BQ - French Kitchen & Bar

French brasserie in Al Habtoor City
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Time Out Says

What was once a somewhat stuffy French restaurant is now a modern brasserie with all pale pastels and creams, making it chic, smart and airy.

It’s a massive space, which would be hard to fill at the best of times, and on our visit there’s only a handful of diners, which is a great shame as it deserves more.

BQ – French Kitchen has had a makeover in menu and style since launching three years ago at what was then The St. Regis, now Habtoor Palace hotel.

Gone is the old-school air of Brasserie Quartier, now there’s the younger, more modern BQ – French Kitchen.

Staff are friendly and helpful, and the plush seating is comfy.

But despite the limited crowd, food is excellent and very reasonably priced.

The menu is concise and simple, and although the obligatory snails and foie gras are on the menu there is lighter, more accessible French fare as well. There’s a top value set menu too, with three-courses including steak for just Dhs199, which is a cracking deal.

The goat’s cheese and beetroot salad, is earthy and rich, while a classic beef chateau briand is expertly cooked.

Our advice? Don’t miss the pain perdu with rich salted caramel sauce and a light texture.

The food is excellent, it’s just unfortunate there aren’t more diners to add a buzzy vibe.

French brasserie in Al Habtoor City

The delicious food – especially the pain perdu

By Time Out Dubai staff  | 01 Jul 2019

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6:30 AM to 11:59 PM
Sunday: 6:30 AM to 11:59 PMMonday: 6:30 AM to 11:59 PMTuesday: 6:30 AM to 11:59 PMWednesday: 6:30 AM to 11:59 PMThursday: 6:30 AM to 11:59 PMFriday: 6:30 AM to 11:59 PMSaturday: 6:30 AM to 11:59 PM
Show number 04 435 5577
Dubai, Al Habtoor City, Habtoor Palace, Al Habtoor City

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