The Rivington Bar and Grill, Souk Madinat Jumeirah
What it looks like: The outpost of this popular British chain is located at the Jumeirah Castle and offers a gorgeous outdoor terrace overlooking the waterway. This is where my dining partner and I sat on the night we visited. If you think the alfresco dining is too hot, the indoors are equally attractive-here are…
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What does it look like: The outpost of this popular British chain is located at Fort Jumeirah and offers a gorgeous outdoor terrace overlooking the waterway. This is where my dining partner and I sat on the night of our visit. If you think the alfresco dining is too hot, the interior is equally attractive-the atmosphere of the dockside restaurant, but the weird neon lights on the wall quote the modern style, the typical Rivi style.
Before the meal started, we shared eggs Benedict-an all-time favorite-and grilled sea scallops, which were topped with mint peas and tomato sauce. The sauce and cherry tomatoes are sweet and go well with the salty scallops cooked to perfection.
For the main dish, I ordered the salmon bomb with egg butter sauce, which was large in size and served in a wok-shaped bowl. Fried salmon balls are crispy on the outside, tender inside, slightly sweet, custard is light, and underneath is a bed of spinach, which tastes very good. My partner sells 250-day-old black Angus rib eyes, juicy and moist, with hand-chopped French fries and Béarnaise sauce. It was so full, we were almost full. We knew we shouldn’t order desserts, but decided to share one of our favorite English desserts-sticky toffee pudding. There is no better way to end a meal than with hot toffee sauce with delicious pudding and vanilla ice cream.
If you want to: A three-course dinner for two is about AED 450, excluding drinks. Call 04-3666464.
Most suitable: Leisure night with friends
– Nicolas Montais