It’s been a while since the British Mums team headed out under social circumstances, so with a free Thursday night on the cards and the dads lined up on parenting duty, we took full advantage and headed to Mango Tree Thai Bistro, housed at Hilton Dubai The Walk.
We forgot how busy JBR can get on the weekend (it’s been a few years since we donned the high heels), but it was pretty easy to negotiate the traffic and there’s even valet parking available in the basement. Mango Tree Thai Bistro is a family-friendly venue, we spied a kids corner outside when we walked in and happily sat at the other end of the restaurant, although we’d definitely be back with the kids.
The restaurant itself is stylishly decorated with just the right nod to Thai influence, with bespoke art murals on the walls reminding us of the bustling and fun-loving lifestyle and streets of Bangkok. There’s also a lovely terrace where you can enjoy the outdoor weather and vibrant atmosphere under a blanket of fairy lights and glittery skyscrapers.
When we opened the menu, we were overwhelmed with how many well priced options (starting from only AED 39) were available for starters – so much so that we had to get an assortment to share for the table – definitely order the Calamari, Thai Beef Salad (super spicy but scrumptious) and the Thai flatbreads. The cuisine is bold and pays homage to the four regions of Thailand, with a good degree of spice thrown in as well.
For our mains, the majority of us opted for the classic, mouth-watering Green or Red Curries but the Phad Thai and Pineapple Rice was also delicious! The menu also embraces new trends like Som Tam Corn Salad that has become a staple dish in restaurants everywhere in Thailand. The menu also features other unique signature dishes such as Deep FriedSeabass with Thai herbs and a traditional Thai seafood platter inspired from the South of Thailand.
There’s a few veggies, vegans and pescatarians amongst us and it’s fair to say they were well catered for with delicious Spring Rolls for starters and Thai vegan comfort curries such as Red Curry Vegetables with coconut paste base and mushrooms, and Pumpkin Green Curry infused with bamboo shoots, chilli and basil for mains.
Despite being full, it seemed only polite to try out the desserts and whilst the Mango Sticky Rice was yummy, the Chocolate Fondant and ice cream stole the show. Throughout the meal we sipped on some wonderful creations from the Thai mixologist including the one-of-a-kind Mango Tree Mule and Mango Basiltini.
We’ll definitely be heading back with the kids as children under 6 dine free, whilst 6-12 year olds get a 50% discount! There’s even the option to get the kids involved in the cooking under the watchful eye of Head Chef Atip – please call the venue directly for more information.
Families will be pleased to discover 20 % discount offer on early dinner (5pm – 7pm) from Sunday to Wednesday and there’s also the popular ‘Whoa Wednesday’ promotion offering ‘All-You-Can-Eat’ on Thai food for AED 99 from 7pm – 9pm every Wednesday.
Open daily for lunch and dinner for dine-in or take away, it can get busy so booking is essential – please call 04 318 2319 or e-mail Restaurant.JBR@hilton.com to make your booking.
Hilton Honors members can get up to 25% OFF on the total bill when dining at Mango Tree any day of the week. And if you’re not a member, sign up now and immediately get 20% OFF your first bill. Fantastic, right? Visit Hilton.com/EatDrinkSave to learn more.