Time Out Says
We are seated in a half-inside, half-al fresco space, which is pleasantly breezy and naturally-lit. And we almost pinch ourselves to remind us that we’re still in Dubai, not on the Aegean coast.
The interiors have a Mediterranean vibe, with chairs in vibrant blue, handmade ceramic plates on the walls and wooden flooring. Servers sway swiftly between tables, carrying flaming, salt-baked fish and honey-drizzled desserts.
With high expectations, thanks to the popularity and success of the Jumeirah Beach Road branch, we go for the hummus, which comes with lamb cubes and piping hot bread – and it’s one of the best around. The vine leaves are massive, stuffed with rice and minced meat, and drizzled with yoghurt, albeit a tad too leafy for our taste.
Our mains are hearty – a selection of charcoal-grilled meats over a slab of bread. It’s all tender and strikes the perfect balance with a hint of spice. Our disappointment over the lack of garlic sauce disappears.
If you’re dining with little ones, there’s a colour-in kids’ menu available, with burger and cheese pasta options.
Kaftan offers undeniably what is one of the most authentic Turkish eats in town, add to that La Mer’s relaxed vibes and you get an unmissable Middle Eastern dining experience.
WHAT IS IT...
An authentic Turkish spot at La Mer
For a family-friendly beachside meal
By Time Out Dubai staff | 19 Dec 2018
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