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Posted by: Jennifer on 30 Jul ' 12 at 10:43
  • Best for: Food served
  • Would you go back to this bar/club? Yes

My bf and I went to Vantage using the 2 for 1 voucher for tapas and tinis. We had never been there before and were very pleasantly surprised at what we found. It was a very nicely decorated lounge type space. Unfortunately for them, it wasn't very busy, so the staff was incredibly accomodating. You get 5 martinis from a menu of 5 so of course, I tried them all. Some were better than others, but all were delicious! You also get a nice platter of tapas per person. There were 3 different types and all were so good, I cleared the plate. Our waitress graciously offered dessert and recommended the chocolate cake which turned out to be just as good, if not better than she explained. My birthday is in one week, and we will definitely be going back to celebrate with all of our friends!

Posted by: Chris on 05 Oct ' 11 at 14:12
  • Would you go back to this bar/club? No

BEWARE Tried to book a table for two usiing the Timeout Voucher "4 for 2 Cheese and Grape at Vantage Pullman"

Turns out it only applies to a wine tasting machine and it isn't 4 for 2. IWhatever you buy you get 50% extra free. Mathematically it is 3 for 2!. Also that is just the Grape. The cheese is a la carts and consequently is er.... 2 for 2.

I feel cheated

Didn't go.

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