Where: Steigenberger Hotel Business Bay, Dubai
When: Every day from 5pm – 3am
Dress Code: Smart Casual
As Dubai is starting to cool down and we head towards ‘winter’ it seems fitting that last week I visited The Backyard at the Steigenberger Hotel Business Bay for a sneak preview of their new outdoor bar and restaurant. This new street culture inspired outdoor venue offers a variety of both food and drinks which are both delicious and innovative.
On arrival, a test tube cocktail was offered both alcoholic and non-alcoholic. As you walk down the stairs into the venue, you immediately notice the unique urban design, something a little different, yet in keeping with the street food trend currently sweeping Dubai.
The venue was full of energy with a DJ playing latest chart hits, offering a variety of drinks and must try dishes including ‘The Ultimate Backyard Burger’ and mouthwatering Lamb Ribs along with healthy options such as Goats Cheese Salad and Lentil Stew Risotto Style.
The venue boasts plenty of seating areas from sofas, picnic benches to bar stools – perfect for a variety of social occasions.
General Manager Siegfried Nierhaus commented on the new launch: “The Backyard offers breathtaking views across Dubai Water Canal and has been designed to be an outdoor urban getaway for everyone from bikers, to office workers, to hen and stag parties.”
The venue is set to continue with its theme of being unique, as it will soon start to offer different entertainment from live bands and DJ’s to film screenings.
Steven Meredith, Executive Assistant Manager of Steigenberger Hotel Business Bay spoke at The Hotel Show Dubai’s Vision Conference on 19th September 2016 at the Dubai World Trade Center as part of the panel discussion: “The casual revolution: street food, sharing caring, grab and menu engineering for new trends and improving revenue performance along the way”.
He discussed the imminent launch of The Backyard as set to become part of the casual dining and street food trend the UAE is currently experiencing. It certainly looks set to make an impact on this scene.
Overall, this venue is definitely a must try and it will not disappoint due to its great food, drinks and incredible staff that make the place what it is. I for one will be back with a group of friends very soon!