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Thai Bistro
Nominated for Best Thai
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In the authenticity stakes, Thai Bistro scores two major (and perhaps even unique for Dubai) ticks. The music policy is Thai pop classics and the distinctive blue and white chinaware is all proudly imported from a Bangkok pottery. Other things this old Dubai spot has going for it include a pleasant al fresco terrace next to the Dubai Marine Beach Club’s pool. The outdoor spot is ace and the food on offer is certainly worth sampling – salads and soups are especially superb. Something of an old favourite to regulars, there’s a pleasant sense of character and a personal touch to the service lacking in so much of the competition.
Open daily 6pm-11.45pm. Dubai Marine Beach Resort & Spa, Jumeirah 1, (04 346 1111).

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