Julie’s Restaurant & Pastries

This affordable new downtown spot is worth saving on speed dial
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Time Out Says

This new casual eatery has set up shop in Al Khalidiya. Like us, you’ve probably seen the outdoor advertising campaign throughout the city, and like us, you probably thought about trying it. In the name of journalism (nothing to do with needing a hot meal, honest), we sought
Julie’s Restaurant & Pastries out. And it was quite a search. Julie’s is not in a spot that is going to attract many walk-ins, being in a back road behind an ADNOC station.

One our visit, we’re greeted by friendly staff in the small but colourful restaurant (which also does takeaway). While the menu isn’t enormous, they’ve got, what looks like, a fantastic breakfast selection, as well as sandwiches, salads and pizzas.

As we were there for dinner there was sadly no breakfast for us (though they do serve until 3pm). Instead, we kick off with a Thai beef salad, which consists of sliced beef, bean sprouts, rice vermicelli, carrot, Thai basil, crushed peanuts and lemongrass. Despite the ingredients, the salad is a little bland and lacks that authentic freshness of flavour that you’d expect from Thai.

For a main, our waitress recommends the chicken leg Toscana. The boneless chicken is roasted with herbs and potato, and is served in the pan. It’s got a certain homemade magic to it and we’re impressed.

It’s the dessert, however, that has the real wow factor. Aptly named the OMG Julie, it consists of French toast covered in roasted papaya, pineapple and mango, drizzled in caramel sauce and sprinkled in pomegranates and popcorn. It might sounds a little over the top, but we can’t get enough of it.

Julie’s is cosy spot to swing by if you’re in the area. Otherwise, it’s worth home delivery if you’re looking for something new.

The bill (for one)

Thai beef salad Dhs35
Chicken Toscana Dhs28
French toast dessert Dhs42

The bottom line
Cute spot, but for most, it’ll be best for home delivery.

By Time Out Abu Dhabi staff  | 22 Mar 2016

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7:00 AM to 1:00 AM
Thursday: 7:00 AM to 1:00 AMFriday: 7:00 AM to 1:00 AM
Show number 800 585 437
Abu Dhabi, Al Khalidiya, First Zayed Street, Behind Adnoc Petrol Station - United Arab Emirates

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