Margaux: Margaux, poor Margaux. Wonderful French food hampered by its location. The restaurant boasts a sleek, stylish interior – save for some very strange pictures of Arnold Schwarzenegger and Fergie with an orangutan. Unfortunately, the terrace’s position right under the very loud speakers for the Burj Khalifa's fountains mean you’re routinely deafened by the music that bursts out every 15 minutes to accompany the world’s tallest water jets. However, the restaurant offers a fantastic selection of modern French wonders with a slight Asian edge – lunchtime treats include asparagus wrapped in wafer thin wagyu which makes an excellent starter before going full tilt into the most wonderfully presented wagyu burger with peppers, rocket and gruyere. All their a la carte beef is aged for 60 days and although the menu’s concise, it leaves your mouth watering. You can’t have a French meal without a crème brulee and the trio here is one of joy.
Souk al Bahar (04 439 7555).