Warehouse

Warehouse

One of the best value deals in town with some of the best food on offer and all you can drink mojitos Reviews

Meal Deal
Saturday brunches

The ‘charge and chill’ Saturday brunch includes a selection of salads, sandwiches, barbecue, curries and desserts, with beverages stations, all served in the garden terrace. Dhs179 (house beverages). Dhs219 (bubbly) Timings: 1pm-4pm

Friday Brunch

Two different offerings at the same venue: chose between hops and barbecue or small plates and Cuban mixed drinks. Malt brunch: Dhs219 (selected hops), Dhs299 (premium hops and bubbly) Timings: 1pm-4pm (Friday)

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It’s difficult to tell what theme the Warehouse brunch is going for. When my date and I walked in, a hostess greeted us with an ice bucket full of multi-coloured test tubes, each holding a different flavour of mojito (the Warehouse brunch, or drunch, as they’ve inexplicably branded it, has more than 30 varieties).

‘So, it’s a… lab theme?’ My companion mused. But, test tubes aside, there didn’t seem to be anything else particularly science-y about the place. The press release said they’d be serving tapas, though the menu seemed much more Asian-inspired. While we couldn’t quite tell what overall theme Warehouse was striving for, we could detect, early on, that this was going to be a very good brunch. For starters, our test tube shots of berry, mint, chocolate, and banana mojito all made a refreshing way to take the edge off the heat. It was also a relief to see a non-buffet brunch. No, the menu was à la carte (though still all-you-can-eat). And, for Dhs266 including drinks, it was surely one of the best bargain brunches to be found, especially given that the quality of the food was a cut above the competition.

As this was an all-you-can-eat affair, my date and I went a little wild with the starters, ordering up a plate of crab spring rolls, which came with a delicately thin outer shell, sushi, and a brilliant pairing of minced salmon, mango chutney and passion fruit vinaigrette. My mains were almost as satisfying. Three cubes of pork belly were crisp with that addictive musty sweetness evident in hoisin sauce, but they were also slightly overcooked and dry. Still, they paired well with a side of wasabi mashed potatoes, which had the flavour but not the heat of the green, horseradish-like substance.

My date’s roasted hammour was juicy and succulent, and while the myriad sweet accoutrements (grilled banana and a currant sauce) delighted her sweet tooth, when I tasted the mix I found it could have used a little tartness or spice to give the dish some balance. We also split an order of beef tataki, which was made up of thin, perfectly pink slices of cold beef wrapped around cuts of radish and microgreens, then draped in a crisp soy and sake sauce.

There weren’t many options for dessert. In fact, there was one: the sweet bento box, which was a hit-and-miss affair. The box consisted of a thick, decadent chocolate pudding, a somewhat bland macaroon, a silken crème brûlée and, in an odd and incongruous return to the science theme, a plastic syringe with berry puree. Still, at the meal’s end, we were fully fed and fully satisfied, despite the odd off note. The brunch (sorry, drunch… groan) is fairly new at Warehouse and, as such, we can forgive the odd mistake. But for the price we’d still have to say it’s one of the best brunches in town.

By Daisy Carrington
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: Le Méridien Dubai Hotel & Conference Centre, Garhoud, Dubai
  • Tel: 04 217 0000
  • Travel: Airport Road
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Posted by: Farah on 12 Oct ' 12 at 15:32
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  • Best for: Family friendly
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

Ate here last night at the lower level; the steak was one of the juiciest and most tender steaks I have ever had. All main courses ordered were delicious - the food took some time to come, but that was expected and it was totally worth it when it arrived. Great ambience! Will be back here again!

Posted by: Dave Edwards on 09 May ' 12 at 12:50
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  • Would you go back to this restaurant? No

The garden is infested with mosquitos and we were bitten to death but they would not allow us inside as one of the party was wearing flip-flops (and despite our waiter telling us it was no problem). Ridiculous attitiude. There are vastly better places to spend my money.

Posted by: Dr. Raji Mathew on 15 Jun ' 11 at 08:16
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  • Best for: Family friendly
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

Boy, am I glad to have come here last night. Continental food is served on the ground floor and asian fusion on the floor above. The place was almost full on a weekday.
Complimentary slices of bread and butter were served. The pan seared seabass was pure delight with crisp, salty skin complementing the flesh presented on a bed of small round potatoes, sausage and light cream gravy. Sausage and fish didn't jar rather the sausage acted like a palate cleanser after which you could savour afresh the next morsel of fish. Next was a smaller portion of another main course - tagliatelle with mixed seafood which included mussels, shrimp and squid. The flavour was intense and my guess would be a high sodium content for the dish.
Pan fried seabass Dhs95
Tagliatelle seafood(small) Dhs 40
Small bottle of water ?
NBD card entitles one to a 30% discount which translated to Dhs102.

Posted by: Stephen on 30 May ' 11 at 11:21
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  • Would you go back to this restaurant? No

Terrible service - we went for late evening snacks. We were seated outside. I ordered Squid Rings, my wife the prawn tempura and a glass of white wine. My squid came after about 15 minutes. No sign of the prawns, even after I had finished. When questioned, the waiter came out with some nonsense about the kitchen which served prawn tempura not opening till 11.00pm (we ordered at 10.40pm), then scurried off to check the order. The prawns arrived at 11.30, about 45 minutes after we ordered them. By that time the expensice wine that my wife ordered to go accompany them had been well and truly drunk. Truly appalling service.

Posted by: Paul Ransted on 23 Jul ' 10 at 14:54
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  • Would you go back to this restaurant? No

Servise is ok....but the portions are SMALL and take ages to get to the table.

Basically....EXPENSIVE selection is limited and SLOW in delivery...for a brunch forget it...left there 1 hour ago and stopped by McDonalds for food on the wany home.....DONT GO HERE

Posted by: steve on 01 Jun ' 10 at 07:09
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  • Best for: Brunch served
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

Had a fantastic experience at this brunch, all you can drink Mojitos with excellent service, who can complain? The staff where always there to take orders for food or drinks even though they where rushed off their feet. The food would come quick and fast as well as the drinks and always with a smile. Will definitely be returning here very soon.

Posted by: Betty on 28 May ' 10 at 15:49
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  • Best for: Brunch served
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? No

We heard so much about it an wanted to try the brunch or "Drunch" as they called it. Big mistake...

Posted by: karen flaherty on 14 May ' 09 at 13:38
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  • Best for: Romantic
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

We normally dine in the le meridien buffet restaurant outside but we felt with the warmer weather would like to dine indoors, we headed to the warehouse. It has a rustic theme, with good music and ambience. The service is second to none from the beer garden to the dining and uptairs in the club. We had a drink in the beer garden, casually viewed the menu and we were seated at a table inside. Its a great place to start your weekend, the food is just delicious, beautiful rustic cookware, the food is fresh and very tasty. The chef went out of his way to treat us to mini tasters which were so delicious to say the least. Nothing was a problem, our order was to perfection, the drinks were chilled and the service was excellent. This is a place to chill in your jeans in the beer garden and enjoy some food or dress to impress upstairs where there is another restauant and a cocktail bar and club. Something for everyone, I think this place is yet to be discovered and I think when it does you won't get a seat. Value for money is excellent.

Posted by: Sue on 12 May ' 09 at 16:52
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  • Best for: Romantic
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

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