Dubai's ultimate takeaways guide
We loosen our belts and dig in to the city's best delivered food 2 Comments
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Dubai Marina & JBR
Bombay by the Bay
The menu: We ordered the tandoori prawns, bhattika murg and paneer palak.
On the phone: No problems at all: very straightforward.
Clock watch: They said 45 minutes; it took a nearly two hours. As recompense, the manager offered a complimentary redelivery any time that suited us.
Food on arrival: The prawns were a bit skimpy, but the chicken was well marinated and juicy, and the spinach paneer had a good amount of cheese.
Dhs110. firstname.lastname@example.org (04 429 7979).
The menu: MENA may be the main event, but Camoon also covers all bases with offerings of pizza, pasta, chicken tikka and a mighty club sandwich.
On the phone: They understood what we wanted, where our building was and got our order right. Sounds easy, but in Dubai it generally isn’t.
Clock watch: They said 30 minutes; it took 28.
Food on arrival: It all felt a little tired – the tabbouleh in particular had seen better days – but for a quick Lebanese mixed grill lunch, it was fine.
Dhs55. (04 447 7619).
The menu: There’s an extensive range of Italian classics – we ordered the pollastrana with extra toppings of spinach and buffalo mozzarella.
On the phone: We quizzed them about bases, cheeses and more. Not only were the staff patient, but they gave us some much-appreciated pizza education.
Delivery time: They said 40 minutes; it took 35.
Food on arrival: The pizza was excellent, not to mention generous in diameter: perfectly intact and fresh from the oven.
Dhs60. www.800pizza.ae (800 74 992).
The Noodle Room
The menu: A comprehensive range covering food from Malaysia, Singapore, Vietnam, Thailand, Japan and China: expect to find crunchy rock prawns vying for attention alongside spicy kung po chicken and yam nuea salad (do not leave Dubai without trying the latter). On the phone: ‘Mr Brain?’ No, Brown. ‘Brian?’ Brown. ‘Brad?’ Sigh. Yes, Mr Brad. ‘Ah, Mr Brad, what would you like?’
Clock watch: They said 30 minutes; it took 15.
Food on arrival: Every dish was vacuum sealed, so arrived as hot as the moment they poured it into the tub. Perfect.
Dhs70. www.thenoodleroom.com (04 427 0442).
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