The Mediterranean credentials of Thyme’s menu don’t live up to the rough around the edges but atmospheric space
Time Out Says
Walk past the dingy, smoky bar seating at the entrance of Thyme and into a dimly lit and rather (pleasantly) kitsch dining space. Laid out like an open larder with a row of live cooking stations and cured meats hanging in the corner, there is a rustic, and distinctly Provençal (albeit dated) tone to proceedings, helped by the Southern European guitar music sometimes being played live. Dishes at cooking stations vary wildly in their level of appetising appeal, but buffet style dining is the main edible medium into which the venue ploughs its energy, and as such the à la carte menu is limited and overpriced. The farmhouse salad and mezze starters are fairly generous in portion, but basic in execution and flavour. Our main, confit duck, is equally sizeable – perhaps in part due to the rich and heavy flavour. A nice enough item but one that doesn’t warrant the Dhs105 price tag.
By Time Out Dubai staff | 15 Apr 2013
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