I love good deals. Ive been a proponent of cobone, gonabit (now living social), deal gobbler and yallabanana since they started. Although now I have lessened the buying, I did have some credits expiring with yallabanana that I needed to use asap. There was a deal for a meal at gerard cafe located at the burj residences for a salad, pasta or pizza and a drink for AED 39. I’ve never eaten there so I was expecting a mediocre meal but the promise of a beautiful location (overlooking the burj al arab and the fountain) was something I did not want to pass up.
DH and I decided to use the coupon last Saturday (October 13) for lunch since it was expiring the day after. The weather was already pleasant to be sitting outdoors and when we arrived at the location, I was not disappointed. The full view of the (current) world’s tallest tower was majestic and there wasn’t a lot of people around. The cafe had an indoor and outdoor sitting area. There was a cluster of other restaurants and an art gallery in the vicinity and DH and I planned to have more dates there. The setting was perfect.
We decided to order Penne pasta with alfredo sauce and a chicken caesar salad. DH ordered an iced coffee latte and I had a diet coke. Like I said, I was expecting a mediocre meal with mediocre servings, but there was enough to go around for two people. DH, although not a fan of pasta, enjoyed the penne as much as I did.
I didnt bring my SLR that time because we came from a doctor’s appointment. So my pictures were all taken with my ipad.
Although not that high end, the food was pretty much enjoyable and affordable. The pasta, if purchased a la carte, was around AED 35 and the iced drink was around AED 15.
Pretty good for an economical date in beautiful surroundings!