Restaurant Review: Leila, Mirdif City Centre

It's a cosy and unpretentious gem
Tuesday , 08 May 2012
Restaurant Review: Leila, Mirdif City Centre
Leila

Leila
Location: Leila Restaurant, Mirdif City Centre, Dubai
Tel: 04 251 5161
Web: www.leilarestaurant.com
Dress code: Smart-casual
Cuisine: Lebanese 
Times:10am to 11pm, Sunday to Thursday; 10am to midnight , Friday to Saturday
Price Range: $$

Leila’s interiors, much like its name, epitomises femininity at its best, albeit with a unique twist. With walls covered in a bright and cheery floral pattern, the overall ambience seems somehow steeped in the Sixties. In fact, the attention to detail is astonishing; right from the gramophone that stands proudly on display and sepia-toned pictures of glamorous stars of the bygone decade, to chairs decked in luxurious velvet, every aspect of the decor feels like it belongs in the vestiges of another era. While feasting on Lebanese flavours beautifully brought alive in choice dishes like the Alrahib, a healthy salad made of grilled eggplants, tomatoes, green pepper, mashed garlic and lemon sauce, or the fragrant and aromatic breads, hummus, fattoush and shish tawook, one thing becomes quickly clear – the decadence and unique burst of taste and texture are timeless. Dining at this cosy and unpretentious gem could very well be an everyday affair!

On the Menu

APPETISERS
Leila healthy fattoush, Dhs23
Al raheb, Dhs22

MAINS

Ayaress kafta, Dhs42
Batata meshwiyyeh, Dhs21

DESSERTS
Osmalliet Leila, Dhs30 
Mafrouket foustoq, Dhs30