Walking into the new branch of the already reputed The Smokery, we couldn’t help but be dazzled by the beautifully large terrace overlooking the Palm Hills golf course during a gorgeous sunset. Caught by welcoming and cozy vibes, we sat down and got ready to scope the menu of one of the best restaurants in Sheikh Zayed, offering international cuisine gems.
Signature Dishes & Dishes Samples
Signature dishes include the Salmon Teriyaki Salad, Salade Parisienne, Salmon Tartare, Beef Carpaccio, and Steak Café de Paris.
After a long look at the menu, we were torn, and so decided to let our waiter sway us with his recommendations.
We were welcomed with a refreshing Passion Fruit Lemonade that got our taste buds tingling, it arrived on our table with a basket of warm bread and butter. It wasn’t long until our friendly waiter showed up with two beautifully presented large salads, the Salade Parisienne and the Salmon Teriyaki Salad. The Salade Parisienne is composed of fresh crispy Iceberg lettuce, topped with chicken breast, cheese cubes, boiled egg, sweet corn and apple to add a sweet note to this well put-together balance of flavors. The seared salmon on the Salmon Teriyaki Salad stole the show. Cooked to perfection, marinated in Soy Sauce for that delicious Japanese Teriyaki touch, the salmon fillets got us fighting to the last bite.
It was then time to move to the main, and the smiles on our faces could not have been bigger when the Steak Café de Paris arrived. Served on a wooden plank, accompanied by golden crispy thin-cut French fries and grilled vegetables, the two sliced up steaks could not have been presented any better. Grilled to a medium, just like we asked for, the pieces of meat were juicy and tender, and most importantly tasty! The fries were fresh, and the grilled capsicum, aubergine, and zucchini were a great addition to this dish.
Other Menu Options that Appealed & Beverages Available
Goat Cheese Beetroot Salad, Salmon Tartare and Filet Au Poivre are some dishes on the menu that we are eager to try the next time around.
Beverages options include soft drinks, alcoholic options, and delicious mocktails, such as the Passion Fruit Lemonade we were sipping on throughout dinner.
Décor & Ambience
The Smokery’s terrace looking out onto the Palm Hills golf course is the perfect spot to unwind after a long day. Seating is a mix of lounge tables and sofas, regular dining tables and high tables. Neutral colors, mostly wood and white, and comfortable space between each table, gave us a sense of serenity and peace. The view at sunset time is to die for, a great way to woo your date, or your business associates.
Clientele mix: Since The Smokery finds itself directly on a golf course, plenty of golfers will finish off their 18 holes with a drink or a meal on the beautiful terrace. Groups of friends, dates and business dinners are also common.
Opening hours: 10 am to 1 am
Address: Palm Hills Compound, Sheikh Zayed
Tel: 0121 127 0078