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Nominated for Best Seafood
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Don’t be put off by the fact that this restaurant is inside a mall. Salmontini is a smart and stylish venue that offers top quality service and food. It’s also helped by the fact that it looks out over the snowy slopes of Ski Dubai. As the name would suggest, this restaurant specialises in salmon, the smoked Scottish variety to be exact. And the staff really know their salmon, confidently offering advice on the different cuts and smokes. There are also some decent non-salmon choices, including blackened cod, sea bass and grilled tuna. Everything about Salmontini is unfussy and elegant, from the plates of food to the menu design.
Open Sat-Wed noon-midnight, Thu-Fri noon-12.30am. Mall of the Emirates, Al Barsha (04 341 0222).Business lunch: Dhs99 (two courses), Sat-Thu noon-4.30pm. Sushi Special: Dhs195 (all-you-can-eat sushi, maki and sashimi). Mon noon-11.30pm.

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