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The handsome, cosy interior is, unusually, just as well suited to a birthday meal with friends as it is to a romantic dinner with a loved one. Dark carved wooden screens create intimate recesses around the edge of the main dining area, where a beautiful mural of an Indian palace is displayed behind a stage on which singers and tabla players fill the air with traditional tunes to whisk diners to the subcontinent. The atmosphere can’t be faulted, and nor can the small yet appealing menu, which boasts classics like chicken tikka and masala curry as well as creative fusion dishes incorporating Western ingredients such as smoked salmon and feta cheese – and to great effect. Portions are fairly modest, yet prove to be surprisingly filling, accompanied by delicious sides and breads, including the unmissable coconut and pistachio naan. While service can be a little slow during busy times, staff are invariably friendly and accommodating, rounding off what is an undeniably top-notch and original dining experience.
Open daily 7.30pm-11.30pm; Sun-Thu noon-3pm. Sheraton Dubai Creek Hotel & Towers, Baniyas Street, Deira, www.sheratondubaicreek.com (04 207 1733).
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