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“Nice place.”
Review of Shakespeare and Co

Shakespeare and Co
Ranked #113 of 2,108 Restaurants in Abu Dhabi
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $30
Cuisines: International
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Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: Shakespeare and Co was established with the simple premise of serving great quality food, providing friendly and efficient service in a warm atmosphere reminiscent of home. Abiding by that philosophy has propelled the company's growth from its first establishment in 2001, to currently 18 company owned and operated outlets in the United Arab Emirates, and franchises in Lebanon, Jordan, Qatar, Oman, and the United States.
Reviewed April 26, 2013 via mobile

Love the whole place there.
Great set up breakfast is amazing. Just ddont go for the pancakes. Tasteless and dryyyy!!. Other than that great. Service top

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ShakespeareandCoUAE, Director of Operations at Shakespeare and Co, responded to this reviewResponded May 13, 2013

Thank you for your review and and most importantly, your constructive criticism! Our all day breakfast is one of our most popular options. In regards to the disappointing pancakes - our Group Executive Chef has been informed and he is tweaking the recipe and cooking method to ensure they are nicely moist and fluffy the way they should be!

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Reviewed March 24, 2013

Tasty and fresh food in poetic atmosphere. Although garden is just next to the street it is so nicely decorated and pleasant, that you would not feel ant annoyance as place is nicely hidden in Abu Dhabi souq. Coffee is just perfect. Prices are reasonable and service is fast and attentive. Good choice for any occasion.

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Thank MarijaAndreja
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ShakespeareandCoUAE, Director of Operations at Shakespeare and Co, responded to this reviewResponded May 14, 2013

Marija, thank you for your poetic review! Our Souq branch in Central Market has been referred to as a "hidden gem" by many of our loyal patrons, and we're glad you found us! We recently renovated the restaurant as well to freshen it up a little. We strive to ensure our customers feel that they're money has been well spent and we are glad that you consider us "value for money". We hope to see you back again soon!

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Reviewed March 22, 2013

Nice atmosphere to sit outside in the morning and have breakfast on the good weather days of Abu Dhabi. Breakfast is good and well-prepared. Nice variety to choose from and nice setting.

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Thank Tariq89
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ShakespeareandCoUAE, Director of Operations at Shakespeare and Co, responded to this reviewResponded May 14, 2013

Thank you Tariq for taking time out of your day to write us such a lovely review! Unfortunately the weather is getting hotter now, but hopefully you'll be able to enjoy a few more weekend morning breakfasts! Our all day breakfast is something we take great pride in because we know people are always looking for a place to enjoy great food to start their morning (or early afternoon!) We hope to see you back again soon!

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Reviewed March 8, 2013

On my recent visit late on a weekend morning I had a Lebanese breakfast. The waiter came back to ask me (again) what type of saj I wanted. Abu Dhabi restaurant staff desperately need proper training on how to take orders and check them before heading to the kitchen.
My 2 friends had different dishes. The salmon crepe was fine, but there were problems with the smoked salmon salad which had a very small amount of salmon. After a complaint the waiter brought salmon on a separate plate and there was a huge amount after that (and no extra charge).
I ordered a second cup of coffee which took a long time to come and was not piping hot.
Unfortunately the service problems are typical. But if it doesn't bother you too much you can have an enjoyable visit due to the nice atmosphere. I would prefer they ban smoking at all the restaurant tables even outside though.

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Thank Alex_Devonian
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ShakespeareandCoUAE, ShakespeareandCoUAE,Regional Director of Operations and Franchises at Shakespeare and Co, responded to this reviewResponded June 12, 2014

Thank you very much Alex_Devonian for taking the time to share your experience with us...though it's a very late reply, we cannot bare the fact that we failed you and we needed to address the issue. We apologize for your disappointing visit and rest assured that your valuable feedback didn't fell on deaf ears...it is obviously a wake up call for us and we appreciate your effort of bringing it to our attention...we are constantly conducting extensive and refresher training for our staffs so we can deliver the true Shakespeare and Co, quality service experience...we do hope that you will be able to visit us again and give us the pleasure to redeem ourselves...we hope and look forward to welcoming you back soon!

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Reviewed March 8, 2013 via mobile

If you want something a little different in Abu Dhabi then this may be the place for you. Attentive staff, nice food and good ambiance. Good veggie selection.

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ShakespeareandCoUAE, ShakespeareandCoUAE,Regional Director of Operations and Franchises at Shakespeare and Co, responded to this reviewResponded June 12, 2014

Thank you Thalweg for your review of our restaurant...we are glad that we match your expectation...the title of your review speaks for ourselves! we want to be something different from our competitors..aside from providing warmth and friendly service, good food and good ambiance...our restaurant itself is a postcard from that part of the world. We are glad that you found us and we hope that you keep on patronizing us...thank you and we look forward to welcoming you back!

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