Sponsored: Expect fusion Mediterranean and Turkish food, live entertainment and picture-perfect Burj Khalifa views…

If your date night criteria includes creative dishes, live entertainment and prime Burj Khalifa views, then you need to book a table at The Galliard immediately.

The upscale restaurant, found in Address Downtown, arrived in Dubai last year from Istanbul and promises sleek interiors, signature dishes of Mediterranean and Turkish cuisine and an array of live entertainment.

Now the weather has finally cooled down, reserve yourself a table on the terrace where plush seated booths with oh-so-Instagrammable views of the Burj Khalifa and Dubai Fountain await.

Expect to feast on an array of Mediterranean and Turkish dishes fused with flavours from France Spain and Italy, spearheaded by chef Monserrato Marini.

Starters include beef carpaccio with truffle and a light artichoke and avocado salad, while for mains, select from dishes such as spaghetti and Canadian lobster, pappardelle veal wagyu or a Dubai favourite – the truffle pizza.

You’ll want to save room for dessert, where there’s a choice that includes Nutella cheesecake or a selection of ice creams to finish your evening on a sweet note.

But it’s not just about the food, expect a side of surprise with your dining experience, as dancing waiters make their way around tables and Latino dancers and live saxaphone and violinists provide the soundtrack to your evening.

The Galliard, Address Downtown, Downtown Dubai, daily 4.30pm to 2am. thegalliard.com

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