Left Bank

Meal Deal
Mix, Mingle & Dine Brunch

Enjoy endless dishes from the à la carte brunch menu and Left Bank’s signature mixed drinks. Dhs149 (soft drinks), Dhs299 (selected house beverages), Dhs349 (bubbles) Timings: Noon-3.15pm (Friday)

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From Time Out Dubai Eating Out 2009

This new spot, from the folk behind Left Bank Madinat, was comfortably the best new bar to open in 2008, and remains a Time Out favourite.

It’s very different to the Madinat version, which sees a heavy footfall for its popular terrace, well-mixed drinks and simple but stylish interior. This branch is actually a step up, and worth the detour into the otherwise quiet Souk Al Bahar.

Behind the mirrored double doors is an opulent and welcoming space, with a large, gently lit bar and sumptuous red circular booths made for lounging to one side, and higher, white leatherette tables for a more ostentatious evening to the other.

Service can be hit and miss, with some staff perfectly attentive without being as overbearing (or as cringingly obsequious) as those in many bars. Others, however, need a bit more of a nudge. Cocktails are delicious, with a selection of premium brands that rivals anywhere in Dubai.

The food tends towards tarted-up classics. The fish and chips combine fluffy square chunky fries and lightly battered succulent fish in small, artfully displayed portions on rectangular dishes. More importantly, though, it tastes good. If we were to offer one criticism, it might be that prices feel a smidgen high for portion sizes.

By Time Out Dubai staff
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: Souk Al Bahar, Downtown Dubai, Dubai
  • Tel: 04 368 4501
  • Travel: Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Boulevard

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  • Users voted this restaurant most suitable for: Romantic

User reviews:

Posted by: hiba on 29 Oct ' 13 at 17:27
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  • Would you go back to this restaurant? No

Edited by TimeOutDubai.com

we ordered a drink off the menu (cant remember the name, but was a classic) so yeah.. nice menu... only if your staff know anything about it.. or about any classic drinks for that matter

Posted by: samantha on 02 Jun ' 13 at 08:38
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This place is very expensive and horrible food
very poor service!

no body even smiles dude!
I even wonder how this place gets an award!

Posted by: asthee m on 27 Mar ' 13 at 03:45
  • Best for: Family friendly
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

very nice place... great and very friendly bartenders!

Posted by: DJ E on 26 Mar ' 12 at 00:59
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  • Best for: Family friendly
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

good for chillin out..not good for dining or romantic setting...if you wanna go drinking while chillin on some house music..this is the place to be..also a nice place to meet up with friends..for birthdays..

Posted by: Joy on 14 Apr ' 10 at 05:12
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  • Best for: Family friendly
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

Great place to hang out for a few drinks. The service and the staff greeting you at the entrance were really special.

Keep it up guys!

Posted by: Simon on 06 Mar ' 10 at 15:29
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  • Best for: Romantic
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

Have been to Left Bank several times, and have yet to have left with out a massive smile on my face.

Cocktails are great, Food is delicious (i recommend you wear loose pants, your'll not want to stop eating) =)

Upon entering you are met by smiling staff and a bar that looks "polished" and has a certain "Buzz" about the place!!

Your'll not find a better bar in dubai!!!

Romeo done





Posted by: Tracie Edwards on 06 Mar ' 10 at 14:08
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  • Best for: Romantic
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

Everything about this bar was excellent,from the atmosphere, to the food and service.While on holiday in January, we ate there several times and would not hesitate to recommend this venue to other people.

Posted by: Craig on 06 Mar ' 10 at 13:10
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  • Best for: Romantic
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

I've been going here since it opened. My frines and I try to go every weekend as it has such a friendly relaxing atmosphere.

The staff are very friendly and helpful.
Service is quick and professional.

We have tried several other places for food and drinks and we all agree that the steak they serve is second to none and amazing value for money.

Posted by: Sophie on 06 Mar ' 10 at 12:12
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  • Best for: Romantic
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

I have recently been to Left Bank and was amazed by their new food menu. My favourites are still on there and there are some lovely new things, like the cute mini burgers and all for great value for money!

The staff & managers have remained the same since it opened so its lovely to be met by smiling faces who always look after us.

Big thumbs up to Left Bank, Souk Al Bahar!!

Posted by: Rudolph on 07 Jul ' 09 at 04:48
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  • Best for: Romantic
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

As resident of the area I've been to Left Bank a few times and although its a really nice place with great decor, the food and service have yet to come up to an impressive standard. The staff are phoning it in and there's a general lack of a polished service offering. This is a prime location. Must try harder.

Posted by: Kevin on 27 Jun ' 09 at 14:07
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  • Would you go back to this restaurant? No

I am guessing that the previous reviews are staff or family of staff. This place does not hold a candle to the Madinat venue.Probably the worst value-for-money in Dubai. 80 Dirhams for a "nothing special" burger with 5 fries and 75 Dirhams for a frozen portion of fish 'n chips also with 5 fries? Who are they kidding?Tartare sauce is not available for the dry fish 'n chips as apparently the customers don't want it?!? This will be the first and last time I get food at this place.

Not sure how this is an award winning place? Burger King can do a better job. Service staff and management were cold and indifferent. When asked for a food menu we were met with a "yeah yeah". Save your money and go elsewhere!

Posted by: jann yein mhytchyll on 09 May ' 09 at 16:47
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  • Best for: Romantic
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

i will recommend this place to other people. service wise everybody are friendly and best service at all times.....

if i care to have a good dinner i will go to fine dining restaurant... but if i like to have a drinks together with the food & chill out with my friends i stay at left bank.....

Posted by: Mihir Patel on 01 Apr ' 09 at 09:22
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  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

The Drinks are Excellent but service a bit slow at times.

Food is great for a Bar and Value for Money.

Posted by: Michael on 29 Mar ' 09 at 12:38
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  • Would you go back to this restaurant? No

Beggars belief that this place gets nominated for an award.

Slow service, horrible décor, tiny portions, vastly overpriced, and so on.

Who would go to a mini-mall to eat somewhere like this? Especially when the excellent Rivington Grill is a minute’s walk away.

Posted by: CS on 24 Mar ' 09 at 15:56
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  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

Posted by: Ja on 24 Mar ' 09 at 15:55
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  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

Posted by: David on 24 Mar ' 09 at 15:55
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  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

Posted by: Pauck on 24 Mar ' 09 at 15:49
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  • Best for: Romantic
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

Food is awesome, drinks are fantastic, service is best in Dubai and the bar looks amazing...good job left bank guys!!!

Posted by: Rondah on 22 Mar ' 09 at 08:15
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  • Best for: Romantic
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? No

Drinks are fine to order, but i would be very careful with the food!

Posted by: Sam on 19 Mar ' 09 at 15:03
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  • Best for: Romantic
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

My favourite bar in Dubai by far! Serving fab cocktails along with amazing tasting bar food.

Left Bank at Souk Al Bahar definitely has more class about it than Madinat.

The staff are always very helpful & friendly.

Posted by: Lisa on 18 Mar ' 09 at 16:49
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  • Best for: Romantic
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

Excellent place to meet with friends. Fab atmosphere

Posted by: Paula on 16 Mar ' 09 at 16:12
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  • Best for: Romantic
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

Very friendly staff and excellent service

Posted by: Mohamed on 16 Mar ' 09 at 12:57
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  • Best for: Romantic
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

Posted by: Sophie on 16 Mar ' 09 at 12:42
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  • Best for: Romantic
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

I absolutely adore the new Left Bank venue. The cocktails are the best, and its the only bar in Dubai that has real class! Love it!

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