Get Togethers in Dubai – Where to go?
Where can a group of friends, mums or colleagues arrange to meet up in Dubai for fun, drinks, snacks and opportunities to chat? We don’t want to pay too much but would still like to maybe have a few drinks and eat something nice. I recommend Salero – a Spainish tapas and bodega restaurant in the Kempinski hotel – Mall of the Emirates, a great place for Get Togethers in Dubai. On TUESDAYS ladies receive 3 glasses of sangria for FREE! Order 3 types of tapas for Dhs95 and watch some Flamenco performers – also free! Great deal I think.
I felt like I was in a proper Spanish place, all the staff are Spanish themselves or they speak the language. Modern but warm lighting and décor provide a great atmosphere to relax in, seating is comfortable and conjusive for a large group or a small gang of friends. The colours are warm reds with natural woods. The music isn’t too loud which allows you to mingle and chat properly.
The menu is not extensive and is mostly tapas based, there is cold, hot or special tapas. I visited at lunch time and chose from the special tapas menu. I loved our calamari in a perfect, light batter served with aioli dip. The buttery, garlic prawns in a herb sauce were plump, juicy and delicious. Their spicy sauce is worth eating properly with hunks of specialty bread. These two dishes with the bread and tomatoes (complimentary) were worth ordering a few times! Portions are good too, 3 portions of tapas are more than enough for two people to share. We also liked the mushrooms and green padron peppers. There are fabulously authentic gin cocktails using Tanqueray, Beefeater and even Hendriks, do choose the excellent Fever Tree tonic as your mixer which is also available here. But sorry no light tonic as yet but if enough people ask for it, we will get it here!
We visited at lunch time and shared one Special Business lunch for Dhs 150, this included 3 types of special tapas, soft drinks like homemade lemonade and a choice of desert (we ordered Catalan cream, a kind of Spainish crème caramel – again more than enough for 2 people) This deal is on EVERY DAY FROM 12 to 6pm but there are cheaper lunch options too, so great for afternoon get togethers in Dubai. BUT every evening from 5pm to 7pm (order has to be punched by 7pm) many of the tapas plates AND some cocktails and mocktails are HALF PRICE. This means you can re order some great food and drink a few times in a fabulous setting and not feel ripped off.
The Kempinski hotel will valet park your car, so you don’t feel you’re going to a restaurant in a Mall. Do book before hand and remember to avail the half price deal you have to place your order by 7pm but then you can stay as long as you like.
Salero Tapas and Bodega is located on the ground floor of the Kempinski hotel Mall of the Emirates and I think it will make a great choice for lunch after some shopping or an evening get together in Dubai.
Tel 04 409 5888
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