Andes – One Central DWTC

Andes at One Central, Dubai World Trade Centre
Andes, Coffee and Drinks station

If you ever visit the latest district in Dubai(One Central), then make sure you visit Andes restaurant as well. A South American contemporary dining restaurant where it’s not just about good food but creativity at it’s peak. With One Central district in crossroads of business and hospitality, Andes seems to be just the restaurant to be at that right place that’s seems to cater a perfect balance between business and hospitality.

Andes open kitchen
Andes Interiors
Andes outside seating
Andes Interiors
Andes Interiors

At a modern business district, you have a restaurant that is designed to blend into the theme. Eating at Andes feels very relaxed and natural. Chairs were comfortable and love their copper craze design. A touch of nature by fitting in large plants at the center of the restaurant.

sour dough bread and butter (compliments during the lunch tasting menu)
Mocktails – AED 28 – From left: Horchata(coconut water, cinnamon, clove, cardamom, soda water + homemade rice milk) and Floral(chamomile blossoms, ginger ale, cantaloupe, ginger + honey)
Compliments during the lunch tasting menu
Compliments during the lunch tasting menu

It all begins with their compliments. You can expect complimentary bread and butter whenever you eat here. The sour dough bread and smoked butter was yummy. The smashed avocado on a corn tart was my favourite. The first thing you notice is their presentation. Uniquely presented and it clearly shows they’ve put in lot of thought and creativity in presenting the food on your table. You probably will be staring at it for a minute before eating it.

Masa Madre – AED 38 –
calamari, grilled sourdough, lime emulsion, red pepper, asparagus, chilli flakes aioli
Masa Madre – AED 38 –
calamari, grilled sourdough, lime emulsion, red pepper, asparagus, chilli flakes aioli

The mains started with calamari and sour dough bread(the same bread we got as compliments in the beginning). The grilled calamari was an absolute charm in the mouth and it tasted as good as it looked on the plate. A slight tinch of sauce can be found on the bottom of the calamari.

Sweetbreads Pasta – AED 48 – homemade fresh pasta smoked mushrooms, 12 month aged Comté, sweetbreads
Sweetbreads Pasta – AED 48 – homemade fresh pasta smoked mushrooms, 12 month aged Comté, sweetbreads

The pasta was simply irresistible. Although I wished I could eat more of it. Their portion size seems to be limited and it’s probably just right if you tend to have a 3 course menu.

Choose your knife to cut your meat for lunch
Lunch mains(Beef & Chicken) at Andes
Brisket – AED 58 – 12 hour smoked Angus brisket, sweet potato purée, pickled cucumber, shallot confit + dill, grilled celeriac
Pollo – AED 64 – grilled + tender corn-fed chicken, bean purée, new plums, beetroot + onion demi sauce

The real deal came in with the meats arriving our table. We were first presented with a set of knives that we could choose to use for our meats. I can tell you if you eat beef, you shouldn’t miss eating their 12 hour slow cooked brisket. It’s one of the best I’ve had and you could truly appreciate the quality of meat. The chicken was super tender and would just easily cut. Although you had accompaniment such as bean puree and onion demi sauce, I could easily enjoy the chicken just by itself.

Chocolate Chilli – AED 22 – dark chocolate drops and cocoa cores with a surprisingly hot after taste, great after a cold meal
The Andes Mountains – AED 48 – dark chocolate, hazelnuts, black sesame + tonka ice cream
Kon-Kawa – AED 38 – citrus black tea ice cream, peanut + cocoa biscuit, lemon curd, edible marble
Kon-Kawa – AED 38 – citrus black tea ice cream, peanut + cocoa biscuit, lemon curd, edible marble
Andes Pastry Chef
Andes home made ice creams

All their signature desserts came with their home made ice creams which were luscious. The ice creams are freshly made in-house using natural ingredients and honestly was my favourite part in the dessert. The presentation was commendable, especially the concrete work on the kon-kawa dessert. Anyway, by the time you reach their dessert you already know they are praise worthy for their creativity and style. A perfect restaurant for a modern district.

Andes Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

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2 thoughts on “Andes – One Central DWTC”

  1. Awesome!
    South American cuisine is a rarity here in Dubai.

    By the way, Horchata in Spain is made of tiger nuts. Interesting tht they are using coconut milk instead in thia restaurant.

    Good stuff Rubeen!
    Buen Provecho!

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