Soaring ceilings, Moorish chandeliers that light the cavernous room in deep orange and red tones, and a wealth of marble and dark wood furniture all come together at Mawal to create an ambiance that evokes the mysterious Levant. Levantine hospitality dictates that guests are treated as family the moment they arrive at your home and Mawal, located within the stunning Emirates Palace Hotel, really takes that hospitality to heart. The staff at Mawal consider it an honour to host guests and to nourish them with the most delightful food, so anyone dining at this luxurious Lebanese restaurant can expect the very best experience.
Mawal is a place where meals are all about sharing with family, friends and colleagues. Memories are created by breaking bread together while engaging in lively conversation, whether it’s a family get-together, business lunch or romantic dinner for two. Whatever your reason for dining at Mawal, the experience promises to provide a sensational epicurean escape and a celebration of the true essence of Lebanon.
Edible herbs add an earthy dimension to cold mezzeh favourites, such as shankleesh salad, eggplant mussakaa and hummos topped with meat and pine seeds. Hot mezzeh dishes include the likes of falafel, chicken liver in pomegranate molasses, and deep-fried calamari rings, while a selection of savoury cheeses and mixed grilled meats flesh out a meal that at once leaves diners feeling both sated and relaxed. There are plenty of options for vegetarians at this sleek Lebanese restaurant, so those dining in mixed groups needn’t worry that anyone will be left out. There’s also plenty for those with a sweet tooth, thanks to the lengthy dessert menu.
Puddings include traditional dishes such as muhallabia ballouza (rice pudding topped with apricot coulis and crushed pistachio), cheese halawa rolls with orange flower blossom and syrup, and Turkish delights with petit beurre biscuits.