Jodie Frain has been eating again. This time she has been munching in a futuristically named bar-restaurant.
Classic dishes on the menu, a vast range of cocktails, live music and al fresco dining, Polaris is a dainty bar situated at Dynacity Shopping Centre, just a little past Starbucks. The restaurant bar only opened a few months ago, bringing something quite charming to the area.
In essence, this restaurant bar is sophisticated with a touch of humble, in the form of the staff members that keep the place alive. Owner of the bar Julian, amongst members of staff including the cocktail mixologist who can deliver any cocktail up on request, ensure effortlessly that your every needs are tended to and you feel welcome.
I had wined and dined at Polaris a couple of times prior to the official review visit, and from my first trip I knew it was somewhere that I wanted to write about and place on the map so to speak.
My favourite dish on the menu was by far the smoked salmon salad, served with seasonal fruit and a delicious dressing. Being a smoked salmon lover, this was heavenly. Also on the menu were lamb chops, served with a moreish mint sauce, or for those who prefer beef, a choice of quality steaks. The homemade burger with Angus beef was particularly delightful, served medium rare with cheese and the regular burger trimmings, accompanied by sweet potato fries which quickly disappeared from the plate.
For Dongguan’s dessert lovers, the hot chocolate brownie is something to sample for sure. Sold as a brownie, this is certainly a unique take on the famous dessert, as it is served as a brownie with almost a mousse texture – light yet still rich and velvety. Homemade cheesecake and apple pie also feature on the tempting menu. The apple pie offered that classic apple flavour we all seek in the beloved sweet, complemented by notes of cinnamon.
This place knows how to do cocktails right – I had heard positive things about the cocktails however of course I had to check, just to be sure. Polaris offers the perfect Martini, Long Island Ice Tea and Mojito, served up fresh and aesthetically pleasing too. The Chocolate Martini was simply stunning – I rather enjoyed this drink and think it deserves a 10/10!
Perfect for these summer nights is the al fresco dining area, meaning food and drinks can be enjoyed under the stars whilst still being able to view the live music from a short distance. So if you have a birthday approaching or need to find the ideal spot for a date, or even just fancy sipping on a few cocktails in an undiscovered environment, head on down to Polaris.
Address : Dynacity Shopping Center Shop #2 Polaris, DongCheng District, Dongguan
地址：东莞市东城区星河城地铺2号 Polaris 星河2号餐吧 订座
营业时间/Opening times：10:30am – 2:00am
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