The collection of fine dining restaurants in DIFC keeps growing with one outdoing the next. Marco Pierre White's famed Wheeler's of St. James has graced Dubai with it's first venture outside the UK. Owned and operated by RMAL Hospitality this is actually the 4th Marco Pierre White restaurant in the region. After the success of Frankie's and MPW Steakhouse, Wheeler's was a natural evolution. Known as one of the oldest and most famous seafood restaurants in the world, traditional British cuisine is brought to the forefront of the culinary scene in Dubai.
After such an extensive meal, dessert didn't seem like an option. However, with the help of the waitstaff and persuasive sommelier, we couldn't resist the temptation. We took the house favorites and thoroughly enjoyed the chocolate fondant. A dessert that is all too common, but somehow simply irresistible! This one in particular was the perfect harmony of chocolatey sweetness and the liquid center consistency was spot on. The cheesecake, also a very popular menu option, although the perfect portion was a bit dry and needs a little work if it's going to compete with the neighboring restaurant's popular dessert.
Wheeler's of St. James in DIFC overall is a lovely evening out. The live pianist belting out familiar tunes in an elegant ambiance along with top notch quality of food make it a great restaurant choice in this uber trendy part of town. The well trained waiters and knowledgeable sommelier were as professional as they come in the F&B industry. They have a lot to look forward to in 2013 and have made their mark in Dubai!