1762 Stripped describes itself as a gourmet deli. Established in 2010, the company has grown from a catering business into a restaurant franchise which now has four outlets in Dubai. The interior of this branch, located on the ground floor of One JLT, is the epitome of rustic-casual-chic; a theme carried over in one way or another throughout their outlets. It’s a comfortable, kick off your shoes kind of place to dine, have coffee or simply hang. And this applies to the outdoor area too…less so these days on account of the heat. The best landmark for finding the restaurant is a green double deck bus parked just outside the outdoor dining area.
The 1762 menu and deli counter were obviously designed with a bias towards healthy living with lots of veggie and salad options. That said, in addition to the rabbit food there are also pastries and hamburgers. Although I’m not much of a salad person I ordered the Chicken Satay Salad to start followed by a Spicy Jalapeno burger. My uncle ordered 1762 Wagyu burger and then spent the eternity between when we ordered our food to when it arrived playing professor Higgins by trying to teach me the proper pronunciation of wagyu (fcuk you, wagyu). The burgers at 1762 are ok but with Pickl. now open next door, they’re not what you should be ordering. The salad was much better, but I prefer the Vietnamese slaw at The Lime Tree Café.
You order and pay for your food at the counter, deli like, and it is delivered to your table. The staff behind the counter are chatty, witty and fun to interact with. The wait staff less so but all in all I was happy with the service we got. I would like to return to 1762 to try their breakfast but I wouldn’t want to have lunch or dinner there again; I honestly wasn’t so impressed with the food. That said, I think it’s a lovely place to plonk yourself for a lazy afternoon or even to have a business meeting over coffee. It’s certainly a much better option to Starbucks.
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