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Finding a restaurant that
is child friendly and offers
good quality food can be
challenging but Applebee’s
has solved the dilemma by
offering an ample menu and
a relaxing environment that
kids can really enjoy.
The menu has something for
everyone; from burger lovers to
those of us watching our weight.
I ordered a zesty Roma chicken
and shrimp from the “meals
under 550 calories” part of the
menu. The chicken steak was juicy
and served over a bed of fresh
vegetables including potatoes,
zucchini and tomatoes and covered
with mildly spiced and delicious
tomato based sauce. The restaurant
GM Mr. Susairaj explained this
low cal menu was prepared using
different pans as well as different
lower fat cooking oils to ensure the
meals stayed under 550 calories
per serving. My older daughter
ordered shrimp parmesan steak, a
succulent steak topped with large
shrimp served with a Caesar’s salad
and French fries while my youngest
daughter ordered a pasta meal
from the kids menu and then set
off to have her face painting done.
The meal began with a sampler of
appetizers that included mozzarella
sticks, nachos and boneless Buffalo
wings alongside assorted dips and
basically included nibbles to please
even the pickiest of eaters.
My kids really enjoyed the food
as well as the ambiance which
included cartoons for kids on the
TVs fit on the walls to the balloons
for kids as well as the face painting
table. We topped the meal off with
the signature dessert appropriately
entitled The Triple Chocolate
Meltdown and were so full from
our dinner, decided to share it
amongst ourselves. We were not
disappointed with the warm and
chocolate cake oozing warm
chocolate sauce contrasted by the
scoop of ice cold vanilla ice cream.
The Verdict:
This is the place
to go with kids. The staff makes
your family feel comfortable
and at ease with balloons, face
painting and a lovely kids menu
that can please even the most
finicky eaters. But it’s not only
kids; even adults with varying
tastes can enjoy a large variety
of delicious options from
starters to steaks and pasta.
Visit Applebee’s in any one of
the seven locations in the UAE
• Applebee’s Mazyad Mall
Applebee’s Mazyad Mall and
Mushrif Mall in Abu Dhabi
• Al Ain Mall, Al Ain
• Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai
• Al Majaz, Sahara Center and the
latest in Arabian Center, Sharjah
Oct/Nov 2014