Time Out Says
Baba’s interiors and al fresco area have had a total (and admittedly needed) makeover, and now feature a more modern visage, as well as a new outside bar and terrace, with strings of twinkling fairy lights and Mediterranean-style decking.
The menu now boasts a Turkish vibe, scattered with Anatolian dishes. Although, if you were a regular of Hunters, you’ll be pleased to hear the staples of the menu – tasty steaks – remain.
Other changes include the switch of the comprehensive salt selection and crusty loaves for a range of dips to pair with puffy, warm Middle Eastern bread.
And when it comes to food, we’re not disappointed.
We opt for the Turkish meatballs to start, in a rich, tomato sauce. It’s robust and fragrant. We also go for the yoghurt dip – cool and garlicky, mopped up with fresh bread.
For main courses there are seafood dishes and steaks, as well as quail, chicken and sharing platters. We maintain that the New Zealand tenderloin is one of the best-value steaks in the city. Dhs160 for butter-soft, super-tasty beef is a top choice in our eyes. Pair it with rich, nutmeggy creamed spinach and crisp fries dusted with a scattering of Parmesan and thank us later.
Staff are attentive and informative – service, setting and food are all spot-on. We’re just hoping for the return of the ladies’ night, which was one of the best deals out there.
An upgrade that’s enhanced a decent, longstanding spot – while maintaining prices and quality.
Meat-lover? Try it.
WHAT IS IT...
Revamped Turkish steak restaurant
If you loved Hunters Room & Grill and fancy an al fresco steak
By TIme Out Dubai staff | 15 Dec 2019
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