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101 Dining Lounge & Bar
Best European Winner
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Set in the idyllic surroundings of One&Only The Palm, reachable by boat and jutting out into the tip of the Palm’s furthest reaches, 101 Dining Lounge &Bar starts spreading smiles pretty much as soon as you’re strolling down the jetty to get to it. Once there, the warm and unobtrusive staff and stunning decor – it’s like a sort of high-end floating shack with sail ceilings blowing in the wind out in front of you as you gaze into the deep blue distance – keep up the high standards. And then comes the food. A mix of top-drawer European, though weighted more toward the Spanish, so packed with temptation is the menu that it can be hard to choose. Thankfully, coming back to try more will most definitely be on your agenda. As a start point, however, we would most heartily recommend the octopus cooked on the josper charcoal barbeque. It is, frankly, a delight.
Open daily 12.30pm-3.30pm, 7pm-11pm. One&Only The Palm Dubai, Palm Jumeirah (04 440 1030).

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