Chill Out

Chill Out

Cool café in Dubai made entirely of ice Reviews

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From Time Out Dubai Eating Out 2008

From the seats to the tables, the (dry) bar to the walls, everything in this joint is fashioned from solid ice. An impressive sculpture of Dubai’s prominent landmarks stretch across one side like a strip of frozen stalagmites, while a glacial chandelier casts its cool beams across the room in softly changing hues, from tundra blue to sunset red.

Even the platters are made of ice. Unsurprisingly, the cold cuts come a shade too cold; a frigid sliver of smoked salmon has to be prised off the plate and defrosted in the mouth. Don’t bother with the canapés – a handful of mayonnaise-moistened morsels smudged onto squares of ordinary sliced bread are served stiff with frost.

You can’t spend much more than 40 minutes here – unless you want to turn into a fish finger – and the food comes across as merely an afterthought. As gimmicks go, it’s a pretty interesting one – but it might take an ice age before you want to return.


By Jeremy Lawrence

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

Details

  • Location: Times Square Center, Al Quoz, Dubai
  • Tel: 04 341 8121
  • Travel: Sheikh Zayed Road

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  • Users voted this restaurant most suitable for: Romantic

User reviews:

Posted by: NASHMIA Faisal. on 21 Jun ' 13 at 07:48
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good 1 but the prices are toooooooo high.... but the atmosphere and decor is amazing.. :) but 1 time for these places are enough.

Posted by: alex on 12 Aug ' 12 at 10:39
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  • Best for: Brunch served
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? No

POOOR

Posted by: Mimi Baker on 28 Apr ' 12 at 17:27
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  • Best for: Family friendly
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

Amazing place
somthing different ! =D

Posted by: Ania on 29 Jul ' 11 at 14:11
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  • Best for: Romantic
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

Great experience, great place, great atmosphere!!!

Posted by: ouhanis on 18 Feb ' 11 at 19:01
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  • Best for: Family friendly
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

chill out cafe rooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccckkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss

Posted by: Abbas Ahmed on 09 Aug ' 10 at 12:33
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  • Best for: Romantic
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

i have been there twice and would still like to go there. the environment inside is so good you dont feel like going out. really good experience something different in dubai with the hot climate outside.

good place, good job

Posted by: SaNaF on 25 Jul ' 10 at 20:54
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  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

I went a year ago with family and friends, and still haven't forgotten the experience. It's worth going at least once, specially when you take a lot of pictures ... the pictures really turned out great!! it's not mentioned anywhere, but if you're going in a group, they also give out discounts!

Posted by: parvinder singh on 27 Aug ' 09 at 17:40
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

The entrance fee has been wrongly updated. The entrance fee actually is AED 60 for adults and AED 30 for kids and is inclusive of a welcome drink.
The ice lounge served barbecues, soups, sandwiches and a variety of hot drinks and mocktails.. and needless to say provides a very different CHILL OUT experience which has no parallel in the entire middle east.

Regards
Parry

Posted by: M Junaid Arif on 13 Jul ' 09 at 08:37
  • Best for: Romantic
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

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