A pop-up that won’t just let anyone in.
Most restaurants won’t turn diners away, but Parker’s isn’t like most restaurants. The quirky pop-up from Dubai that’s known for its strict entrance policy has opened a branch in Umm Al Emarat Park.
The concept means while guests can find the outdoor space easily enough (just chuck a left at the park main entrance and keep walking), they’ll have to hunt for a signature key hidden around the grounds to get a table.
It’s a fun idea but when we arrive we’re led to a table – not because we’re one of the cool crowd, but because the manager confides that children visiting the park have taken to swiping keys and not returning them. Which is a shame, because part of the allure of visiting Parker’s is their members-only vibe.
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