Diwan L'Auberge

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Nestled deep in the opulent surrounds of Emirates Palace, this upmarket Lebanese restaurant is, in terms of décor at least, a world away from your average street-corner joint. Think dizzyingly high ceilings, marble pillars and plush silk curtains rather than scruffy surrounds and a rotating spit of meat. In terms of everything else, however, there’s not much you can really improve on. The familiar smell of grape shisha hangs in the air, while the menu is packed with all the standard Lebanese fare, albeit in a slightly more bling incarnation. The cold mezze will no doubt impress, but nothing wows enough to justify the eye-watering prices, and the absence of hot bread with which to mop it up (a standard in any self-respecting Lebanese restaurant) is disappointing. Main dishes are succulent and well-prepared, however, and portions are huge, so if you have a penchant for Lebanese fare and a wad of cash to burn, do stop by – in terms of surroundings, you could do worse.

By Time Out staff
Time Out Abu Dhabi,

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Details

  • Location: Emirates Palace, Ras Al Akhdar, Abu Dhabi
  • Tel: 02 690 7999
  • Travel: Corniche Street
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  • Users voted this restaurant most suitable for: Family friendly

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Posted by: Meme on 11 Sep ' 12 at 19:24
  • Best for: Family friendly
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

Posted by: qamar on 25 May ' 12 at 07:24
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  • Best for: Business lunch
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

i like the lebanese food and this rest. is the best in AbuDhabi

Posted by: Y on 20 Feb ' 12 at 20:51
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  • Best for: Family friendly
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

Posted by: jhon on 10 Mar ' 11 at 14:00
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  • Best for: Romantic
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

Posted by: jhon on 10 Mar ' 11 at 13:59
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  • Best for: Romantic
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

Posted by: Philippe on 31 Jan ' 11 at 14:59
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  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

Posted by: Ema on 25 Jan ' 11 at 13:21
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  • Best for: Business lunch
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

This restaurant is amazing

Posted by: conor on 08 Nov ' 10 at 09:29
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  • Best for: Family friendly
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

fantastic

Posted by: Jose on 06 Nov ' 10 at 09:11
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  • Best for: Family friendly
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

simply one of my preffer rest in abu dhabi

Posted by: Yasmine on 06 Feb ' 10 at 17:11
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  • Best for: Family friendly
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

Posted by: Yasmine on 06 Feb ' 10 at 17:11
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  • Best for: Family friendly
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

Posted by: nada on 06 Feb ' 10 at 17:09
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  • Best for: Family friendly
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

best food ever

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