Situated on the 15th floor of DUKES DUBAI, Indian restaurant Khyber offers a 180-degree view of the Dubai Marina for diners at the restaurant or outdoor terrace. This is a multi-award winning restaurant that presents an elaborate and rich North Indian palette of flavours to Dubai. The first restaurant of its kind outside the flagship in Mumbai, Khyber has international acclaim even hosting celebrity guests from the likes of Sir Paul McCartney, Richard Gere and Demi Moore.
Diners can transport to the majestic Mughal era at Khyber, designed in vibrant colours and ornate tapestries. Indulgant mouthwatering signature slow cooked leg of lamb served here is infused with spices. To complete each meal, lavish dessert with fragrant, saffron pearls can be relished. UAE residents visit Khyber restaurant for their Afghan chicken curry with an egg into the gravy, tender kebabs are delicious and can be enjoyed in the legendary restaurant’s palatial private rooms. The elusive raan, a recipe of spiced, roasted mutton leg at Khyber is out of this world.
The restaurant, on the top floor of the Palm Jumeirah’s Dukes Dubai hotel, is the brand’s first international venture, despite 60 years in the business. The team has kept the spirit and style, it conveys the original without cloning it. Owner Sudheer Bahl took over Khyber from his father Om Prakash, has franchised the concept to Seven Tides International, the hotel’s owners, as part of a nine-year deal. Bahl and his team have developed the menu and the interiors, and too interest in recruiting and training key staff. Khyber Dubai draw Emirati nationals, Indian residents and Western expats. People can expect to find North Indian classics such as Paya shorba, Tandoori lobster, Reshmi kebab (cream-marinated grilled chicken), Dum ka murgh (chicken breast in almond and cashew gravy), Rara gosht (mutton in a fiery red almond gravy), a selection of kebab rolls (grilled meats wrapped in parathas), different types of biryanis, and a range of vegetarian fare.
Khyber Dubai is presently the only signature restaurant at the hotel, besides an all-day dining outlet. Its kitchen alone takes up 1,850 sq ft and there are 162 covers. Khyber could emulate the success of its Mumbai forebear. “We have worked closely with the Bahl family to ensure the new Khyber restaurant captures the true essence of the concept and we look forward to welcoming our first guests for dinner when the restaurant opens later this month,” said Bin Sulayem.
Khyber Mumbai was famously gutted by a fire in 1985, Khyber, in Mumbai’s most prominent art district, was redesigned by the socialite and interior designer Parmeshwar Godrej, and features work by MF Husain and Anjolie Ela Menon, two of independent India’s most reputed artists. Mughal miniatures replaces the artful decay, while the views, in true Dubai style, serve up a panoramic sunset over the Burj Al Arab and Palm Jumeirah on one side, and the Nakheel Mall on the other. Based in Mumbai, BHS designs and fits out professionals kitchens. Its Dubai association goes back to the BurJuman food court in the 1990s.
Sat – Thurs: Dinner: 17:00 – 23:00
Fri: Dinner: 17:00 – 23:00
Photo courtesy: www.dukesdubai.com/khyber/
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