Traiteur

Price guide: Expensive

Park Hyatt Dubai, Dubai

Price guide: Expensive

Traiteur

By Alex Ritman, your Dubai expert

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#25 of 40
expert-rated restaurants in Dubai
Expert overall rating:4.0 out of 5
Food and drink:
4.1
4.1
Ambience:
4.2
4.2
Service:
4
4.0
Location:
4.2
4.2
Value for money:
4
4.0
Recommended for:
Couples, Foodies, Mature travellers, Seasoned travellers, Great views / scenery, Romance, Trendiness

Expert review of Traiteur

Romantic, French and overlooking the Dubai Creek.

Outstandingly romantic and with some astonishing views over the creek, Traiteur has been the preferred dining choice for many a Dubai couple for several years. Found in perhaps my favourite Dubai hotel, the Park Hyatt, I love the calm atmosphere of the water below, plus the cool bars nearby for a pre and post-meal drink.  

Food and drink: 

It's mainly French here, with an excellent selection of steaks as well. Like the setting, it's all served somewhat majestically. There's a hearty wine collection as well. 

Recommended dishes: 

I've been several times to the exquisite Friday brunch, definitely among the more sophisticated of the many hundreds of brunches across Dubai. This gives you a great chance to sample everything, with the buffet table laden with beautifully-prepared meats, salads, oysters and other delights.

Ambience: 

With low-lighting, mahogany and creams, this is a rather high-brow setting, helped considerably by the views across the creek. As such, it's a popular with couples, but also tourists staying in the Park Hyatt. The Friday brunch attracts a broad spread of Dubai life.  

Service: 

Excellent, a perfect mix of attentive and helpful without being too intrusive.  

Location: 

Traiteur is nestled in the white-walled Mediterranean-style bliss of the Park Hyatt, on the 'other' side of the creek from most Dubai landmarks. Don't worry, it's easy to get to. Perched high up, it overlooks the water, with views across to the park on the other side.  

Price advice: 

It's not particularly cheap, and a meal for two will probably cost in the region of 600-900 dirham, depending on how you're drinking.  

Tables to book: 

It's laid out so that all tables have an enviable positioning, but it's worth a window seat for the views across the creek.  

More information on Traiteur:

Price guide:
Expensive
Type:
Brasserie, Restaurant
Food:
French, Steak
Address:
Park Hyatt Dubai, Dubai
Telephone:
04 317 2222
Website:
http://www.dubai.park.hyatt.com/hyatt/hotels/index.jsp
Serves:
Brunch, Dinner
Opening times:
Open Sun-Thu 7pm-midnight, Fri 12.30pm-4pm, 6pm-midnight.
Accepts Credit Cards:
Yes
Reservations:
Essential at peak times

Have you been to Traiteur? Would you recommended it?