You can’t miss Creek View. A large, illuminated, fake golden palm tree outside the venue lures in thirsty strollers like a beacon.
This idyllic café is unlikely to disappoint those thus enticed. Despite its proximity to the bustling Baniyas Road, the sound of traffic can’t be heard, replaced by Arabic music and the fut-futting of abras in the distance. The large outdoor seating area is decorated with thousands of twinkling fairy lights and lush green trees.
Many an hour can be spent here, puffing on tasty shisha and watching the Creek traffic chug along just yards from your table. Hungry guests can expect standard Arabic fare, nicely presented and satisfyingly fresh. We were particularly impressed with the fattoush, which was chock-full of crunchy croutons and zingy mint.
When presented with the menu, we noticed it said ‘Greek View’ and assumed this little pun would lead to feta cheese and moussaka. When these didn’t materialise, one of the friendly waiters explained that it was simply a typo. Having giggled for a while, we came to the conclusion that although the printers got it wrong, Creek View certainly got it right.