From Time Out Dubai Eating Out 2010
This is a great meal to treat visiting relatives to. The novelty of cruising up and down the creek in a floating greenhouse, gazing out at the twinkling lights of ‘old Dubai’ is always a tourist pleaser. It can also act as a good distraction from the poor food. The menu looks promising, with gourmet delicacies with a twist, such as snails with Thai herbs and coconut – but, unfortunately, the dishes disappoint. When the bill arrives, you will be left balancing the scales with the boat trip and photo-worthy views on one side and a heavy lump of chewy beef main on the other. Unfortunately, for around Dhs300 per person, the scales tip in the wrong direction. Bateaux Dubai needs to work on striking the right balance, before it draws residents and tourists alike.