My first experience of the food from ‘On The Wood‘ was at a friend’s daughter’s birthday party. I loved the stone wood baked bakery products and pizza that I had at the party and I immediately added this bakery to my must-visit restaurant list in Dubai. And last night, I visited On The Wood with my family for dinner.
On The Wood was started by Saker brothers in 2008. It has 8 branches in UAE and we visited their Jumeirah branch, which is located on the Jumeirah Beach Road.
The specialty of On The Wood is that they use Stone Wood technology. This Stone Wood is an American oven that utilizes a monolithic cast ceramic cooking surface that prevents the wastage of heat and in-turn creates a consistent unbroken heat transfer, resulting in a superior quality product.
On The Wood offers fusion of Lebanese and Italian cuisine. Here’s what On The Wood has to say about the freshness of their food:
The evolution of “On The Wood ” is natural, similar to the quality of fresh and healthy ingredients that they use every day. You will not find any ready made goods on their counters or shelves; it all comes fresh out the oven to the consumer.
The bakery and restaurant is small and cozy with warm lighting and comfortable seating. The walls of the restaurant are adorned with beautiful photographs on one side and on the other side is a large world map. It is a charming place with welcoming vibe.
On The Wood offers fresh juices, smoothies, soft drinks and hot beverages like coffee and tea. We liked their super refreshing Fresh Mint Lemonade and Fresh Watermelon Juice.
Their menu offers a wide range of bakery products, soups, salads, appetizers, Manakish, pizzas, sandwiches, pastas, mains and desserts. Both vegetarians and non vegetarians have great options.
Fattoush Salad had a medley of fresh veggies with toasted bread, Pomegranate molasses, sumac and balsamic vinegar. It was crunchy and tasty.
Classic Hummus Plate is the authentic, traditional and classic hummus. We liked the fact that it was creamy and fresh. It was served with their freshly baked and soft bread.
Spinach Fatayer and Cheese Sambousik made great appetizers. These little pies with delicious fillings were fabulous. Our favorite was the cheese Sambousik.
The bite-sized Mini Pizza were amazing, not only kids, we adults also loved it.
Mankoushte is their signature Manakish. It was loaded with thyme, labneh, baked white onion and rocca leaves. You get to choose the kind of bread you want for the Manakish, from the regular white or brown or multi cereal bread. Mankoushte is a definite must-try.
Vegetarian Pizza had a mix of veggies like broccoli, mushroom, black olives, white onion, red peppers, baby corn, Mozarella cheese, pizza sauce and garlic oil. It was an awesomely thin and crispy pizza.
Spicy Creamy Penne was oh-so-delicious and spicy. It was served with their in-house baked bread.
Kunafa was different from the traditional Kunafa I’ve eaten in most of the restaurants in Dubai. Their Kunafa is made with Saj bread and stuffed with cheese and Kunafa crumbs and topped with sugar syrup. It was different, but in a good way.
Latayef or Qatayef are pancakes stuffed with walnuts which is a popular delicacy during Ramadan. The On The Wood version was healthier as it was baked and not fried, and tasted good too.
Overall, we had a great dining experience. Loved the fresh and flavorful food. The portion size was big. The service was quick and efficient. We really appreciate the warm hospitality of the staff.
For delivery call: 600-546008