Walking through the entrance of Vintage feels like taking a step back to a far more elegant era. Nestled discreetly at the back of Wafi Mall, the front doors mask a candle-lit haven of old-school glamour.
It’s cosy and intimate, with plush sofas and thick carpets giving the feeling of being in a living room – or a lounge from a ’60s spy movie.
It’d be easy to get carried away with the spy fantasy, what with a jazzy soundtrack providing the perfect cover for hushed conversations, but ultimately we don’t all have James Bond’s budget – so how does the menu stack up?
Glasses of grape start at Dhs51, which is very reasonable considering the setting. Though bottles can be quite pricey.
But if you frequently plump for a glass of the house grape to mask your lack of oenological knowledge, then be warned – the bulging grape list here contains ten different house options alone.
Fortunately, the service at Vintage is swift, without a hint of pretentiousness.
With decent offers – including a Dhs200 unlimited fondue and grape night five times a week – this is a great spot for a date.
It’s comfy, it’s cosy and you could easily while away an evening here.
The bottom line
Low-key, classy spot for grape fans.