Top Anatolian-themed restaurant with eye watering prices 19 Reviews
The venue: Lalezar is Dubai’s first Anatolian restaurant offering you a touch of Ottoman magnificence.
Iftar: Savour an Anatolian iftar and relish exquisite Turkish delicacies and desserts served family style and complemented by traditional Samovar-brewed tea and Turkish coffee. An à la carte menu is also available during iftar.
Suhoor: Not available.
Prices: Dhs195 including Ramadan beverages.
Timings: Sunset until midnight.
Bookings accepted? Yes. (Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)
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The first thing you notice about Lalezar’s menu is that it’s far from cheap. Located on the Palm at the palatial Jumeirah Zabeel Saray, it’s described as Dubai’s first Anatolian restaurant (Anatolia being present day Turkey). Upon arrival, we’re struck by the spectacular decor. Ornately columned arches, shiny tiles (in rich greens, reds and golds), velvet and silk drapes, painted murals and majestic proportions lend a truly regal sense to proceedings. Weather permitting, there’s the option to dine on the hotel’s large terrace, where tables are spaced generously apart, conversely affording guests an intimate sense of privacy. With the pleasant water feature and view over the hotel’s lush gardens, while it’s certainly romantic, it doesn’t match the sense of occasion in the restaurant itself. When it comes to the food, the menu is a traditionally Turkish affair, with kebab and fish dishes featuring heavily. The presentation and quality are at the expected level but don’t quite justify the prices. We’d say visit Lalezar on special occasions to enjoy the magnificent surroundings and faultless service.
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