There was a void for a grand Indian Casual Dining in Dubai and Peppermill is right here to fill it. A homegrown brand of Dubai which is inspired by the Colonial India. Located in Dubai Festival, it has a large dining space along with beautiful interiors and even better views.
The restaurant has private cabins, booths and indoor seating by the fountains of Festival city.
Drinks and Chaat
I tried some of their drinks – Berrylicious was outstanding. They also have some cool margaritas and mojitos. We got a huge Chaat platter which is great for sharing. It included 5 different variety.
Soup & Salad
Started off with Fatoosh ala Indie which was a fusion of Arabic and Indian Salad. Beautifully
Tomato Shorba – Fresh Tomato and Coriander soup with Pao crisps had a very gourmet feel. It’s the soup to order! Recommended!
The Nest – Masala Pea crusted chicken dumplings, BBQ tamarind, and yogurt sauce. A very colorful dish and enjoyable. Perfect as a starter.
Beef Soola – Angus Beef Strip loin with Rajasthani spices cooked on coal was one of the best dishes. It had a side of potato chips and cream along with green chutney. Recommended!
Lamb chops – that’s how chops should be – FLAVORFUL!
Pankhi Kebab was my favorite dish! Chicken breast stuffed with creamed spinach, mushroom and pine nuts. It’s a dish from the Royal kitchens of Nizams.
Jhinga Dum Nisha – Tandoor Baked prawns in a saffron base. I prefer grill prawns but baked weren’t bad either.
Nalli Roganjosh – Baby lamb shanks in Kashmiri flavors. A treat for mutton and nalli lovers.
Tandoori Chicken – The classic dish has some really good succulent pieces of well-marinated chicken.
Gorkha Chicken – Nepalese style stir fry with bell pepper and kadhai masala. You can experience the nepalese flavors in this dish.
Soya Chaap Masala – The masala was excellent but not a fan of Soya. The vegetarians will enjoy it though!
Chicken Biryani was more towards the Emirati Style with mild spice level. Actually enjoyed it a lot!
Although I was stuffed with all the food, I tried the Ras Malai which was subtle and not too sweet. They have about 4-5 sweet dishes and hopefully will have more variety!
Overall, Peppermill impressed me a lot! We tasted a lot of food and everything had a distinctive taste with great quality maintained. It’s priced reasonably (midrange) and the service was good. Hopefully, Peppermill will expand all over UAE! I’d be recommending this restaurant a lot!