Todd English Food Hall

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Time Out Says

When restaurants Boast a menu packed with dishes from all corners of the globe, alarm bells ring. How can they do all things well? Will they spread themselves too thinly, opting for quantity over quality? Why can’t they pick one cuisine and stick to it?

That’s surprisingly not a worry at American celebrity chef Todd English Food Hall in The Dubai Mall’s Fashion Avenue. Every dish lands perfectly – and that’s thanks to one clever tweak behind the scenes.

There’s one huge menu with 12 different global sections, but rather than having a single overworked kitchen producing every dish, there are 12 different stations, with their own teams of chefs scattered throughout the sprawling 12,000sqft urban-style restaurant.

And it works flawlessly.

Each kitchen is open – as is de rigueur – and has its own brand, but each table is served by one waiter with the whole meal coming under a single bill.

This restaurant is huge so whether you’re looking for an urban, street food atmosphere or something a bit higher end, there are tables in different areas to cater for your taste.

That’s not to mention the incredible views over the half-hourly Dubai Fountain show.

It’s a top setting for our meal, which takes in cuisine from around the world, starting off with a gooey cheese manakish from Mezza House, which goes down a treat. We move on to a caprese salad, featuring some of the biggest chunks of rich and creamy burrata we’ve ever seen.

We also opt for vegetable shumai from the Asian kitchen, Noodle. The mini dumplings are both colourful and full of flavour – so much so that we gobble down four from the steamer basket in less than a minute.

Back to Italian, and the mac ’n’ cheese, albeit more American then Roman, is excellent. It’s perfectly al dente, with the rich homemade sauce retaining that delightful cheesy stringiness.

The service here is a bit hit-and-miss (we’ll never know what that pizza’s like), but the staff do admirably considering the scale of the place and menu.

Fussy eaters, eat your heart out  – we defy you to leave hungry.

Every cuisine you could ever want

If you’re indecisive

By Time Out Dubai staff  | 14 Nov 2018

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Payment OptionsCash, Credit Card
Dress CodeCasuals
10:00 AM to 11:59 PM
Sunday: 10:00 AM to 11:59 PMMonday: 10:00 AM to 11:59 PMTuesday: 10:00 AM to 11:59 PMWednesday: 10:00 AM to 11:59 PMThursday: 10:00 AM to 11:59 PMFriday: 10:00 AM to 11:59 PMSaturday: 10:00 AM to 11:59 PM
Show number 04 526 9086
Dubai, Downtown Dubai, Fashion Avenue, The Dubai Mall

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