Byblos Sur Mer

Pretty plates of high-quality Lebanese food
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Time Out Says

The menu at fine-dining Lebanese restaurant Byblos Sur Mer is extensive to say the least. As we take in the beautiful marina-style setting and glittering skyline in front of us, we set about trying to navigate our way through it.

There are a number of set menus starting from Dhs275 per person, and many different grills, salads and hot and cold mezze.

Our server is extremely insistent that we try a set menu, or at the very least a mixed grill. But eventually he relents and accepts our selection. And after a slightly rocky start, the food is fortunately all delicious.

The signature mezze selection is full of creative dishes. From here we try the hendbeh with zaatar and halloumi, and although we can’t really taste the cheese, the pile of greens and crispy onion topping goes perfectly with the other dishes.

These include an impossibly smooth and wonderfully garlicky hummus, salty shanklish cheese (mixed with tomato, onion and parsley), and batata jabaliyeh, which despite not being as spicy as we were warned it would be, is still totally brilliant.

For our mains, the shish taouk is marinated in a fantastic mix of delicious spices, and it’s made even better by the medley of vegetables, breads and labneh that comes with it.

The rest of the service is flawless, and we thoroughly enjoy the authentic flavours of each of the immaculately presented plates.

Pretty plates of high-quality Lebanese food

For the views from the terrace, the shish taouk, and (if you’re in the mood) to splash out on one of the set menus

06 Feb 2019

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Dress CodeSmart Casual
12:30 PM to 1:00 AM
Sunday: 12:30 PM to 1:00 AMMonday: 12:30 PM to 1:00 AMThursday: 12:30 PM to 2:30 AMFriday: 12:30 PM to 2:30 AMSaturday: 12:30 PM to 1:00 AM
Show number +971 2 666 6888
Abu Dhabi, Al Bateen, InterContinental Abu Dhabi - King Abdullah BinAbdul Aziz Al Saud, Al Khubeirah - Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates

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