Tolosa Bodega

Delightfully traditional French fare served in a rustic, Parisian setting
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Time Out Says


This contemporary, laid-back eatery has all the trappings of an oh-so-bohemian Parisian bistro – but with the added benefit of (limited) Dubai Fountain views.

It’s not particularly busy on our visit, but the little outdoor terrace no doubt fills up during cooler weather.

The menu is full of French classics – confit de canard, onion soup, raw beef fillet and a confit duck sandwich.

There’s also great value tapas – with one at Dhs39, two at Dhs69 and three at Dhs99. Our stomach demands that duck sandwich, though.

A mound of shredded confit duck, honey, truffled goat’s cheese, rocket, and a mixture of caramelised and red onion are all crammed into a soft and comforting brioche bun.

The sweetness from the bread and falling-apart shreds of meat are beautifully offset by the tart cheese and gooey onions. The flavours create lasting memories. It’s a shame then, that the chicken tagliatelle, by contrast, is so oily and greasy.

If you’re watching your waistline, hit the tapas. The peppers stuffed with crabmeat are so light you’ll feel like you’re shedding calories as you eat them. You won’t be, so you may as well add that burger, too.

The bottom line
Classics and light bites, both done well.

By Time Out Dubai staff  | 25 Jul 2017

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FacilitiesDine In, Take-Away
Payment OptionsCash, Credit Card
Dress CodeCasuals
Show number +971 4 5509110
Dubai, Downtown Dubai, Souk Al Bahar Bridges

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