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Anise

Crescent Drive | Lobby Level, InterContinental Dubai Festival City, Dubai P.O. Box 45777, United Arab Emirates
+971 4 701 1127
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good25%
  • Average2%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (27 reviews)
“sushi” (27 reviews)
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CUISINES
Sushi, Asian, Indian, Seafood, International, Middle Eastern, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Halal, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
Crescent Drive | Lobby Level, InterContinental Dubai Festival City, Dubai P.O. Box 45777, United Arab Emirates
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

but they've taken out all forms of drink from the buffet and that's why I've taken a star off You now need to pay $15 for a small glass of water flavored with lemon and mint - lemon & mint juice With a family of...More

Thank CorruptedSanity
IHGDFCRestaurants, Manager at Anise, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Dear CorruptedSanity, First of all thank you for sharing this comment about Anise and your recent experience. It is certainly great to hear that you and your family had a very good experience whilst at Anise. We have indeed recently adjusted our pricing scheme and...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Part of the DFC Intercontinental hotel and the breakfast was included in the stay and had breakfast here over 5 days so the review reflects all 5 days. Few other hotel breakfasts compare to this. This is a beyond huge spread. Middl-eastern, multiple Indian, Chinese...More

Thank JeddaCath
IHGDFCRestaurants, Manager at Anise, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Dear JeddaCath, First and foremost thank you for sharing this detailed comment about Anise during your 5 day stay at our hotel. We take comments like yours rather serious, as it helps us to constantly improve our services and products. I am glad to read...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We are not a fan of buffet restaurants, but being in the hotel as a guest, we choose one night to have dinner here. No regrets, we loved it. Live cooking stations, Japanese, Indian, Italian etc. Great desserts, very attentive staff. Guy at the desk...More

Thank Grace2764
IHGDFCRestaurants, Manager at Anise, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Grace2764, Thank you for sharing this great comment about your recent dinner at Anise. Our head chef and his culinary team continuously strive to create a memorable and interactive all day dining experience. It is great to hear feedback like yours, which commented on...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Back again & again to Anise the Wanees Free complimentary breakfast Excellent buffet Service excellent Friendly staff Nice locationMore

1  Thank bnghanem
IHGDFCRestaurants, Manager at Anise, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear bnghanem, Thank you for sharing this comment and pictures about your recent visit to Anise. I am glad to hear that you enjoyed your breakfast with us. It is great to hear feedback like yours, which commented not only on the breakfast, but also...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A fantastic buffet restaurant with a huge variety of dishes from around the world. Breakfast buffet is simply amazing with all type of breakfast options possible. Highly recommend to go there with family especially with younger kids. 5 stars for their food options.More

Thank DrChoudhryPhD
IHGDFCRestaurants, Manager at Anise, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Dr ChoudhryPHD, Thank you for sharing your comment about your recent breakfast experience at Anise. It is always great and motivating to read comments like yours. I am glad you enjoyed our extensive breakfast spread. Rest assured that I will share your feedback with...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I had an excellent experience at this place back in August, the food, the service all was good; hence, I decided to have it as the destination for Christmas eve dinner. While I went in person and the outlet’s receptionist/ manager (didn’t get his name),...More

Thank Maher T
IHGDFCRestaurants, Manager at Anise, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Maher T, First and foremost, thank you for your valuable feedback. I sincerely apologize for the glitch you experienced yesterday during booking of a table for Christmas Eve dinner. I will personally follow up with the team to ensure that this situation is not...More

Reviewed 11 December 2017

I lived in the IHG suites for two years so this was always a great place for brunch. The Intercon/CrownePlaza in Festival City will always be our home from home and we love going back there. Passing through Dubai we met some friends for brunch...More

Thank KEVIN R
IHGDFCRestaurants, Manager at Anise, responded to this reviewResponded 12 December 2017

Dear Kevin R, First of all thank you for sharing this comment about Anise and your recent brunch experience. It is certain great and encouraging to hear feedback like yours. I am glad you enjoyed the seafood selection like oysters and lobsters at our Friday...More

Reviewed 17 November 2017

Had both breakfast and dinner here. The breakfast buffet was extensive with different choices- Indian, continental, Chinese and two live stations. Similarly the dinner buffet was also very extensive with live stations, carvery etc. Prices are a bit on the higher side, but definitely worth...More

1  Thank Sunilkn
IHGDFCRestaurants, Manager at Anise, responded to this reviewResponded 18 November 2017

Dear Sunilkn, Thank you for sharing this detailed comment about Anise. Our head chef and his culinary team continuously strive to create a memorable and interactive all day dining experience. It is great to hear feedback like yours, which commented on our extensive breakfast selection...More

Reviewed 13 November 2017

I am impressed with the choice and spread of food available and the service staff are courteous, friendly and warm especially Rhea , Maritoni and Mailani they make us feel at homeMore

Thank tanbh
IHGDFCRestaurants, Manager at Anise, responded to this reviewResponded 16 November 2017

Dear tanbh, Thank you for sharing your feedback about your recent breakfast experience at Anise. It is always very uplifting and motivating to hear comments like yours, about not regarding our product selection but also about our colleagues. Rest assured that I will share it...More

Reviewed 25 October 2017 via mobile

Back to Anise Best breakfast buffet in town Service very good Staff friendly Location nice Nice sea viewMore

2  Thank bnghanem
IHGDFCRestaurants, Manager at Anise, responded to this reviewResponded 27 October 2017

Dear bnghanem, Many thanks for sharing this brief comment on your recent breakfast experience at Anise. It is indeed great to hear that you enjoyed both the great views on our Festival City marina and our fantastic breakfast selection. I am especially proud to see...More

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Sahil P
23 December 2017|
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Response from pfsboss | Reviewed this property |
Best to check with the restaurant about specials and firework viewing. There is a fountain that is lit which is charming and right outside the restaurant.
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ouddhena
21 October 2017|
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Response from HeidiStruiksma | Reviewed this property |
Current standard price for Friday is AED210/- pp And it is International Buffet, however it could vary depending on promotions/offers. I suggest that you verify when you book.
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Sarah A
5 June 2017|
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Response from Sherin R | Reviewed this property |
Hi Sarah. They have ifthar which costs Aed 215/- per person. As of now there are no EID day dinners.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$22 - US$39
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
6:30 AM - 11:30 PM
Monday
6:30 AM - 11:30 PM
Tuesday
6:30 AM - 11:30 PM
Wednesday
6:30 AM - 11:30 PM
Thursday
6:30 AM - 11:30 PM
Friday
6:30 AM - 11:30 PM
Saturday
6:30 AM - 11:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Crescent Drive | Lobby Level, InterContinental Dubai Festival City, Dubai P.O. Box 45777, United Arab Emirates
  • Location: Middle East  >  United Arab Emirates  >  Emirate of Dubai  >  Dubai
  • Phone Number: +971 4 701 1127
  • E-mail
Description
A JOURNEY INTO THE AUTHENTIC FLAVOURS OF THE WORLD Embark on a culinary journey around the world and experience first-hand an abundance of authentic flavours, spread over eight live cooking stations. Every visit presents diners with an extravaganza of offering, from discovering the freshness of the ocean and premium produce from the land with our Surf ‘n’ Turf, the lavish assortment of the Taste of the World Friday brunch, to indulging in the rich flavours and spices of Tastes of Arabia.
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