The food at this almost always buzzing joint is passable, however it does remain a top spot for media types who want to close the deal over lunch thanks to good business lunches on offer and a central location. The six-metre-tall exposed grape-cellar that cuts through the middle of the room punctuates the design, the service is usually helpful and the menu obligingly suggests healthy options for those not after a carb binge. Food is variable – the beef Carpaccio is a Roseanne Barr-friendly portion (and that’s fine by us), the grilled fish main is a safe and fresh option and the pizzas (which sit around the Dhs60 mark) are a safe order but lack the X-Factor. We’ve yet to leave Certo wowed but, then again, we’ve yet to leave severely disappointed: which is more than we can say of many hotel eateries.