The Shortlist

Fire and Ice, Raffles Dubai
Nominated for Best Steakhouse

At Fire & Ice the ambiance is artfully tasteful and forward thinking; with a huge redbrick wall, deep bold colours, comfy retro armchairs and delicate lighting, it feels traditionally classy. But there’s also a nod to the 21st century, with the shiny open-plan kitchen and a soundtrack of surprisingly edgy house beats. There’s a welcome sense of ritual, with slick and knowledgeable staff that have a refreshingly competent grasp of the menu. The grape list alone is a staggering 70-odd pages – requiring a two-page contents section to navigate – while the food menu is thankfully devoted to the essentials, with four cuts of steak and some impressive seafood on offer.
Open daily 7pm-11.30pm. Raffles Dubai, Oud Metha (04 324 8888).


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