Iftar at ‘The Eatery’ – Four Points by Sheraton

Still unsure on where to take your troop for an Iftar treat? ‘The Eatery’ restaurant at Four Points by Sheraton (on Sheikh Zayed Road) might be your answer.

Priced at AED 130 per person, The Eatery offers special discounts for big groups. For every 10 guests, 2 people dine for free, and children under 12 can enjoy the extensive buffet at no cost.The Eatery Four Points by Sheraton Iftar review (16)

We were invited for Iftar at ‘The Eatery’ last evening, and really enjoyed the variety of dishes on offer.

Located on the ground floor of Four Points by Sheraton, The Eatery is the hotel’s all-day dining restaurant offering a casual dining experience in a contemporary-styled, well lit ambiance.

For Ramadan, the Iftar buffet features a number of Arabic favorites including Lamb Ouzi (a traditional Arabic baked lamb served on spiced rice), Hot Mezzeh (a platter of Arabic finger-foods including kebbeh, spinach and cheese pastries and samosas), Arabic salads and spreads, and the ever-popular Umm Ali (a traditional Arabic bread pudding).

Lamb Ouzi
Lamb Ouzi
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Delectable Meat Kebabs
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A range of traditional Iftar drinks including Kamardin (apricot juice) and Jallab (an Arabic drink made with dates)

However, the buffet is not limited to an Arabic fare. A wide variety of continental dishes take up the buffet space.

As a huge fan of salmon, I believe only the best buffets include salmon on the menu, and The Eatery had me grinning ear to ear. There was raw salmon in the salad isle, and a very moist and delicious salmon dish as a part of the mains.

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Cold cuts in the salad bar including raw salmon
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Salmon in white sauce

The mains were served by The Eatery’s open-style kitchen, and included dishes from Morocco, India and the Far East.

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Asian stir-fried noodles
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Stir-fried beef and vegetables
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Moroccan meat curry from Four Points by Sheraton’s inhouse Moroccan restaurant
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A very creamy and beautifully spiced Indian Butter Chicken
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Roasted vegetables

My daughter’s favorite dish from the mains was the deep-fried battered chicken, a clever addition to the menu for fussy little eaters.

Deep fried chicken
Deep fried chicken

The dessert isle is brimming with delicate little pastries. A very rich chocolate mousse cake took center stage, and was pretty much demolished by the time I got to it. I really enjoyed the Strawberry Cheesecake; doesn’t the presentation look stunning?

Strawberry Cheesecake
Strawberry Cheesecake

Another one of my favorites from the dessert isle was this cute little pot of Rice Pudding. The pudding was creamy and rich on milky goodness, and loaded with dried fruit. I helped myself to two pots of these!

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Rice Pudding

Overall, an Iftar at The Eatery at Four Points by Sheraton (Sheikh Zayed Road) has something for every palette. Priced at AED 130 per person (with a special offer for 2 people dining for free for every 10 guests), this contemporary casual dining restaurant would be an ideal choice for hosting an Iftar party of your own.

For reservations, call 04 316 9847.

Ramadan Kareem!

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