Eauzone is One and Only Royal Mirage’s asian restaurant – known to many as one of Dubai’s most romantic restaurants. Well, that’s for evening time when the sun sets and the pool lits up turquoise. In the day time it serves as a pool and beachside restaurant, somewhere you go to for a bite after a swim in their pool, or if you want to have a really nice lunch with friends.
After a morning splash around (click here for my review) and sharing a cheeky strawberry milkshake by the pool with my 2-year old, we headed over to Eauzone. We chose a table on the terrace right by the beach, carefully making sure that it was not too close to the couple who was having lunch there. See, we family-people can be quite considerate when we want to be.
I scanned through the menu – it was mainly of south-east asian influence, with a few of the usual lunch favourites. The staff made a couple of recommendations, of which I went with this time. Well – everything except for the poke bowl. Sorry I’m just not a fan of poke bowls, yet.
First came their prawn and chicken dim sum. We don’t normally see bok choy served atop siew mais but I’ll give them some points for innovativeness. Their dim sums – har gaus (3 no.) and chicken siew mai (3 no.) was delicious. Home-made, they confirmed. It better be, for 75aed. For the vegetarians, you could order their spring rolls (75aed). Sorry the photo above is missing one more piece. My girl’s hands were quicker than mine and it disappeared even faster, for a good reason. I thought I’ll give their green papaya salad (78aed) a try just to add some spice to the overall selection of starters and it was pretty decent.
Onto mains – we went with the specials of the day as recommended by the staff – this was the wok-fried king prawns (178AED) and stir-fried szechuan lobster (280AED), both served with rice. I’ll have to warn you – should you decide to order the prawns – please align your expectations with where you are at – a fine dining restaurant in one of the more prestigious resorts in Dubai. There are 4 pieces of king prawns in this dish. Yes it was juicy, the sauce was on-point, as well as garnish and presentation. But yes – 4 pieces. So if you were expecting a lot more, please get something else on the menu. Otherwise just deal with possibly the husband who will complain about the size of the dish 😉
What about the lobster? Another beautifully plated dish – lobster meat tossed nicely with ginger sauce and oyster mushrooms.
For the kids – they were quick to serve and portions quite reasonable. Chicken nuggets (47AED), and penne bolognaise(44AED) – the latter of which they could not finish and the team happy to pack away for us. They do have a nice selection on their kids menu – beef tenderloin with mashed potatoes and vege, pan-fried salmon or grilled sea bass, and then there’s the usual hamburgers, fish and chips, hot dogs and pizzas. Flip the kid’s menu around and you have yourself a colouring page to keep the little ones busy while waiting for food to arrive.
We didn’t have space for dessert but the girls did have some ice-cream by the beach later on. These little people – they’ll never saw no to ice cream.
It would have been quite an expensive lunch I’ll say so save it for a special get-together if you can. Otherwise, go with the other dishes on the menu – they do have pad thai and nasi goreng circa 90aed, a selection of pastas also around the same price-point. If you want something light – they also serve the usual pool-side grub like sandwiches, quesadillas and paninis for 80aed which I can vouch for is similarly priced to every other 5-star resort in the Palm. What about coffee? A latte would set you off at 30aed – which is well-priced for One & Only. The cafe I go to every week with my girl at the Le Meridien next door is 28aed, and some cafes in Dubai Mall go up to the 40aed mark. I’ll be happy to come back for a sandwich and a latte if it means a nice walk through the manicured gardens of the One&Only, and sitting all afternoon in Eauzone 😉
Have you been to Eauzone?
Come here for that special date in the evening when the sun sets. And if you’re up to it – why not pop over for a casual lunch somewhere really special. Sit by the beach, the kids can play some sand and run around in the afternoon 😉
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- One&Only Royal Mirage Dubai
Disclaimer : We were guests of One&Only Royal Mirage Dubai to review lunch at Eauzone.