Chill vibes at View, Dubai
Normally an open air garden in the Winter, when the temperatures goes up, so does the roof and this outdoor tent, complete with portable air conditioners and screens to watch the football, not only serves, food from Jones the Grocer and shisha, they also serve alcohol.
It’s rare to hit the jackpot and find a place which serves all of the above in one location and that also has free parking. View does that and then some. The staff go above and beyond and know the menu like the back of their hand. Shout out to Michael for recommending and assisting us in selecting our cheese board but also for making sure we never went thirsty.
They have a huge selection of drinks including draft beers but we started off with some sparkling rose and a glass of prosecco and enjoyed their orange & mint flavored shisha too. Not long after our cheese board arrived, 2 hard and 1 soft cheese accompanied by some crackers, a toasted bread basket, strawberry jam, purple globe grapes and giant green olives.
It was enjoyed over a nice catch up whilst we bopped along to some classic RnB tunes and it wasn’t until we neared the ending that we asked for the mains to be sent.
A creamy seafood pasta with de-shelled prawns and a handful of mussels arrive for my friend whilst my seabass atop of soba noodles with stri fried bok choy with sheets of nori looks very appetising also. We share both and are equally impressed by the mains.
It’s not until dessert time comes that we discover quite a few are unavailable. The reason is understandable though as they are brought in fresh daily from a bakery. We are recommend both the lamington (an Australian sponge cake for those unfamiliar) and the carrot cake, the latter being utterly divine, moist without being too rich. The evening comes to an end with a pot of peppermint tea.
Oh and I did I mention how the restaurant got it’s name? It’s got views of the Burj Khalifa also. Not a bad spot at all. I will be back.
NB. What Nossy Ate was a guest of this restaurant. All opinions are honest and my own.