Teatro

Price guide: Mid-range

Towers Rotana, Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai

Price guide: Mid-range

Teatro

By Alex Ritman, your Dubai expert

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#21 of 40
expert-rated restaurants in Dubai
Expert overall rating:4.1 out of 5
Food and drink:
4.4
4.4
Ambience:
4.2
4.2
Service:
4.4
4.4
Location:
3.8
3.8
Value for money:
4
4.0
Recommended for:
Families with teenagers, Relaxation, Trendiness

Expert review of Teatro

A vibrant and well-priced international eatery that has built up a huge Dubai fanbase.

Among the old guards of Dubai's culinary scene (which means it's been around for more than a couple of years), Teatro has found a formula and stuck to it. Thankfully it's one that has worked and it's menu, plus vibrant atmosphere, has ensured the restaurant has remained one of the town's favourites. 

Food and drink: 

Billing itself as 'East meets West', the menu offers everything from pizzas to sushi, with Peking duck spring rolls and curries in between. Fortunately, unlike many places with a broad geographical spread of dishes, the quality is usually outstanding. 

Recommended dishes: 

In all my visits, I've never once been able to stray from the incredible (and vast) wasabi prawns. It's billed as a starter, but only Mr Creosote types will be able to polish off another two courses afterwards. The sushi is also generously sized.  

Ambience: 

Teatro, as the name might cunningly suggest, is theatre themed, and the menu lays out its courses and categories into a suitably dramatical setting. The theme is only hinting at with the decor, which is modern and stylish, but gives the restaurant a rather relaxed and informal ambiance. Having established itself over the past few years, you'll find almost all walks of life enjoying the food, from local arabs in traditional robes, to tourists, to visiting businessmen. 

Service: 

Extremely efficient and friendly.  

Location: 

Teatro is found in the Towers Rotana, one of the many hotels that line the busy part of the Sheikh Zayed Road. It's not the most glamourous of Dubai's hotels, but that hasn't stopped the crowds flocking to the restaurant.  

Price advice: 

A meal for two with a bottle of wine will cost in the region of 400-500 dirhams. There's a great deal if you don't mind eating early - 50 per cent off your food bill between 6pm and 8.30 (last order 7.15pm). This offer is available all week. 

Tables to book: 

All of the tables offer their own splash of cool, but given that you're in a tower, why not ask for a window seat? 

More information on Teatro:

Price guide:
Mid-range
Type:
Restaurant
Food:
International
Address:
Towers Rotana, Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai
Telephone:
04 343 8000
Website:
http://www.rotana.com/
Serves:
Dinner
Opening times:
Open daily 6pm-2am.
Accepts Credit Cards:
Yes
Reservations:
Essential at peak times

Have you been to Teatro? Would you recommended it?