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The Grand Grill

#585 of 8,718 Restaurants in Dubai
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Neighborhood:
The Marina
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Habtoor Grand Beach Resort & Spa | Dubai Marina, Dubai 0000, United Arab Emirates
+971 4 399 4221
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1:00 pm - 12:00 pm
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Fri 12:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Sat - Thu 1:00 pm - 12:00 pm
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Gerrards Cross, United Kingdom
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327 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 222 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Average steaks and painfully loud music meant we will not be back. Rest of the brunch buffet was lacklustre and desserts whilst garishly coloured all tasted the same. Good choice of South African wines though, and the waiters did their best to make lunch enjoyable.

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Lagos
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15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had lunch here. Fabulous for me. I am on a kerogenic diet and I enjoyed the choice of proteins n fats

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Thank LagosE_traveler
Paul G, Manager at The Grand Grill, responded to this review

Thank you very much for the visit and mostly for the enjoyed hospitality and meals . We will always be looking forward to your safe return again . More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went in November and the weather in out door area waa beautiful. Me and my husband were so tired back from work and not in a good mood. When waiter, Evans welcomed us so nicely. We got back in the mood amd got excited. I ordered grass-fed fillet steak and my husband ordered Rib eye. Which was delicious and... More 

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Paul G, Manager at The Grand Grill, responded to this review

We thank you so much for dining with us and glad you enjoyed it , hope to see you soon More 

Cambridge, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2016 via mobile

On recent stay in Dubai we stayed at Habtoor Grand Hotel. Our first night we tried The Grand Grill just off the hotel reception and so taken were we with the staff and meals that we ended up eating there every evening. Having lived in Africa we loved the South African theme and foods. The staff were very friendly and... More 

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Ajman, United Arab Emirates
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2016

My wife was born and raised in South Africa in what is called the Free State. I thought I would go above and beyond and surprise here with a what was is a well reviewed South African restaurant. To be fair, service was great, food did not hold up to the service... generally it is the other way around.

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marketing8022015, Guest Relations Manager at The Grand Grill, responded to this review

Dear Adam, Thank you for the wonderful review! We really appreciate the feedback in behalf of Grand Grill. We'll see you soon! Regards, The Grand Grill More 

Nairobi
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35 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016 via mobile

An impressive set up...wasn't crowded on a sat lunch! Just the perfect environment for a conversation. ..Steak was great and the service gentleman I believe the name was Beki seemed to enjoy what he did...Spot on! Looking through the decor you would feel a touch of Africa accompanied by photos representing well know celebrities on the other side...Definitely recommended!

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Thank Wikota N
marketing8022015, Guest Relations Manager at The Grand Grill, responded to this review

Dear Guest, This kind of review warms our heart! We are glad you visited and enjoyed the experience at The Grand Grill. We'd love to have you back :) Regards! More 

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2016

I'm a big fan of the Grand Grill brunch and have experienced and recommended it many times over the last few years. However I think it must have a new chef / manager and after our experience on Friday, I doubt I'll be back. The starters consisted of approximately 8 salads (including the usual hoummous, fattoush etc), some finger sized... More 

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Thank Beth T
Paul G, Manager at The Grand Grill, responded to this review

Dear Guest , thank you for the detailed constructive criticism , we have taken serious consideration of all concerns to the mentioned shortcomings for the particular brunch experience in contrast to other successful brunches and we will do our utmost best to apply proper corrective measures . thanking you for the review , More 

Yorkshire
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60 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2016

Extremely classy high end marble and glass hotel foyer. We walked over from the Ritz Carlton where all the staff smiled or made eye contact as they were passing. The difference even just crossing this hotel foyer a few times while attending the restaurant, was noticeable. The restaurant: African and the service level difference was even more noticable. However; the... More 

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Paul G, Manager at The Grand Grill, responded to this review

Dear Guest , Thank you for the visit to our restaurant and for the review , we really would like to be better and meet expectations from our guests . In order to do so our guests have the right to point out in detail our shortcomings as such giving us a clear picture of their experience in order for... More 

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47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2016 via mobile

Any South Africans amongst you, or as anyone with friends from SA will testify, “Friday is Braii Day.” Those same folk will no doubt also vehemently state that South Africans are (among other things) the greatest proponents of this sport/pastime/ritual in the world. The unashamed South Africanisms of the Grand Grill has ensured it will always have a special place... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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424 reviews
328 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 199 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2016

I really liked this place. The food was great and the service was excellent. I ordered a nice Shiraz from south Africa and it was very good. I had to choose the Sirloin from South Africa, and I was glad I did. The meat was very tender and juicy, I loved every bite of it. My husband had the rump... More 

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Paul G, Manager at The Grand Grill, responded to this review

dear Guest , thank you for the review , we really are glad you visited and enjoyed the experience . The Grand Grill will always strive to meet your expectations , hope to see you soon . More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$20 - $25
Cuisine
Steakhouse, African, Barbecue, Halal
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Valet Parking
Good for
Large groups, Special occasions, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
1:00 pm - 12:00 pm
Monday
1:00 pm - 12:00 pm
Tuesday
1:00 pm - 12:00 pm
Wednesday
1:00 pm - 12:00 pm
Thursday
1:00 pm - 12:00 pm
Friday
12:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Saturday
1:00 pm - 12:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Habtoor Grand Beach Resort & Spa | Dubai Marina, Dubai 0000, United Arab Emirates
  • Location: Middle East  >  United Arab Emirates  >  Emirate of Dubai  >  Dubai>  > The Marina
  • Neighborhood: The Marina
  • Phone Number: +971 4 399 4221

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in The Marina

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The Marina
It’s hard to believe that only a decade ago there was no marina. Opened in 2003, the man-made marina runs along a 3km stretch of shoreline. A heady mix of luxurious hotels, apartment buildings, and cafes, the marina hosts regular community events and markets, and is a wonderful place to while away an afternoon or evening. Spectacular at night when the skyscrapers glisten, here you can enjoy dinner on the beach next to the sea, or visit a high-rise bar in a hotel for a magnificent view across the Gulf and the man-made Palm Island, with the world-famous Atlantis Hotel at its end. The Walk at Jumeirah beach Residences is a pedestrianized stretch leading to a new development: The Beach. It’s one of the few places where Gulf nationals mix with tourists and Western ex-pats. It’s a popular place to show off your supercar for an evening, so watch out for Lamborghinis, Maseratis, and Ferraris in abundance.
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