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“Amazing selection of food at a great BBQ night!”
Review of The Pool Deck

The Pool Deck
Ranked #1,209 of 2,070 Restaurants in Abu Dhabi
Price range: US$0 - US$50
Cuisines: Mediterranean
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Good for: Bar Scene
Dining options: Outdoor Seating
Description: Set alongside the tranquil surroundings if the lush mangroves, this poolside venue offers relaxing and rejuvenating days in the warm weather all year around. Unwind on comfortable sun beds, savour refreshing beverages and discover a Mediterranean inspired menu, incorporating sumptuous cuisine synonymous to Greece.
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Level 6 Contributor
111 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
“Amazing selection of food at a great BBQ night!”
Reviewed 27 February 2014

This was the first time we visited the Pool Deck restaurant and it was for their all inclusive (drinks + food) BBQ night. The tables are spread around the beautiful terrace, providing some privacy. The selection of food, for a BBQ night, was a bit extravagant, including a pasta and sushi station, as well as BBQed meats, seafood and fish, a salad buffet and some hot options. However, it was 17C outside and windy, so the food was not warm for long. The prawns, in particular, were delicious and the beverage selection was good, with 2 wine options for red and white. We used a Time Out Guide voucher, 2-4-1, which made this a very good value for money experience.

  • Visited February 2014
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English first
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Pool Deck”
Reviewed 23 February 2014

Good ambience to go with families but then food is an average go. Waiters are not sure about the food they offer, however some good highlight needs to be given on this,

  • Visited January 2014
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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Level 5 Contributor
47 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Reasonable choice of food but it was all cold or just about warm”
Reviewed 24 January 2014

Thursday Evening - BBQ by the Pool
Fairly expensive for what it was and the food was not kept hot so it was no fun eating cold chicken, kebab and other meat, same with the pasta.
Sushi was good, fortunately it is meant to be cold!!
Good tempura - the only thing that was actually hot.
The BBQ finished (including the drinks) at 11pm which is too early for a weekend.
Still cant believe these top hotels don't have a symbol to say whether the food contains nuts.
Overall not the best experience except for the location and company of our friends

  • Visited January 2014
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Paris, France
Level 6 Contributor
254 reviews
158 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 268 helpful votes
“Just a primitive pool snack corner!”
Reviewed 6 September 2013

We were mislead by the previous review and thought that we were going to enjoy an authentic Greek treat... we just had a very expensive and most unpleasant mediterranean snack instead !

Service very slow and totally inefficient as food and drinks took for ever to come (and almost on a "one by one' basis).

Do not look for any Greek specialties on the menu (nor the wine list), you will only find "street food" served on a plate
No indoor seating... and no fan outside so it quickly became unbearable for some and very unpleasant for the others.

  • Visited September 2013
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1 Thank JMG780
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Athens, Greece
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Greek dishes with original greek products!”
Reviewed 16 May 2013

I was surprised when I found a menu with original greek food and when I tasted I was much more surprised as the variety of the cheese where original greek products and not something that look like! Dodoni feta,graviera naxou and the most amazing you can have souvlaki with handmade pita!!!
Very good job congratulations to the team and especially to Dimitra who was in the kitchen!,

Visited April 2013
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1 Thank zozoAthens_Greece
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