Restaurant review: Patchy menu can't quite live up to Weslodge's cool Canadian vibe

It might seem like an obvious part of making a restaurant seem “genuine” but how often, when an international brand launches in the UAE, does it fail to actually make the new outpost feel anything like its country of origin?

It goes without saying that this is often not helped by the fact that the staff – usually, you suspect, as a result of lack of training – have little or no prior knowledge of the brand.

So when our server at the Dubai incarnation of Weslodge, a chain that debuted in Toronto in 2012, turned out to be a hip young Canadian woman with the demeanour of a smarter, nicer Miley Cyrus, while rocking a north-of-the-border drawl, it upped the authenticity levels before even ordering.

The decor at the spectacular restaurant, on the 68th floor of the J W Marriott Marquis…

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