Restaurant Review: Glasshouse Brasserie, Hilton Dubai Creek
Fancy some posh nosh at bargain prices? Then Glasshouse Brasserie should be your new go-to spot, for a pre-payday night out with the girls or a celebratory brunch. Located bang opposite the super-chic Table 9 by Nick and Scott (formerly Verre by Gordon Ramsay), this much more politely-priced venue is served by the same kitchen as its high-end neighbour, which explains the surprisingly good food for little cash.
Expect a brand spanking new menu filled with a fantastic range of Mediterranean classics, from pastas and risottos to seafood mains and great value steaks. Vegetarians are equally well catered for with imaginative meat-free creations such as delicious gazpacho, while grape-lovers will be impressed by the options available by the glass, including some pretty decent dessert numbers, if you’re feeling fancy.
The regular prices are refreshingly competitive, in fact a good chunk of the menu comes in at less than Dhs70 per course. Those in search of an even better bargain should hotfoot it down on Monday and Wednesday evenings for the newly relaunched dirham-a-drink promotion where you can grab a glass for, yes, you guessed it, just Dhs1 when you buy two courses from the menu! Dangerous for a school night, but we can’t resist a bargain here at Ahlan!. The restaurant has also introduced a Friday brunch from 12.30pm to 3pm for Dhs250 per person, including house drinks.
Vibe-wise, we loved the attentive service, chic modern décor and unexpectedly flattering lighting in the bathrooms, which is always a plus after a three-course blowout. Think we’ll be hitting Deira more often from now on..
On the Menu...
Beef carpaccio served with artichoke salad and parmesan crisps, Dhs55
Char-grilled rib-eye steak served with homemade thick cut chips and garlic prawn salad, Dhs185
Hot chocolate fondant with homemade milk ice cream, Dhs44