Bo House Café

Bohemian-style restaurant on the JBR Walk 21 Reviews

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A two-floored venue beneath one of the identikit skyscraper’s bridge walkways, it catches attention with its floral, multi-coloured décor. The menu opens with a page explaining the owner’s bohemian inspiration (Stephan’s first ambition has always been to be happy), which involved travelling the world and learning that ‘Freedom is an unspoken mantra’. It then follows with breakfast, appetisers, soups, salads, pasta, sandwiches, mains such as grilled salmon and beef stroganoff Bo House pot, homemade gelato and cakes, as well as shakes, ‘fizzlers’ (carbonated fruit juices) and ice teas. On arrival dishes are zesty, and generous, and service is swift and efficient, if not overly friendly. We love the black-and-white films shown on screens outside, as well as the noticeboard with details of the BoHouse book club and similar ventures: in its aim to add a little creativity to its locale, it’s a café after our own heart.

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Details

  • Location: Dubai Marina, Dubai
  • Tel: 04 429 8655
  • Travel: The Walk, Jumeirah Beach Residence

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  • Users voted this restaurant most suitable for: Family friendly

User reviews:

Posted by: cleo on 16 Dec ' 11 at 07:59
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  • Would you go back to this restaurant? No

been to this place twice in every 2 months.. i just couldn't believe what i'am seeing on the menu. i'ts still the same!! what is the chef doing? sleeping?! come on!! create something new to make us all comeback!

Posted by: edward on 19 Aug ' 11 at 06:38
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  • Best for: Family friendly
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

these is the most valuable rest in jbr ,they got the best food and the service is so professional and the staff were very friendly, the shisha they got best in dubai,

Posted by: Taimoor Alam on 18 Jul ' 11 at 04:23
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  • Would you go back to this restaurant? No

The customer service at Bo House is apalling. When I arrived at JBR, I called them to ask where exactly it is...the lady on the phone could not understand English very well and after two minutes I had to ask for her manager to explain.

When I got there, we were asked whether we would like to sit in smoking on non smoking - we were ok with non smoking so we sat on the ground floor area. It took 5 minutes for someone to come and ask for an order. Thought we'd check out the upstairs area and asked the waitress that we would like to sit upstairs. For some bizzare reason she could not understand what we were saying and said "Dont fight with me" !

We called the manager and instead of apologising said that she was one of the best waitresses. Informed him that he needed to have staff that at least understood English.

So we never got to ordering the food and left.

Not surprised to read other customers comments about the customer service and how I am not the only one who walked out.

Posted by: mohammed salman on 18 Jun ' 11 at 08:31
  • Best for: Brunch served
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

its nice place

Posted by: Danny on 18 Jun ' 11 at 02:52
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  • Best for: Family friendly
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? No

This is one of the most pathetic restaurants on JBR, I went to the restaurant for a breakfast one of these recent mornings ...... And sat in the restaurant and the guy came after 15 mins to take the order and that also after calling him 3 times.

The order taking was an absolute disaster and nothing explained, then we moved inside and the guys didn't even serve us the condiments of breakfast nor out side nor inside. When I asked for it he said he wll bring in a bit.

At no point in time anyone over there was smiling, instead of having a great start u see these sad faces.

Finally my order came and it was wrong and the I had to wait for right order to come.

And many more things but don't wanna type ciao

Posted by: Mike on 29 Apr ' 11 at 09:49
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  • Best for: Family friendly
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? No

not a good place if you dont like smoking or Shisha
smoking area in both ends of outdoor area means you can hardly avoid it.even let people smoke Shisha in non smoking area. i lost apetite and walked out

Posted by: Martha on 23 Feb ' 11 at 07:01
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  • Best for: Family friendly
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

Very colorful and artistic place, the food was great and very friendly staff! Loved sitting on the terrace to watch the beach and the sunset. The place is amazing and I really recommend it to everyone!

Posted by: Dasha on 23 Feb ' 11 at 06:53
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  • Best for: Family friendly
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

LOVE THIS PLACE!! I really recommend it to everyone!!

