Aquara Restaurant and Lounge
Aquara is a restaurant which offers an equal measure of substance and style, with impressive views complimented by some dainty dishes 24 Reviews
This evening event features oyster and seafood bars, a sushi counter, hot and cold mezze, a fresh salad bar, carving stations and hot dishes from the wok, plus a dessert room to round off your meal. Dhs220 (soft drinks), Dhs350 (glass of sparkling grape), Dhs400 (glass of bubbly) Timings: 7.30pm-10.30pm (Friday)
The brunch offers tapas style sharing plates from a selection of global cuisines, along with mixed drinks and pitchers. Dhs175 (soft drinks). Dhs295 (house beverages) Timings: 2pm-5pm (Friday)
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Enter through the lobby of the Dubai Yacht Club, ignore the trendy bunch jigging at the bar on your right and make your way into the restaurant area where you'll be greeted by a comforting air of sophistication.
Aquara manages to feel like a restaurant in its own right despite the floorspace being shared with the somewhat boisterous Cafe Bistro. The menu, tidy and adept is a predominantly European one, though illuminated by some welcome Asian touches. The hot and sour soup is a fierce and fervid affair, the tidy spicy kingfish a slightly gentler proposition where the craft and delicacy of the fillet really impress, and for the even more conservative, the surf and turf with juicy prawns and parmesan is also worth a venture. There's artistry to each dish and the chef's playful touch is evident. It's hard not to be impressed with Aquara, the food, the cosmopolitan feel, the silvery service, the reasonable prices… one way or the other, you'll be won over.
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