Restaurant Review: Scott's, Jumeirah at Etihad Towers, Abu Dhabi
Location: Jumeirah at Etihad Towers, Abu Dhabi
Tel: 02 811 5666
Dress code: Business-casual
Cuisine: Seafood Times: 12pm to 3.30pm and 7pm to 11pm, daily Price range: $$$
Set on the water behind the Jumeirah Hotel, the view is one of the Abu Dhabi’s most tranquil, while the interior is decorated with crisp colours and warmly lit. The menu is simple and well-priced, it’s decidedly English and seafood-focused, but fans of poultry and meat aren’t neglected.
Dive in with the seafood theme and opt for oysters, the mixed platter showcases the succulent gems at their finest. The chicken livers are presented more creatively than we’ve seen – lightly fried with mushrooms, delicately seasoned and served with a fried egg.
The main event has to be fish – the smoked haddock is served with creamy colcannon and an oozing poached egg that lends moisture to the dish. The cod is set atop a bed of asparagus and accompanied by a rich brown, shrimp dressing.
The pairing of mint and chocolate is delightfully British and we relished in it with the coupe, while for a lighter touch the pomegranate sorbet provides a palate-cleansing finish to a beautifully refined meal.
On the Menu
Six mixed oysters, Dhs150
Sautéed chicken livers with organic fried egg and wild mushrooms, Dhs55
Smoked haddock with colcannon, poached egg and grain mustard, Dhs95
Cod with asparagus and brown shrimp dressing, Dhs135
Mint chocolate crunch coupe with hot chocolate sauce, Dhs45
Pomegranate sorbet, Dhs10 per scoop