Bull & Bear

Utterly superb New York export that has stunningly presented dishes
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Time Out Says

This swish restaurant may have roots stemming from the famed past hotel Waldorf Astoria in New York City, and with a name that nods to the US stock markets, but it doesn’t mean Dubai’s Bull & Bear is just a sleek spot for strictly business (although, it does that well, too).

A sophisticated vibe, snazzy interior designs (including a massive golden bull and bear sculpture at the entrance) and excellent, classy dishes, this is one for all occasions.

Parents in town? Take them here. Special date night? Absolutely. Catch up with friends over breakfast? You can do that too. This restaurant in the chic Waldorf Astoria DIFC has it all.

With floor-to-ceiling windows get ready to soak in stunning views across Dubai from its sky-high vantage point. Meanwhile there’s a classy, elegant vibe.

There’s a modern approach when it comes to the menu, with dishes presented with personality. A prime example is the cool avocado dish Alligator Pear.

Served in the shell of the ubiquitous green fruit, this creamy, cooling dip is deliciously paired with crispy rice crackers. It’s colourful and unique, and tastes as interesting and fun as it looks.

Of course the classic Waldorf salad is on the menu, an apple, celery and walnut dish made famous both through the named New York hotel and, for Brits, TV series Fawlty Towers. But fret not you’ll have no Basil-style experiences here. Service is impeccable, as it is throughout the entire hotel.

Seafood fan? Don’t miss the traditional prawn cocktail, given a modern twist with a hint of fiery wasabi and crunchy Asian slaw. It’s a generous portion, too, so is decent to share.

Another must-try is the lobster linguine, with super-tender butter poached lobster and preserved tomatoes for an outstanding dish that’s bursting with flavour.

Steaks are also extremely tasty and perfectly cooked – and there’s a whole menu dedicated to “The Meat Room”.

Desserts are playful – get ready for plumes of dry ice and stacks of creativity.

For food with flair, book this one in a New York minute.

26 Apr 2020

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6:00 AM to 11:59 PM
Sunday: 6:00 AM to 11:59 PMMonday: 6:00 AM to 11:59 PMTuesday: 6:00 AM to 11:59 PMWednesday: 6:00 AM to 11:59 PMThursday: 6:00 AM to 11:59 PMFriday: 6:00 AM to 11:59 PMSaturday: 6:00 AM to 11:59 PM
Show number 04 515 9888
Dubai, DIFC, Al Mustaqbal St - Dubai - United Arab Emirates

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