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101 Dining Lounge & Bar
Highly Commended Best Romantic
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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. 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 presents a partly painful but mainly delectable Sophie’s Choice. 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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