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“Overpriced brunch, absolutely nothing special about this one.”
Review of Spectrum on One - CLOSED

Spectrum on One
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Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Large groups, Families with children, Business meetings, Special occasions
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations
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.
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Level 4 Contributor
26 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Overpriced brunch, absolutely nothing special about this one.”
Reviewed March 30, 2013 via mobile

If you are looking for the standard brunch fair of mixed Asian cuisine and large joints of roast you can do much better than this place, Spice Island in Deira or Saffron at Atlantis do far superior food along the same cuisine with better service for a lower price.

The brunch here is also shorter than most, 12 till 3pm

The staff had to be asked to refill drinks every time.

There are so many better brunches that Spectrum on One in Dubai. For the same money you could eat at Traiteur, Zuma or Al Qasr.

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  • English first
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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Level 4 Contributor
38 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Delicious oriental cuisine”
Reviewed March 28, 2013

Located on the first floor of the fairmont hotel, this restaurant is ideal for couples as well as groups. Lots of menu choices and wine selections. The food tastes good and fresh. Waiters are friendly too

Visited April 2012
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Thank Fahad J
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Level 6 Contributor
121 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“Truly International Fine Cuisine”
Reviewed March 27, 2013 via mobile

I had 15 Business guests from various countries with different tastes and diets. This is the right place to go. Spectrum on One is located in Fairmont Hotel in Dubai serving a wide range of Eastern and Western cuisine including vegetarian dishes. There are several open kitchens marked with the name of the countries cooking their local dishes. The wine selection is also quite good. I've been at this eatery many times and it has never turned me down.

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Thank AmirMohsen32
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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
“best place”
Reviewed March 25, 2013

cool place i liked the food but it had a part where u could see dead lobsters and i hated that part a lot

Visited June 2012
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Thank shadi h
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Lagos, Portugal
Level 6 Contributor
148 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
“If you like fusion or asian then this is a MUST”
Reviewed March 16, 2013

I had not been to Spectrum for over a year. It was always one of my favourite restaurants when in Dubai. There are many cuisine options - from European to Japanese/Thai/Indian etc. The cooking is of a quality standard and prices are good - by Dubai standards. The restaurant currently has a BYO (for residents of Dubai) option where the corkage is just Euro 10. If you are a visitor and know a resident who has ah alcohol licence then why not get them to buy a nice bottle at MMI (the local bottle shop).
But this is a good dining experience irrespective of the wine (house red is actually well priced and very drinkable). On Friday's this restaurant does probably the best Brunch in Dubai with an array of food cuisines unsurpassed in Dubai. And Moet is the champagne. Really excellent. All you can eat and drink for about Euro 85 per head. Cheaper if you want to go for the non alcoholic package.
Only real downside is that there is no outside seating

  • Visited March 2013
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Thank David M
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