Hale is a new restaurant concept that combines fast food with healthy eating. The best of both worlds!
Signatures Dishes & Dishes Sampled
Signature dishes include Tuna Salad, Shawarma Wrap, Hale Burger and a variety of pizzas, made with Hale’s signature homemade crispy dough. Fresh juices are a signature staple at Hale.
It took us no time to locate the compact, modern and cozy restaurant. The décor is bright and colorful and the lightwood and plants on the wall, definitely gave us a sense of freshness and health, in the best of ways.
Photos of signature dishes are displayed on a light board above the counter, in fast-food restaurant fashion, with the calorie count of each dish included in the dish description. We sat on one of the two tables available and were ready to eat, starting off with the Roast Beef Salad. The salad is tidily presented in a plastic plate, alongside tangy mustard vinaigrette. The fresh lettuce and greens were crispy to the bite, and there was enough roast beef to get a piece in every bite. We loved it. Next came the mains: Vegetable Pizza, Halloumi Wrap and Shawarma Wrap. We were pleasantly surprised by the quality of the bread and the pizza dough. The wholegrain homemade dough worked perfectly in both dishes. The flavors and spices of a shawarma are still there minus a lot of the calories, and with the addition of healthy alternatives like the, avocado paste instead of tahini sauce, still rich and quite tasty. The vegetable pizza is topped with zucchini, red and yellow capsicum, mushrooms, olives and tomatoes. The quality is top notch. The Halloumi Wrap was the winner of the night, light and filling and vegetarian. Hale can easily cater to vegans and vegetarians, which is hard to by. We can’t wait to go back!
Other Menu Options that Appealed & Beverages Available
Someone ordered the Hale Burger during our visit and it looked amazing! We will definitely try it next time! The Tuna Salad and King Salad also come highly recommended.
Décor & Ambience
Hale’s interior is light, bright, casual and urban. The spot is compact, with only two tables and a bar counter that sits five, but the bright décor makes it feel more spacious and airy.
Clientele mix: Young health conscious employees of the offices near-by. Hale is perfect for a light lunch at the office, with delivery available too!
Price range: Not too cheap but definitely worth the quality of the ingredients and the service.
Worth noting: Little details like the hand sanitizer the staff offers you with your last meal give the restaurant some personality.
Opening hours: 12 pm – 12 am
Address: 316-1 at The Courtyard, Sheikh Zayed