Alfie's restaurant, lounge and bar, Dubai has recently opened next door to the Dunhill luxury British menswear store in the Boulevard of the iconic Emirates Towers.
The sleek, sophisticated interior has a very masculine feel, as you might expect from the Dunhill brand, yet the décor really appealed to me.
The emphasis is mainly on classic British cuisine with a comprehensive menu which includes Cornish crab, fish and chips, bread and butter pudding and even haggis! Could this be a first for Dubai?
I opted for duck rillettes with apricot chutney(with a hint of spice) and toast (this was no ordinary breakfast variety though it was melt-in-the-mouth toast!)and mr b eventually went for a delicious smoked haddock hash with organic eggs and grain mustard. This was followed by rabbit pie while I couldn't resist roasted Scottish salmon with spring greens and parsley butter - two faultless dishes! Although I must add that I had to pretend that mr b was eating chicken pie....I prefer to see rabbits frolicking in my garden rather than in a pretty pot...
This was all so tasty that I completely forgot to take photos until dessert (trust me, everything was beautifully presented) ....and what a dessert...sherry trifle...one which will linger for some time in my memory.
I like to think that I make a decent sherry trifle but this was definitely in a class of its own!!
Alfie's certainly has style and epitomises understated luxury. The quality of the food, excellent staff and elegant décor make it well worth a visit...we shall definitely be returning soon.......