Parlour Boutique Dubai: French food without attitude but a whole lot of style

Following a brief closure for renovation work, Parlour Boutique Dubai is back. Join The Huntr as we take a closer look at the self-proclaimed best place for “French food without attitude” and step inside Parlour Boutique Dubai 2.0 here…

Homegrown Trade Centre Area gem Parlour Boutique is back… and much the same as it was before it was obliged to undergo renovation work earlier this year. The interiors are still beautiful, minimal and Instagram-friendly, the only difference is that the cake and pastries counter has moved to another area and there is now a dedicated corner for the speciality coffee bar. Plus the cafe/restaurant is now offering a small retail area for the first time – partnering up with Flourish Flowers and the Orchid Perfumery Company to offer a small selection of Parlour Boutique-perfect gifts.

Food-wise, there are some tweaks to the original menu and old-fans will be pleased to learn that some of the original favourites remain (including the iconic Eggs Benedict eclair creation). Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, The Huntr visited for a weekend lunch. We opted for the Le Thon (58AED) a spicy tuna, mango, wasabi, edamame, wasabi and rice poke bowl creation, which was wholesome and fresh and Le Carnard (68AED) – a stand-out dish of duck confit with kumquats orange sauce. The duck leg was tender and tasty and the sauce tasted like Christmas – divine. Plus Le Cordon Bleu (61AED) – crispy chicken with camembert and mushroom, a real treat. Lastly, we had the chance to try the sliders, which will be on the menu soon and available in beef, chicken and vegetarian options. We sampled the beef (65AED) and were thoroughly impressed.

To end a delightful lunch on a sweet note, we couldn’t resist ordering some sweet creations from the cake counter and some speciality coffee to match. All of the cakes and pastries on display are freshly baked, in-house, The Huntr tried and loved the Coconut Cake (30AED) and the Rose Cake (20AED). We washed it down with a V60 (35AED) powered by Archers Coffee and a Flat White (25AED) powered by Nightjar. It is worth noting that Parlour Boutique also have Nightjar’s nitro coffee on tap here. Alcohol-free, other drinks on offer include speciality teas by Newby and an assortment of soft drinks and mocktail creations.

Insider tips: Open daily from 8am until 8pm. Free WiFi and electric sockets under the seats make this the perfect spot to study or get work done. Paid basement parking available at the One Central Building. Afternoon Tea and other specials available – visit the website for more info. Outside dining is available when the weather permits.

Note: The lunch images and interior shots were taken in August 2019. The breakfast shots were taken in July 2018, before Parlour Boutique’s renovation and closure.

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