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Anna McCormack, food critic at Time Out Abu Dhabi, on Pearls & Caviar:
Taking inspiration from the UAE's rich pearl-diving history, the Pearls & Caviar restaurant has taken up the black-and-white contrast of its two spherical namesakes, and run with it. Dutch interior-design company Concrete's smooth lines of pearls are reflected in everything from the platinum accented white flatwear gracing the tables, through the strings of gunmetal grey spheres serving as privacy curtains between tables to the black leather covered central pillar around which banquette seating is wrapped.
The dining room is intimate and dark - the caviar in contrast to the pearl of the light, bright and white open-air rooftop bar above - and with dramatic views across a creek to the iconic Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, this is without a doubt Abu Dhabi's most stylish dining and drinking destination. Chef Cyril Calmet's fine-dining seafood menu more than lives up to the high standard expected from such an elegant venue and was runner-up in the 'Best Seafood' category at the Time Out Abu Dhabi Food Awards 2012.
Pearls & Caviar. Shangri-La Hotel, Qaryat Al Beri. Bain Al Jessrain, Abu Dhabi. +971 2 509 8777.
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