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Rhodes Twenty10, Le Royal Méridien Beach Resort & Spa
Highly Commended for Best Steakhouse
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A smart and elegant restaurant with sumptuous lilac-accented furnishings, this is everything that Gary Rhodes does best – simple, understated and high quality. The dinner menu is focussed, with steak taking centre stage. Starters are presented as small plates, designed to be shared tapas style, with the crab and new potato starter a creamy and tasty combination. The main event of steak comprises wagyu or American cuts, the menu indicating the marbling system so you know how fatty your choice is, and steaks arrive well cooked and cleanly presented. Everything here is simple and classy, with not too much fuss – don’t expect a presentation of knives or a vast array of condiments; here, it’s straightforward and just a plate of attractive and appetising food. Staff are polite and knowledgeable about the menu, and the decor adds a soft romanticism to the simple presentation. The lounge also has a creative offering of mixed drinks and bubbly.
Open daily 7pm-midnight. Le Royal Méridian Beach Resort and Spa, Al Sufouh Road, (04 316 5550).

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