Mercurries

Indian restaurant in DIFC Reviews

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At night, DIFC may be about as busy as Paris Hilton’s private library, but during the day it bristles with suited and booted types breaking up their daily grind. Mercurries has nothing to do with Freddie, the flamboyant Queen front man, the planet closest to the sun, or the silvery liquid chemical element, but it does have everything to do with classic Indian food.

At lunchtimes, the new restaurant is packed to the rafters with office workers getting stuck into the buffet, which boasts soups, salads, curries, tandoori treats and desserts. But you’ll be glad you checked out the à la carte menu when you take delivery of the huge thick-pastry samosas riddled with hefty chunks of potato, peas and onion. This appetiser could double as a main course, so leave some space for the silky smoked butter chicken, which swamps tender blocks of boneless meat in a mild and creamy tomato sauce. Heap some fragrant basmati pulao with fruit and nuts onto the plate and scoop everything up with the basil-strewn naan bread before finishing off with a bowl of cooling kulfi.

Of course, there are better places in the city to snatch a quick curry, but the DIFC bunch are a captive audience who’ll probably work their way through all of the new restaurants opening in the complex. If you’re in the area and you’re looking for a fast fix of spice, you could do worse than rubbing shoulder pads with the suits and getting down to business here.


By TimeOut Dubai Staff

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Details

  • Location: Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai
  • Tel: 04 370 0737
  • Travel: Sheikh Zayed Road, DIFC
  • Website
  • Cuisine: Indian
  • Experiences: Wi-fi
  • Times: Open Sat-Wed 11am-11pm; Thu-Fri 11am-midnight
  • Price: Dhs200-350
  • Credit Cards Accepted: Yes

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User reviews

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  • Users voted this restaurant most suitable for: Business lunch

User reviews:

Posted by: ammu balachandran on 07 May ' 11 at 17:55
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  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

I loved the food. I have never eaten in, just asked for home delivery......and would like to do so again, but cannot reach them by phone.....is the number changed, or is this very nice restaurant, defunct?

Posted by: Fair on 26 Oct ' 09 at 09:36
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  • Best for: Business lunch
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

Good Food.
Excellent CURRIES . Smoked Butter Chicken was just super.
Nice Biryani served in the earthern pot.
Good service.

Will definately go back

Posted by: Amreek Khan on 14 Oct ' 09 at 11:04
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  • Best for: Business lunch
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

Execellent overall experience. GREAT FOOD and good service.
Biryani's were really good served in earthern pots and giving authentic flavours.

Posted by: shaukat on 16 Jul ' 09 at 08:17
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  • Would you go back to this restaurant? No

I found it too expensive and the food was very rich, they don't have a particualr theme for the food needs more amount of service there, people don't look happy am not going to such a place for sure

Posted by: camila on 26 Feb ' 09 at 18:36
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  • Would you go back to this restaurant? No

I ordered a Palak Paneer and was shocked when the waitress asked me if I would like to have some rice or bread with my curry. At the price of Dhs 36, I thought the rice was included. I made th mistake o ordering the garlic naan. The garlic was raw. At least it gave some taste to the tasteless curry. The palak paneer tasted like a bag of frozen spinach with 3 or 4 random cubes of paneer and was as bland as a bowl of porridge.
To pay Dhs for a curry + lassi was very stupid of me.
I am definitely going to Saravana or other curry houses next time. Or if I am stuck at DIFC I'll go for a burger...

Posted by: bobby on 17 Feb ' 09 at 05:32
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  • Best for: Business lunch
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

Excellent ambient, delicious food, good service, good value and a great overall experience

Posted by: sujata on 21 Jan ' 09 at 20:15
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  • Best for: Family friendly
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

good food

Posted by: peter on 21 Jan ' 09 at 20:13
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  • Best for: Business lunch
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

great food, good service

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