Indego by Vineet, Grosvenor House Dubai
Highly Commended for Best Business Lunch
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You get what you pay for at Indego – but be prepared to pay a lot. Dhs190 per person seems a lot to fork out for a business lunch, but bear in mind you’re getting food from a menu designed by a Michelin-starred chef, not to mention a novel twist on the original thali. Don’t expect to have your food served the traditional way – all the dishes arrive at once on a round silver tray – and don’t expect the usual curries and dahls. Instead, you get several courses of beautifully presented food, including an exquisite chicken pakora and lemon tandoori prawn (they’ll offer you refills as well). The marble walls and regal decor hint at a long-gone era of colonialism and the al fresco section is spectacular as well, with great views of the Marina, while the slick, knowledgeable staff enhance the overall excellent experience. A great spot to take a client.
Dhs190 for thali. Served Sun-Thu noon-2.30pm. Grosvenor House Dubai, Dubai Marina (04 399 8888).

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