jones the grocer
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This high-end café has proved a big hit with Dubai’s families, especially at the weekend when the wait for a table can be half an hour or more. Combining the grocery and store at the front of the venue, on-site bakery and deli, tables packed with diners and a busy open kitchen, the bustling atmosphere can be pretty noisy at peak times. With café fare such as baguettes, paninis and salads, an extended breakfast menu at weekends and larger mains like burgers and pies, prices aren’t cheap, but portions are satisfyingly hearty. Traditional fish and chips is so large it threatens to dangle off the serving board – the batter is light and very crispy, while the portion of large olive oil fries is just enough to mop up the tangy tartar sauce. The colour-in children’s menu offers healthy takes on kids’ classics – such as penne covered in a flavoursome tomato-y sauce. While service can be a little bit dozy during the restaurant’s busiest periods, on the whole, Jones is a great family choice and worth the queue.
Open Sun-Thu 8am-10.30pm, Fri-Sat 9am-10.30pm. Sheikh Zayed Road (opp Times Square), www.jonesthegrocer.com, (04 346 6886).
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