Hot and cold mezze and more in the Grand Hyatt Reviews

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From Time Out Dubai Eating Out 2011

Lebanese restaurants are one a penny in Dubai. There are endless unmemorable mundane versions of fattoush, houmous and shish taouk that get devoured all across the city. Awtar however is more of a standout addition. Set within sophisticated surroundings with a draped ceiling and Arabian lanterns, this restaurant is well worth a visit. The option of the outdoor area is a welcome call in the cooler winter months. The menu is vast, divided from hot and cold mezze to meats, and has some interesting options.

The fish mixed grill was huge, with the prawns being soft and juicy and the hammour taking on a great char-grilled taste, and the houmous beiruty was a welcome change from its traditional counterpart, as the fava beans and paprika were a nice touch. With the addition of polite staff (who strike the balance of being helpful without being overbearing) and extremely fresh and wholesome food, Awtar is a good option for any Lebanese cravings, and is one of the better restaurants in the Grand Hyatt. You will pay slightly more than some other Lebanese restaurants in town, but it is worth it.

By Time Out Dubai staff
Time Out Dubai,

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  • Location: Grand Hyatt Dubai, Oud Metha, Dubai
  • Tel: 04 317 2222
  • Travel: Oud Metha Road
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  • Users voted this restaurant most suitable for: Family friendly

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Posted by: Syed Imran on 20 Feb ' 09 at 14:44
  • Best for: Family friendly
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

Well i think the most important thing which is not mentioned in all the reviews is the set menu which awtar offers which is quite competetively rated and you get to taste most of there main delicies.On my several visits to Awtar the set menu was not mentioned by the staff there, which is quite a draw back for the people visitng there as it would suffice most people needs.

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