Time Out Says
There’s something ineffably magical about creekside dining: the experience of kicking back with some food as abras and dhows chug along the waterway ranking as one of Dubai’s ‘must-do’ activities. And when it comes to al fresco eats, few places entice with the same panache as The Boardwalk, which affords patrons an unforgettable vista from its wooden terrace.
It’s a shame then, that the food rarely matches up to the splendid location. There have been some signs of positive evolution in recent times – dishes having moved up a notch from disastrous to desultory – but the overall picture on the culinary front remains disappointingly ordinary.
A plate of fish and chips is passable, but the fish comes swathed in an overly generous coating of batter. A chicken caesar salad is equally ordinary, but the burgers represent a safer bet, with sizeable patties being complemented well by a good range of fresh garnishes.
Despite all the quibbles, its prime spot means The Boardwalk is still well worth a visit.
By Jeremy Lawrence | 26 Mar 2008
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