Le Vendôme Brasserie

High-end buffet in the luxurious heart of the Emirates Palace Reviews

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If you’re feeling flash, Le Vendôme is the place to head as although prices are on the high side, the quality of food and the impeccable service make the experience worth splashing out for. The gilded interior leads out onto a stately terrace, where unspoiled views of the Palace grounds and private beach are framed by titanic marble columns. Staff are as obliging as you would expect from this celebrated hotel, and bring ice buckets, cool face cloths and even dental floss without having to be prompted.

The buffet itself isn’t overly extensive and this manages to give Le Vendôme a cosy feel, despite its opulence. Quality over quantity is the order of the day, and a varied array of cold starters is accompanied by perfectly cooked meat and fish dishes. The desserts are, slightly disappointingly, almost all of the same ilk: light mousses and cakes prevail. A selection of Arabic sweets and creamy French cheeses make you want to push for a fourth course, and if your waistline can cope with the strain, we say go for it.

By Time Out Abu Dhabi staff
Time Out Abu Dhabi,

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  • Location: Emirates Palace, Ras Al Akhdar, Abu Dhabi
  • Tel: 02 690 7074
  • Travel: Corniche Street
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User reviews:

Posted by: liz Coel on 27 Oct ' 10 at 10:36
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? No

I liked the Decor, food and the Ambience but the service was bad. The staff did not greet us. They completely ignored us.
We had made a reservation in advance for a table for three. We went there on time but were made to sit on the table of five.
We have stayed at the Emirates Palace Hotel before and dined at the other restaurants. We never had a problem. But the behaviour of this staff was like a bitter pill in my mouth. I don't think I would ever want to go to the Le Vendome again or even take anyone there.

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