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“Lovely location, great food, terrible service”
Review of The Farm

The Farm
Ranked #557 of 9,567 Restaurants in Dubai
Cuisines: International
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
Description: The Farm is currently closed for renovation and will reopen in the month of October.
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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2 reviews
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“Lovely location, great food, terrible service”
Reviewed December 22, 2012

The location of The Farm and its surroudings are lovely, a real treat in Dubai. The food is lovely, but unfortunately the service is terrible, very slow, unattentive, forgetful and disorgansed.

  • Visited December 2012
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Great for breakfast”
Reviewed December 13, 2012 via mobile

Positives: Lovely location, relaxed, fresh decor and set in beautiful GREEN scented plants and flowers with glowing water. Staff r always friendly. Love viewing the menu on the iPads.
Issues: location is a bit far out and not the easiest to get to. If you miss the turning its a huge detour.
Food is ok / good but not outstanding.
The coffee is expensive 29 AED for a cappuccino is excessive even for Dubai.
Overall: as there aren't many great places for breakfast, I would still recommend it for the venue and greenary but I would recommend Jones the Grocers, Circle Cafe (beach road) and Souk Al Bahar first.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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“Wonderful scenery, ok food..”
Reviewed December 10, 2012

When was the last time you drove through a lane surrounded by greenery- in Dubai? Never sounds about right.
Visiting The Farm gives you that lovely feeling of being on vacation, which is worth it even for a little while.

The views are great, the décor chic, and the view is lovely. If you fancy being surrounded by nature (for a change), book a table here for breakfast and you won’t be disappointed. (Yes, you’re supposed to book a table for breakfast- strange, I know)

Now the food is a different story. While the prices are relatively high, the food is ok, but only just. The waiters seem indifferent, and the right food eventually finds its way to your table. The breads were quite lovely, everything else was average.

Again, it is worth coming here for the location alone. I plan on going back soon. Can anyone really resist with such beautiful weather?

Enjoy!

  • Visited December 2012
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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“Dining with a difference in Dubai”
Reviewed November 17, 2012

We loved having breakfast outdoors amidst the lush green surroundings with the sound of water in the background. Just the drive to this restaurant is an experience in itself - the moment you leave Emirates Rd, you are just immersed in greenery. Great service from friendly staff too.

  • Visited November 2012
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“Worth a visit - good to take visiting family etc.”
Reviewed November 15, 2012

Wonderful location but on the day we visited there was maintenance work outside with about 10 workers banging and crashing. This spoilt the atmosphere however in fairness to the staff when my wife complained they stopped the noisy work. Food was good but not really noteworthy for the price as it was a bit on the expensive side even for Dubai. Drinks were up there too 28 AED for a double espresso! Maybe after 8 years in Dubai I'm lost in time but really that's nearly a fiver (UK) for two shots. Even Costa whose only business is coffee charges 13 Dirhams.

Location is really amazing and probably the main reason to visit. Certainly not up to Jones standard for quality of food or service but location so much better than sitting on SZR. Prices are similar, maybe even a little more expensive at The Farm.

Would be lovely to take guests for a morning coffee or breakfast.

Staff friendly enough but no real effort to engage or assist with the menu.

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