Restaurant Review: The Rooftop
Enjoy a variety of Arabic, Chinese, Italian and Indian cuisine at The Rooftop Lounge at Royal Ascot Hotel, Bur Dubai
For a place that is barely six months old, The Rooftop Lounge’s popularity is astounding. We went on a weekday evening expecting to find a relaxed space but the place was buzzing thanks to the latest Bollywood hits being played by the in-house DJs. Here you can sit under the stars in one of their gorgeous gazebos or opt for their comfy couches and choose from a variety of Arabic, Chinese, Indian and Italian specialties. For starters we had the Spicy Hommus that had jalapeño peppers to make this staple dish zesty. We then sampled the Chicken Shawarma, which came wrapped in delicious pita bread and was packed with rich flavours. For the mains, we tried the Chinese speciality, Crispy Chicken Spinach that had delish tangy seasoning. But the highlight of the evening was their Indian fare. From the tandoori jhinga, that had spices coated over melt-in-your-mouth prawns to the vegetarian delight hara bhara kebabs and the succulent murgh kali mirch, it was all scrumptious. After the delectable desi meal, we decided to go the Italian way for desserts and opted for the classic Tiramisu. The treat came in a glass and was delicious enough to satiate our discerning sweet tooth. Despite a packed crowd, the service was quite friendly and the lounge also offers a selection of shisha flavours and a number of house beverages. Location is everything at Rooftop, which is why it has become one of Bur Dubai’s hot spots where you can relax in the cool ambience, watch the hustle bustle of the busy city pass below, see the glittering Dubai skyline and enjoy it with good food and great music.
Crispy Chicken Spinach
Hara Bhara Kebab
Murgh Kali Mirch