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Best Chinese Winner
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Setting itself somewhat apart from the other dining options at Atlantis, The Palm with its own standalone entrance, expect to find the cool kids chowing down at this lounge-style fine-dining Chinese spot. The decor is stunning, massive tables are inlaid with a mosaic of mother of pearl shells, meanwhile nearby tables are slightly raised on an illuminated platform running the bar of the restaurant, flanked with high-back chairs fit for a king and hung with beautiful silver and blue brocade. The food is decent but be prepared to pay top dirham. The starter of wasabi prawns consists of massive crustaceans, smothered in a wasabi flavouring, while the steamed shrimp dumpling with yellow mustard is good without being great and there is no hint of mustard. Other dishes include crispy chicken salad with pomelo in mango plum dressing and a selection of clay pots, including a saucy braised eggplant and bean curd option with black pepper sauce. The desserts are inventive and a real highlight, particularly the raspberry sphere and the foamy cheesecake.
Open Sat-Wed 12.30pm-4pm, 6pm-11pm; Thu 12.30pm-4pm, 6pm-11.30pm; Fri 6pm-11.30pm. Atlantis The Palm, Palm Jumeirah (04 426 2626). Brunch: Dhs188 (with soft drinks), Dhs388 (with mixed beverages and house grape), Dhs94 (children aged four-11). Fri 11.30am-3.30pm

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