Restaurant Review:
The Backyard by Swim & Tonic

Steigenberger Hotel 
​Business Bay

The current weather in Dubai calls for making all your plans outdoors and we have a fun and quirky new venue for you that fits the bill! Officially opening its doors in October 2016, the brand new Backyard, in the sparkling Steigenberger Hotel, offers stunning views of the (soon to be completed) Dubai Canal and exudes a casual, idiosyncratic garden feel with its faux grass mats, garden style furniture and splashy street art and graffiti adorning its walls. Adding to its coolness are the Live DJ, food truck, darts and board games among other awesome elements. The vibrant bar plays host to a variety of drinks of which we tried the Kiwi and Gin based cocktail and the Rosemary based mocktail.

  • Shrimp Cocktail Shaker: Juicy Prawns, Avocado, Lettuce, Lime, Horseradish Sauce
  • Hot ‘N’ Spicy Chicken Burger: Peri-Peri Marinated Chicken Breast, Fried Egg, Tangy Mayonnaise And Skin-On Fries
  • Drumstick Bucket: A Dozen Plump Chicken Drums With Crispy South Korean Batter
  • Ben & Jerry Cookie Dough Ice Cream

The drumstick bucket is a bucketful of lusciousness and they’re not kidding when they term the chicken as plump! And that South Korean batter; our sentiments while gorging on the chicken were that we’d love this batter on everything we eat! The finale delighted us as well because we are suckers for rich ice cream and Ben & Jerry’s cookie dough has a soft spot in our hearts.

In a nutshell, The Backyard oozes coolness! Whether you’re in the mood for a party or just an off-the-cuff night out with friends or perhaps a tasty bite to eat; the Backyard has you sorted!