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French gastronomy at the cantine du Faubourg in Dubai

In the United Arab Emirates and especially in Dubai, international cuisine has a great place. Locals, expatriates and visitors to the city enjoy the diversity of Dubai’s restaurants. It is a reflection of the population that comes from all over the world. In every neighborhood, there are restaurants run by renowned chefs. Among the most popular is the Cantine du Faubourg, a French gourmet restaurant. Located in the Downtown area, near the Emirates Towers, one of the most popular areas of the city, the Cantine du Faubourg is just a stone’s throw away from the city’s must-see places.

1. Trendy and chic Parisian restaurant in the United Arab Emirates

In a very clean and bright style, each space is designed to feel good and spend a pleasant moment. The restaurant is equipped with a lounge divided into two spaces with an interior room that serves as a restaurant and a terrace that offers a breathtaking view of the city, buildings and palm trees.

Cantine du Faubourg is as well frequented during the day as in the evening, to eat, to have a drink and to party. In fact, after 11pm on weekends, the restaurant turns into a dance floor with a DJ. Located at the foot of the Emirates Towers, this trendy resto-bar-lounge is one of the most popular places in the city. It is known for its impeccable service, the quality of its dishes and its festive atmosphere.

Cantine du Faubourg has also thought of giving companies the possibility to take advantage of the restaurant. It is possible to privatize a space for seminars, meetings or business dinners. They propose several packages to know by contacting them by e-mail or by phone (contact at the end of the article).

On the menu, you’ll find appetizers, main courses and desserts of French specialties fused with other gastronomies of the world. Chef Gilles Bosquet reinvents Parisian cuisine in an inimitable style. Unique in its kind, La Cantine du Faubourg is the only restaurant to bring the chic and finesse of Paris to the UAE.

2. Gastronomic journey between France and Asia

A culinary journey that does not leave the customers of the Cantine du Faubourg, most of whom are regulars of the restaurant, indifferent. Among the restaurant’s staples are the signature grilled octopus with yuzu vinaigrette potatoes, the grilled jumbo shrimp with tomato and feta salsa. A wide selection of fish dishes is offered. For those who prefer meat, opt for the wagyu kagoshima.

There are appetizers and entrees that are suitable for both vegetarians and vegans. You can choose from the à la carte menu, the weekend brunch, the business brunch for business lunches and the alcoholic cocktails, wines and champagne. There are also drinks available for those who do not wish to consume alcohol.

The dessert menu offers a wide selection of French sweets such as the galette des rois in January, the mille-feuille, the soufflé and other desserts to be discovered on the spot depending on the season. For those who prefer a savory note, opt for a platter of assorted cheeses accompanied by a glass of wine.

Recently, the Cantine team opened a new concept, the Gohan restaurant. This restaurant is independent from the Cantine du Faubourg and specializes in Japanese food. But, you will also find a service and a quality of the dishes at the same level as the canteen. It is a much smaller, more intimate restaurant that reminds us of the street-food alleys of Japan. Here, you can enjoy kebabs, gyozas, sushi cooked with high quality products.

If you are looking for a place to enjoy delicious food in a classy setting with a calm atmosphere or a little more festive in the evening, the restaurant La Cantine du Faubourg will please you. Remember to make reservations in advance. The restaurant is often full on weekends and evenings. A restaurant that is suitable for families, couples or for an outing with friends.

3. Frequently asked questions (F.A.Q.) : to know more about the restaurant La Cantine du Faubourg

  • Is there a dress code required for this restaurant?

Only proper attire is required. You may choose to wear casual clothing. It is strongly recommended that men wear pants and avoid wearing open-toed shoes.

  • Can we come with our family (with children)?

Cantine du Faubourg is a restaurant that suits couples as well as families with children. You will also appreciate this restaurant for a dinner with friends. Even if the restaurant turns into a party place at certain times and days, it keeps its chic and beautiful atmosphere. You can enjoy the restaurant with your family without any problem. It is best to go during the day or in the evening before 11 pm for a quiet atmosphere.

  • Does the restaurant La Cantine du Faubourg organize parties?

The restaurant La Cantine du Faubourg is known for its food and for its festive atmosphere. Indeed, they organize every evening from 11 pm onwards parties. You can enjoy your dinner while having fun. The weekends are also animated with music. There are also events organized at the Cantine du Faubourg: https://lacantine.ae/105-news.

  • Does it offer vegetarian options?

The menu is very varied. Whether it is on the level of the entries, the dishes and the desserts. It is a cuisine very rich in local seasonal products. The Cantine du Faubourg offers several choices of vegetarian starters and gourmet dishes.

  • Does the restaurant serve alcohol?

La Cantine du Faubourg offers a wide choice of alcohol. A list of red and white French wines and also cocktails with recipes specific to the restaurant.

  • Do I have to make a reservation?

It is highly recommended to book in advance, especially on weekends, as the restaurant is often fully booked. You can make a reservation by phone at +971 4 352 7105 or online via this link: lacantine.ae

  • Is it possible to come to the restaurant by public transport?

The restaurant is located in the Downtown area. The nearest station is the Emirates Tower red line metro station, one stop from the Dubai Mall. If you are coming from the Marina, for example, you can use this metro. Traveling by car or cab is sometimes the fastest and most convenient way to get around.

Situation : Emirates Tower Two 

Adress : 1st floor, Emirates Towers Hotel, Trade Centre 2 – Dubai

DaysOpening Hours
Monday – Thursday12:00 – 02:00
Friday12:00 – 03:00
Saturday12:00 – 17:00 * 19:00 – 03:00
Sunday12:00 – 17:00 * 19:00 – 02:00

Phone : +971 4 352 7105

Website : https://lacantine.ae/ 

Follow the restaurant on Instagram : https://www.instagram.com/lacantinedubai/ 

The Cantine du Faubourg is close to :

– The Dubai Mall 

– Burj Khalifa 

– Downtown Dubai 

– City Walk