The Palm restaurants
Time Out Dubai guide to The Palm restaurants; best places to eat on The Palm defined by price and cuisine, with reviews, contact info, hours and deals.
Lined with an abundance of upscale hotels, you won’t run short of options for dining out on the Palm Jumeirah. Whether you want to relax at a beach club or take advantage of the unobstructed water views from a terrace, there’s so much variety on Dubai’s manmade island. Go for a romantic meal or simply kick back and watch the game at one of the sports bars with a plate of pub grub, the Palm can be done on a budget or give you many options to splurge for that special occasion. Located in the Jumeirah coastal area of the city, it’s made of 17 fronds and a surrounding crescent where you’ll find many of the dining hotspots.
Found on the west side of Palm Jumeirah, Barrel 12 is a cavernous, lively, industrial sports bar – and the food items populating menu are sufficiently representative of that.
You’ll find yourself torn between hot dogs, sliders, a ploughman’s sandwich, pies, burgers, curries and a whole bunch more.
In essence, classic, quintessential pub grub. There’s a dedicated section of the menu for veggies and vegans, though, which is a nice touch and suitably in keeping with the city’s growing number of vegan-friendly outlets.
From said menu, the avocado quinoa does exactly what it says on the tin – it’s quinoa and avocado, with a bit of seasoning. The absence of additional ingredients to liven things up make this dish somewhat dense and monotonous.
The shepherd’s pie, however, is a cracker, and rightly has its place on the menu as one of bar’s “signature” dishes. Meaty, veggie, a bit saucy, and with a mashy top, it’s everything you’d hope for – with an extra side of gravy and peas to accompany this British classic.
The ambiance is someone stilted thanks gamers screaming at each other while playing FIFA, but on the whole for a decent bit of grub at a compelling price, look no further. Especially when there’s a game on, because there are gigantic screens everywhere.
This casual dining restaurant in Atlantis The Palm isn’t one of the busiest places in the resort, and with plenty of other decent outlets around, it’s easy to see why. With just a few tables dotted around in front of the small kitchen, which guests can see into, you might expect service to be speedy and personal. In reality, staff seem confused by the ordering process, despite it simply involving ticking off a menu item on a slip of paper, and food arrives sporadically. Perhaps due to the size of the place, staff spend most of their time outside the eatery, making it hard to capture their attention. Although menu items are on the cheap side, they are hardly cheerful; you’ll find yourself in a bit of a hit and miss situation if you don’t come armed with recommendations. Try the wasabi prawns with mango salsa, which is one of the best options, or one of the noodles or rice dishes. The food will satisfy you following a trip to the Aquaventure waterpark, which is situated next door, but don’t expect to be blown away by the experience, which may leave you feeling flat.