Laid-back Media City hangout
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Time Out Says

When Qwerty opened last year Media City workers were thrilled to have a new watering hole. And, over a year on, the restaurant-bar still draws a reasonable crowd. The space is fairly clinical – with bright lighting and clichéd slogans – but the vibe is warm. Plus it offers up some decent deals that ensures the place remains busy, especially on the ever-popular ladies’ night on a Tuesday (three free drinks) and the Monday gents’ night (two free drinks).

However, it’s predominantly a restaurant, and thus the food has to live up, which it duly has. Eighteen months on and the menu has undergone a revamp – which we have mixed feelings about. Where is that glorious cheese toastie that we’ve raved about? What happened to the traditional Cornish pasty so rarely found in Dubai? Wherefore art thou chicken tenders? The former is still on for lunch (lucky daytime diners) but the others – gone without a trace.

The new menu is much more of the fancy gastrogrub ilk – pan-seared sea bass, roasted cornfed chicken et al. The buttermilk chicken burger is a tasty enough substitute for the chicken strips, it’s juicy and substantial, while the pan-fried gnocchi is an interesting twist on the norm. We love the texture and flavour, packed with al dente green veg, mozzarella and Parmesan. It’s grown-up, tasty and not too filling.

The food is decent if you’re looking for a proper meal, but if you’re after the usual casual bar bites you may be disappointed.

Laid-back Media City hangout

The decent grub and deals

By Time Out Dubai staff  | 28 Nov 2018

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6:30 AM to 11:59 PM
Sunday: 6:30 AM to 11:59 PMMonday: 6:30 AM to 11:59 PMTuesday: 6:30 AM to 11:59 PMWednesday: 6:30 AM to 11:59 PMThursday: 6:30 AM to 11:59 PMFriday: 6:30 AM to 11:59 PMSaturday: 6:30 AM to 11:59 PM
Show number 04 427 1000
Dubai, Dubai Media City, Plot No.1 Al Falak St - Dubai - United Arab Emirates

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