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Thai Bistro, Dubai Marine Beach Resort & Spa
Highly Commended for Best Thai
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Home to a variety of restaurants and bars, Dubai Marine Beach Club Resort & Spa has something of a tiny village feel to it. Sitting beside the resort’s lagoon-like pool, the quaint, romantic Thai Bistro is just one of the restaurants on offer, and while it certainly isn’t the busiest of them all, it shouldn’t be overlooked. Friendly, entertaining staff are quick to ferry dishes out from the kitchen, and the food is hard to fault. The crunchy, generously-stuffed and seasoned spring rolls don’t disappoint, while the tangy tom yam soup is a no less moreish but lighter way to start. It might be an obvious choice, but you’d be a fool to miss the Thai red curry, which arrives in a clay pot, bubbling over a small flame. Whether you opt to enjoy the outdoor patio or take a table in the restaurant’s snug, chalet-style interiors, it’s hard not to find Thai Bistro humbly enchanting.
Open daily 7pm-midnight. Dubai Marine Beach Resort & Spa, Jumeirah Beach Road, Jumeirah 1 (04 346 1111).

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