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“One of the best meals I've had ...in the world!”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Table 9

Table 9
Ranked #166 of 9,478 Restaurants in Dubai
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$0 - US$10
Cuisines: European, International
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Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Groups, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Lunch, Brunch, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Valet Parking, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Table 9 is a unique concept restaurant in Dubai that has become a platform for talented chefs to create their own bespoke dining experience. Located in the Hilton Dubai Creek, table 9 has earned a reputation for high-quality, original menus and a personalized dining experience. The latest evolution introduces a brand new bistro-styled concept that guarantees a flavorsome indulgence. The range of starters is designed to encourage sharing and includes luscious options such as the Homesmoked Table 9 Salmon, organic quinoa & burrata salad or the infamous Steak Tartar that naturally leads to the main courses like the palate-pleasing Veal Tenderloin with smoked pumpkin puree & gremolata or the generous US Angus Prime Rib Eye with the homemade triple-cooked chips and béarnaise. When the culinary climax is reached the signature desserts like the Poached Grapes Panna Cotta or the Table 9 Rhubarb & Custard classic are sure to leave you intrigued for new adventures. This modern version of a casual-chic bistro welcomes you to an extraordinary experience whether it is a casual dinner with family and friends, a special occasion or a famous Dubai Brunch. Started in 2011 by Gordon Ramsay's protégés, Nick Alvis & Scott Price and later under the reign of Darren Velvick the restaurant has won several public and industry awards for its innovative approach to modern European cuisine.
Melbourne, Australia
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28 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“One of the best meals I've had ...in the world!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 March 2012

I was a bit sceptical about eating in a hotel restaurant but this one is one out of the box! We had the degustation menu with the recommended wine flight and it really was one of the best meals I have had in the world. From the initial 'amuse bouche' of a cauliflower mousse with tomato and cocoa 'soil' on top, each course blew us away. Each dish was supported with a well selected wine from the (female) wine sommelier who really knew her stuff and took us on a wine journey around the world. Hard to pinpoint a favorite dish...each was amazing. We had our last two courses at the chef's table in the kitchen where the chef was able to answer any questions we had about each dish.
To top it off you get a little lolly bag to take away with you! A great meal guys. Full marks to Nick & Scott. Hope you have even more success. You deserve it.

  • Visited February 2012
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5 Thank Peter T
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Dubai
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Food at its best!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 March 2012

Officially my new Dubai favourite restaurant. Table 9 has everything from friendly service, nice wine list to delicious and creative food. The booking via the Hilton call center was a little hit and miss (I love Dubai call centers ...) and being persistent meant we could all have an amazing evening. From the lovely plant pot that opened our dinner to the sweet home made pick n' mix that ended our meal everything was perfect. Meeting the chef in his kitchen was a bonus. Definitely Dubai's best kept secret ... not for long though!

  • Visited February 2012
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5 Thank LaraDubai
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Fawley, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
“Fabulous restaurant - a 'must visit' if youre in Dubai”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 March 2012

Others have written a lot more about this restaurant so I will keep this brief. This really is an excellent choice and well worth visiting if youre in to excellent food, wine, service and style.

Our group had the 7 course menu with wine pairings which really is very reasonably priced for this level of cuisine. Eash dish was beautifully prepared and explained, and the wine pairings were delightful. The service was excellent throught and we were made to feel very welcome.

To top off the evening we visited the kitchen and met the chef - a perfect end to a great dinner.

  • Visited February 2012
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5 Thank jawsie1
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“The second trip was MUCH better than the first”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 March 2012

We first went to Table 9 on Valentine's Day since it was one of the only restaurants in Dubai (much to our delight) still accepting reservations on the 13th. The set menu for the big occasion was really disappointing since it didn't have any of their popular dishes on it. Service was lackluster as well.
But... we tweeted our displeasure and were invited back by Scott for a second chance.
The second visit DID NOT DISAPPOINT!
Each of the popular dishes on the menu were served to us and I must say that there's a reason why they're popular - THE FOOD WAS FANTASTIC.
The pork belly dish was my absolute favorite. And the sweet breads were a nice surprise.
Wines selected at table 9 are some of the best and it should be noted that the prices are beyond reasonable - suspiciously low in fact. But shhh.... don't tell Nick and Scott....
Overall, we were happy with table 9 and will recommend it to family and friends - giving 'must-haves' from the menu.

  • Visited February 2012
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4 Thank appraiserman
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Dubai
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“The most horrible experience”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 February 2012

From the moment that we have done the booking till the end, it was awful.

it took me 30 min to make a booking for 3 perosn, 1 and half hour to find the restaurant....

Once at the restuarant the hostess bring us to the table which was next to a pillar ( with a really strange effect and gave me a bad feeling all night), they took 10 min before to ask for the beverages, 30 min for bread and the food was really small ( even with 5 starter and 3 main course plus 3 dessert, we was 3 persons), we finished the night at Macdonald...

Understand that this is a new conecpt at Dubai but the focus to create to much something remove the reason why we should come to a restaurant - the experience-

and this was not...

The manager start to approch the table and have a converstaion but as soon as the restaurant got busy she looks lost and didnt know what happen to the table....

Sorry to say but the first and the last for me... and believe much better restaurant are in dubai...

  • Visited February 2012
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10 Thank Tata N
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