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The ultimate Atlantis, The Palm, Dubai restaurant guide

  • Food & Wine
  • By Lauren Godfrey
  • Published
  • Revised

The ultimate Atlantis, The Palm, Dubai restaurant guide

  • Food & Wine
  • By Lauren Godfrey
  • Published
  • Revised

The ultimate Atlantis, The Palm, Dubai restaurant guide

  • Food & Wine
  • By Lauren Godfrey
  • Published
  • Revised

Dominating the crescent of The Palm, and the very first hotel to open on the Palm Island back in 2008, Atlantis has a reputation for being one of the greatest entertainment resorts in the world. Promising to take you a world away from your everyday, the brand has never rested on its laurels. Instead, it strives to evolve and continues to excite guests - and one way in which it utterly excels is with its restaurant offering. 

Tantalising the taste buds with a whopping 30 bars, restaurants and lounges, Atlantis, The Palm is proud to have three outlets by celebrity chefs – Nobu by Nobu Matsuhisa, Ronda Locatelli by Giorgio Locatelli and Bread Street Kitchen by Gordon Ramsay - as well as award-winning, internationally acclaimed restaurants such as Hakkasan and Seafire Steakhouse & Bar, and Ossiano. Atlantis, The Palm's sister resort The Royal Atlantis Resort & Residences is also due to open for guests in 2021 and will add another 17 restaurants and bars to the list of options just a short stroll away in the neighbouring resort.  

There’s a restaurant for every occasion here. From breezy beachside dining at White Restaurant to authentic Lebanese fare at Ayamna, no two meals during your stay will be the same, and neither will the settings. Oh, and don’t just think the dining options are for adults. Families are at the fore at Atlantis, The Palm and no dining destination offers proof of that more so than Wavehouse. Here you can play a game of bowling or beat a high score in the arcades before or after your meal, making it fun for all ages.

If you’re planning a trip to Atlantis, The Palm, we’ve compiled the ultimate restaurant guide complete along with some of our favourite food recommendations to aid your decision on where to eat first… it’s tough job but someone had to do it. 
 

Ossiano Underwater Bar & Restaurant
With The Ambassadors Lagoon as your backdrop, you’ll feel as if you’re dining under the sea at Ossiano. Providing an immersive experience, this fine-dining establishment is ideal for date night and special celebrations. Offering a 9, 11 or 13-course dinner, guests are invited to embark on an unforgettable experience indulging in the finest seafood, caviar and avant-garde creations from Grégoire Berger, one of the world's top chefs.

Open for: Dinner only
Dress code: Smart elegant
Cuisine: Mediterranean 

Our Favourite Dish: Caramelised Black Cod Homemade Linguine

Chef Grégoire Berger is constantly pushing boundaries and his signature dish, which just so happens to be our favourite on the menu is the caramelised black cod linguine served with almond foam and fresh zucchini. You will notice on the menu also that Chef Grégoire is a huge fan of cooking with flowers, with 75% of all Ossiano dishes containing violets and other edible floras, perhaps the most unusual being the foie gras berries, which is paired with hibiscus.

Ronda Locatelli
This family-friendly, casual restaurant by Michelin-starred chef Giorgio Locatelli is the perfect spot to enjoy authentic Italian flavours. Expect stone-hearth pizzas, fresh pasta and delicious gelato. The inclusive menu caters to all dietary requirements, with a large vegan menu and multiple gluten-free options. What’s more, this restaurant also offers an outdoor dining area and children’s playground.

Open for: Lunch and dinner
Dress code: Casual
Cuisine: Italian

Our Favourite Dish: Melanzane e Burrata Pizza

95% of the ingredients used at Ronda Locatelli are sourced from Italy so you can rest assured that the best-selling grilled aubergine and burrata pizza is authentic as well as delicious. This stone-hearth pizza is cooked in the restaurants centre piece; an impressive wood oven that stands proud in the middle of the restaurant. This restaurant also boasts Dubai’s largest vegan menu, so there is plenty of options for everyone. 

Gordon Ramsay’s Bread Street Kitchen & Bar
The dessert menu includes Eton mess, cheesecake, sticky toffee pudding and an apple crumble tart… we don’t think you need any other reason to visit. But, if for some bizarre reason you’re not already sold on this family-friendly restaurant by celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay, let us also add that there’s a whole host of British classics on the menu such as fish and chips in a craft-beer batter, indoor and outdoor seating plus a lively Friday family brunch. 

