The Shortlist

Mekong
Nominated for Best South East Asian
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Put simply: Mekong looks fantastic. A masterclass in restaurant design, inside and out, the venue manages to appear distinctly contemporary but timeless, too. Warm and ornate, yet stately and intimate, kooky and novel without a hint of clumsiness or pastiche. Moreover, with a menu divided equally between Chinese, Thai and Vietnamese dishes (coupled with flags next to every dish in case you’re culinary-confused), the venue manages to pay homage to each nation yet present a cohesively charming Asian ‘whole’.
Open daily 6.30pm-11.30pm. Mekong, Anantara The Palm, Palm Jumeirah, www.dubai-palm.anantara.com/mekong (0 4 567 8304).

By Time Out Dubai staff

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