1762

Slick DIFC deli sets standard for lunching 13 Reviews

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Media City to DIFC is a long way to travel for a sandwich, but seeing as 1762 is only open from dawn to dusk on weekdays, it seemed I had no other choice. On arrival, I realised my journey would take that little bit longer – there was a sea of suits frothing out of the deli’s open façade. Undeterred, I swam in, only to find that the queue looked far worse from the outside.

My advance to the till was further expedited by light-hearted chit-chat with the jolly ladies behind the counter feeding me suggestions and recommendations – just as well, as the wealth of choice was remarkable: Asian noodles; Indonesian-style gadu-gadu salad; club-like breakfast burritos; brie, onion and jam in dainty bread rolls; roast veg, mozzarella and tomato encased in slabs of focaccia; and broccoli and cheddar quiche, to name but a few. However, it was the roast beef in a Yorkshire pudding wrap that caught my eye, which I complemented with a slice of ginger bread, washed down with a cup of home-made lemonade.

Since I’d come this far, I opted to eat in and took a table amid a contemporary collection of dark wood, exposed brick, and chandeliers. If I’d closed my eyes, I could have almost been in a bohemian restaurant in London’s trendy Shoreditch. Such musings were interrupted by the swift arrival of my order – my roast beef wrap had been warmed up and was served with a cheeky gravy dip and a pot of horseradish mayo. The wrap was artfully constructed, with the soft Yorkshire pudding strong enough to keep its meatt cargo in check. The result was filling and fantastic – every component of the wrap, from the Yorkshire pudding to the spinach to the rosy red roast beef, was near perfect. A sweet tang came courtesy of the home-made pink lemonade, which I followed up with my generous gingerbread slice, the light, springy flavour embellished with the zing of lemon icing.

Had I not been satiated, I’d have happily ordered another sandwich or salad for the sake of research, but instead ambled slowly past the display counter, making a mental note of what to choose on my next visit. Ordering a coffee as a final farewell, I asked if everything is prepared on-site. It is. Perhaps the only disappointing aspect of 1762 is that its second outlet will be opening in Jebel Ali and not Media City. That said, Jebel Ali isn’t that far to go for a sandwich…

The bill (for one)
1x Pink lemonade Dhs18
1x Roast beef and Yorkshire pudding wrap Dhs35
1x Gingerbread slice Dhs15
1x Americano Dhs15
Total (excluding service) Dhs83

By Oliver Robinson
Time Out Dubai,

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

Details

  • Location: DIFC, Dubai
  • Tel: 800 1762
  • Travel: Sheikh Zayed Road
  • Website

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  • Users voted this restaurant most suitable for: Business lunch

User reviews:

Posted by: Richard Abley on 09 Jan ' 13 at 11:07
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  • Best for: Business lunch
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

Would agree with previous comments regarding lunchtime rush, anytime after 1pm and the place is stuffed to the gills.

The good makes up for this. Delicious and fresh. And quick.

Makes a great change to your usual cafe places.

Posted by: louise mceleny on 03 Sep ' 12 at 09:43
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  • Best for: Business lunch
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

Called to reserve a place as attending for a business meeting/lunch and couldn't reserve...

Best to go at 12noon to miss the rush.

Delicious ploughman's
Zuma salad was full of carrot which was deceiving as we thought it was beetroot!

Def going back to try more dishes...

Posted by: Claire on 14 Mar ' 12 at 03:54
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  • Best for: Business lunch
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

Posted by: Claire on 14 Mar ' 12 at 03:54
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  • Best for: Business lunch
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

Posted by: Sinead on 13 Mar ' 12 at 10:50
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  • Best for: Business lunch
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

I love this restaurant. I have been several times and am never disappointed. The staff are always very welcoming and friendly while being attentive at the same time. (A rare find in Dubai). There is always a buzz when you walk into 1762. The food is delicious and the ambiance and decor wonderful. The quality of food is always consistent. I know clients who arrange their business meetings in 1762 so they can get their daily fix of their delicious millionaires shortbread which is also my favourite.

Posted by: Mariam Al Badr on 13 Mar ' 12 at 08:02
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  • Best for: Business lunch
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

I normally don’t like to do such reviews.. but for this place I must!!!! This is one of the best restaurants in Dubai! Great food, great ambiance! A must go for all foodies. I recommend 1762 to all of my friend and I always get rave reviews!

Posted by: Pauline Diegnan on 12 Mar ' 12 at 14:42
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  • Best for: Business lunch
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

I love this restaurant. The food is amazing and is displayed in a beautiful tempting way. I will definitely will be going back.

Posted by: Bill Diegnan on 12 Mar ' 12 at 13:35
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  • Best for: Business lunch
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

Superb food, excellent service, great prices. The Yorkshire Pudding wrap is to die for!

Posted by: Hiba jalloul on 13 Dec ' 11 at 16:53
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  • Best for: Business lunch
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

Posted by: Khalid Zuroub on 13 Dec ' 11 at 11:54
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  • Best for: Business lunch
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

Posted by: Maria Kochur on 13 Dec ' 11 at 01:03
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  • Best for: Family friendly
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

Posted by: Moni on 12 Dec ' 11 at 16:31
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  • Best for: Business lunch
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

Lovely food and place

Posted by: kenzi on 12 Dec ' 11 at 12:03
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  • Best for: Business lunch
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

I agree, it is worth the trip as my office is located in Bur Dubai but some of my friend and I, do travel for the food
last week we went and the weather is nice to be seated outside

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