Open for:
Lunch, brunch and dinner
Dress code:
Casual
Cuisine:
British

Our Favourite Dish: Beef Wellington

A British staple, Ramsay's beef wellington has a reputation all on its own. Served with truffle mash, spiced carrots and a pickled walnut and marrowbone sauce, this is easily the restaurants number one best seller. Team it with the crispy beef short-rib to start and finish with the medjool date and banana sticky toffee pudding and thank us later. Oh, and while we're recommending an entire meal, wash it all down with the Bread Street Kitchen G&T - Yum!

Click here for the recipe.

WHITE Restaurant
Breezy beachside dining has never looked so chic. WHITE Restaurant provides stunning Dubai skyline views that act as the perfect side dish to your sumptuous Mediterranean main course. This day-to-night eatery is a great spot for sun-soaked day sessions that quickly turn into cocktail-sipping evenings.

Open for: Lunch, brunch and dinner
Dress code: Casual
Cuisine: Mediterranean

Our Favourite Dish: WHITE 18 Karat profiteroles

Definitely make sure to leave room for dessert at WHITE, as the 18 Karat profiteroles are a dream... and it goes without saying that this dish screams Instagram worthy. Just be sure to take the perfect snap for your grid before the chocolate sauce starts to melt the ice cream.

Seafire Steakhouse & Bar
Have you ever visited a steakhouse that has a knife menu and its own exclusive certified breed of cattle? Welcome to Seafire Steakhouse & Bar. World-famous beef, delectable seafood and huge portions are top of the menu here. Enjoy live entertainment in a friendly, American-influenced restaurant that has a central bar and booth style seating.

Open for:
 Dinner only
Dress code: Smart casual
Cuisine: Steakhouse

Our Favourite Dish: Savory Short Rib Donuts

Quite possibly one of our favourite starters to consume while at any Atlantis, The Palm restaurant, the savory short rib donuts are playful, innovative and utterly delicious. Expect a savoury dough stuffed with exquisite slow-cooked short rib that is seasoned and marinated to perfection. The finishing touch comes in the form of a parmesan 'charcoal' dust and Seafire's barbecue sauce. Divine!

Nobu
The world-renowned brainchild of actor Robert De Niro and chef Nobu Matsuhisa, Nobu Dubai is located in Atlantis, The Palm and is open daily for dinner and also boasts a fantastic weekend brunch. Serving all your favourites such as the signature black cod miso and wagyu beef tacos in an ornate setting, this is a brilliant spot for dinner with friends. Sharing is caring after all. Oh, and if you’d like to try and recreate your dining experience at home, why not sign up for a sushi masterclass? 

Open for: Brunch and dinner
Dress code: Smart elegant
Cuisine: Japanese
 

Our Favourite Dish: Black Cod Miso

The internationally renowned restaurant by Chef Nobu Matsuhisa is one of Dubai’s top destinations, and the tasty black cod miso is certainly the top seller on the menu. Fusing a cutting-edge Japanese style with Peruvian influences, it's a winning formula that's made Nobu a global culinary icon.

Hakkasan
Devour a Michelin-starred menu of modern Cantonese dishes in a sleek environment at Hakkasan. Emulating the fashionable Mayfair setting of its London flagship, Dubai’s outlet utilises carved wooden screens, rich jewel tones and gorgeous candlelight to provide a sumptuous evening dining experience. 

Open for: Dinner only
Dress code: Smart elegant
Cuisine: Cantonese

Our Favourite Dish: Crispy Duck Salad

A great example of how sometimes, simple food done well will far outweigh complicated dishes and those that experiment with combining unusual flavours. Hakkasan's crispy duck salad is just that - simple food but delivered exceptionally well. The duck is served in a crispy batter on a bed of mixed leaves, shallots, pine nuts, pomelo and drizzled in a delicious plum, hoisin and white wine dressing. 

Click here for the recipe.

Ayamna 
One step inside Ayamna and we bet you’ll instantly fall in love with this restaurant… and then you’ll try the food! Ornate marble archways, stunning mosaic patterned walls and attentive staff set the scene for a fresh take on authentic Lebanese cuisine. And the cherry on top? Live belly dancers from Tuesday to Sunday from 7.30pm.

Open for: Dinner
Dress code:
Cuisine: Lebanese

 

Wavehouse
The very first of its kind in Dubai, Wavehouse is a destination dining experience for all the family. Here you can turn a simple dinner into an entire evening of fun. Strike it lucky at the bowling alley, ride the surf simulator Wave Rider, chill on the terrace and be entertained by a live band or beat the high scores in the games arcade. There’s plenty for all ages. Oh, and the menu is typically American. Loaded waffles, rainbow sliders and the best of barbeque… delicious!

