Café 302 Al Maha Arjaa Rotana
Iftar buffet prices: * AED 140 net per adult * AED 70 net per child (6 years old and above) * Kids age 5 years and below eat for FREE
Offers: * Discounts apply for groups and Rotana Rewards members. * 2-4-1 offer on the Entertainer
My husband and I went to Cafe 302 for Iftar tonight. The venue was very busy with only a few tables free. We visited at approx 730pm. I did make a reservation ahead of time.
🥘 The spread was basic but tasty. There were approx 5-7 main dish options and included items such as the traditional lamb dish, vegetable biriyani, beef like stew, creamy pasta, fried fish, stir fried vegetables, salads, dips, desserts and more. There were many chefs roaming around, replenishing half empty dishes on display with hot, fresh food. The food was all very tasty. It is not fine dining or fancy foods (eg decorated with gold leaves, drizzled in truffle oil, fresh seafood, caviar etc etc) but a solid casual affair (you’ll see what was available in the attached pics).
🥤 The drinks included in the Iftar pricing: water, juices, tea and coffee. The specialty Ramadan drinks (featured in my pictures in cocktail looking glasses) are 24 AED per drink. These were sooo good. They were very sweet but one was like drinking an icy Turkish Delight fairy floss.
🧂 The service was great despite how busy it was. Our dirty plates were cleared frequently. We were made to feel very welcome by all. I did get to meet Margaret, the manager, who was lovely.
Would I recommend: yes - for a casual, tasty Iftar that is good value (especially with the Entertainer applied). It seemed very family friendly (many tables with little ones) and it is one of the busiest Iftars I’ve been to.
Would I return: yes - not for the Iftar (only because I want to try and do different ones) but definitely for a casual lunch or coffee.
If you are interested in this Iftar, I was told it’s already booked out this Friday and Saturday... bookings are highly recommended. More info here: https://mobile.rotanatimes.com/almahaarjaanbyr…/offers/22804
***My visit was a prize for being Best Bites’ Reviewer of the week, sponsored by Cafe 302. I did not pay for our meals or drinks. Thank you to Cafe 302 for their generosity.