Nominated for Best Romantic 34 Comments
One of multiple restaurants in the city from British celebrity chef Gary Rhodes, Rhodes Mezzanine specialises in twisting traditional concepts of British cooking into a fine dining, French-influenced update. The setting is elegant, yet fresh and lively, decked out in icy white, with vibrant colour accents in pinks, greens and purples. From the floral tones, the walls (that look like they’ve been upholstered in leather) and the cosy dining chairs, Rhodes Mezzanine feels a little like a living room, but one that is worthy of an interiors magazine. The distinctly feminine feel and intimacy of this space also adds a touch of romance to the setting. The menu is imaginative and exceptionally well conceived, offering simple, rustic specials like oxtail stew and bread and butter pudding with a heavy dose of fine French technique and presentation, to make for really special dishes. Service on the whole is good, although communication can be an issue at times, and it’s not quite as noteworthy as the setting or the food itself.
Open Mon-Sat 7pm-11.30pm. Grosvenor House Dubai, Dubai Marina, www.grosvenorhouse-dubai.com (04 399 8888).
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