Open for: Lunch and dinner
Dress code: Casual
Cuisine: American

Saffron
Dubai’s largest buffet, Saffron, boasts 220 dishes and 20 live cooking stations. Shining a light on the delicious flavours of Southeast Asia and India, expect rich curries, tantalising noodle dishes and a seafood buffet feast. Be sure to check the calendar before you book as Saffron offers a range of themed dinners from ‘Great Wall of China’ and ‘Indian Express’ to ‘Seafood Tuesdays’.

Open for:
Breakfast, brunch and dinner
Dress code: Casual
Cuisine: Asian buffet
 

Plato’s
The best way to start your day is with a healthy yet hearty breakfast and Plato’s certainly delivers this. Every item on the menu is organic and freshly prepared providing energy to fuel your days activities, whatever they may be. Come afternoon, Plato’s menu changes to a typical afternoon tea with a bottomless bubbles option available and by night it’s an elegant lounge ideal for an aperitif or nightcap. 

Open for: Breakfast, afternoon tea, evening drinks
Dress code: Casual
Cuisine: Mixed

Shawafel
If you’re on the hunt for a quick bite in Dubai, look no further than Shawafel. Offering a small menu with big flavours, authentic Arabic streetfood has never looked – and tasted – so fancy. Great for midday pitstops and a delightful pick-me-up after hours at Aquaventure Waterpark, Shawafel is there when you want great food in a timely manner. 

Open for: Lunch and dinner
Dress code: Casual
Cuisine: Arabic streetfood

The Shore
Discover poolside dining at The Shore. Here you can devour mouth-watering Tex-Mex cuisine under the Dubai sun, overlooking Atlantis, The Palm’s resort pool. A menu bursting with nachos, tacos and sizzling fajitas is beautifully complemented by the refreshing drink options of smoothies, frozen drinks and cocktails.

Open for: Lunch and dinner
Dress code: Casual
Cuisine: Tex-Mex

The Edge
The Edge is a relaxed poolside grill and bar that offers all the goodies you typically crave while spending the day soaking up the rays. Think freshly baked pizzas, refreshing salads and tasty pastas finished off with wellness juices, cocktails and premium wines.

Open for: Lunch and dinner
Dress code: Casual
Cuisine:
Italian

The Burger Joint
This restaurant does exactly what it says on the tin. Fantastic burgers for all taste buds. Chicken, beef, vegetarian… you name it, there’s a burger variety for you. Oh, and let’s not forget the delicious sundaes. Be sure to leave room for dessert as you won’t be able to resist.

Open for: Lunch and dinner
Dress code: Casual
Cuisine: Burgers

Asia Republic
A great spot to meet up with friends for lunch or dinner, Asia Republic is a fun and vibrant restaurant that offers a menu of Asian classics. You can watch the chefs prepare your food in the open kitchen, filling the entire eatery with delightful aromas, before devouring delectable dim sum, noodles roast duck and more.

Open for: Lunch and dinner
Dress code: Casual
Cuisine: Asian

Kaleidoscope
Hello Mr and Mrs indecisive. At Kaleidoscope, you can enjoy, well, everything. All-day dining at its absolute finest, this international buffet has something to suit every taste for every meal. Plus, there’s a dedicated kiddie corner so even the youngest palates will be satisfied. Come evening, expect nightly themed dinners with food from Mexico, the Middle East and beyond.

Open for: breakfast, lunch and dinner
Dress code: Casual
Cuisine: World buffet


So there you have it. Our ultimate guide to Atlantis, The Palm’s eclectic range of restaurants. But do you want to know the best part? Atlantis, The Palm offers half board, so you can enjoy breakfast and dinner* throughout your stay included in your holiday price. You can also upgrade your half board option to Platinum half board and enjoy a selection of unlimited wine and beer across 12 restaurants for just 99AED per person per night, or include a soft drink package with free-flowing soda and water with every meal from 49AED per person per night.

Oh, and the hotel has recently renovated its rooms and suites too to ensure that every aspect of your stay is comfortable and world-class. To discover more on the hotel, click here.

To book your Atlantis, The Palm holiday call our personal travel managers today on 0203 816 0985 or click here to submit an online enquiry.

*Half board includes meals only, no drinks and some restaurants incur a supplement fee.

 

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