It’s known for being the upbeat, go-to spot that’s always guaranteed to tick all the boxes when it comes to heading out for a special meal. And, if you’re celebrating Ramadan then you definitely won’t be disappointed if you opt to break your fast at this DIFC stalwart.
The Provencal favourite has stuck to what it does best and put forward a menu of greatest hits. The keenly priced set price menu – bills can often rack up here as everything looks so good – lets diners opt for two starters from a selection of five, plus a main and dessert. They have a daily changing soup – in our case a moreish creamy cauliflower – plus a mocktail complete with pretty crescent garnish that sets the mood.
They’ve been clever; starters are a mix of hot and cold so that the kitchen can send out at least some plates very promptly – speed is of the essence when you have been starving all day. Our picks of a quinoa and a lentil salad – an LPM signature – were brought swiftly and set us up nicely with our crusty French baguette, punchy olive oil and dates. Paprika-dusted, crisp calamari and warm prawns completed our first wave of dishes; it’s worth opting for different items from your companion as dishes come to share.
Though we were tempted by the creamy mushroom rigatoni, lemon confit sea bream and spicy arrabbiata pasta, both my companion and I had to plum for the grilled sirloin. Cooked to perfection, medium rare as we requested, it comes complete with Bernaise and shallot sauces, and cries out to be paired with chunky chips – an extra side that was worth the splurge.
There were two of us so both desserts were in our kismet; the date and almond cake came topped with a scoop of ice cream and was a cacophony of tastes and textures while the coffee and hazelnut chocolate bar will satiate any chocoholic’s cravings.
Swift service, a buzzing atmosphere – even though tables are well spaced out and regulars will notice the difference – plus excellent food at a great price. If you’re a already a fan, their iftar should make you revisit, and if you’ve never been this is a great introduction to what has become a Dubai institution. Our super-early dinner saw a full socially distanced house, and once you try this menu you’ll see why.
The LPM Dubai iftar menu is priced at Dhs240 per person, food only and is served from 6pm to 8pm. The restaurant is located at Gate Village 8, DIFC, Dubai. Book Now