“Always serve too much hot fudge sauce on hot fudge sundaes.
It makes people overjoyed, and puts them in your debt.” ― Judith Olney
We were expecting a long.. long.. long evening just to get to Parker’s and finding the key. To my astonishment.. the walk from the Metro to the Mall via the metro link was longer than actually finding THE key.
Parker’s is a resto I have not EVER passed by.. but then again I can literally count the number of times I have been to Dubai Mall.. on my fingers.. on one hand. Tucked away in a cozy corner on level 2 with TGIF on the right and LèTen on the left.
Honestly, the whole idea behind #gotakey/ finding the key via snapchat hints is very, very very unnecessary. With that being said, the last time I was THAT happy (when I successfully had the key in my hand) when I got a Barbie make up set 12 years ago. 😛 Again, unnecessary.
Tip: follow Parker’s on snapchat – byparkers
The restaurant in itself is gorgeous! Love the decor and the sitting arrangement. Though the tables were quite flimsy. However, the seatings were comfortable and the place was well lit. The service was prompt and the server made sure to keep checking on us even without us calling out for him/her. To get your order, you have to go up to the counter yourself and place the order. They would then get the food up-to your table.
What we ate;
Street Fries [29AED] : I could not have asked for a better start to our evening! These fries were absolutely EVERYTHING. The fries were well cooked and the jalepeno cheese sauce was the star of this dish. The dish consists of coated fries, the Jalepeno cheese sauce, chilli lime sauce and vegetable hay. The vegetable hay gave the fries a crunchy twist to it and we ended up almost scrapping the remains. Must try. [4.5/5]
Spicy Toffee Shrimps [45AED]: If you’re a fan of the dynamite shrimps, I really do not know how you won’t end up falling in love with this particular dish off the menu. This dish is spicy, has a crunch to it, has juicy shrimps, is sweet.. what more do you want? Buttered toffee sauce and lime ranch went so good together you have to taste it to believe it. This is worth the money and if you are someone who likes a little sweetness in their food, you are bound to be obsessed. [4.6/5]
Truffle Burger [59AED]: Truffle infused cured striploin, wagyu beef burger, truffle ranch, white cheddar, crispy onion webs. As I don’t eat Beef, the review of this burger is brought to you by my main man 😛 To start with, he thought however DELICIOUS the burger may be – which it definitely was, 60 dhs for a very average sized burger is not justified. Being said, the thought the burger was amazing! The beef patty was cooked well, the cheddar cheese just melted so well in your mouth and the onion web was a good touch. He, however thought the onion web was a little off and felt like it was a little too dry. I really liked them though. The burger in itself would not fill you up, you need to get a side with it. [3.7/5]
Lime Hot Pasta [37AED]: I love pasta. I can have pasta 3 times a day, 7 days a week. So you best believe I have had my fair share of pastas (variety). I was absolutely shocked when I.. how can I put this nicely.. disliked it to the max? So much so that it was so difficult for me to even finish it. The quantity was a lot for the price which is surprising; in a good way though. I do not know where the pasta went wrong. Penne pasta in buffalo and lime arrabiata with crispy fired pieces of chicken (which was soggy and far from being crispy) just did not work for me. It gave a me a bad lasting taste, was super sour and the spices were just wrong. I was super hungry so somehow ate the pasta but left the sauce behind. So disappointed. The server’s response to this terrible dish was, “probably it was the spices.. the chef is new”
I liked my whole experience at Parkers, even though I was reluctant to go because of the whole ‘key finding’ situation going on there. I would definitely go there again as I have found one of my favourite shrimp dishes here. If talking about the service, that too was quite up to the mark and need I mention, I LOVED what they were wearing ❤
loved; Spicy Toffee Shrimps
not so much; Lime hot Pasta
Reach them: 0506255563
Find them: Level 2, next to TGIF The Dubai Mall, Downtown Dubai, Dubai
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