Friday, June 14, 2013

Scott's in Abu Dhabi

We had dinner the other night at Scott's, at the Jumeirah Etihad Towers Hotel in Abu Dhabi. Scott's in London has been about for 140 years or so in Mayfair, although we've never been. Although also in their group is The Ivy (which we did have a lovely night at) and the Rivington (which I've also been to) and Le Caprice.

The restaurant does look stunning, built out into the beach area of the hotel.

We were going with a group of friends who had chosen the venue (it's a seafood restaurant - not Caz's first choice). Caz needs to eat a gluten free diet, so we called a few days before to explain and check their options. They said no problem, they would talk to the chef and provide some choices. 

We arrived and the place was empty, which for Friday night was a surprise. For seafood lovers, of course the menu was extensive, with some good English favourites too, like Cod (never seen before in Abu Dhabi). I called the waiter over and explained our previous conversation about the gluten free requirement. He said, "no problem you can have the steak". Clearly no prior effort had been made, which was disappointing. They did however, prepare some fresh gluten free bread and she chose the Herb Roasted Lamb Rack. I started with Lobster Mayonnaise, followed by Seabream baked in seasalt. The food I thought was very well prepared and there was an excellent wine selection. 

As you would expect, the meal was pricey, but all in all we had a good time. Just a little disappointing about the lack of effort made for the gluten free request. 

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