Saturday, 31 December 2016

[TripAdvisor Contribution] The Anvil Rooms - “Very very nice meal!”

With the wife and kids we headed up to the 28th Floor of Tornado Tower for a last meal of 2016. We had looked at going to a couple of other places, but given it was New Year's eve, the other establishments were on fixed menu's for fixed price (excluding alcohol) and the menu's were not really what we were looking for. Fortunately, The Anvil Rooms were doing the normal A La Carte menu and had what we wanted!

We had booked an early table, as thought it might have been busy, and arrived for 7pm. The restaurant was very quiet and didn't really get too busy all evening while we were there, just slowly the tables were taken.

I had an absolutely delicious meal with Beef Carpaccio, Oxtail soup and then an amazing 10oz fillet steak for main and a brownie and ice-cream for dessert. The steak was without question absolutely perfect. All washed down with a lovely bottle of bubbles.

I will definitely be back here for another steak!

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Monday, 19 December 2016

When Uber meets MasterCard...50% discount

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Happy Holidays!

Sunday, 18 December 2016

Too much? wonder!

The platform hotel services team have got the decorating down to a fine art.

Trying to make it feel like that time of year when it should be snowy and cold. Yet, despite being in the middle of Persian Gulf they succeed in bringing 4 trees, fairy lights, tinsel and other decorations to cover the walls and ceilings of the main recreational areas.


Duty Mess - aka "Starbucks"

Duty Mess - aka "Starbucks"

Corridor from Boot Room and Gym to Mess Hall

Corridor from Boot Room and Gym to Mess Hall

Outside Mess Hall

Outside Mess Hall

Mess Hall

Mess Hall

Mess Hall

Work in progress!

Arrival Lounge