Review: Iftar at Yalumba for Ramadan 2019 |

Review: Iftar at Le Meridien Yalumba

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Posted on

13 May 2019

Maebelle Mariano for ExpatWoman
by Maebelle Mariano

This Ramadan, Yalumba has curated a special Iftar buffet that is a must-try during the Holy Month...

Famed for its Friday brunch, the award-winning restaurant, Yalumba at Le Meridien Dubai has transformed for Ramadan.

We were given the chance to experience Yalumba's Iftar buffet this month, and found that for Ramadan this year, the buffet is offering a delicious variety of traditional favorites. Yalumba's iftar buffet includes live cooking stations from mixed grills, Manakish, ouzi, pide, to cold mezzeh platters and shawarma.

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As you enter the restaurant, you can start the Ramadan iftar in an authentic traditional way, and enjoy a variety of free flow juices like Vimto and Raufaza together with dates.

I started the night with Lentil soup, Shawarma, Cheese Roll, Hummus and Moutabel on my plate. The Shawarma is a winner: with a little chicken meat, garlic mayo, lettuce, and tomato. It reminds me of the days when I am still living in Satwa where you can buy Shawarma on the streets. They also have different types of cheese, crackers, a variety of nuts like pistachios and peanuts to start with.

Then for the main course, I opted for Lamb Ouzi, Chicken wings and Fish with Tahini sauce. The Lamb Ouzi was good - the tenderness of its meat with a little bit of sauce is perfect. If you love Indian dishes, Chicken Tikka, Fish Curry and Butter Chicken are the best.

For the desserts, I tried the famous Kanufa, Umm Ali, ice cream and sorbet. They have different flavors of ice cream and sorbet but the lemon flavor sorbet brings up my curiosity, how does it taste? The sourness of it did not fail my expectations, the taste is really sour but if you mixed it with strawberry ice cream it will balance the taste.

I highly recommend this iftar buffet this Ramadan and can confidently say that Yalumba is the best place to go with your family or colleagues and make your Iftar feast truly memorable.

Important details to know

  • Prices: AED 169 for Iftar buffet at Yalumba restaurant, shisha available on the terrace for AED 120
  • Location: Yalumba restaurant, Le Méridien Dubai Hotel & Conference Centre
  • Timings: Sunset until 9.30pm
  • Bookings: Click here
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