Highly Commended Best Café 23 Comments
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Finding the restaurant – through a vast thicket of trees and lush green plants – is a bit like finding paradise. A lake flows through the landscaped garden, where you’ll hear cicadas singing, and there are individual swinging hammocks to relax in. Tables are made from large slabs of tree trunk, roughly cut away and polished to create a luxurious rusticity. Clientele is almost exclusively Emirati. Food is cooked with seasonal produce and the menu is presented on a future-proof iPad. It features a selection of Thai and French cuisine, which is cooked and served expertly, with the finest, freshest, ethically sourced ingredients. Fans of big flavours should try the Thai selection. The Goong Phad Naam Prik Phow – lightly battered and deep fried black tiger prawns with onions, herbs, chilli oil and tamarind juice – is a true delight. The selection of teas, coffees and juices is vast, comprehensive and the best we’ve tried in the city. It’s not cheap, but for the quality and experience alone, it’s worth every penny.
Open daily 8am-10.30pm. Al Barari Villas, Emirates Road, www.thefarmdubai.com (04 392 5660 / 056 174 1208).
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