Posted by: Julie on 07 Jan ' 11 at 20:11
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  • Best for: Family friendly
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? No

Tried the breakfast there. Wasn't very impressed and the value was not as good as other places on the walk. No drinks included in the breakfast deal and sausages were awful

Service not very good either. I might only go back only for coffee, tea etc but not food.

Posted by: frencis on 17 Dec ' 10 at 09:52
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  • Best for: Family friendly
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

I spend so many time in Bohouse in the past weeks and I can recommend to many people to pass and visit and try them food is really fantastic and fresh.
Regarding the gelato is the best you can find in JBR
the staff is very frendly and cortesy.
I wild be sure back

Posted by: Ahmed on 09 Dec ' 10 at 21:51
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  • Best for: Family friendly
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

Extremely poor service.. However, the food wasn't so bad if you don't take it too seriously.. I had a steak sandwich and my wife had a pesto pasta and we both enjoyed the food.. Weather helps making the outdoor setup a joy.. Interior is not easy on the eye unless you like white on everything..

Posted by: Kate Scott on 07 Dec ' 10 at 16:51
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  • Best for: Family friendly
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

very unique venue with fantastic food! polite and friendly staff. service a bit slow during pick hours, maybe needs more waiting staff..
I go there almost every day and I looooove it!

Posted by: nazek on 04 Dec ' 10 at 09:44
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  • Best for: Family friendly
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

great place, great ambience, lovely people and great food!

Posted by: Sara Murad on 02 Dec ' 10 at 14:43
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  • Would you go back to this restaurant? No

TERRIBLE SERVICE !!
FOOD IS REALLY BAD

Posted by: Adam on 01 Dec ' 10 at 12:19
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  • Best for: Family friendly
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? No

Looks fun from the outside but inside it's just soulless. No atmosphere and a boring, expensive menu. Over it. Dubai doesn't need another restaurant like this.

Posted by: Joe Bloggs on 01 Dec ' 10 at 12:00
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food was over priced and poor. Great potential though....just not yet. Plus what are the chances that the first comment on this chain was by the owner?!

Highly Likely.

Posted by: Roula on 01 Dec ' 10 at 06:58
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  • Best for: Family friendly
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

Bo House is the best cafe in JBR. It's very beautiful and innovative. It offers a large variety of juices, milkshakes, appetizers, pasta, main dishes and gelato not available elsewhere in JBR.
I tried so many things on the menu and all were so good!! I went there 5 times and tried different things each time, all are amazing! Nothing on the menu is below perfect.
The gelato is incredible. It's the best I've ever had! All the flavors are so good and so fresh.
The staff are so friendly and professional.
The decor and ambience and so peaceful.
Overall, it's a great experience where you will definitely get value for money and leave with a smile on your face.

Posted by: Mohammad on 01 Dec ' 10 at 06:25
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  • Best for: Family friendly
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

Just go there and try the taste of the food by yourself, it’s the best taste that you can find in the JBR with a fabulous presentation of the food.
You will end up with a feeling that the value of the food is much higher than what you have paid in money.

Posted by: zoe on 29 Nov ' 10 at 20:04
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  • Best for: Family friendly
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

amazing place with amazing food and friendly staff...
the best venue in JBR Walk!
Please open more Bo Houses!

Posted by: Henry on 29 Nov ' 10 at 11:40
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  • Would you go back to this restaurant? No

A bad copy of an old Dolce Vita cafe style with a car parking view and lack of taste food... I live in JBR and I see that its always empty, I know now why !!
Good luck...

Posted by: henrick on 26 Nov ' 10 at 15:03
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  • Best for: Family friendly
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

on my weekend i went to jbr to have a lunch with my friends .we located a new restaurant next to the sea..we were around 10 men .they gave us a long table.the drinks were so refreshing espeially the fizzlers.the food was very tasty.the staff were very friendy and professional.for me the best was the gelatos they are very italian.over all the brst restaurant in jbr walk

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