Manava

Sofitel the Palm, Dubai , United Arab Emirates
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Daily 6.30am - 11.30pm

Brunch on Fridays 12.30pm-4pm

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  • Easy Access
  • Disabled Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Children Welcome (Up to 8pm)
  • Facilities

About Manava

All Day dining, A colorful environment straight out of Paul Gaugin’s Tahitian paintings, ‘Manava’, meaning "Welcome" in Tahitian, provides all day dining, offering a succulent buffet selection of international cuisine. Striking a perfect balance between fresh and peaceful, guests are invited to bask in the ambience either inside amongst the tranquil sounds of flowing water, or out on the terrace. Adorned with the artistic masterpieces of the esteemed Paul Gauguin and Charles Rennie Mackintosh, Manava engages guests with a vibrant surrounding of Tahitian inspired Art Nouveau mastery, dedicating a separate room for each artist’s work.

Cuisine: International
Dress Code: Smart Casual
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Visited On Wednesday, 05 June 2019

The buffet lacked variety , I came in Ramadan earlier last week and the buffet was richer and bigger. I was disappointed and wasn't impressed by the food. But the service was excellent !

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Visited On Monday, 03 June 2019

Pleasant evening!

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Visited On Thursday, 23 May 2019

Highly recommended

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Visited On Saturday, 01 June 2019

Food is great.

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Visited On Tuesday, 28 May 2019

Great place, food and atmosphere.

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Visited On Friday, 24 May 2019

Was nice and sweet experience Variety and diversified food Need to work on some food..tekka was from beef not lamb which is very dry not eatable Pasta with bechamel was without any taste at all no salt no pepper no taste for the sauce Rest is perfect

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Visited On Friday, 24 May 2019

Lamb ouzi was not uotp the expectation. Buffet selection was great variety and delicious.

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Visited On Saturday, 25 May 2019

Just amazing !

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Visited On Saturday, 25 May 2019

good breakfast selection

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Visited On Wednesday, 22 May 2019

The lentil soup was too salty. Otherwise we had a good evening, with a large choice of dishes.

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Visited On Sunday, 19 May 2019

it was good food .

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Visited On Thursday, 16 May 2019

Iftar table set up was exactly what you would expect; dates, water and everything else. As per seating, we felt that it was very disrespectful to have non fasting guests among those who are fasting. It is very uncomfortable and embarrassing to be waiting to break fast with some tables following the fasting tradition, yet their are hotel guests shovelling food into their mouths without a care in the world. We feel that there has been no consideration in terms of seating arrangement, especially during such an important month in the Islamic calendar. As a recommendation, please seat foreign non-fasting guests separately from those who are fasting. This is something you can clarify at the front of house when greeting guests, or during the reservation process. The restaurant did a very good job in keeping two sections of every food type, yet they did not cater for the fasting seating arrangement. Equally, the restaurant was willing to seat guests whether they were fasting or not, yet they were willing to serve alcohol after a specific time. Alcohol should be absent from any Iftar, and guests should be understanding of that. Not our first Iftar in Dubai, but it's definitely our last in the Manava restaurant.

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Visited On Wednesday, 15 May 2019

Great atmosphere. Very friendly staff.

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Visited On Friday, 10 May 2019

for second year enjoyed every thing with my family @Ramadan Iftar, thank you for that

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Visited On Wednesday, 01 May 2019

A good and nice ambiance to have an outdoor Dinner.

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Visited On Thursday, 25 April 2019

The dinner was excellent great service Mishra took very well care of us , food taste and variety is very good , perhaps you could add more live cooking stations

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Visited On Wednesday, 24 April 2019

I found the atmosphere very nice, however, it was very quiet than I would expect it. The buffet seemed smaller than I have seen at other leading 5 star hotels and due to that, I didn't find that I got value for my money. Some of the food wasn't as good for example the spaghetti in the buffet was dry and very hard. I had heard great reviews about the buffet at Sofitel and was somewhat disappointed.

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Visited On Thursday, 18 April 2019

Bei der Reservierung weiss man gar nicht welche Thema dran kommt bzw. mir wurde es nicht gesagt an dem Tag hatten wir American Buffet .. nicht meine Richtung .. aber schöne Locations nette Personal

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Visited On Friday, 19 April 2019

Fantastic Buffet!!!

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Visited On Friday, 19 April 2019

You squashed the tables in like sardines and the chairs were too large and cumbersome to move but people kept having to push through to get to their table. The food was average and the sparkling wine is brut which you can get for €3 a bottle in carrefour in France. The Easter Egg hunt you said would be at 3 had already happened when we arrived at 3pm and the easter play area which was what you sold the brunch on was right at the other side of the resort with minimal shade in the hot sun after a hot walk carrying kids to get there. The whole experience was very disappointing and we won’t be returning for a Sofitel brunch again.

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Visited On Saturday, 13 April 2019

Saturday brunch is a nice family get-away for a reasonable cost in a lovely atmosphere. Range of dishes for selection.

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Visited On Saturday, 13 April 2019

Overall nice experience.

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Visited On Thursday, 04 April 2019

Very friendly. Good food. Lot of choices. Definitely recommend Manava

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Visited On Tuesday, 02 April 2019

Food lacked quality and is certainly not 5 Star. The desert selection also lacked quality. I advise fir the cook to go to Kitchen 6 at JW Marriot Marquis or next door to Atlantis' Saffron to learn Blut food quality and selection in a 5 star hotel. The Filipina Hostess at Manava was fantastic. Made the evening pleasant for the entire family.

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Visited On Tuesday, 02 April 2019

Fantastic experience. Thank you!

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