Shakespeare Restaurant, Dubai

Shakespeare and Co! The very name is familiar among ardent food lovers. Just the very mention of it tantalizes their taste buds and stirs up the most voracious of cravings. With the establishment of Shakespeare and Co in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, in 2000, it soon launched its first outlet after one year. The overwhelming positive response led to spreading their corporation to nine restaurants in Dubai, backed up by central warehousing and central production kitchen to maintain high standards.

Their restaurant cafés are located in following areas of Dubai, so as to be easily accessible to all:

SOUK AL BAHAR
7am-1am 7 days a week
Across from Burj Khalifa, near the Palace Hotel
Telephone: +971 4 4257971
Fax: +971 4 4257974

EMIRATES HILLS
7am-1am 7 days a week
Located in Springs Town Centre
Telephone: +971 4 3608886
Fax: +971 4 3638665

AL ATTAR BUSINESS TOWER
7am-1am 7 days a week
Sheik Zayed Road, in between DIFC and Emirates Towers Metro Stations
Telephone: +971 4 3311757
Fax: +971 4 3312979

THE VILLAGE MALL
7am-1am 7 days a week
Located in the north section of the Village Mall
Telephone: +971 4 3446228
Fax: +971 4 3446550

ETIHAD MALL
7am-1am 7 days a week
Located in the Etihad Mall
Telephone: +971 4 2843749
Fax: +971 4 2843794

SAFA CENTRE
7am-1am 7 days a week
Next to Park & Shop
Telephone: +971 4 3941121
Fax: +971 4 3948868

AL HAMRA MALL – RAS AL KHAIMAH
7am-1am 7 days a week
Located inside Al Hamra Mall
Telephone: +971 7 2434660
Fax: +971 7 2434661

THE DUBAI MALL
9am-11pm 7 days a week
Across from Galleries Lafayette on Level 1.
Telephone: +971 4 4340195
Fax: +971 4 4340196

DUBAI MARINA MALL
7am-1am 7 days a week
Located on the Level G of the Dubai Marina Mall, across from H&M.
Telephone: 04-4574199
Fax: 04-4518338

ARABIAN RANCHES
Now Open!
7am-1am 7 days a week
Located in the Arabian Ranches retail centre.
Telephone: +971 4 4470444
Fax : +971 4 4470443

AL MANZIL – FLOWERS ONLY
9am-10pm 7 days a week
Full Service Floral Creations
Located next to Al Manzil Hotel
Telephone: +971 4 4224562

The best part of the restaurant is its ambience – neither so casual that it leaves you feeling offhand, nor too spiffy for comfort – thus, playing the double role of a diner and a café. The interior is designed on the pattern of the fifteenth century Shakespearean/Victorian era, allowing you to float through time. The floral prints, the turquoise and fuchsia lace décor and the service staff clad in baggy shirts give off a charming and luxurious aura.

Proclaimed as the jack of all trades, the cuisine here varies from outlet to outlet but succeeds in dishing out skyscraping quality gourmet food and drinks. The diverse menu ranges from all-day-breakfast, pizza, international salad, to meat, fish and vegetarian main courses – topped off with delicious deserts to satisfy the sweet tooth. Shakespeare and Co is best for an early breakfast, with its Eggs Benedict being famous all over Dubai. Another specialty is the Shakespeare Classic Chicken, made with the choicest and most tender of chicken breasts. Their orders can be adjusted to the right amount of spicy, bland or salty to suit your temperament. The only drawback is that it does not specialize in specific cultural cuisines, so if you’re looking for a French or Thai dinner then you will tend to end up disappointed. However, their other perks more than make up for it, such as the shisha being offered in over fifteen flavors. The dining areas are spacious, and the staff takes meticulous care of the hygiene levels. It is actually surprising to see a place so spotless! The service is speedy, and the waiters are always buzzing about, ready to come to your assistance at the slightest cue.

Shakespeare and Co also offers special Ramadan menus, during the Muslim’s Holy Month of Ramadan, and provides catering in any specified venue. So if you don’t feel like stepping out of your home, don’t fret! Let the food come to you!

All in all, a drop in at this restaurant is guaranteed to be an amazing experience for youngsters and elderly alike. It is a great place to kick back and relax, and not a bad deal considering that prices are fair. It’s tailored to suit your style, so if you’re a tourist in Dubai with a stay of over a month, then you are highly recommended to pay a visit. It’s sure to leave you coming back for more!