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Roberto’s
Nominated for Best Business Lunch
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The purple and orange, uber-stylish Roberto’s is a great spot for a chilled-out Friday brunch. The atmosphere is trendy with a hint of elegance. Kids are welcome. The brunch is a gastronomic delight (although, being charged extra for water, when shelling out for unlimited grape, seems like a dangerous ploy). A seafood tower is served to the table, stuffed with oysters, shrimps, mussels, crab and lobsters over ice. There’s also an unlimited live oyster bar which you can visit as often as you like. Plates of sharing appetisers follow containing everything from pasta to wagyu mix cold cuts. Mains are chosen from the à la carte menu and there’s a small but decent selection with pasta al forno, lobster thermidor and various other handpicked dishes. A selection of delicious mini Italian pastries is served to finish. Service is superb on arrival; we were greeted warmly, seated swiftly and served our starters and drinks with a smile.
Dhs325 (with soft drinks and mocktails), Dhs400 (with Italian grape), Dhs495 (with sparkling). Fri 1pm-4.45pm, Roberto’s, DIFC, www.robertos.ae (04 386 0066).


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