Social by Heinz Beck

Waldorf Astoria Palm Jumeirah, Palm Jumeirah

Recommended for Italian Fine Dining Restaurants

Other categories: Ladies NightsFoodie Brunch

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The Review

  • The Good

    Rated as one of the 15 best Italian restaurants in Dubai outside of Italy, Social by Heinz Beck is an authentic hideaway in the lavish Waldorf Astoria Palm Jumeirah. Boasting a Friday brunch, killer Ladies Night and five-course tasting menu every Monday, this fine dining eatery is guaranteed to impress.

    Heinz Beck is a three Michelin-starred chef who has made a creative menu with a quirky molecular gastronomy edge. The restaurant overlooks scenic views of The Palm and Dubai Marina skyline, making it one of the perfect go-to places to get Italian food in Dubai.

    The walls are adorned with elegant, dark wood panelling, and there's also a wine room with glass walls - both of which add to the overall sophistication of the space. We loved watching the chefs demonstrate their talent in the show kitchen; all ingredients used are carefully selected - we're talking Geay oysters brought in all the way from Charente-Maritime.

    We're massive fans of the outdoor terrace which offers a slightly more casual feel than the restaurant inside. The staff is attentive and helpful, and the restaurant even boasts its own sommelier for wine suggestions.

  • The Bad
    While the dishes are bursting with flavour, expect the portion sizes to be on the smaller side. The Ravioli comes in around eight pieces which won't exactly satisfy those with big appetites.

    We wouldn't label Social by Heinz Beck as family friendly; kids under the age of six years aren't allowed in so you'll need to leave the little ones at home for this one.
  • The Tips
    Smoking is only permitted on the terrace which overlooks the hotel gardens and Marina skyline. Every Wednesday from 7pm, ladies can enjoy a three-course set menu, two complimentary glasses of wine or sparkling, all for a decent price. The five-course tasting menu on Mondays is a definite must-try; you even get a complimentary glass of champagne with it, too.

    If you're heading down on date night, we'd advise booking window seats to make the most of the views. It's worth noting that on Sundays the restaurant is closed. Must-try dishes include the Duck Tortellini, the Lamb Medallion in Rösti, and the Chocolate Sable with strawberry sorbet for dessert.

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Palm Jumeirah

1st Floor, Waldorf Astoria Palm Jumeirah, Crescent East, Palm Jumeirah, Dubai

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  • Budget

    The five-course tasting menu is AED 480 per person. The Ladies Night package is AED 195 per person. Friday brunch costs AED 345 (soft drinks), AED 495 (house beverages), or AED 600 (bubbly). The Burrata is AED 115 & the Potato Gnocchetti is AED 155.

    • Smoking No
    • Alcohol served
    • Venue Indoor & Outdoor
    • Dress Code Semi smart
    • Booking not required
    • Meals Dinner