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“Still fantastic after all these years” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Spectrum on One - CLOSED

Spectrum on One
Fairmont Dubai hotel, 1st floor | Sheikh Zayed Road (in front of World Trade Centre), Dubai Dubai P.O. Box 97555, United Arab Emirates
+971 4 311 8316
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Cuisines: Asian, European, Indian, Middle Eastern
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: In this restaurant, the definition of culinary creativity and distinction is demonstrated through a unique dining concept that has garnered numerous accolades.On the second floor of our Dubai luxury hotel, Spectrum on One features eight interactive kitchens specialising in six influential cuisines from India, Thailand, Japan, China, Europe and the Middle East. Guests can enjoy a truly international dining experience in a number of authentic settings, from the privacy of an intimate dining room to the bustling ambiance of the showcase restaurant.Apart from the international restaurant, Spectrum on One offers some unique experiences in the Dubai culinary scene, such as Thursday Dupper or Friday Brunch.
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13 restaurant reviews
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Still fantastic after all these years”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

We first visited this Friday brunch about 7 years ago & visited for the second time just after Christmas 2013. We were delighted to find out it was as good as we remembered and that the quality of food was still excellent. The waygu roast is so delicious and will now feel disappointed with any roast beef that follows. We were wise enough not to pile up our plates so that we could sample as much as we could. Our recommendation would definitely be the tandoori prawns, the Oreo chocolate mousse and beef satay (satay sauce tastes how it did at the Satay Club in Singapore!). We've been to al qasr and found all the food to be less tasty, sloppy and not cooked in small quantities thereby being less fresh tasting. Plus the crowd here is less rowdy. Our favourite and check out my photos.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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FairmontDubai, Guest Relations Manager at Spectrum on One, responded to this review, January 19, 2014
Dear Therealthing,

Thank you for this amazing review. We have shared your review with our Spectrum on One colleagues and culinary team, and they are elated to learn that after your recent visit, the consistent quality of the food and the outstanding service remains as you remembered.

Should you need anything else, do not hesitate to contact us directly by emailing us on dbi.fbconcierge@fairmont.com.

We look forward to welcoming you again soon.

Kind regards,
The team at Fairmont Dubai
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English first
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Dupper evening NYE-excellent!”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

A group of us went here for NYE. The food was excellent. We had the 'bubbly' package; it was Moet and they were certainly generous topping up the glasses. There is also a 'proper' bar where you can order cocktails/spirits, which are all included in the price. I sound like an alcoholic-but the attraction of the bar is that it is a great place to socialise; a lot less formal than the tables. There is also a separate cheese room. I don't like desserts so can't comment on those, although my son was impressed! The music is quite loud, and a bit cheesy, which I feel adds to the atmosphere, but I can imagine it may get on some people's nerves. Great staff, particularly the barmen/women. Highly recommend-we also had a staff evening there a couple of weeks before Christmas and it was the same. The cost for NYE bubbly package was 799, not sure about 'normal' rates as our staff evening was part-funded.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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FairmontDubai, Guest Relations Manager at Spectrum on One, responded to this review, January 19, 2014
Dear Geraldine M,

Thank you very much for this amazing review and thank you very much for choosing our New Year’s Eve Dupper party to welcome 2014.

We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed our Moët package, the variety of cocktails, the consistent quality of our food and the service.

Concerning our regular prices, we suggest you visit our website or contact our Food and Beverage concierge for more information by emailing dbi.fbconcierge@fairmont.com. The AED 799 bubbly package was a special rate for New Year’s Eve.

Should you require more information, do not hesitate to contact us.

Kind regards,
The team at Fairmont Dubai
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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“Best brunch in Dubai”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

Always my brunch of choice due to the outstanding spread and fabulous service. Staff are fantastic and the choice and quality of the food is second to none

  • Visited December 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food

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FairmontDubai, Guest Relations Manager at Spectrum on One, responded to this review, January 19, 2014
Dear Jos005,

Thank you very much for taking time in reviewing us. We are really happy to learn that we are your Friday Brunch of choice in Dubai.

We look forward to welcoming you again soon.

Kind regards,
The team at Fairmont Dubai
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Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Variety Brunch”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

My family treated us to this brunch during our holiday, and we'd never seen anything like the amount and variety of food. I loved drinking Moet Rose all through the lunch and my glass was always full, my serviette always folded and every request attended to. It was a treat to dress up and get a glorious Dubai welcome. If you want to sample foods from a variety of countries and have your taste buds on an adventure, then this is the brunch to choose. My family have lived here 6 years and tried many brunches and this is their regular choice to visit again and again.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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FairmontDubai, Guest Relations Manager at Spectrum on One, responded to this review, January 19, 2014
Dear Mandy R,

Thank you very much for this amazing review. We are delighted to learn that you had a lovely Friday Brunch with us and that you experience the outstanding service our colleagues are known for.

We are very proud to hear that Spectrum on One’s Friday Brunch is one of your regular choices in Dubai.

Should you need anything else, do not hesitate to contact us directly by emailing us on dbi.fbconcierge@fairmont.com.

We look forward to welcoming you again soon.

Kind regards,
The team at Fairmont Dubai
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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“Friday Brunch”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2013

Possibly the best in Dubai. Very high standards. Great food and service. Tremendous variety of cuisines. Something for everybody.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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FairmontDubai, Guest Relations Manager at Spectrum on One, responded to this review, December 22, 2013
Dear Meraj M,

Thank you very much for this amazing review. We are delighted to learn that you enjoyed the consistent quality of our food as well as the renowned service our colleagues are known for.

We do look forward to welcoming you again.

Kind regards,
The team at Fairmont Dubai
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