Pergola & H2O

Pool-side bar/eating area of the Hilton Jumeirah's family swimming pool

Time Out Says

Pergola is not really a restaurant. It is the pool-side bar/eating area of the Hilton Jumeirah's family swimming pool. For this reason, it closes at 6pm. It gets its name from the tent parasols for the tables and it is very al fresco. The furniture is designed to get wet so there are no beautifully ironed linen tablecloths here. The menu was exactly what you would expect. There were two of them: one for snacks and one for meals. They seemed very similar, but the main menu did have a couple more choices (fish and steak), and some desserts (cheese cakes and ice creams). Otherwise it was burgers and that favourite of all hotel informal restaurants, the club sandwich. I ordered fish. It was off. So instead of the fish and chips, I had the steak and mash (Dhs70), 'cooked in its own juice,' according to the menu.

My partner in crime ordered a club sandwich (Dhs42), in honour of where we were, and because, he announced, he was an expert in club sandwiches (sad, or what?). Cutlery arrived carefully wrapped in a crisp white linen serviette; adding a small touch of class to counter the wooden table and woven raffia place mats. The food arrived slowly, with an apology for the time taken graciously given, and presented with care. The mash was moulded into a round base on which the steak was carefully placed. The castle built, the gravy became the moat. There were no vegetables that were not garnish, and the whole was finished with … two onion rings! I suppose they go with the territory. I asked for the steak to be cooked medium. I got the well-done side of medium. It was also charcoal grilled, which added to its flavour. The club sandwich? Delicious, according to my connoisseur of triple-decker sandwich.

By Rob Orchard  | 01 Jan 2003

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Dubai, Dubai Marina, Al Sufouh Road - Dubai - United Arab Emirates

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