A classy brunch in Zabeel Saray’s crystal-chandeliered Imperium restaurant

  • Imperium
Location: - Palm Jumeirah
Tel: 04 453 0444
Travel: The Crescent (West), Palm Jumeirah
Cuisine: French, International
Dresscode: Casual
Experiences: Alcohol available, Wi-fi, All you can eat deal, Outdoor seating, Brunch served, Table reservations, Brunch
Times: Sunday: 01:00 am-01:00 am
Monday: 01:00 am-01:00 am
Tuesday: 01:00 am-01:00 am
Wednesday: 01:00 am-01:00 am
Thursday: 01:00 am-01:00 am
Friday: 01:00 pm-04:00 pm
Saturday: 01:00 pm-04:00 pm
Price range: Dhs200-349
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  • Julie Apr 13, 2013 05:03 am
    Would you go back to this restaurant?
    Best for:
    One of the few brunches in town that serves REAL champagne! Very good quality of beverages and food.
  • sawsan Apr 13, 2012 09:21 am
    i planned my husband birthday dinner there. I have to say that it was a a great experience. The restaurant manager , Mr. Rochdi Mokatel, is an amazing gentleman. He helped alot and made everything go very smoothly. The food was amazing & the service was excellent. Its the best place for private events
  • Mg Santiago Oct 20, 2011 12:48 pm
    Would you go back to this restaurant?
    For our starter, we had the pumpkin soup which was velvety smooth and perfectly seasoned (but could have been better if hotter) and some carved smoked duck that is well cooked and tender. A plus point is the freshly baked bread served upon our arrival that complimented our starter well.

    We then chose our main course from the a la carte menu and decided to go for the restaurant manager’s recommendation of Beef Bourguignon for my significant other and Sea Bream cooked in lemon butter sauce for myself which were served the typical French way – in warmed pots. Though we find the Bourguignon a little salty, it was beautifully cooked, flavorsome and was served piping hot. This was accompanied by a heavily creamed mashed potato and though too rich for our taste, it eased a bit of the saltiness of the beef. The two small sliver of fried sea bream fillet lay on top of the potatoes, fennel, asparagus and lemon butter sauce was slightly cold and dry. The potatoes were under cooked although we were told that this is how it should be and the lemon butter sauce could do a bit more lemon juice into it. This, unfortunately, was a letdown.

    To conclude our meal, we made our way to the dessert buffet that has selection of fresh fruit salad, green tea and chocolate cake, bread and butter pudding with pistachio (that looked more like Arabic Om-ali) and Espresso mousse cake to name a few though the banana and strawberry crumble won us over. It was a good mix and both fruits stood out but it would have been better if it was served with custard or an ice cream as it was a bit dry.

    In general, the food is average and the selection of beverages is very good. To give credit where it is due our friendly server, Jehnas and chirpy restaurant manager, Roschdi who genuinely seems to care about the wellbeing of guests. However, we couldn’t quite shake the feeling of all the confusion that left us uncomfortable which was not conducive to a relaxed dining experience and the level of service expected from a Jumeirah Hotel was, on this occasion was lacking its usual high standards.
  • Jigga N May 30, 2011 08:05 am
    Very good quality and affordable buffet compared to other 5 star hotel buffets. Fixed price at 135/175 for both lunch and dinner...Very good selection of salads and desserts for those who prefer to eat those rather than main entrees at buffets. I would definitely go back
  • Alex May 28, 2011 07:43 pm
    very good french food especially the Bourgignon, to be tasted!

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