The Lime Tree Café & Kitchen
Nominated for Best Family 15 Comments
Never quite as crowded or hectic as the original Jumeirah venue, The Lime Tree Café at Ibn Battuta Mall is a bright and breezy, family-friendly respite from the mall. Food is displayed in large cases and service is canteen-style so you can see exactly what’s going to be on your plate. The emphasis is on healthy ingredients and big flavours, such as a chicken and beef bacon lavash (toasted flatbread), wild rice salad and pumpkin tortellini. While the price points for individual items are reasonable, the bill starts to add up if you want a salad or side with your main – Lime Tree currently doesn’t serve side or half portions, which is a shame. The weekend breakfast menu is also a must-try, with homemade baked beans or eggs benedict and giant homemade hash browns. Kids are also well looked after, with a selection of colouring books and toys galore, plus a healthy kids menu that includes mini pizzas and gluten free pasta, with one free side per meal, such as raw veggie bites.
Open Sun-Wed 8am-9pm, Thu 8am-10pm, Fri 9am-10pm, Sat 9am-9pm. Ibn Battuta Mall, China Court, www.thelimetreecafe.com (04 366 9320).
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