Middle-of-the road buffet spot that suffers from a distinct lack of interest 1 Reviews
The venue: Enjoy an authentic Ramadan ambiance inside the unique open area of the Club Building (Al Bathna Hall), with seating capacity for up to 600 guests.
Iftar: Dine on an elaborate selection of bread and butter, fruit and nuts, Ramadan juices, salads, sushi, soups, hot appetisers, pasta, cheese, pizza, rotisserie, barbecue, saj and tandoori as well as oriental sweets and desserts prepared in front of your eyes by the chefs. The daily iftar buffet also includes live cooking stations and special dishes with a Khaleeji touch.
Suhoor: The club is serving breakfast dishes, hot dishes, salads, cheeses and desserts.
Prices: Iftar buffet Dhs180 per person, including Ramadan juices, Dhs170 per person (bookings over ten), Dhs90 (children aged seven-12 years). Suhoor Dhs90++ per person, including selected juices.
Timings: From Magrib prayer- 9pm (iftar), midnight-Imsak time (suhoor).
Bookings accepted? Yes, bookings are accepted for both iftar and suhoor buffets.
Eid plans: There will be a special Eid brunch for the second and third days of Eid al-Fitr in Al Bathna Restaurant. (Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)
If you’re sick of jostling for position at the buffet, Al Bathna may be a good option for your next bout of over-indulgence. Despite laying on an impressive spread of salads and all the usual international grub, the Armed Forces Officers’ Club and Hotel’s all-day dining restaurant suffers from an extremely low footfall, resulting in an unmemorable, atmospherically deficient dining experience. With the food competent enough, the restaurant’s location appears to be what’s stifling it. As well as being more than a little bit out of the way, AFOC is also incredibly stiff and intimidating – you’ll pass cabinets of guns and dramatic paintings of battle scenes as you stroll through its marble corridors, so it’s hardly surprising to find that few make it to Al Bathna with their appetites intact. All told, this is a decent place to stop if you’re in the neighbourhood with a belly to fill. But with staff regularly outnumbering customers, a spot for your big birthday brunch it is not.
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