Haute Restaurant of the Week: Supperclub Dubai

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Dubai isn’t short of fancy nightclubs. Over the last year the city has witnessed the openings of a host of evening venues that serve both as places to dine on top notch cuisine as well areas in which to enjoy live musical performances. These include Beirut’s acclaimed Music Hall, The Act Dubai and now Supperclub. Located in Jumeirah Zabeel Saray, expectations were high when Amsterdam’s renowned franchise opened in the Emirate.

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The second-largest supperclub in the world after Los Angeles, the Dubai venue is situated across two floors and boasts six key dining and entertainment areas. These include the Salle Neige, the main lower level dining area; the Salle d’Or, an exclusive and ornate private room; two chefs tables that overlook the open kitchen; an outdoor terrace; a seductive bar Rouge on the second floor, and a Balcony Noir. The upper levels boast stunning cityscape vand ocean views that are framed by Supperclub’s floor to ceiling arched windows.

 

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I didn’t know quite what to expect as I entered into Supperclub’s fancy stark white luxe interior. It was effectively yet another hip nightclub and certainly of the kind I had experienced before in Dubai. This quickly changed as we were led to a table in the main room and served up several dishes prepared by Head Chef Dominic Robinson. An eclectic mix of European fusion cuisine as well as experimental dishes, while seated on huge and comfy white leather sofas we feasted on such delightful starters as marinated cucumbers, yogurt, pomegranate and zaatar; vodka cured yellowtail with Heritage beetroots and cold pressed sunflower and pressed foie gras, quince aioli, burnt honey and spiced almonds. There was no lack of creativity in the mixing of these ingredients and everything tasted so fresh we couldn’t help but reach for more.

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The main course highlighted dishes such as baby aubergines with haloumi, tamari soy and pinenuts; baked halibut with roast cauliflower, raisins and pistachios and red cook veal loin, spring onions, peppers with salt & pepper squid. We were impressed by the creativity, presentation and service. Oftentimes one will find that the interior and ambiance of a restaurant will outdo its cuisine or vice versa, but here at Supperclub both were exceptionally on par.

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After our meal we ventured upstairs to the Bar Rouge, a vibrant red-lit area where you can order drinks and dance to catchy tunes. Over the top of the bar were a series of lights positioned in order to spell out the word “bar.” This area was quite different in decor from the clinically white surroundings of downstairs – a contrast that was deliberate and in line with the Supperclub’s missive to provide a variety of evening experiences. From above we could also watch a professional pole dancer being propelled from above and positioned in air above a full house of sophisticated diners. This is definitely a new Dubai hot spot and one which is growing in popularity.

Supperclub is located in Jumeirah Zabeel Saray Hotel. Tel: +971 44511100.

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