Recently, I was invited for Iftar at 365. During the whole period of Ramadan, the restaurant will be offering Iftar buffet. The Iftar buffet is priced at AED 120 per person and it is inclusive of traditional Ramadan drinks and soft drinks.
Located at the mezzanine level of Novotel Dubai, Al Barsha-365 is a spacious place with modern decor. The seating is comfortable. As I went on a day, when they had invited the Dubai media, the place was packed. What I really liked was the service, though it was too crowded and brimming with people,the staff went out of their way to get us a table and get our drinks etc.
For Ramadan the restaurant was decked up in Arabian inspired decor. Our table was filled with Iftar essentials like dates, nuts and dry fruits.
I thought of ditching the soup, but the Minestrone soup looked very inviting and I had it. The soup was light and refreshing.
They had two different Salad counters. I liked the selection of salads. My favorite was the Grilled Marinated Veggie Salad. The salad counter also had the Arabic Cold Mezze like hummus, moutabel, tabbouleh, fattoush and Babaghanoush. I especially liked the Beetroot Hummus.
Apart from the soup and salad counter, there was a cheese platter, bread counter, meat carving station, mixed grill, live pizza and pasta station and a separate section for main course. It was a good mix of traditional Arabic cuisine and a selection of international cuisine. I liked the fact that everything was cooked fresh.
The best part about the Iftar buffet at 365 was the dessert counter. They had all the popular Arabic sweets like Baklawa, Katayef, Umm Ali, Kunafa etc alongside international selection of desserts like Chocolate cake, Pistachio cake, Pecan pie, Apple crumble, Cupcakes, Churros and a Chocolate fountain. There was also a small separate section for sliced fruit pieces.
Overall, I had a nice experience. Liked the family friendly atmosphere.
Iftar is priced at AED 120 per person(inclusive of traditional Ramadan drinks)
50% off for children below 12
For groups above 10 people- AED 100 per person
Phone: 04 304 9000