Bleu Blanc

A chic French restaurant with a welcoming vibe and stunning dishes
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Time Out Says

Iyou’ve been keeping up with Time Out Dubai recently, you’ll know what a foodie hub Business Bay is becoming. And a major part of that is the opening of the new Renaissance Downtown Hotel. The hotel houses three exciting restaurants – BASTA! and Bleu Blanc from US chef David Myers, and the soon-to-open Morimoto.

However, we’re here to talk about Myers’, delightful French restaurant, Bleu Blanc.

Myers, who’s fittingly known as the “Gypsy Chef” due to his love of travel, has designed Bleu Blanc around themes of a French farmhouse, with its own floor-to-ceiling herb garden and fresh bread baked on premises.

As soon as we enter the vast dining room the staff are on hand to help – introducing us to every chef working in the open kitchen and proudly showing us around. The restaurant is all whites and blues (as the name suggests) and has a chic yet warm feel, thanks to low lighting.

We take our seats overlooking the Dubai Water Canal through the huge floor-to-ceiling windows.

Dishes are classy and grown-up, and we start with a lobster risotto, which is exquisite. Rich yet light, and subtly truffled, the meaty lobster sits on perfectly cooked rice. It’s a joy.

A wood-fired grill is designed as the showpiece, and so we pick the beef tenderloin.It’s butter-soft and perfectly seasoned. We also choose the baby chicken, with a yoghurty zaatar dressing, and the blend of Middle Eastern flavours are a smart touch.

Sadly we’re defeated by the massive chocolate trifle, but reget nothing.

Admittedly Bleu Blanc is on both the pricey and quiet side, but with food this good it’s one not to be missed.

The bill (for two)

1x blue fin tuna Dhs120
1x lobster risotto Dhs72
1x beef tenderloin Dhs250
1x baby chicken Dhs150
1x truffle mushrooms Dhs40
1x chocolate trifle Dhs40
1x large still water Dhs40
Total (incl service) Dhs748

The bottom line

Delightful food in a charming setting.

By Time Out Dubai staff  | 31 Jan 2018

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Details

CuisinesEuropean
12:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Sunday: 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM / 6:00 PM to 11:59 PMMonday: 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM / 6:00 PM to 11:59 PMTuesday: 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM / 6:00 PM to 11:59 PMWednesday: 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM / 6:00 PM to 11:59 PMThursday: 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM / 6:00 PM to 11:59 PMFriday: 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM / 6:00 PM to 11:59 PMSaturday: 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM / 6:00 PM to 11:59 PM
Show number 04 512 5533
Dubai, Business Bay, Marasi Drive, Renaissance Downtown Hotel - Dubai - United Arab Emirates
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