Most of our dining experiences during our staycation at Swissotel Al Ghurair were spent at Liwan restaurant. Located at the lobby (3rd level) of the hotel, this is an all-day dining that offers a wide selection of international cuisine.

We’ve been to Liwan a few years back, and our experience was nothing short of exemplary. So it was great to revisit it again under the Swissotel management.

Liwan restaurant

love the huge pillars

liwan restaurant photo

high ceilings

Restaurant Review: Liwan All Day Dining in Swissotel Al Ghurair

The restaurant features high ceilings and pearl-colored pillars that showcases an elegant and classy interior. It has a capacity to seat over 251 guests indoor, their outdoor terrace is able to seat 73 guests.

Liwan offers a daily breakfast buffet, lunch and dinner. They also have a la carte options.

Note: These were combined dinners during our two-day stay just in case you might think that we ordered a lot for two people. ;P

Appetizers / Starters

For starters, we had a Caprese salad, panko calamari (which looked like it was already a main course), vegetable spring rolls, and the chef’s soup of the day. Though all of them were very good, I especially loved the panko calamari.

dinner at liwan restauran swissotel al ghurair

Caprese salad – AED 58
fresh tomato and sliced buffalo mozzarella drizzled with balsamic reduction

Panko Calamari – AED 44
panko crusted calamari, garlic aioli, salad

swissotel liwan restaurant

vegetable spring rolls and chef’s soup of the day

Main Course

The main course dishes that stood out the most during the two nights were the Nasi Goreng Kampung and the Grilled Jumbo prawns.

I noticed that the quality of the food and presentation is of high-standard. This is, after all, a five-start property and the chef’s and staff provided delicious food and lovely plating.

dinner at liwan restauran swissotel al ghurair

Green Thai curry, served with jasmine rice – AED 76
choice of vegetable, chicken

Norweigan Salmon Fillet – AED 72
corn and green peas broth, turned vegetable, lime

nasi goreng kampung liwan restaurant

Nasi Goreng Kampung – AED 80
fried rice with seafood, chicken, vegetables, fried egg, chicken satay, prawn crackers, light peanut sauce, sweet soya sauce

jumbo prawns liwan restaurant

Grilled Jumbo Prawns – AED 163
cous cous, tomato tarragon coulis, arugula salad


We had one dessert during each night and I enjoyed the presentation of both desserts. We had an Apple and Cinammon Crumble and Hot Chocolate Fondant. Both were good, but I preferred the chocolate dessert.

Apple and Cinnamon Crumble, Vanilla ice cream, raspberry – AED 40

hot chocolate fondue swissotel

Hot chocolate fondant, berry coulis, vanilla gelato – AED 40

I am happy that I am seeing more and more Pan-Asian dishes in various restaurants in Dubai. There are now more options in terms of types of cuisines whenever you go out to different places.

Aside from the food, I was also impressed by the fresh beverages prepared by their bar. While this restaurant does not serve alcohol, they have a variety of fresh smoothies and refreshing mocktails.

Opening Hours
Breakfast: 06:30 – 10:30
Lunch: 12:00 – 15:00
Brunch: 12:30 – 16:00
Dinner: 19:00 – 23:30
Terrace Lounge food starts: 17:00

Dress Code: Casual, no sportswear for dinner

Note: We were invited as guests to Swissotel Al Ghurair. All opinions are my own.

Check out the rest of my feature about Swissotel Al Ghurair below:

Liwan - Swissôtel Al Ghurair Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Contact Information

Liwan Restaurant
Address: Address: Lobby of Swissotel Al Ghurair, Umar Bin – Omar Bin Al Khattab St – Dubai
Contact Number: +971 4 293 3000

Instagram: @SwissotelAlGhurair
Facebook: @SwissotelAlGhurair
Twitter: @SwissotelGhur

Google Map Location

Below is a map guide to the location of Swissotel Al Ghurair. It is just connected to Al Ghurair Centre mall in the Fish Roundabout. The nearest metro station is Union Metro Station (Red/Green Line).


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