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Frevo, Fairmont the Palm
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The outdoor terrace at this popular Brazilian churrascaria gets booked up quickly, so make sure you phone ahead to enjoy a stunning view of the Dubai Marina. The staff, though friendly, can be a little overbearing, checking in on us more often than is really required. The all-you-can-eat set menu kicks off with a simple beef and vegetable soup, before a basket of delicious onion and cheese bread lands on the table. As well as the usual leafy greens, the salad buffet includes beef carpaccio, smoked salmon, palm hearts, grilled Mediterranean vegetables and a cheese board. With a push of a button, diners can notify the waiters that they’re ready for some barbecued meats. First off the post is some rather tough flank steak, but you’d be wise to hold out for the garlic-glazed striploin, roast lamb and turkey-wrapped chicken. The grilled pineapple is a fine way to end the meal.
Open Sat-wed 7pm-11.30pm; Thu 7pm-midnight; Fri noon-3.30pm, 7pm-midnight. Fairmont The Palm, Palm Jumeirah (04 457 3457).

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