I usually keep to myself and family during Ramadan and try to not over indulge in outside food. Cause spending time with family and friends is what iftars are about right? And what better way to do this than home cooked food?
Well, my first iftar outside was spent at Lafayette Gourmet, located in Dubai Mall. A restaurant that is known for its many cuisines.
While the service was timely and friendly, we found the food a little too average for the price of AED 165. Yes, the restaurant covers a sizeable section so there are no complaints about lack of space. However, the buffet was just a quarter of the area.
Even though the affair served was very ordinary, Lafayette was packed with guests. Probably loyal ones that visit the restaurant frequently.
Some highlights of the Iftar display were the starters and desserts. (again mediocre, save for the pudding that was rich and chocolatey)
If I’m going back: For the Iftar buffet? Not very likely. I’ve been to the restaurant before and quite liked their options for the a la carte menu.
What do you feel about overpriced buffets? Is loyalty more important than quality? Let me know your thoughts..