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The Talk The Talk Restaurant

Nominated for Best Family Comments

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This all-day dining restaurant offers an international buffet with better-than-average fare. During the day there’s an à la carte menu and sushi bar, plus large buffet selection, including a vast mix of salads, mini plates of starters and cold, fresh seafood offering a healthier alternative to the hot dishes and live stations, such as pasta, grills and tandoori. At night, the restaurant runs themed cuisines during the week. But it’s the children’s offerings that really stand out. Like other Mövenpick hotels in the region, The Talk serves the ‘power bites’ menu – a fun and nutrient-rich take on kids’ favourites, such as lamb and lentil burgers or crispy crudités. As well as being healthy, they’re all presented with touches that kids will love, with mini serving dishes, toy figurines helping to ‘build’ the food and plenty of colour throughout.
Open daily 6.30am-3am. Mövenpick Hotel Jumeirah Beach, JBR (04 449 8888).

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Posted by: Ben on 16 Oct ' 11 at 18:19

Went for the Sunday sushi and grill. It's actually a bit more, including an international buffet. The sushi selection was very limited and not at all restocked whilst we were there. The rest of the buffet wasn't particularly appetising either. However, the grill was plentiful and the chef a very friendly rotund man who was all to happy to put together whatever we asked. Beer kept flowing and was helpfully replenished on a regular basis. Altogether very reasonable, and would be excellent if they could improve their sushi selection

Posted by: Fiorella on 05 Jun ' 11 at 04:44

I been in this in this restaurant 2 times, non of them for the buffete, i always order a la carte and sushi. I think is good quality sushi, and the portion is very generous.
The first time i went with a friend and we order 3 maki rolls to share and chicken spring rolls. They took 40 minutes to bring the makis, and there was nodoby int her restaurant, and when the makis arrived we asked for our spring rolls that we wanted as a starter, they told us that they will take another 5 minutes. after 10 minnutes the waitress come and tell us that they are out fo stock. Very dissapointing in that matter. And the second time i went woth my husbnd and we order maki rolls as well, the quality was very good once again, and noticed that they took all asian appetaozers from the menu, and i asked the waitress and she said it was because the supplier was not consistent with the dellivery. so i think that was a good ove, but they should put some appetizers. Overall i think is a nice place and i would go back for more maki rolls, even if i have to wait 30 miniutes, but the buffete is not very appeteizing!!

Posted by: Cat Valsen on 19 Feb ' 11 at 14:01

We were very dissapointed with The Talk. We waited 15 minutes for our first drink (brunch is from 12:30 - 15:45). The food, nor the venue was ready by 12:30. Seafood was tasteless and soggy. Dim Sum - uneadible. Nothing that was suppose to be crispy (tempura, sweet and sour prawn) was crispy. Gnocchi was good, pizza was fine. Salmon - very good. Vegetables overcooked. Chef did not know the cut of the meat (ribeye). Live cooking station chef- kind. The dessert was very good. We went to sit outside before 16:00 and within seconds they ran after us wit bill. We ordered another drink - it never arrived.

Not worth the money!!!! Not 350 dhs. If you want to spend that much money - go look somewhere else. There are many good buffets for far less, with proper service and nice fresh food. I think that was our biggest problem - the food was not fresh. It seemed as if it was prepared much earlier, waited around a bit and then was served. Rather dissapointing since we looked forward to going to the Talk.

Posted by: cst on 04 Jul ' 10 at 21:33
  • Best for: Family friendly

we went to this brunch in may and for the price were very disappointed - its not on until 4pm, but 3pm! for the same price you can have brunch fazaris at the address - which is open for longer, the food better quality and the service more attentive. the problem with the talk is that there are holidaymakers sat on sunloungers outside, with children running round etc - not what i want when i'm paying 350 dirhams! also the side bit where you can sit outside is like a wind tunnel - they had a bbq on there with sweetcorn and stuff in bain maries - we couldn't even be bothered to try the food as we just kept getting windswept! on a good note though the sushi was VERY good. probably best for holidaymakers staying at the movenpick. i like to dress up for brunch and get value for money but i just didn't feel i got it here - go to the montgomerie or fazaris for a brunch with a similar price


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