Republic & Co.

A bit of everything with an Italian twist
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Time Out Says

We’re not entirely sure what Republic & Co. is trying to be. We suspect it’s going for a come-all-ye-welcome sort of vibe, offering an array of global cuisines, giving consideration to its ground-floor, lobbyside location at this new hotel in Business Bay.

It’s found around the corner from super-club Gotha at the hotel, so we expect some partygoers having a pre-club meal. However, when we arrive it’s quiet, despite our late arrival, and there are few in the restaurant (although seeing as it opens until 6am from Wednesday to Friday, perhaps it fills up in the early hours). This means we’re left outnumbered by the battalion of staff, and feeling a bit judged when we can’t muster the strength the finish the starter.

That said, the trio of Lebanese dips are very good – despite being a little dense – featuring moutabel, hummus and a rich, yoghurt sauce. Don’t miss the artichoke and spinach dip, complete with hot, molten cheese and crispy tortilla chips, either, it’s magnificent.

Considering there is a lengthy list of pizzas and pastas, we’re hoping for great things. But we’re underwhelmed and have had better takeaways –the pizza is very greasy.

Special mention goes to the chocolate fondant for dessert, which comes with a delightful white chocolate ice cream. It’s a brilliant ending to what is an unremarkable event.

A bit of everything with an Italian twist

Starters and desserts. Skip the mains

By Time Out Dubai staff  | 19 Dec 2018

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