BQ - French Kitchen & Bar
Time Out Says
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.
WHAT IS IT...
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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