Nineteen

The beautifully fresh fish is arranged in a dancing salsa of zingy flavours under a mêlée of fresh green vegetables Reviews

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Saturday roast

For a British roast with all the trimmings. Dhs235 (soft drinks), Dhs325 (house beverages) Timings: Noon-3.30pm (Saturday)

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From Time Out Dubai Eating Out 2007

We were sceptical – a good restaurant at a golf club? But Nineteen, a contemporary European restaurant with a decidedly Asian swing, is definitely on the ball. Start with a hearty portion of salmon and tuna tartare. The beautifully fresh fish is arranged in a dancing salsa of zingy flavours under a mêlée of fresh green vegetables. A creamy and crunchy dish of courgette cannelloni is every bit as large and robust. Order the surf and turf main and each meaty ball of sweet lobster will go down your hole in one, while a dewy pink hunk of tenderloin steak seeps its juices into a rich but not overpowering black bean sauce – delicious. Or hack divots out of an over-baked red snapper, which is moist, firm, boneless, delicious, and will disappear in a stroke.

End with a pleasingly gooey chocolate fondant accompanied by soft, decadent ice cream, or a sweet, crumbly portion of poached baby pear. As Gary Player once said, ‘The harder you work the luckier you get’. Indeed, the people here have clearly been putting more than their fair share of effort in, and it isn’t just Dubai’s golfing community that are reaping the rewards. Non-golfers will be delighted to hear that at Nineteen, excellent food, great service and a relaxing and informal atmosphere are all par for the course. Highly recommended.


By Time Out Dubai Staff

Time Out reviews restaurants anonymously and pays for meals. Of course, we cannot guarantee the accuracy or independence of user reviews.

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  • Location: The Address, Montgomerie Dubai, Emirates Hills, Dubai
  • Tel: 04 390 5600
  • Travel: Montgomerie Golf Club
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  • Users voted this restaurant most suitable for: Brunch served

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Posted by: Tim on 19 Oct ' 13 at 15:10
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  • Best for: Brunch served
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

Saturday roast was excellent this week. Our 4th visit and it gets better every time. Succulent red meat, great accompaniments and fine starters. Mini apple crumbles were superb. Excellent service and extras as we asked for them. Great value for a lazy lunch but be prepared for a limited selection done well.

Posted by: deborah bradley on 24 Mar ' 11 at 12:16
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  • Would you go back to this restaurant? No

WE WERE EXPECTING A LOT MORE FROM THIS RESTAURANT.THE FOOD WAS VERY BORING AND DISPLAYED UNINTICINGLY.THEY WERE STILL LAYING OUT THE SMALL POOR OFFERING 25 MINS AFTER THE BRUNCH HAD STARTED. THE STAFF WERE VERY HELPFUL AND POLITE, BUT SLOW.THE RESTAURANT WAS NEARLY EMPTY DONT KNOW HOW THEY WOULD GET ON IF IT WAS BUSY.

Posted by: CC on 20 Mar ' 11 at 11:53
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  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

Best Steaks in Dubai! Excellent staff. One of my favourite restaurants!

Posted by: Thomas Norberg on 05 Mar ' 10 at 15:46
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  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

Stunning views, very refined. Great brunch.

Posted by: Mark on 27 Feb ' 10 at 15:06
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  • Would you go back to this restaurant? No

What have they done to Nineteen?
What, not so long ago, used to be one of the best, and smartest, brunches (that includes the Saturday carvery) is now mediocre, at best.
The food choice is uninspiring compared to our previous visits (gone are the great salad and seafood selections, the variety of cheeses and the yummy puddings)
There seems to be no dress code anymore. (thongs, shorts and tattoos are now acceptable).
One of the delights of brunch at Nineteen used to be going back to try the wonderful variety of food - those days have gone as you can now get the whole selection on one, small, plate.
The new Rotisserie (second hand from another Address restaurant, so the staff said) kept falling apart!
We got the impression the management are trying to save money or whoever is now running Nineteen doesn't know what is available eslewhere in Dubai
Great shame but we won't be going back in a hurry

Posted by: Sarah on 26 Jan ' 10 at 12:29
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  • Best for: Brunch served
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

Posted by: Nadine Rahal on 21 Nov ' 09 at 06:32
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  • Would you go back to this restaurant? No

We had some guests over and we wanted to take them to one of the best brunches in Dubai, since they've already been to Al Qasr and we wanted something less extravagant, we thought Nineteen would be our best choice, and what a choice. It was the most DISSAPOINTING brunch we've ever been to:
- The food variety was at its minimal: 3 types of cheese, a salad bar with the basics, 4 different main menus each smaller than the other (we actually had to order 2 main menus to satisfy our appetite)
- One our guests was allergic to dairy products so we asked his steak fillet to come with French fries rather than buttery mash, but oh no the chef couldn't pull any other form of potatoes but the mash, and what a mash...TGI Friday's does it better.
- Only serving 2 types of alcohol
- The desert buffet was ok but again little variety in even smaller portions.

All in all extremely disappointing experience, of course the decor was very nice and the view amazing, but you don't go to a restaurant for the decor nor the view, you go there for the food.
For a restaurant that has won 4 Time Out Awards for its brunch, we honestly couldn't see the reason!

Posted by: Athena on 18 Mar ' 09 at 13:59
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  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

I hope they win and with the brunch too!

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