Dubai’s new Business Bay hotel adds to the emirate’s buzzing F&B scene
Cleo aims to capture the vibrancy of eastern Mediterranean cuisine with a Levantine twist.
The dining experience will be complemented by an extensive wine cellar, table-side theatrics and an upbeat, lively atmosphere fuelled by live entertainment and DJs.
Chef George Kniher has designed a menu of shareable plates to offer an upmarket social dining experience, with dishes including the colourful, plant-based signature mezze platter accompanied by freshly baked pita; a refreshing watermelon salad, and an indulgent black truffle flatbread.
For a taste of the sea, guests can dive into speciality dishes such as the sashimi seabream drizzled with olive oil and lemon juice, or select fresh fish from the display to be salt-crust-baked or grilled on charcoal.
Meatier options include the Cleo mixed grill, complete with chicken tawook, kafta, beef skewers, lamb chops and tiger prawns.
A highlight of the dessert menu is Cleo’s own cheese kunafa, topped with a creamy pistachio ice cream
The dishes at Cleo are designed to share
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Cleo head chef George Kniher said: “The menu is Cleo’s own take on Eastern Mediterranean cuisine and we’ve worked hard to create a new, more elevated take on the classics. Guests will be able to experience familiar flavours, as well as a few that they may not be as acquainted with, thanks to our traditional cooking techniques, fresh ingredients and striking serving style. We want everyone to feel right at home at Cleo and we’re ready to welcome guests to try the dishes we’ve been working hard to perfect.”
Ennismore brand COO, head of Middle East and Asia Pacific, Chadi Farhat said: “We’re delighted to add Cleo to our line-up of outlets at Hyde Hotel Dubai. This elevated social dining concept is ideal for families and groups of friends to share delicious, wholesome food in an upbeat setting. We’re sure that diners will love the mix of Eastern Mediterranean cuisine with our very own Cleo spin and we look forward to guests pulling up a seat at our table.”
For more information and reservations visit www.hydedubai.com