Stunning location will always compensate for occasionally slack service
Time Out Dubai staff
There are few better located restaurants than One&Only’s 101. Perched on the tip of The Palm’s crescent, 101 can also be reached via boat from sister hotel One&Only Royal Mirage. Certainly, when the venue first opened, the waitstaff were lackadaisical at best, but they appear to have upped their game in more recent visits. The same can be said of the food – guests will be treated to simple yet expertly prepared Mediterranean fare as well as meats cooked under the Josper Grill (one of only two in Dubai). Visit 101 on a good day, and you’ll likely have a sublime dining experience; visit on a rare off day, and you can console yourselves with the great views and setting.