Verre by Gordon Ramsay
Hilton Dubai Creek, Dubai
- Recommended for:
- Couples, Foodies, Honeymooners, Escaping the crowds, Romance, Special occasions
Expert review of Verre by Gordon Ramsay
Ramsay was among the first 'celebrity' chefs to descend upon Dubai, a move that quickly opened the floodgates to Gary Rhodes, Giorgio Locatelli and a veritable smorgasbord of international culinary experts. While Verre once stood as the standard-bearer for fine dining in the city, serving mouthwatering French dishes stamped with Gordon's sweary seal of approval, in recent years fell down the roster as other high-end restaurants opened in more glamourous parts of town. But, just as it was beginning to look a little dated, Verre was recently given a makeover, a new chef was appointed and it looks ready to fly the flag once more.
Consistency has always been Verre's key, consistency in serving exquisite French dishes.
While I haven't yet tried the new menu since the re-launch, the roasted sea scallops with caramelised pork belly and pan-seared watermelon were always a long-serving favourite.
It's rather formal in Verre and guests are expected to dress accordingly (smart casual is fine, but avoid the flipflops, basically). It's popular with foodie travellers, high-flying expats unafraid to splurge and those looking for a special occasion.
Always impeccably attentive. You are paying a fair amount, after all.
Verre is sat in the Hilton Dubai Creek, which overlooks the Dubai Creek from the Deira side (not the one with the tall towers on it). It's not in the centre of the city's activity, but a short cab ride will get you there easily.
A meal for two will probably set you back around 300-500 dirhams, not including drinks. For something extra special, Verre has just launched a 'chef's table', designed for groups of four or more, priced at 695 dirhams per person and available between 7pm-11.30pm, except on Saturdays.
More information on Verre by Gordon Ramsay:
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- Hilton Dubai Creek, Dubai
- 04 212 7551
- Opening times:
- Open Sun-Fri 7pm-midnight.
- Accepts Credit Cards:
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