Cheerily authentic French restaurant besides the Dubai Creek 20 Reviews
A French-style two-course meal. Dhs75 Timings: Noon-3pm (Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday)
Bistro Madeleine’s seafood platter
Sample lobster, tiger prawns, oysters, mussels and crab. Dhs160 per person; Dhs300 per couple Timings: 7pm-11pm (Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday)
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From Time Out Dubai Eating Out 2011
As you step through the door at this InterContinental venue, there’s no mistaking where you’re supposed to be. Red checked cloths adorn the Parisian-style tables, Edith Piaf-style melodies fill your ears and the smell of sautéeing onions wafts from the kitchen – we half expected Marcel Marceau to appear, offer us a Gauloise and break into an impromptu mime. But far from being tacky, the overall effect is rather charming. While the staff themselves aren’t French, they’re friendly and eager to please, proffering a menu packed with authentic Gallic dishes: cassoulet, coq au vin and croque monsieur all feature, alongside a specials menu that’s written entirely in French (it’ll give you a chance to practise your long-forgotten school vocabulary, or you can ask the staff to translate). The food itself, while not as outstanding as at French neighbour Reflets par Pierre Gagnaire, is competent, reliable and great value – you can grab a filling, homely meal for two and get change from a Dhs200 note. We also hear the breakfast is worth a look. Early morning croissants and chocolat chaud supped from a creekside table? Why, Monsieur, you are really spoiling us.
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