Bikers Cafe for Lunch in Jumeirah

16 Jul

Its rare to find a place that has a special theme out of the usual, and this cafe does have that unique factor. Bikers Cafe has a lot of Motorcycle and Motorsport influence all over and was an interesting experience.

Walking towards the place, there is plenty of seating outdoors, but due to the weather, indoors was the only real option. Walking in there are two dining areas, both filled with Motorcycle influences

This is the first dining area, pretty nice and on the right there is a store where they sell T-shirts and accessories. Nice lighting and plenty of photographs! There is a lot to look at.

In each of the dining areas there are Bikes on display, some are for sale, some to be won, etc. They really have focused a lot on the Bike Factor. There is a board where people can sell Bikes, Bike number plates, etc. Big glass panels allow you to see outside. The other dining area has more sunlight coming in though.

They have two menus. One for drinks and the other for food.

There is a good selection of international cuisine, from Sandwiches, Fast Food, Salads to Main Courses with a Kids Section too. They do have special dishes for the day at fixed price for those interested, this is also written by the main door outside on an old fashioned black board.

They set up the tables based on order, so only when I had ordered my food had the place settings arrived.

If I had seen this before ordering there would be a 95% chance I’d order it! I’d recommend Biker’s Cafe put the place setting early on because it looked great!

For starters I ordered the Creamy Tomato Soup. The soup of the day didn’t grasp my attention. Maybe they need to add 1 or 2 more.

The soup was pretty nice. I prefer Tomato Soup a little thicker, but it wasn’t runny or anything. There was plenty of bold tomato flavor. There was a lot in terms of quantity.
It didn’t really need any seasoning, it was well made.

For the main course, I was considering a sandwich but went with a main course dish, the Southwestern Chicken.

This dish looked interesting. The menu describes the dish as:

“Grilled Chicken, topped with Barbecue Sauce, Melted Cheese and served with Grilled Veggies and Roasted Potato”

Time to dig in!
The Chicken: Really good flavor. The Barbecue Sauce wasn’t overpowering, it was light and delicious and the Melted Cheese was a nice touch. It gave a Southwestern look and taste to the Chicken.
The slight issue I had with the Chicken was, it was a little Overcooked, slightly dry. There is something else that I was wondering. It states that it was Grilled, yet the Chicken seemed breaded and perhaps cooked in a pan? I am not certain, but it was good, just needed a little less time cooking. There was plenty though, 3 Pieces of Chicken Breast.
The Vegetables: They seemed steamed rather than Grilled. I have had some incredible Grilled Vegetables and the real appeal is when they are grilled on the flame and are slightly dark on the edges. They were nice, and the seasoning on them was good, but nothing impressive. They could have easily made it delicious with a little more (if they did) grilling! The Roasted Potato was nice, dipped with the Barbecue was made it really good.

The Service: It was quite alright. There was staff around and easily accessible. The server I had was new thus he did not know the Specials by heart. Also, confused asking for a menu for the bill at one point. They do need to just relax and listen to what the client needs with a smile. Other than that, the service was good. The servers were polite too.

The Value: Prices are slightly above average, but do keep in mind that the quantity is large. The Creamy Tomato Soup is 28 Dhs, and the Southwestern Chicken is 56 Dhs.

The Place:   6.5 / 10
The Service: 5.5 / 10
The Food:      6  / 10

Overall: 6 / 10

I’d recommend this place. They have a lovely theme going on, have good food and is definitely a change of place to dine in. Really recommended for Bikers and Motorcycle fans.

Special Thanks
I would like to specially thank Mr. Mario Diaz, Business Development of Bikers Cafe, for their warm lunch invitation!

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Posted by on July 16, 2012 in Dine In


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