I’ve been reading about Tub of Butter for some time but its location is a bit far away from me so I never got a chance to make it down there.
I went for brunch in the same area with my friend a few months ago, fortunately. I wrote the review then but only just managed to upload it today.
Tub of Butter is a fine foods Mediterranean restaurant located in Umm Al Sheif, Sheikh Zayed Road.
In addition to the restaurant, they also have a lounge and a market place with a lovely selection of handcrafted products like olive oils, balsamic vinegar, gourmet jams and honey, pasta, and much more.
During brunch, I mentioned Tub of Butter to my friend who had also been thinking of going there.
We decided to head over for coffee and dessert.
We were welcomed by friendly staff as soon as we walked into the establishment and were invited to view the marketplace selection but we chose to have coffee first.
The staff walked us through the menu and explained the concept and we ordered cappuccinos and the Valrhona chocolate fondant for two (my friend and I are raging chocoholics).
The cappuccinos arrived first, which wouldn’t have been anything special if it weren’t for the delightful faces etched into the foam – Marilyn Monroe on mine.
We asked them how they chose the faces and they said they tried to match it to what they think is the person’s personality. Isn’t that cute?
Almost too pretty to drink
The Valrhona chocolate fondant came a little bit later and it was well worth the wait. Lovely presentation and was a good size for two people.
We also had a great time shooting a video as we cracked into the cake to let the warm chocolate ooze out of it.
After dessert, we went over to the market place to have a look at the gourmet items on sale. It was great to see my favorite brand of olive oil on sale.
The market place also had a section for gourmet gifting. Great idea for corporate gift baskets or for a family friend.
The staff was friendly and attentive and we enjoyed the short time we spent there.
The coffees and Valrhona chocolate fondant for two came to AED 114 approx. plus tip. We will definitely be back again soon for the breakfast.
Visit Tub of Butter to learn more. The restaurant is located in Umm Al Sheif, Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai and open 7 am – 11 pm every day.