Left: Orange Almond Smoothie // Right: Strawberry & Lemonade Smoothie
Organic Quinoa Salad
Australian Angus Tenderlion
Wild Mushroom Risotto
Left: Fries // Right: Mixed Potato Fries with Aioli
Yogurt based cake
Being born and raised in Dubai, the concept of a healthy lifestyle and organic produce was never promoted. Nowadays, people are starting to get a little more health conscious and organic food is in high demand. The whole concept is still very new to me so I was super excited to try Ultra Brasserie. To start off, locating the place was tricky but after finally finding my way, I was impressed by the decor, the place is tastefully done and has an urban feel to it. I was greeted by a member of staff and they were all welcoming. The manager was very kind and explained more about the idea behind Ultra Brasserie. He mentioned that they change their menu every six months, which is good because that why customers can try something new all the time. The current menu had a decent variety that all sounded delicious.
The service was very efficient, our drinks arrived in 5 minutes and the food arrived 10 minutes after we ordered. Our drinks weren’t impressive at all, it’s hard to make a healthy superfood smoothie taste good, but these drinks were indigestible. We tried the Quinoa Salad for our appetiser and it was quite decent, light and had a nice tangy taste to it. Adding a risotto on the menu at any restaurant is a big risk, it has to be absolutely perfect to be put on a menu. I was actually quite surprised at their choice, so I had to taste it and see if it was worth it. Unfortunately, it was one of the worst risottos I have ever tasted. It was dry, and drowned in a whole lot of thyme and other herbs, I felt like I was eating a salad rather than a risotto – I would definitely not recommend it. On the bright side, the steak was cooked well and was infused with great flavors. The choices off the deserts regularly vary, at the time we tasted the berry and yogurt based cake and the chocolate brownie, both of which were delightful.
Overall, If you work in the area or you’re into healthy and organic super foods, you should give this place a shot! Hopefully, their next menu will be more appetizing.
What I Ordered + Rating:
Orange Almond Smoothie – 2/5
Strawberry & Lemonade Smoothie – 1/5
Quinoa Salad – 3/5
Australian Angus Tenderloin – 3/5
Wild Mushroom Risotto – 1/5
Yogurt based cake – 3/5
Chocolate Brownie -3/5
Location: Emaar Boulevard, Building 4, Downtown Dubai.
Contact: +9714 4204572
Cost for two: AED 200