Discover familiar flavors, enhanced by a worldly charm at Cleo, now open at the Hyde Hotel Dubai in Business Bay. Perfectly capturing the vibrancy of Eastern Mediterranean-inspired cuisine with a Levantine twist, Cleo will bring a new dimension to the dining scene with a modern take on classic dishes to share. This unique dining experience will be enhanced by an expansive grape cellar, side-table plays and an upbeat, lively atmosphere with a soundtrack provided by live DJs and entertainment.
A delicious range of fresh seafood awaits, including signature grilled and raw seafood dishes, wellness herbal options, and succulent grilled and roasted meats. Spit-roasted lamb will be served daily on the restaurant’s impressive terrace which features a hookah lounge and views of the Dubai Canal and Burj Khalifa. Cleo will take diners from sunset to the end of the evening with an impressive lineup of live music and entertainment. After dark, the ambiance of the restaurant will change, the lighting will be subdued and the atmosphere will become even more vibrant, with a live DJ throughout the week playing a mix of the best beats, to keep the vibe going. atmosphere until late.
Chadi Farhat, Brand COO and Head of Middle East & Asia Pacific at Ennismore, said: “We are delighted to add Cleo to our line of outlets at Hyde Hotel Dubai. This elevated social catering concept is ideal for families and groups of friends to share delicious and healthy cuisine in an upbeat setting. We’re sure diners will love the blend of Eastern Mediterranean cuisine with our own Cleo touch and we look forward to guests taking a seat at our table.
Chef George Kniher has crafted a menu packed with sharing platters and classic flavors to provide an upscale social dining experience that appeals to everyone. Signature colorful herbal mezze, complete with hummus, mouhammarah, moutabel and Baba Ghanouj accompanied by freshly baked pita, and the refreshing watermelon salad, with feta cheese, fresh mint leaves, salt smoked, roasted pistachios and extra virgin olive oil, with the indulgent Manakish Flatbread with Black Truffle and Cheese. For a taste of the sea, customers can dip into specialty dishes such as the whole white sea bream sashimi fish which is drizzled with olive oil and lemon juice or they can select a fresh fish from the sea. display to bake, grilled over charcoal or a crust of baked salt. For carnivores, the Cleo Mixed Grill, complete with tawook chicken, kafta, beef skewers, tiger shrimp and lamb chops, will be a first choice as well as the Arayess Kafta Be Jibneh, Arab pastry stuffed with ground lamb, d onion and cheese which is grilled over charcoal and served at the table and the Wagyu Sfiha Be Lahme, a variation of the Lahem Be Ajine from the Middle East using the Wagyu. End on a sweet note with a dessert menu filled with indulgent treats, including Cleo’s own Cheese Kunafa, topped with pistachio ice cream and served to the table.
George Kniher, Cleo’s Head Chef, said: “The menu is Cleo’s own version of Eastern Mediterranean cuisine and we’ve been working hard to create a new, higher version of the classics. Guests will be able to experience familiar flavors, as well as a few they may not be so familiar with, thanks to our traditional cooking techniques, fresh ingredients and striking style of service. We want everyone to feel at home at Cleo’s and we’re ready to welcome guests to try the dishes we’ve worked hard to perfect.
The restaurant’s carefully curated grape roster highlights some of the smallest vineyards in the Middle East, and the master mixologist will bring specialty drinks to guest tables, including the aptly named Cleopatra’s Crown, the refreshing Going Coastal and the theatrical smoker. Meet Me in Jerico.
Cleo’s chic coastal interiors were conceptualized by South African designer Tristan Plessis. Clean, light, and airy interiors are reminiscent of summer evenings on the coast, with pastel hues, light woods, and white marble tops setting accents throughout the spacious restaurant. The equally spacious terrace is the perfect spot for shisha and a live barbecue while offering awe-inspiring views of the Dubai Canal and Burj Khalifa.