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Walking into The Exchange feels a little like escaping from the outside world: the atmosphere is hushed, the vibe effortlessly understated, with plush carpets underfoot and intriguing artworks on the walls. Tables are few, but large, and are spaced widely apart – the overall impression is of luxury and comfort, rather than a venue trying to cram in as many punters as possible. The menu offers steak measured in ounces, not grams, so ordering can be a little like guesswork for the uninitiated. Luckily, the staff are quick to showcase their knowledge and are more than willing to offer professional recommendations on cuts and cooking temperatures. The beef is divided into Premium Gold Angus and Contry Hill wagyu options; the latter commands a premium price, but we’d recommend giving it a go if your wallet can stretch to it. The silken wagyu is gorgeously flavoursome and expertly cooked, while the sides – from fingerling potatoes and truffle fries to indulgent mac and cheese – are thoughtfully prepared and presented. Admittedly the final bill won’t be small, but rarely have we eaten in a steakhouse this good, where the food excels enough to justify the price.
All major credit cards accepted. Open daily 7pm-midnight. The Fairmont Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road, www.fairmont.com/dubai (04 311 8316).
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