Area: Dubai Marina, Dubai
Rhodes Mezzanine is a Dubai restaurant to come to early in the evening when you have all the time in the world, a very empty stomach to fill, and a well-stuffed wallet.
The surroundings at Rhodes Mezzanine are all white, set off by the blue hydrangeas and the occasional carefully chosen splash of colour, and with a nod to its Arabian location in the golden chandeliers and candelabras. Presentation is certainly king in the Rhodes Mezzanine kitchen, and the flawless execution of all food and accompanying drinks mean it’s definitely a place to dress up and prepare yourself for a rather special evening of sublime nouvelle cuisine.
Known for his forward-thinking treatment of traditional English dishes, Gary Rhodes brings the best of cordon bleu UK to his Dubai restaurant, and you can choose from the à la carte option or the tasting menu. Prepare yourself for hit after hit of intense flavour, subtle seasoning and melt-in-the-mouth treats. These include the impossibly light white tomato soup, the mushroom-filled cherry tomatoes accompanying the outlandishly tasty beef fillet, and even that perennial favourite, bread and butter pudding.
As you ask for the bill at Rhodes Mezzanine, you’re presented with fluffy little scones, cream and strawberry jam and once again you’ll fall prey to temptation, because if you don’t, you’ll know you’re missing out on the final treat from this extraordinary Dubai restaurant.
Price rating: $$$$