Time Out Dubai guide to The Palm restaurants; best places to eat on The Palm defined by price and cuisine, with reviews, contact info, hours and deals.
Lined with an abundance of upscale hotels, you won’t run short of options for dining out on the Palm Jumeirah. Whether you want to relax at a beach club or take advantage of the unobstructed water views from a terrace, there’s so much variety on Dubai’s manmade island. Go for a romantic meal or simply kick back and watch the game at one of the sports bars with a plate of pub grub, the Palm can be done on a budget or give you many options to splurge for that special occasion. Located in the Jumeirah coastal area of the city, it’s made of 17 fronds and a surrounding crescent where you’ll find many of the dining hotspots.
Asia Republic might be based in Atlantis, but don’t go expecting the resort’s typical five-star glitz. This cosy, pan-Asian eatery specialises in noodles, and might remind you of similar competing international franchises. With around a dozen tables, simple wooden furnishings, and a tick a box menu-system, this is definitely a place geared towards a quick bite over destination dining, as evidenced by the families fresh from neighbouring Aquaventure. As a casual eatery it shines, the food is surprisingly strong, with an open kitchen hatch serving a wide spread. The stir fried noodles are as good as you would hope from a restaurant that builds its livelihood upon them, while more exotic appetiser and dim sum dishes surpass expectations for a venue of this nature. It’s hard to recommend a trip down the Palm to this place, but it does offer a reliable pit-stop for anyone in the neighbourhood.
Pre-dating the recent influx of standalone spots along Palm Jumeirah’s Club Vista Mare stretch, Barrel 12 might be something of a pioneer, but it’s also entirely traditional. It’s a classic sports bar, with all the bells and whistles you could want. Décor is of the industrial bent and service is solid. Screens dot the walls and the variety of sports playing out on them is suitably broad . It’s when the menu comes in that things get elevated. The shared platters are terrific, and feature some of the best Yorkshire puddings we’ve had in Dubai. And there are also grub entries from all over – Thai curries, lamb koftas, quesadillas and more. If that sounds confused, it’s unified by a great quality that makes this a top spot for a match or a meal with mates.