Kitchen 45 at Embassy

Some dishes shine but dining feels like an afterthought Reviews

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Embassy is decked out in masculine reds and blacks, illuminated with subtle spotlighting and smattered with a douse of abstract art. In one respect, it’s everything a high-end club-lounge-restaurant amalgamation should be; in another, it holds no surprises whatsoever. This can also be said of the menu. It’s modestly sized and each dish has regal appeal, with starters ranging from cherry tomato tart with goat’s cheese and onion marmalade, to thin slices of duck breast with wild Girolles mushrooms. However, considering the prices, execution is not quite as slick as you’d hope. The same can be said of mains such as the sizeable yet unexciting rib-eye. The roast lamb embalmed in a crunchy mint crust, is a better bet, and the Eton mess and blackberry crumble make a nice bookend to the meal. But it’s difficult to shake the notion that the restaurant is a mere afterthought to the overall club concept. Book late, since it’s deadly quiet before 9pm.

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  • Location: Grosvenor House Dubai, Dubai Marina, Dubai
  • Tel: 04 399 8888
  • Travel: Al Sufouh Road
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  • Users voted this restaurant most suitable for: Romantic

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Posted by: sajesh on 13 Mar ' 13 at 09:54

it was a great experience in Kitchen 45 dinner along with little clubbing in Embassy Dubai

Posted by: sajesh on 13 Mar ' 13 at 09:51
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  • Best for: Romantic
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

it was a great experience in Kitchen 45 dinner along with little clubbing in Embassy Dubai

Posted by: Alex Malouf on 26 Dec ' 12 at 04:37
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  • Best for: Romantic
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? No

The Embassy is a wonderfully situated restaurant, with a setting to rival any top-class dining experience in Dubai. Unfortunately the menu has changed and the focus is now on French/Mediterranean dining rather than English. The previous chef left around two months ago and the menu has been redesigned.

The food is good, the service is very attentive without being overbearing, and the staff are very friendly. What was slightly disappointing is the change in food style. I do sometimes crave top-class English fare and while we did get our way with the dessert and were given Eton Mess the rest of the dining experience didn't live up to our expectations. Maybe the problem was being opposite Gary Rhodes?

Posted by: James Watson on 30 Jun ' 12 at 18:17
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  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

Posted by: Jake Dixon on 25 Jun ' 12 at 10:32
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  • Best for: Romantic
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

A brilliant experince and me an my wife felt as if we had just got together all over again and was the time when i propedsed to her

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