Sponsored: The food at this new, licensed City Walk restaurant is excellent, which is why it’s one of our top contenders for Christmas lunch and dinner, as well as a decadent NYE…
We love the food at Galvin Dubai (check out our review here), and so the fact that a Christmas lunch or dinner is only Dhs295 per person, (including a glass of bubbly) is very good news.
The Mediterranean restaurant and lounge opened its doors in The Square, the licensed area of City Walk, on October 1. The menu features an excellent steak tartare, an impeccable lamb tagine and a delicious escabeche of yellowfin tuna.
And the best news for many? The a la carte menu is not designed to be shared (a relief for those sick of quibbling over three prawns at a table of six).
The Galvin brothers, Chris and Jeff, are the brains behind the new hotspot (they’re famous for their restaurants in the UK); but the kitchen in Dubai is run by the award winning (and very consistent) Executive Chef Luigi Vespero (who worked alongside the brothers in London for many years).
So what’s on their Christmas menu?
Well, the restaurant and lounge is hosting a three course meal on Sunday December 24, Monday December 25 and Tuesday December 26 – and you can sit down for the feast any time between 12pm and 11.30pm.
You’ll start with an amuse bouche and then have a choice between four starters, four mains and four desserts and it includes a celebratory glass of French bubbles – all for Dhs295 per person (or Dhs258 without the bubbles). The starter options include oysters, foie gras and beetroot salad; the main options include turkey with all the trimmings, sea bass or beef tenderloin and then desserts include traditional Christmas pudding or sticky date pud’. Yum.
And then for New Year’s Eve?
The classy restaurant will be all about bubbles and crustacea on New Year’s Eve (we wouldn’t have it any other way).
They’re serving up a five-course sharing menu with half a bottle of French bubbles per person on the night for Dhs800 per person – dinner runs from 6.30pm to 11.30pm (the dinner costs Dhs560 with food only). Then, there’s a lounge drinks package running from 9pm to 2am for Dhs250. You could do one, or both!
You could even do the dinner, and then walk out to City Walk where you’ll be able to find a great Burj Khalifa vantage point, and then head back in to celebrate 2018.
The dinner will include a petite seafood tower, escargots, burrata, tagine of lamb, black truffle risotto, baked Alaska and a molten dome crumble. They had us at seafood tower…
The Square, City Walk, Dubai, daily noon to 2am. Tel: (04) 590 5444. Taxi: City Walk. galvindubai.com