Dining at Royal Pavilion Villas
The Royal Pavilion Villas experience is one where every detail has been considered from the pre-arrival to the farewell. Each overnight stay includes culinary presentations for breakfast, lunch and dinner including soft beverages. On arrival, guests are encouraged to meet with the Chef to discuss their dining preferences, hear details about the ‘market list’ items fresh for the day and have a tailor-made culinary journey created exclusively for them. From the freshest Canadian lobster and Japanese Wagyu beef to simple club sandwiches and Arabian mezzeh, whatever your culinary desires may be, they can be created by a team of highly skilled chefs.
Enjoy an exclusive invitation to dine at any of the restaurants at the neighbouring Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort with a choice of transfer available, from private camel with your own camel master (to be arranged ahead of time) or luxury 4x4.
The Dining facilities at the Royal Pavilion Villas are not available to the public.
The Dining Room
Designed with intimacy in mind, The Dining Room table settings are arranged for couples and small groups of four. With breathtaking views across the spectacular sand dunes, the restaurant expands onto an outdoor terrace, providing diners the choice of air-conditioned comfort in the summer or picturesque alfresco dining during the cooler months.
Offering cuisine rich with diversity and taste, dishes are prepared using only the freshest produce, specially sourced by the chefs. The Dining Room offers a culinary experience like no other, with chef interaction at the core of creating dishes with an incredible balance of flavours and textures, imaginatively and creatively presented. Along one wall, the restaurant has a visually appealing wine cellar, containing a wide variety of carefully selected, imported vintages.
Guests looking for seclusion and calm will find it at The Lounge. Understated and elegant, The Lounge features rich, dark timbers, strong luxurious leathers and exquisite objects d’art, which combine to create a warm and tranquil ambience. Sink into the stately leather armchairs, while listening to soothing Arabian melodies and dive into that terrific novel that you have promised yourself to read.
With high ceilings and doors which completely retract to reveal the exquisite views beyond and the sweet song of the desert birds, feel the gentle breeze wash over your skin. Delicate silk window sheers sway softly, framing the picture perfect vista as you sip on delicious flavourful coffee and a home-baked treat.
The luxurious furnishings of The Lounge have been purposefully positioned to ensure uninterrupted views across the lush lawn of terrace and desert valley to the majestic 180 metre tall rich ochre sand dune beyond.
By night, the lighting is sultry and captivating making The Lounge the ideal place for a nightcap before moving to the Arabic style seating on the terrace beneath the star studded sky.
The 42 metre long terrace has been created to optimise the views from the main pavilion and the year round sunshine. The design combines traditional Arabic elements, with contemporary seating which combines unique tiled round dining tables with elegant black wrought iron chairs featuring soft and inviting forest green upholstered cushions.
The Terrace is the perfect venue for light refreshments. Watch the evening sun disappear on the Western horizon and see the desert sands change colour before your eyes. Our chef’s selection of handmade canapés are served each evening between 5:00 pm and 7:00 pm, along with a selection of refreshing sundowners.
Relax on informal Bedouin inspired furnishings on the lower terrace of the main pavilion. Small brass occasional tables are dotted around the terrace, offering the ideal place to enjoy a pot of Moroccan mint tea accompanied by a selection of decadent Arabic sweets and locally harvested dates.
Remember your camera to catch the action as intrepid travellers traverse the mammoth dune across the valley and the more adventurous take to the vertical challenge at high speed. Alternatively, simply sit in the peace and quiet as you immerse yourself in relaxed tranquillity. As day turns to night, soft candlelight and the extravagant outdoor chandelier create a romantic and exotic mood reminiscent of 1001 Arabian Nights.
The Terrace Barbeque
The Terrace Barbeque has been specifically designed for special occasions, and guests who enjoy a sumptuous meal in a picturesque outdoor setting. Retreat to the lawns of the main pavilion as the sun sets, sipping a cocktail while the lights of the neighbouring Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort by Anantara across the dunes illuminate the horizon.
Arabian melodies give the venue that sense of place, while the smell of freshly cooked seafood and succulent steaks fills the air building your appetite. Served by your private chef with gourmet accompaniments, the Terrace Barbeque is the ultimate in casual dining.