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01/05/2014 - Shakespeare and Co

I quote “Shakespeare and Co was established with the simple premise of serving great quality food, providing friendly and efficient service in a warm atmosphere reminiscent of home. Abiding by that philosophy which has propelled the company’s growth from its first establishment in 2001, to currently 21 company-owned and operated outlets in the United Arab Emirates, and franchises in Lebanon, Jordan, Qatar, Oman, Iraq and the United States of America”.


If your visiting Dubai especially the Arabian Ranches area, I can recommend the Shakespeare and Co restaurant, for its friendly and polite service with excellent food. Recently I was in Dubai for a few weeks stopping with my daughter, with my multiple sclerosis causing me problems it wasn’t possible for me to get out fishing with my friends who are based in the UAE. I spent most of my time sitting in the sunshine reading but often getting fed up at not being able to cast a fly in the saltwater. One lunchtime my daughter suggested we visit the Shakespeare and Co restaurant for lunch. Situated in the Arabian Ranches shopping centre where I was most surprised how nice it was to sit outside in the sunshine having lunch.


Shakespeare and Co.’s menu comprises of classic dishes from the world’s favourite cuisines – in essence, reflecting the rich diversity of the patrons who visit their restaurants where they use classic methods and fresh ingredients; From rustic Lebanese saj, to an array of classic Italian Pizzas and Pastas, and humble yet delicious finger foods, to rich meat and seafood entrees, the menu has been crafted to suit every palette and craving. As my wife will tell you I find it difficult much of the time to find something suitable to eat in many restaurants due to my dietary needs which are very boring. After explaining my dietary problems to James the assistant supervisor who then consulted his chef Joseph Gomes a list of suitable meals was soon forthcoming.


The Birth of Patisserie   In 2007, Shakespeare and Co added Patisseries to its repertoire, and it has proven to complement the concept flawlessly, with an impressive selection of pastries, vienoisserie, petit fours, macaroons and marshmallows all produced in our state of the art pastry kitchen and delivered fresh to each outlet every morning.   Shortly thereafter, Shakespeare and Co Chocolates made its debut in our distinctive pastry counters. Home-made with quality ingredients using artisanal methods, every piece of chocolate is individually hand wrapped in distinctive Shakespeare packaging. Our chocolates have become renowned and sought- after in the region for their exceptional richness and flavour, and a unique present. When on your next visit to Dubai why not contact Pirous Lafeer Mob +971 56 1793020 and book a table, you want be disappointed. See picture

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