Saussiche serves international cuisine in Sheikh Zayed, and in an ode to their name, the sausage is celebrated in many of the dishes on the menu.
Saussiche Nachos, Jalapeno Peppers (stuffed with cheese and wrapped in beef bacon), Halloumi Avocado Salad, Saussiche Salad (homemade nacho chips with lettuce, tomato, red pepper, onion and ranch dressing), Chicken Carbonara, Filet Mignon, Fried Steak with Country Gravy, Salmon Pizza, Garlic Shrimp Pasta, Dirty Rice, Molten Dulce de Leche, Tres Leches.
Appetites primed for a new gastronomic experience, we decided to go with recommendations of the helpful serving team. The menu at present is for the soft opening period, but seems very comprehensive. Kicking off with the Halloumi Avocado Salad, we made short work of the fresh and crunchy mix of baby greens, iceberg lettuce, red grapes, halloumi cheese, avocado, pumpkin and chia seeds. The freshness was enhanced by a tangy dressing, and the portion was easily shared between the two of us.
Our friendly waiter had suggested we try the Saussiche Nachos, but we failed to ask about the portion size. Be warned, they come in a huge platter that could easily feed at least four hungry diners! The homemade nachos came smothered in sausage gravy, a very different take on the traditional accompaniments. We could barely make a dent in the pile, as we had to keep space for the main dishes, which followed quickly.
The Chicken Carbonara came with a choice of two sides, so we went with mashed potato and sautéed vegetables. The dish itself consisted of generous chunks of chicken breast and chopped beef bacon bathed in a creamy sauce, which was easily mopped up with the fluffy mashed potato. Definitely a comfort food experience. The fillet steak came as my dining companion requested, served on a wooden platter with a large baked potato with sour cream and a mix of sautéed vegetables. We had allowed ourselves to be talked into trying the Dirty Rice, which came with small chunks of smoked sausage, red and yellow peppers, and beef bacon. Tasty and well prepared, we would recommend it.
With scarcely room for another bite, we still wanted to try the desserts as they were too tempting to bypass. You need a sweet tooth, as there are quite a few delicious calories hidden in the Molten Dulce de Leche, a fondant type cake with a gooey caramel centre. Add your scoop of vanilla ice cream and silence will reign at the table for quite a while. The Tres Leches, a heavy sponge cake saturated in cream, condensed and evaporated milk was rich and filling, but again, a treat.
We had heard that the signature-blend coffee at Saussiche is well worth trying, but decided to leave that for our next visit. We had dined a little too well.
Other Menu Items that Appealed & Beverage Options
We liked the sound of the Beef Teriyaki and the Honey Garlic Sriracha Chicken.
Beverage options include juices, coffee, tea, hot chocolate, milkshakes and soft drinks, although the Frozen Hot Chocolate has us wondering?
Décor & Ambience
Natural wood, low lighting and a choice of indoor and outdoor seating. A huge world map mural decorates one wall inside, creating texture to the dark ambience. A bonus for diners, the outdoor area has a huge screen, meaning that World Cup matches and Ramadan series needn’t be missed.
Ambience is relaxed and low-key. There is pleasant background music that still allows for conversation. The serving staff was friendly and helpful, making us feel comfortable and welcome.
Clientele Mix & Price Range
Groups of friends, families and couples, it is a place for all ages. Price range is moderate upwards.
Thumbs up: Community initiatives are in the future plan.
Opening hours: 9 am – 2 am. Breakfast is served.
Ramadan Hours: 4 pm – 4 am. Takeaway is available.
Address: Rivulet at Twin Towers, Sheikh Zayed
Tel: 0114 080 8308
Facebook / Instagram: saussiche.official