Great food in dim lights, heena inspired carved wood interiors, open kitchen and a skyline view adds up to my experience of dining at Mint leaf of London.Its located on the 15th floor of the Emirates Financial Towers, in the heart of Dubai International Finance Centre (DIFC).
Mint leaf is divided into 3 different parts: Restaurant, Bar and the Lounge. The lounge is a perfect place to unwind, order for some drinks and enjoy the DJ beats in a luxurious set up, a perfect choice to hang out with friends.
My experience was simply great as it was a dinner date with my baby love and had to be special. The Manager of the restaurant, Abhijit took real good care of us and he ordered our menu for the night!!! We had the best of vegetarian dishes from the menu, started with Aloo Chaat flavorsome crispy baby potatoes with Sweet Yoghurt & Tamarind Chutney, it was Yummy. Two dishes that I have never found at an Indian restaurant were Badami Kulfi Kebab (made of Greek yoghurt with Summer Fruit Coulis) and Panner Ke Andey (Egg shaped hung curd stuffed with Saffron Cream Yolk, Sour Sprinkle, served in Bird Nest).I prefer Badami Kulfi over Paneer Ke Andey as I am not too fond of Saffron. Tungsten Light Bulb, the signature cocktail of Mint leaf is very good and you must try it . For non-alcoholics Tropical Mock Punch should do the magic.
Moving on to main course I loved the Litpata Khumb Hara Pyaaz made with Button Mushrooms, Spring Onions & Leek Mesh. Indeed very tasty. Palak Paneer with Kali Mirch flavour and Zaffrani Tandoori Broccoli are the other 2 not to be missed for vegetarians. Chilli Garlic Naan goes perfect with the main course. Instead of the rice biryani or pulav Abhijit suggested we must try the healthy option of Quinoa Vegetable Biryani.
The portion size is good enough for 3 adults and make sure you keep some space for the super awesome dessert: Gulab Jamun Cheesecake. It is a must to have it while you are at Mint leaf of London.
With food and drinks it will cost around AED 700-800 for a family of three.