For chic Middle Eastern surrounds in the heart of Dubai you’d be hard pressed to find a more atmospheric restaurant that Boulevard Kitchen. This city-centre hot spot fuses old world Arabic décor with modern Parisian style touches – a tough amalgamation perhaps, but one the restaurant seems to do effortlessly. Beautiful and intricate hammered brass lambs and walls decorate one side of the room with their lace-like patterns while banquette-style seating ensures the comfort of guests is well and truly looked after. The space overlooks Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Boulevard, giving guests a wonderful view of the hustle and bustle of this cultural hotspot in the middle of the UAE.
The kitchen is open plan which adds a certain degree of theatre, while the menu focuses on Levantine cuisine giving this restaurant a definite unique selling point. From the house specials why not try a chicken shawarma with markook bread, traditional garlic sauce and a side of fries. On the other hand, vegetarians might like the tempura halloumi salad, which is served with zaatar, black olives, sumac onions and a sharp lemon dressing. For those with a sweet toot there is a soft pistachio milk cake which is completely moreish, for dessert.
As with many places in Dubai, families are warmly welcomed here. Children under the age of five are permitted to dine for free, while those up to eleven can enjoy anything from the menu for 50% off. For little ones there are more international serves on offer too, from beef burgers and club sandwiches to double chocolate cake – these kinds of choices should satisfy even the fussiest of eaters. The casual dress code goes some way to supporting you bringing the whole gang too, so that you don’t have to worry about any particulars before you pop in for a bite to eat.