Eric Kayser

French bakery chain good for grabbing a leisurely lunchtime bite Reviews

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This renowned French bakery chain may have taken a while to find its feet, but having been open almost a year, it’s becoming an increasingly popular spot for a sophisticated lunch in Abu Dhabi Mall. The atmosphere is bustling and they’ve really made the most of the space, with plenty of natural light and smart wooden tables making it a relaxed, polished place to have lunch. The menu is mainly composed of gourmet salads, sandwiches and tartines, and there’s a separate counter selling rustic breads and a range of sweet baked goods and cakes.

Don’t expect to be wowed – most of the dishes have tasty ingredients and are presented with style but aren’t particularly well prepared. The service is also maddeningly slow at times, which is surprising given that the restaurant largely caters to a busy lunchtime crowd. Nonetheless, Eric Kayser is a pleasant setting for lunch and you’ll get a meal that’s satisfying, as long as you’re not in a rush.

By Time Out Abu Dhabi staff
Time Out Abu Dhabi,

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  • Location: Abu Dhabi Mall, Al Zahiyah, Abu Dhabi
  • Tel: 02 643 4660
  • Travel: 10th Street

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User reviews

  • Users voted this restaurant most suitable for: Business lunch

User reviews:

Posted by: Hasan Darwish on 10 Jun ' 13 at 11:21
  • Best for: Business lunch
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

Just like their appetizers, EK can spice and warm themselves up. The friendly staff attended shortly with a smile on a tired face. Their new menu list has become more concise yet authentically French.
Soon the appetizer platter arrived with mediocre temperature single type of bread. What was wrong with some brown or mixed grains bread? The dried yoghurt was plain and less tangy than expected for a mediterranean cuisine. The thyme mixture seemed to lack the crunchy taste of roasated sesame seeds.
Although the soup and salad choice was limited, the typical onion soup popped up as Frenchiest as can be.
The Purreed Potato was soft and creamy, and gave way for a blend of pasta.
Their all day offer of sweets and coffee range wraps the modest experience smoothly. Au revoir!

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