A fresh new café for all things healthy.

When it comes to healthy eating that incorporates local ingredients and seasonal cooking, Chef Silvena Rowe is always ahead of the game. Her latest outpost is Al Botanica, a brand new fresh food cafe that celebrates delicious food and decadent treats with a healthy, homemade twist. Designed to deliver goodness in every bite, many of Al Botanica’s dishes are sugar-free, gluten-free and vegan – ticking all those culinary wellness boxes.

Located at Jumeirah Golf Estates stunning clubhouse, Al Botanica’s greenery-filled interiors reflect the freshness of the menu – with oversized planting and lush olive trees creating a European garden. Outside on the cafe’s generous terrace, guests can tuck into fresh ground coffee or power juice shots overlooking the estate’s stunning golf courses.

We recently stopped by to grab lunch. There are plenty of options on the menu and you can pick from stone baked oven pizzas to salads, sandwiches and even a plate of traditional fish and chips. There is a special kid’s menu which will surely please the little ones also.

We began with a burrata salad-the creamy cheese with the green salad and a light dressing was just perfect. The crunchy and golden shrimp popcorn is a moreish dish that was obviously a huge hit on our table.

The wholesome and filling wagyu beef lasagna was a presented piping hot from the oven-a generous portion, it is ideal to share in a group. Our other main was the crispy chicken katsu served with a flavorful tonkatsu sauce wrapped tightly in a freshly baked bun and served with a side of sweet potato fries.

Al Botanica offers wholesome food in a lovely setting-although the location is a bit far, it is well worth the drive.

Al Botanica is located at the Club House in Jumeirah Golf Estates.





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