We are inside a British restaurant in one of Dubai’s prestigious towers, Jumeirah Emirates Towers. Alfie’s belongs to the iconic British luxury Alfred Dunhill and everything inside this restaurant makes a statement and is a class of it’s own. Nothing surprising when you know it’s coming from Alfred Dunhill. Food here is not purely English, they do try to fuse so as to suit international taste buds.
Alfie’s has a smoking and a non smoking area. Probably the only restaurant where smoking is possible in Emirates Towers. The smoking area is the place I’d like to sit for sometime even though I don’t smoke. It’s gives you a perfect sense of feeling in a Gentleman’s club with the most comfortable thick leather sofas, wooden flooring and bookshelf that gives you an impression at London.
The preferred place to eat for me would be at the non smoking area which is open facing the Emirates Towers Boulevard. The restaurant was quiet, not crowded and I thought this can be a perfect setup for that special day where you can be guaranteed a warm, quiet cozy atmosphere to keep that moment glowing.
While we waited came the complimentary warm bread and butter, the traditional way. From the drinks, the fruit punch was really nice and I could adore the lovely drink. We then received the English soup which was called MULLIGATAWNY, a combination of lentil, Yoghurt and Apple. Although it looked closer to a Lentil soup, the taste was completely different. It was thick, warm but not a taste which I could easily accept . A new taste which you had to actually adapt and the more I had it the more I began to appreciate it.
The salads were mind blowing specially the Artichoke Avocado Salad. I could dream about it all day. It felt so good in the stomach. Lamb Prosciutto would be the best part about Heirloom tomato salad. The fried Cod Goujons was superb and together with the tartar sauce the taste was incredible.
For Saturdays they have an all day breakfast. The best part was the sausages in it. The eggs can come the way you want them. There was also a separate plate of bread(white/brown) and butter. It was a typical breakfast but it is a little over priced. Thought they should offer more for the price.
For sure the steak we had at Alfie’s is one of the best steaks we’ve had. It was an Australian wagyu beef and the steak was literally melting in our mouth. Very rarely you get the steak at the perfect temperature and texture. Steak lovers must make a point to have this steak from Alfie’s. The Lamb Chops were thick and juicy. The side thick chips felt like a fresh piece of potato. It didn’t feel like the typical french fries.
We had an intense sweet ending at Alfie’s. They scored very well in this department. The banoffee pie made my day. It was one of those desserts you wish it never ended. The classic combination of chocolate, toffee and vanilla was cracking good. I am definitely having this dessert again on my next visit to Alfie’s. The baked lemon tart was in a league of it’s own. Surely one of the best sellers here, A lemon sorbet and zesty effect which was good to taste in the mouth after a nice heavy meal of meat. The Apple crumble was of true quality and this you need to make sure you have it first before the Icecream melts from the top into the dessert spoiling the original experience of the dessert. With outstanding desserts in handy you can be assured to leave Alfie’s with a happy smile.
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