We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Diner with my parents”
Review of Bord Eau

Bord Eau
Ranked #122 of 2,150 Restaurants in Abu Dhabi
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$100 - US$250
Cuisines: French
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Dining options: After-hours, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: Bord Eau is the ultimate restaurant for French fine dining in Abu Dhabi. In the setting of a chic dining room that boasts opulent fabrics and furniture, the chef de cuisine prepares seasonal fresh produce flown in from France and serves each dish as an artistic expression. Bord Eau offers a superb a la carte menu and for the ultimate Bord Eau experience, the blind tasting menu is a must. Quiet instrumentals and a warm ambiance complement the rich gastronomy to create an intimate dining experience. To maintain a peaceful environment, children under 12 years old are not permitted in the restaurant.
Reviewed 2 September 2017 via mobile

I decided to surprise my dad for his birthday and invite him to Bord Eau restaurant. The diner was amazing and everything was perfect.
We had a five course diner and all of it was excellent, at the end the chef even made a special cake for my dad ! For the quality of the food and service it's definitely a place to try in Abu Dhabi especially for French food, it felt like home !

Thank mathias b
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
UlfBremer1, General Manager at Bord Eau, responded to this reviewResponded 9 October 2017

Dear mathias b,

Thank you for your wonderful review, it makes us very proud of our restaurant! We truly do look forward to welcoming you back in the near future.

Yours sincerely,

Ulf Bremer
General Manager
Shangri-La Qaryat Al Beri, Abu Dhabi

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a ReviewReviews (192)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language

4 - 8 of 192 reviews

Reviewed 31 August 2017

Fine and delicate french cuisine which highlights the flavours of each product!
From the "amuse-bouche" to the dessert, it is absolutely delicious!
Nice view from the terrace and perfect location in front of the Mosque.

    • Value
    • Service
    • Food
Thank Benoît G
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
UlfBremer1, General Manager at Bord Eau, responded to this reviewResponded 9 October 2017

Dear Benoit,

Thank you for your wonderful review, it makes us very proud of our restaurant! We truly do look forward to welcoming you back in the near future.

Yours sincerely,

Ulf Bremer
General Manager
Shangri-La Qaryat Al Beri, Abu Dhabi

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

Went with my husband to celebrate my birthday, i have to say that is the best French restaurant i have tried in UEA, the service is amazing, the staff is attentive, the manager was very helpful he answered all our questions about the food, we could see he spent time talking with all the guest, long time we did not see that in a restaurant in Abu Dhabi.
The food was excelent, real french cuisine, you can see they use the best products, the attention to detail is amazing, the taste of every plate was exceptional.
If you are in Abu Dhabi you definitely have to try Bord Eau.

Thank Rachel R
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
UlfBremer1, General Manager at Bord Eau, responded to this reviewResponded 14 September 2017

Dear Rachel R,

Thank you for your wonderful review, it makes us very proud of our restaurant! We truly do look forward to welcoming you back in the near future.

Yours sincerely,

Ulf Bremer
General Manager
Shangri-La Qaryat Al Beri, Abu Dhabi

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 27 July 2017

Upon entering the impressive restaurant, you immediately feel that the staff is expecting you. You are greeted by the maître and escorted to your table. The menu is handed to you swiftly and explained. You are offered some bread, butters and amuses to go with a glass of champagne or another aperitif of your choice.
There’s a lot of attention to detail: the cutlery by Christoffle is luxurious and tableware is in delicate china. The atmosphere is one of grandness and refined elegance. This is reflected throughout the evening. Our waiters Mr. Robert and Mr. Thushaj were friendly, attentive and provided us with discrete service.
We went for dinner on 2 occasions during our stay at Shangri-La Qaryat al Beri: on Bastille Day - with a degustation set menu with grape pairing – and on our National holiday 21st July. Then we had a chef’s table giving us an up-close view of the kitchen and the goings on behind the scenes. We had given the chef, Jimmy de Almeida carte blanche for that special celebration. What he served us that evening was simply amazing and a real feast.
The cuisine chef Jimmy de Almeida and his team prepare is one with fresh French ingredients. These add to the pure, naturel tastes of the dishes. At the same time being a real treat for the palate. The presentation is done with respect for the produce. The quality of the food reaches a very high standard because of this freshness. You feel and taste the realness of this modern French cuisine.
On both evenings, we went for grape pairing and – although the sommelier was not there – the maître Antoine Phillip did a fantastic job and was able to provide the details we wanted to know about the selected wines.
Bord’eau is definitely a fine dining restaurant we will keep going back to.

1  Thank goalgent
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
UlfBremer1, General Manager at Bord Eau, responded to this reviewResponded 14 September 2017

Dear Goalgent,

Thank you for your wonderful review, it makes us very proud of our restaurant! We truly do look forward to welcoming you back in the near future.

Yours sincerely,

Ulf Bremer
General Manager
Shangri-La Qaryat Al Beri, Abu Dhabi

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 8 June 2017

We had two very good meals in this restaurant, which shut on Weds 31st of May (during Ramadan) for a month. Other restaurants in the Shangri La remain open (Pearls and Caviar was shut for our stay however). It is pricey but the service is first class and the food (and wine) delicious. Limited menu but all that we tried of a very high standard.

    • Value
    • Service
    • Food
Thank Steve M
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
UlfBremer1, General Manager at Bord Eau, responded to this reviewResponded 24 July 2017

Dear Steve M,

Thank you for your wonderful review, it makes us very proud of our restaurant! We truly do look forward to welcoming you back in the near future.

Yours sincerely,

Ulf Bremer
General Manager
Shangri-La Qaryat Al Beri, Abu Dhabi

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC

Travellers who viewed Bord Eau also viewed

Abu Dhabi, Emirate of Abu Dhabi
Abu Dhabi, Emirate of Abu Dhabi
 
Abu Dhabi, Emirate of Abu Dhabi
Abu Dhabi, Emirate of Abu Dhabi
 

Been to Bord Eau? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing