Time Out Says
Once tenacious Golfers have made their way up the tumultuous 18th hole at the Address Montgomerie – which remains one of the city’s great challenges, golfing-wise or nay – they can expect to be greeted by a balcony populated with fellow golfers or local residents sitting up at Nineteen, the club’s signature restaurant and bar.
The restaurant was shut for the best part of a month for refurbishment, before reopening at the start of this year. It now boasts a largely Mediterranean menu, rather than the Italian offerings it served up before. There’s Greek moussaka, Moroccan-style chicken and veal Milanese, among others to whet your appetite.
However, on our midweek visit, Nineteen is totally deserted. We only assume that peak weekend golf times are also the peak restaurant times, which is a shame for the dining room.
That said, the absence of diners means we can fully appreciate the gorgeous décor at this beautifully whitewashed, bright and airy restaurant. At night, the balcony provides darkened views over the aforementioned 18th hole, with the odd uplit tree glowing ambiently in the distance.
We’re rubbing our hands at the dedicated handmade pasta section of the menu, from which we dive face-first into a moreish mound of al dente pappardelle topped generously with beef ragu, a drizzle of cheese sauce and sundried cherry tomatoes.
It’s a well-balanced dish, which is big on flavour and, thankfully, not too heavy on the oil. We manage to get most of it down, even if we do have a bit of a wrestle with some of the more wily strips of pasta.
Our shoddy technique notwithstanding, it’s a strong choice from a menu teeming with them. The seabass is delicate and delicious, especially when coupled with a side of beautifully herby piped potato.
One of the highlights of the meal (often a letdown elsewhere) is the burrata and heirloom tomato salad. The cheese is firm (but still the right amount of soft), and surprisingly flavoursome.Despite the lack of diners, we’d return for the affordable and very well-prepared dishes.
WHAT IS IT...
A gorgeous Mediterranean golf club restaurant
Beautiful views and well-prepared dishes
By Time Out Dubai staff | 28 Nov 2018