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Anise

Crescent Drive | Lobby Level, InterContinental Dubai Festival City, Dubai 45777, United Arab Emirates
+971 4 701 1127
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good25%
  • Average3%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (43 reviews)
“sushi” (31 reviews)
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CUISINES
Seafood, Middle Eastern, International, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Halal, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Food
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LOCATION
Crescent Drive | Lobby Level, InterContinental Dubai Festival City, Dubai 45777, United Arab Emirates
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Staff are amazing and the food variety was excellent. Kids friendly and the face painting was a brill. Thank you guys for the good timeMore

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank naelb1974
IHGDFCRestaurants, Manager at Anise, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear naelb1974, Thank you for your kind words on your Christmas Day brunch experience. I am thrilled to read that you and your family had a great time. I will certainly share this with my team. We wish you and your family a prosperous 2019!...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Buffet restaurants are normally all the same. Anise offers whole cooked lamb and other dishes that made our experience a great one.More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Frequenttraveller125
IHGDFCRestaurants, Manager at Anise, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Frequenttraveller125, Thank you for sharing a review about your recent dining experience at Anise. I am glad to hear that you enjoyed our fast selection of dishes, spread over eight live cooking stations, especially our local lamb served on organic rice. I will certainly...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visit last month to anise and it was very delightful to see a buffet like anise buffet. The food was on the dot and nothing say about it. Definitely will be back very soo.More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Marcrichard80
IHGDFCRestaurants, Manager at Anise, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Marcricharf, First and foremost thank you for your kind words about your recent experience at Anise. It is certainly great to hear that you have enjoyed our large culinary offering, which is spread over eight live cooking stations. We look forward to welcoming you...More

Reviewed December 11, 2018

2nd visit to IHG in Festival City Dubai, the buffet is absolutely fantastic. Such a great variety, the quality of food at breakfast and dinner were amazing. The staff are excellent and the management always visible to assist. The food stations are well presented, highly...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Salma K
IHGDFCRestaurants, Manager at Anise, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Salma K, Thank you for sharing your comment about your recent breakfast and dinner experience at Anise. It is great to hear that you enjoyed your time with us, in particular the variety and quality of food during breakfast and dinner. I will certainly...More

Reviewed December 10, 2018

A buffet is definitely music to my ears but Anise is a different level, my daughter and I went for dinner and boy was it magnificent. The choice of cuisines was mouth watering and better still each cuisine has a live station so you can...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Cazalobe
IHGDFCRestaurants, Manager at Anise, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Cazalobe, Thank you for sharing your comment about your recent dinner experiences at Anise. We are glad you and your daughter enjoyed our large buffet spread on our eight live cooking stations. The "Show Like No Other", the in fact largest water/fire/laser show in...More

Reviewed November 4, 2018

As a frequent Friday bruncher, I’ve figured out the routine: wake up late, arrive in a taxi wearing comfortable shoes feeling very very hungry. Existing in the UAE and the UAE only, the brunch culture with unlimited beverages has been integrated into expat lives to...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Anna_Trestain
IHGDFCRestaurants, Manager at Anise, responded to this reviewResponded November 5, 2018

Dear Anna, Thank you for sharing this great and detailed comment about your recent Friday brunch experience at Anise. It is great to hear that you enjoyed your time with us, especially the Latin inspired buffet, your mango Margaritas and the live entertainment. I am...More

Reviewed November 2, 2018 via mobile

I stayed at the Intercontinental for 10 days and ate most meals at this restaurant. The service and food are great. There is a really great variety of options from a range of countries. On Friday brunch it can be a little loud and very...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank JohnC200
IHGDFCRestaurants, Manager at Anise, responded to this reviewResponded November 5, 2018

Dear John C, Thank you for sharing your comment about your recent dining experiences at Anise. It is great to hear that you enjoyed your time with us. I am particularly delighted to read your comment about our service and service. I will certainly share...More

Reviewed November 2, 2018 via mobile

We went as a family to Anise Friday brunch and chose to go here as we came a few times several years ago and it was always a civilised, quiet brunch with great food. However, just since last week, they’ve profiled themselves as a Latin...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank NicoA123
IHGDFCRestaurants, Manager at Anise, responded to this reviewResponded November 5, 2018

Dear NicoA123, Thank you for taking the time to share your constructive feedback on your recent brunch experience at Anise. We have indeed recently introduced our new Fiesta Latina Friday brunch. Part of the concept is a variety of Latin inspired dishes as well as...More

Reviewed November 2, 2018 via mobile

My family and I have enjoyed many Friday brunches in Dubai. In this restaurant the food was acceptable, if rather limited in choice, as compared to other venues. However, for some stupid reason they have decided to provide non stop loud thumping 'music & singing'....More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank PAULPHOTOMAN
IHGDFCRestaurants, Manager at Anise, responded to this reviewResponded November 5, 2018

Dear PaulPhotoman, First and foremost thank you for sharing your constructive feedback about your recent Friday brunch at Anise. I am saddened to hear that this time we did not meet your expectations in regards to our normally attentive and quick service delivery. Please accept...More

Reviewed October 27, 2018 via mobile

Welcome to Anise Nice very good hotel main restaurant Service very good Staff friendly Location nice RecommendedMore

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank bnghanem
IHGDFCRestaurants, Manager at Anise, responded to this reviewResponded October 29, 2018

Dear bnghanem, Thank you for sharing your comment about your recent dining experience at Anise. It is great to hear that you enjoyed your time with us. I am particularly delighted to read your comment about our service. I will certainly share the comment with...More

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Adilh A
May 29, 2018|
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Response from kaleissa | Reviewed this property |
I know it for breakfast only
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Sahil P
December 23, 2017|
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Response from pfsboss | Reviewed this property |
Best to check with the restaurant about specials and firework viewing. There is a fountain that is lit which is charming and right outside the restaurant.
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ouddhena
October 21, 2017|
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Response from HeidiStruiksma | Reviewed this property |
Current standard price for Friday is AED210/- pp And it is International Buffet, however it could vary depending on promotions/offers. I suggest that you verify when you book.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
$22 - $39
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Buffet, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Special occasions, Families with children, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
6:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Monday
6:30 AM - 10:30 AM
12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Tuesday
6:30 AM - 10:30 AM
12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Wednesday
6:30 AM - 10:30 AM
12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Thursday
6:30 AM - 10:30 AM
12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Friday
7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
6:30 AM - 11:00 AM
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
6:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Crescent Drive | Lobby Level, InterContinental Dubai Festival City, Dubai 45777, United Arab Emirates
  • Location: Middle East  >  United Arab Emirates  >  Emirate of Dubai  >  Dubai>  > Focus Area
  • Neighborhood: Focus Area
  • Phone Number: +971 4 701 1127
  • E-mail
Description
A JOURNEY INTO THE AUTHENTIC FLAVOURS OF THE WORLD Embark on a culinary journey around the world and experience first-hand an abundance of authentic flavours, spread over eight live cooking stations. Every visit presents diners with an extravaganza of offering, from discovering the freshness of the ocean and premium produce from the land with our Surf ‘n’ Turf, the lavish assortment of the Taste of the World Friday brunch, to indulging in the rich flavours and spices of Tastes of Arabia.
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