We were invited to the launch of Pharaoh Cafe & Restaurant last Wednesday 5th August. The name gave away the predominant cuisine on offer; Egyptian ofcourse! However, the actual look and feel of the restaurant far exceeded my expectations.
Located on the Mezzanine floor of Arabian Courtyard Hotel & Spa (the award-winning hotel located in the heart of Bur Dubai) Pharaoh Cafe & Restaurant is the latest addition to their culinary offerings and recreates Egyptian classics as well as Mediterranean favorites in a suave fusion of style and hospitality.
Pharaoh Cafe & Restaurant has a direct view of the Dubai Museum, and the interiors of the restaurant are made to look like a mini museum of its own.
Mummies and papyrus, treasure-chests and interesting archaeological finds adorn the space.
The tables were laid out in immaculately laundered white linen, and billowing curtains added to the dreamy drama of beige and blue.
Even the staff are dressed to match the Egyptian theme.
We were served a number of interesting samplers, many a fusion of Egyptian favorites that have been revamped for fine dining.
Pharaoh Cafe & Restaurant has a fully licensed bar, and stocks a number of house wines and beers.
Pharaoh Cafe & Restaurant has a magical ambiance. The service is friendly and attentive, and the beautifully put together color theme along with the gorgeous Egyptian replicas makes me want to dwindle away hours on end at a table here.
A few drinks down and several rounds of samplers later, we were surprised by how full we were. Then along came the desserts!
We had a lovely laid-back evening at Pharaoh Cafe & Restaurant, and if the samplers were this impressive, I can’t wait to try out the full-course menu! The restaurant is now fully operational, and I will defiantly be returning here soon.
As we were leaving, my daughter was super excited to meet Cleopatra! #photoopp
Experience the magic of Pharaoh Cafe & Restaurant for yourself. Visit the Arabian Courtyard website for details.