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Bord Eau

#138 of 1,894 Restaurants in Abu Dhabi
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Al Khaleej Al Arabi Stree | Shangri-La Hotel, Qaryat Al Beri, Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
+971 2 509 8555
6:30 pm - 11:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 6:30 pm - 11:30 pm
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Perth, Australia
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Having previously done the 7-course degustation with matching wines (which was excellent), we decided to go a la carte this time. Again, the food was outstanding, and the service excellent, without ever being overpowering (despite the fact that the restaurant was quiet).

Thank candm2009
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had the pleasure to dine at the Bord eau and the experience was amazing. If you are looking for a French and delicate tastes, this is the place ! The testing menu was just excellent and the service perfect. The chef's cuisine is tasty, simple and exquisite. If I come back to Abu Dhabi, I will come back there... More 

Thank johanna s
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I had the chance to have dinner for the second time at Bord Eau for my last stay in Abu Dhabi. What an amazing food and life experience. I have started the night by having the wine tasting session in the terrace with an amazing view on the huge mosque. Then, I have had diner on the main room with... More 

Thank Kevin S
Metro Manila, Philippines
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167 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Excellent food served in elegant surroundings. Please note, however, that diners don't like to be asked what they will choose to eat days before they arrive. Service is incredibly slow but it all adds to the ambience. Expensive but wonderful for a special occasion.

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Stamford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This French style restaurant is just superb. From the fantastic welcome, to the window table looking across the waterway to the massive illuminated mosque and then the complimentary welcome drink of Tattinger champagne, everything was right. The amuse bouche was very tasty and my seafood rice with shrimp and my wife's Wagyu beef were great. We finished with souflee which... More 

Thank alan k
Zulte, Belgium
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 11, 2016

The restaurant Bord Eau at the Shangri La hotel is a very nice location if you can sit outside. Good service and good products. Although I'm not convinced the the "wild tarbot" was correct.

Thank Ignace D
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 2, 2016

We went with a group as a special treat. The décor reminded me of a French Stately home, the food and wine menu is excellent. Everything is beautifully and surprisingly presented from the soups, to the main course and SO tastey. This was definitely a big treat for the stomach and us, we would recommend it.

Thank Imlovingit10
2 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 1, 2016 via mobile

My friend and I went to dinner there tonight. I went with high hopes because French food is one of my favourites. Only 2 tables were taken when we sat down. 1 couple at each table. We sat for 20 minutes before our drinks were brought out. I ordered the lobster casserole and my friend the wagu steak. I noticed... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 2, 2016 via mobile

We recently visited Bord Eau for the first time for my mother's birthday and the entire experience was fantastic. The food was wonderful, the service excellent (the best service we've ever experienced in a French restaurant anywhere). The attentiveness to detail and personal service were really exceptional. We will definitely go back for special occasions and I would recommend to... More 

Thank Kay F
Abu Dhabi
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 27, 2016

The food is amazing nice presentation nice taste Atmosphere is very Nice for fine dining for any occasion ( I had my birthday dinner and it everything was just excellent ) The waiters are very proffessuonal and friendly Extremely satisfied will go again for sure Thank you for this adorable experience!

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Melissa J, Public Relations Manager at Bord Eau, responded to this review

Dear Ghinat277, Thank you for celebrating your birthday with us and we are genuinely delighted to read your review. We will be sure to share with the team your kind words. Regards, Melissa, Director of Communications More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$100 - $250
French, European, Gluten Free Options
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Validated Parking
Good for
Special occasions, Business meetings, Scenic view, Romantic
Open Hours
6:30 pm - 11:30 pm
6:30 pm - 11:30 pm
6:30 pm - 11:30 pm
6:30 pm - 11:30 pm
6:30 pm - 11:30 pm
6:30 pm - 11:30 pm
6:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Al Khaleej Al Arabi Stree | Shangri-La Hotel, Qaryat Al Beri, Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
  • Location: Middle East  >  United Arab Emirates  >  Emirate of Abu Dhabi  >  Abu Dhabi
  • Phone Number: +971 2 509 8555
Bord Eau is the ultimate restaurant for French fine dining in Abu Dhabi. In the setting of a chic dining room that boasts opulent fabrics and furniture, the chef de cuisine prepares seasonal fresh produce flown in from France and serves each dish as an artistic expression. Bord Eau offers a superb a la carte menu and for the ultimate Bord Eau experience, the blind tasting menu is a must. Quiet instrumentals and a warm ambiance complement the rich gastronomy to create an intimate dining experience. To maintain a peaceful environment, children under 12 years old are not permitted in the restaurant.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?