Summer Place Dubai: Fine Asian cuisine 31 floors above Business Bay

Originally located in the Metropolitan Hotel on SZR for over 20 years, Summer Place Dubai now has a swanky new home on the 31st Floor of the V Hotel by Hilton Al Habtoor City. Join your friends at The HUNTR as we share our recent dinner experience…

Those who remember the original Summer Place will be thrilled to discover that the oriental eatery is now located in Business Bay. Featuring an authentic Asian ambiance and opulent interior touches, The HUNTR loved the cosy corners, flickering candles, and amazing view of Dubai Canal, Sheikh Zayed, and Jumeirah from the floor-to-ceiling windows. 

Open daily for dinner from 6pm, Summer Place Dubai is fully licensed and has a plethora of Asian favorites on the menu including Peking duck, homemade dim sum, noodles, seafood, vegetarian-friendly items, and Szechwan-style chicken.

We started with Crispy Chicken Spring Rolls (55AED), which are crunchy and delicious and not at all oily, plus the wholesome Steamed Vegetable Dumplings (50AED) and Steamed Prawn Dumplings (55AED). The Yellow Mustard King Prawn with Mango Salsa (95AED) is highly recommended and encompasses huge tender and juicy prawns with a beautiful mango salsa. Plus we adored the Crispy String beans with Chicken Floss (55AED).

For the main event, we couldn’t miss sampling some Peking Duck and opted for the half-size portion (185AED), which is served on a trolley by the chef and prepared live at the table. It didn’t disappoint. Plus a perfectly-cooked Steamed Chilean Sea Bass with House Soy Soy Sauce (265AED) and our favourite – the Chicken Fillet with Lemon Sauce (85AED), the lemon sauce really complimented with the tenderly-roasted chicken breast and the crunchy skin added a moreish texture. Plus the tender and tasty Beef Short Ribs with Soy Sauce (225AED) and for the side – Summer Place Special Fried Rice (75AED) and Vegetable Chow Mein (65AED).

Somehow we managed to find space to share three desserts and we are glad we did as they were all delightful in their different ways – the fresh Mango Pudding (45AED), crunchy Sesame Balls (45AED), and the rich and decadent Toffee Banana (45AED).

Drinks wise Summer Place is fully licensed and offers a variety of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages. The excellent food and service and the unrivaled view make it a great place to enjoy a romantic date or impress someone special.

Insider tips: Complimentary valet available at the hotel entrance. Open daily from 6pm until 1am. Mondays are for ‘Duck and Dim Sum’ – 145AED inclusive of duck, dim sum, dessert, and free drinks.

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