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A severe hook away from the toils of the 18th fairway (seriously difficult, trust us) lies Nineteen, the restaurant at The Address Montgomerie Dubai that gazes out over a spectacular course. Get out on the terrace and by day the views are spectacular, while by night the sounds of the fountain in the adjacent deliver soothing sprinkles. Either way it is atmospheric and the menu contains some nice surprises, delivered from the live cooking “show kitchen”. What comes from the grill is of an excellent standard and the smaller touches are great too, from the delicate amuse-bouche to a stunning cream of porcini soup and the tiger prawns, served with a nice chilli and garlic kick and sprinkled, incongruously, with pomegranate. The latter actually fits the mood perfectly: classy, but with a little bit of unruliness not often found in restaurants at posh golf courses. That makes this a good bet for dinner with friends.
Open Sun-Thu 7pm-midnight, Fri 6.30pm-10.30pm, Sat noon-3.30pm, 7pm-midnight. The Address, Montgomerie Dubai, Emirates Hills (04 390 5600).

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