Dining at the Seven Sands Restaurant in The World Trade Club within Dubai's World Trade Centre is almost like dining in the sky. Raised 33 Floors above ground with glass window walls gives the best surround aerial view of the city and makes for a perfect wind down from a busy day. Take a glass of vino, enjoy a hearty steak and watch the sun set over the flat city into distant sand dunes.
Seven Sands cuisine is deliciously filling and rich in flavour. Meals arrive with large entree servings and balanced with small main courses, which is all you'll need to drown taste buds in each exquisite dish and feel satisfied at this fine establishment.
Recommended is the Pan seared Sea Bass on spinach, almond and broccoli risotto, topped with grapes and cherry tomato confit. I personally recommend the mouth watering Pappardelle al tartufo ravioli with mild pumpkin and parmesan veloute. And for dessert, any chocolate addicts will melt at the taste of Noir Grande Cru with 65% chocolate pudding; Grande Marnier infused liquid centre and tamarillo sorbet. Tastes as good as it sounds. The menu specialises in American steak grills, and if my non red meat choice for the evening is anything to go by, the steaks here would be delectable.
The eatery has only recently opened doors to the public; in 2008 dining was exclusive to World Trade Club Members, no exceptions. Intrigue in anything previously forbidden got my feet to the door, and I can report that satisfyingly, there still maintains a secret men's club feel to the place, so being a female, I feel like I'm in on some big man-secret when seated by the waiting bar. With masculine brown hues to the interior design, you can't help but want to sip a scotch and smoke a cigar in the separate bar lounge while waiting for guests to arrive, and glance up at the hanging moose head - no, that doesn't exist, but it really wouldn't feel out of place!
I'd suggest this dinner venue is great for anyone who might be intimidated by some of the younger, too-trendy eateries and fancy a delicious meal with surround city views and mature ambience. There's definitely an older crowd full of people winding down after a hard days work. Valet parking is available.