The glamorous Ewaan restaurant can be found at the luxury Palace Downtown hotel in Dubai. The dining room features double-height ceilings, imposing arches that create a space between the main room and open kitchen, and intricately carved wooden screens which reflect Ewaan’s Arabic heritage.
Ewaan’s menu is a mixture of Arabic and Oriental cuisine and the restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, dinner and weekend brunch. If you’re heading here in the early hours, you can tuck into classic breakfast fare such as a full English or an assortment of pastries, including croissants and muffins. There are a few Arabic-inspired dishes too though, such as shakshuka eggs and an Arabic baker’s basket.
At lunch and dinner, a feasting approach is encouraged, with food prepared at live cooking stations and served on large buffet tables. You can fill your plate with hot and cold mezze such as hummus and tabbouleh or fried kibbeh and meat sambousek, before moving on to the main courses. The centrepiece of your meal could be grilled tiger prawns served with parmesan French fries, a platter of grilled mixed meats, or even a cheeseburger topped with barbecue sauce and sautéed mushrooms.
To finish up, pick from Ewaan’s tempting range of desserts, which range from the traditional to the contemporary. Cheese Kunafa is served with vanilla ice cream, while a warm Um Ali pudding is accompanied by saffron ice cream. Otherwise, get your sugar fix from American-style desserts including a brownie sundae or a mango cheesecake.
Ewaan is a great spot for family dining too, as kids under the age of five eat for free, while those aged between 6-11 years can enjoy 50% off their bill. You can also bring the family along to Thursday night brunch to kick-start your weekend, or head down on a Friday evening for a dedicated seafood evening.