Sunday, May 20, 2012

Frankie's - Fairmont Bab Al Bahr, Abu Dhabi

Located: Fairmont Hotel - Bab Al Bahr, Bain Al Jessrain (Between the bridges), Abu Dhabi
Tel: +971 2 654 3333
Neighbouring hotels: Traders and Shangri-La
Opening hours: Daily noon-3pm , 7pm-1am

One evening last week, I had dinner with a visiting colleague at Frankie's. It was a toss-up between MPW and Frankie's, but because it was 9pm when we sat down to eat - we chose the lighter option!
Food is good, but I have had better Italians ... Service is good though, so overall its acceptable!
Bread basket - Posh dips include olive tapanade and sundried tomato
My spaghetti frutti di mare - Not enough pasta, too much sauce!

Time Out Eating Guide, Abu Dhabi - 2010
There are two names above the door at this impressive Italian, but we’re only really interested in one. Frankie Dettori may know a good pasta when he tastes one, but we’d trust him better if this were a stables. Marco Pierre White, on the other hand, is a name we can rely on the Fairmont obviously does; he runs the restaurant next door, too. Opened by Prince Andrew in late October, 2009, there was barely time for us to try Frankie’s before going to press, but it already seemed to know what it was doing.
Fiat 500 CC promotion ... I like!

Fairmont by night

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