Christmas Dinner at Latitude

Latitude Restaurant - Jumeirah Beach Hotel

We were slacking pretty much weeks before Christmas Day and when it’s time to face the question “Where are we gonna celebrate December 25? (Of course, aside from work)”, we found out that almost all good restaurants in town were fully booked already. Gaaah. Panicky and all, we searched and called and finally got a last-minute booking at Latitude Restaurant in Jumeirah Beach Hotel. Yes, it’s that perfectly curved shaped building mimicking the waves of Jumeirah Beach.

Entering the small lobby, we were welcomed by quite a number of guests, mostly tourists, I think. Further is a bridge that leads to a door out to the beach. This little bridge is over a small pond where a Christmas tree was standing on its right and a lady playing the piano on the left.

Jumeirah Beach Hotel

Jumeirah Beach Hotel

Outside is a lush garden with a good view of the 7-star Burj Al Arab Hotel.

Jumeirah Beach Hotel

Burj Al Arab viewed from Jumeirah Beach Hotel

Hungry and all, we glided to the restaurant, 15 minutes earlier than our reservation. One guy from the restaurant toured us around the buffet rooms (yes rooms! and there were 3 of them) before we started dinner. We chose to sit outside and take advantage of the cold winter breeze.

Latitude Restaurant - Jumeirah Beach Hotel

Latitude Restaurant - Jumeirah Beach Hotel

Guests were serenaded by a group of jazz musicians making the feel of the place all the more Christmassy. Anyway, on to the buffet rooms! First room was filled with a variety of breads. Add to that this cute gingerbread house.

Latitude Restaurant - Jumeirah Beach Hotel

Also in the first room was a selection of appetizers, salads, sushi and seafood. We were too excited to eat that on this first round alone, we felt we filled half of our tummies already.

Latitude Restaurant - Jumeirah Beach Hotel

Latitude Restaurant - Jumeirah Beach Hotel

The next two rooms were dedicated to a variety of main courses ranging from Indian to Chinese food, pastas to rice, roasted turkey to grilled prawns.

Latitude Restaurant - Jumeirah Beach Hotel

Latitude Restaurant - Jumeirah Beach Hotel

The dessert station was located in the midst of a sea of dining tables. The selection was pretty huge but still, nothing beats that of Saffron’s.

Latitude Restaurant - Jumeirah Beach Hotel

Latitude Restaurant - Jumeirah Beach Hotel

We left Jumeirah Beach Hotel with happy tummies although it’s worth mentioning that there’s no specific food that stood out amongst the sea of buffet tables. We’ll give Latitude 6.5 stars out of 10.

 

Latitude Restaurant
Ground Floor, Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Dubai, UAE
+971 4 406 8999

Jane Sarabia

I am Jane, a Filipina expat in Dubai. My life revolves around my passion for the arts, architecture, the city's evolving dining scene and my growing obsession with travel. The Desert Life is about my Arabian adventures, travel stories, latest food cravings and a few of my daily encounters in between!

2 Comments

  1. Hi Jane! We were at Latitude too, but on Christmas Eve! :) Would have been great if I saw you there! I’m pretty sure we’ll bump into each other one of these days. :)

    • Hi Lady Anne! Really? That would have been awesome! Guess I’ll just see you around :)

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