Sunday, November 19, 2017

Taste Buds

On Sunday myself and The Geordie one took a little trip down to real Dubai to check out the newly opened Stables Bar and Restaurant. After a traumatic time trying to find the place, and a helpful valet driver we headed into the Stable!!!  quite literally!!!

The Stables is the brainchild of local resident Alex Bracken who has his feet firmly established in the hospitality industry in Dubai.  Even from the carpark I knew were going to enjoy our experience, the amazing stained glass windows that adorn the entrance will impress anyone never mind people who are passionate about the Equines.

The ground floor basically is a mock farm shop, then as you go up to the first floor you are welcomed into the Stables Bar, which is a mock stable!  it's really amazing the attention to detail that has been invested into the Bar, which has paddocks/stables to dine in and tables all individually named after famous race horses!

On the second floor is the Racecourse Restaurant, a fabulous open area with a warm feel to it, with amazing gothic chandeliers hanging from the ceilings, the tables this time are all named after famous racecourses, of course the main feature being The Meydan area.  The entire building has an amazing atmosphere, you really do feel that you are at a race meeting! 

As the main restaurant isn't open yet, it's due to open to celebrate Valentines Day we decided to take a "stable" in the bar and order some lunch.  The Geordie One yet again opted for fish and chips which were served with Mancunian Caviar!!! Let's see if any of you can guess what that is.  I had the Chicken Ceasar Salad, and Mitten had a pork sausage sandwich.  Absolutely no complaints whatsoever about the food, served quickly, all fresh ingredients, and reasonably priced.  The Fish and Chips are only 50 dhs, the Ceaser Salad was 30 dhs.

The Bar has an extensive collection of beers and The Geordie One tried out the Belle Vue Kriek which is a lambic fruit beer from Belgium, it tasted of cherries!!  I was reliably informed that a pint will only set you back 25 dhs, which for Dubai is pretty cheap. 

Anyway The Geordies approve The Stables 100% and we would both like to take this opportunity to wish Alex, Chef Romain and all the team good luck, we really do think you've backed a winner!

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