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Ottomans, Grosvenor House Dubai
Highly Commended for Best MENA

This place gets off to a romantic start with stunning decor and a lovely ambiance created by the trickling water fountain and lots of flickering lights, carefully set into the dark walls. Chairs are luxuriously comfortable, tablecloths perfectly crisp and the music is at just the right level. If you opt to sit on the terrace, you’ll be treated to some stunning views. There is quite a huge selection of Turkish fare on offer. Quite impressive is the inclusion of various vegetarian main dishes, something we’ve found lacking in other Turkish restaurants. The salads are fresh, crispy and huge, perfect for sharing, and the beef tenderloin melts in the mouth. Service is very friendly and efficient, although the maître d can sometimes be a little overbearing. It’s certainly not cheap, but it’s not the most expensive place in the city either. Highly recommended.
Open Sun-Tue 7.30pm-1am. Grosvenor House Dubai, Dubai Marina (04 317 6000).


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