Patiala – Located in the prestigious Souk-Al-Bahar, and a stone’s throw from the Dubai Fountain and the Dubai Mall and named after the princely state in Punjab – Patiala. It offers a relaxed yet sophisticated ambiance, stylish interiors and outstanding food that appeals to Dubai’s most discerning diners.
Ambiance is very homely and contemporary, with a display kitchen that lets guests see how century old recipes are conjured up and an immaculate lounge bar to enjoy classic and modern cocktails, the atmosphere at Patiala has an energetic vibe of excitement, paired with hearty Indian hospitality.
We tried the set menu and started with flavorful CHILLI NADRU fried lotus stem tossed with onions, bell peppers and garlic tomato sauce, this is must try. The set menu offers delectable non veg platter GALOUUTI KEBAB latterly melts in your mouth, TANDOORI PRAWN was perfectly cooked, delicious.
We tried BEETROOT SHAMMI KEBAB from the vegetarian menu and it was perfect for my taste buds, PALAK ZARDALU KEBAB was a fusion of spinach and apricot, beautiful, flavours mixed together, nothing was overpowering, just delicious. ALOO CORN KEBAB was perfect in taste and seasoning.
In mains the menu offers curries like BUTTER CHICKEN the taste was mild and not too creamy, loved it. DAL MAKHNI less creamy and flavorful, we tried BLUE CHEESE, the pungent taste of naan actually was delicious. I loved dal makhani, simple, light and less creamy, perfect if paired with rice or naan.
In desserts I tried BHAPA DOI, surely very less restaurants serves this in Dubai. It is baked yogurt with very subtle flavours was served with strawberry, I thoroughly enjoyed the FALOODA too, with homemade vanilla ice cream and chia seeds, this dessert remind me of Indian street taste.
Patiala surely takes your taste buds on a journey around India, with hints of innovative Indian & Fusion food added along the way. Diners will definitely be excited with the new menu on offer which has two clear parts to it – the classic, and the innovative.