Wheeler’s of St James's
|Tel:||04 386 0899|
|Travel:||Sheikh Zayed Road|
|Cuisine:||Bar Food, British, Contemporary European|
|Experiences:||Alcohol available, Wi-fi, Romantic, Business lunch, Brunch served, Live music, Smoking permitted, Cocktails, Celebrity chef, Table reservations, Brunch, Wheelchair Access|
|Times:||Open Sat-Tue 11am-midnight; Wed-Fri 11am-2am|
|Credit Cards Accepted:||Yes|
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Dr. Raji Mathew Jul 16, 2013 09:35 am
It was by chance that I passed by this restaurant and the name Marco Pierre White caught my attention. 3 course business lunch for AED 120 was an opportunity I didn't want to let go. A spacious restaurant with high ceiling and quiet atmosphere with soft music playing in the background.
Was well escorted and seated. Drinks ordered, bread rolls and butter served. For starters, had opted for the baked oysters over the other options of soup of the day or salad. 5 oysters shells baked with spinach beautifully laid out on a plate over a bed of salt. Tastewise, not extraordinary. Slow cooked beef brisket with potato gratin and asparagus was the main dish. The potato gratin was wonderful on top of whch were thin slices of beef and asparagus. After this, the waitress showed me the dessert menu. Lemon posset was a masterpiece. Again wonderfully presented in a double-walled glass bowl making it look like a glass within a glass. Custard like consistency with thin slices of lemon on top, it had a sweet and sour taste and was served with 2 gingerbread sticks half coated with sugar.
A surfeit of waiters all coming in turns to ask for drinks, water etc. going about their job with quiet efficiency.
My gripe is that the apple crumble that was to come with the business lunch was overlooked and not served but instead I had to pay for the dessert but since the dessert was so good I didn't mind. That and the fly hovering around cannot spoil what was otherwise a great meal. I paid AED 210 for the business lunch, diet Pepsi, dessert, tax and tip.
Mark Driver Jun 28, 2013 09:34 am
Really a brunch for grown ups, Ii recently went with friends and their 6 year old and can honestly say that the staff were fantastic with a small boy whose food choices were off menu, but the kitchen delivered the goods and a good time was had by all. Who wants a 100 different choices when the set brunch menu delivers such exceptional quality and flavours. Already booked to go back again. May not have the location of Traiteur, but the food is right up there.
Nic Mar 29, 2013 09:11 pm
Having just been to "Wheeler's" for the fifth time and subsequently read the comments above, I was compelled to write my own (something I have never done before.) I honestly believe that "Wheeler's" is the best restaurant in Dubai. I've been here for nearly six years and have sampled them all. Maybe one's expectations here are lower than elsewhere - we've all suffered at the hands of inexperienced waiting staff who barely speak English - but this place is the epitome of fantastic service and wonderful food. Every time I have been, the staff have been incredibly attentive but not irritating, the food has been delicious and expertly cooked and the ambience has been delightful. Between me and my eating companions, we have tried nigh on everything on the menu and it's all been great. We've never had anyone try to "upsell" us booze (whatever that means) or leave us unattended. I guess you can't please everyone all the time. This is by far my favourite restaurant in Dubai. Can you tell?!
Chris Mcwilliams Feb 20, 2013 09:46 am
After being at petite maison I also tried ' of wheeler and I must say that it is certainly better; at the beginning I was invited to the bar where I met a fantastic Italian guy invited me to drink a "Martinez" for the first time and I must say it was delicious!!!
The music is very soothing although the pianist plays for 10 minutes then for 30 goes on hiatus! The food is very good I must say, the smoked salmon was fantastic and the mussels marinated were delicious, even my wife was happy!!!
Good wines and good food, what better???
After supper I drank an Irish Coffee, made by a girl at the bar and it was awful but overall the restaurant is from 4 and a half stars!!
Sarah K Feb 18, 2013 10:00 am
This is a very grown-up restaurant. Loved the airy, white decor (am so tired of these dark, dingy places that seem to be popping up all over the place) and thought the pianist was superb- really lifted the atmosphere.
I am surprised at the criticism of this place; I thought the only thing you could fault them on was pricing- but they again, seafood IS going to be expensive. I had the prawn cocktail followed by the cod and the bread and butter pudding- all delicious. I would highly recommend it as a treat (great for taking the parents!)