Last Monday I was invited to the Asian Theme Night at La Terrasse Restaurant at Gloria Hotel, Dubai Media City. La Terrasse is an all day dining restaurant and it is located on Level 8 of the Gloria Hotel. It serves International cuisine. They offer buffet as well as A La Carte menu.
Every Monday they have an Asian Theme Night. They offer variety of Asian dishes, not only from far-east, but from other regions as well.
It was my first visit to the hotel and the restaurant. I must say it is a lovely property. The restaurant is very spacious. The decor of the place is done up nicely. The seating is comfortable. They also have an outdoor area for barbecue and Shisha. The service is attentive and helpful. The prices are affordable and reasonable. The buffet is unlimited and inclusive of soft drinks/juices and tea/coffee.
I started off with a glass of non alcoholic red wine and then headed over to the salad counter. I tried most of their vegetarian salads. I especially liked Fruit chat, Aloo chat, Chickpeas Chat and mixed vegetable salad. The salads were fresh and crisp.
As for our appetizers, we had cold Arabic Mezze. We liked Hummus, Fattoush and Moutabel. The veggie Springrolls and Maki Rolls were well done.
The bread counter had a variety of freshly baked breads. We had Naan(Indian bread) at the live counter. They also have a cheese counter that offers many kinds of cheese.
They have a limited choice for vegetarians when it comes to main course. But what was offered to us was decent. The paneer and veg jalfarezi was good. We loved the flat noodles with veggies that was made at the live counter.
Now was the time to hit the favorite section of the buffet- Desserts. The dessert counter is the best at the restaurant. The variety is amazing and they also had some very different desserts that you don’t find everywhere.
I have to make a special mention of the Oreo Mousse. It was excellent. We also liked the banana fritters, Indonesian layer cake, Caramelize sweet potato and the Chocolate pudding. The flavored yogurt with toppings was a big hit with my seven year old daughter.
La Terrasse is a place to be considered if you are looking for a place that offers International buffet in a family friendly atmosphere. I would like to come back to try their other theme nights.