First opened just over ten years ago, Après is a bustling spot nestled away in Mall of the Emirates. With views spanning over Ski Dubai’s winter wonderland below, this ski lodge-inspired restaurant and bar is the perfect spot to refuel after hitting the shops.
Despite the location in sunny Dubai, a step inside Après and you’ll be whisked away to a European ski lodge in the Swiss Alps. The space is dimly lit with low-hanging chandeliers and floor-to-ceiling windows with views of the Ski Dubai slopes. The chalet chic interiors are cosy and inviting with various seating options, from leather booths to intimate tables by the windows.
While the cocktail and bar menu is a popular draw at this elegant watering hole, the food also comes highly rated. The menu is filled with contemporary European classics such as carpaccio, stone-fired pizzas and traditional Swiss cheese fondue – a favourite among loyal customers.
If you’re looking for something a little lighter, try one of their healthy salads – the fig and cheese salad and tiger prawn and avocado are delicious.
Follow our lead and opt for a selection of sharing appetisers including the wild mushroom and parmesan arancini, steamed edamame and béchamel sauce and roasted duck flatbread – you can choose any three appetisers for a deal of Dhs110.
For mains, we can vouch for the rosemary- and garlic-infused baked Camembert, pan-seared sea bass and the melt-in-your-mouth beef bourguignon – all of which were packed with flavour and cooked to perfection. The pizzas are another menu hit; try the Piccante Dolce if you fancy a meaty-topped fiesta.
No feast would be complete without something sweet, so we recommend the decadent white chocolate and raspberry crème brûlée.
Stop by Après for Ladies’ night every Sunday from 8pm to 11pm. Women will be treated to three free cocktails throughout the night.
Après is open from 11.30am to midnight and 11.30am to 1am on weekends. Located inside Mall of the Emirates, call (04) 3412575 for more information, or visit http://www.malloftheemirates.com/dining