Emirates Palace Hotel
06/07/2014 

Stayed here last weekend taking advantage of their GCC resident rate which works out at 1150 Dhs per night including breakfast for 2 (which is normally 230 Dhs per person!) which is excellent value for money, even better that we were promptly upgraded to a Pearl room on arrival. The whole service was amazing from start to finish, the place is flooded with tourists all day but every time we came back from eating out (dining in the hotel would have bankrupted me) we got a "welcome back". The beach is lovely, the 2 massive pools are awesome and the breakfast spread is massive. The only slight negative was the afternoon high tea which I thought had gone a bit downhill since last time we tried it but all in all it was an amazing experience and a great value for money stay-cation!

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Toro Toro
06/07/2014 

Visited Toro Toro for the first time with some visiting work colleagues. Started with some drinks upstairs, the Sri Lankan head bar man really knows his stuff, the most knowledgeable person about alcohol that I've ever met. He recommended a lovely Chilean drink that was very similar to Aquavit. On to the food, we skipped the idea of ordering lots of small sharing plates and instead went for all you can eat meat. Most of the meat tasted great but service-wise I felt they were too keen to fill the table with carb-heavy sides. One of the waiters dropped the carving knife on the floor and was going to carry on using it until we protested. He walked off to get a new knife with the dropped knife resting against the meat. D'oh!

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G's
22/06/2014 

Everything in this place looks awesome, everything I tried tasted awesome and best of all, everything is dirt cheap. 10 Dhs for a coffee will just destroy the local competition, 8 Dhs for a huge cro-nut is insane. We walked out completely stuffed, 2 sandwiches, 2 cro-nuts and 2 coffees all for less than 70 Dhs. If I still worked in the next building, I would be going here literally every day.

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smeg

smeg 100% agree and as we are in the same building complex in JLT it's become my goto lunch destination. It's literally unbeatable value

22/06/2014 - Report


Just Salad
22/06/2014 

Oh dear. Just ordered one of their signature salads, the Chipotle Cowboy. It is supposed to have: Romaine (check), Grilled Chicken (missing), Pepper Jack Cheese (I have Swiss Cheese if I'm not mistaken), Black Beans (missing), cilantro (check), Crunchy Onions (check) and Avocado (about half a dozen wee chunks). It's a big portion but half the ingredients are missing or wrong and the Chipotle dressing tastes of nothing. Definitely not worth the 45 Dhs price tag, and the additional 5 Dhs delivery charge within JLT just rubs salt in the wound.

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Just Salad

Just Salad (Business Owner): Hi Gavtek - Oh dear, this indeed is a mess up from our side. We take customer service and customer satisfaction very seriously. Mistakes can happen from time to time, however this is an unacceptable mistake and we have escalated this to our management in order to identify how this went wrong and avoid it in the future. We will be contacting you shortly as well in order to further understand what went wrong. We thank you for your honest feedback, this after all is how we can continue to improve wherever there is a flaw in our service.

22/06/2014 - Report

smeg

smeg Wow, that is absolutely awesome customer service!!

22/06/2014 - Report


S'wich
09/06/2014 

This place has a great concept. Build your own gourmet shawarmas. I was sold on that alone. You choose your bread (or salad base), choose your meat (beef, chicken, veal, duck (!) or mushroom) then up to 4 veggies and a sauce. I went for one with chicken, avocado and aioli sauce and it was only 22 Dhs. Tasted good too. They also have some awesome looking side dishes. I had their Patatas Bravas and it was fantastic. All their meat is hormone-free too. Highly recommended.

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smeg

smeg Sounds way better than the Sharwarma that I just ate!

09/06/2014 - Report


The Boutique Kitchen
09/06/2014 

Now that I have discovered this place, I'm going to need bigger pants. Seriously, they have no right to give you this much food! Their 15 Dhs "cup" of chilli is a massive bowl with tortilla chips and sour cream. Their pulled BBQ chicken sub makes a Subway foot-long look like a toothpick. Not only that, they also threw in a complimentary brownie. And to top it all off, everything tasted ridiculously good. If you haven't tried it, you owe it to your stomach to order tomorrow.

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Gramo
04/06/2014 

I really liked this place. Nice decor, friendly staff, awesome live music and great food. The complimentary bread was so good I would have been willing to pay for it. I ordered the seafood risotto and it tasted great. Couldn't find a single fault with the place.

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So Salad
04/06/2014 

Just opened in JLT cluster Y today, not a bad wee place, similar in concept to Richy's. Lots of build your own options and some recommended combinations. Definitely worth a try if you're a salad affectionado, but similar to Richy's, I'm not overly willing to drop 40 Dhs on a salad.

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Hengchen
18/05/2014 

This place recently appeared in JLT, I see they have a branch in Green Community too. It's a strange concept, the portions are absolutely massive, we ordered one main course, some noodles and a portion of steamed rice and between us could barely manage half, so if you want to pig out, it's ideal. The food seemed to be good in all areas other than taste. Seriously, everything tasted like nothing, totally bland. But some people may like that I guess.

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Rosa Mexicano
18/05/2014 

This place was a huge let down. My chicken burrito was just ok, half the quality of Taqado at almost double the price. Mrs Gavtek's steak sandwich was disgusting. Supposed to be tender pulled short rib but the meat was dry and hard like it had been microwaved a few times. The bread was disgusting, for some reason they thought it would be a good idea to fry the bread in oil, it was so greasy and oily I can still feel it in my mouth.

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