Taste Kitchen (created by chef duo Nick Alvis and Scott Price) opened it’s first branch in Mercato Mall and today it now has 3 locations in Dubai.
If they had a mantra it would be simplicity is best.
The simple design of their restaurants, with their easy-to-read menu, along with a focus on fresh quality ingredients.
And it works.
The branch I frequent most is Silicon Oasis. Tucked away inside Cedre Shopping centre, this decent sized cafe offers both indoor and outdoor seating with modern/industrial decor. The service is great here with all the wait staff being super attentive.They serve warm bread with olive oil and vinegar whilst you wait (not long) for your mains to arrive.
The lemon and ginger water was nice and refreshing. I’ve also tried the virgin Pina Colada which was a tropical delight.For mains I’ve tried the Salmon with greens. The salmon was char grilled in Chinese 5 spice and served on a bed of beans spinach and cabbage.
However it’s the beef short rib served on a bed of mash with a side of greens that is the show stopper.
The tender beef literally melted in my mouth and the creamy mash and crisp greens were a nice accompaniment.
For dessert we tried the pear crumble which was a little too hard in terms of the crumble topping which made it difficult to chew but the warm pear inside was a nice change from your standard apple filling.Overall Taste Kitchen offers a clean, fresh cafe concept with healthy options too which keep me going back for more.