Thursday, July 22, 2010

Beit Dickson: New Kuwaiti Restaurant

Mario's World blog has a review of a new Kuwaiti restaurant, Beit Dickson, in Salmiya.  I received a flyer for it when I was at Rumaithiya co-op parking lot.  The place looks amazing and I'm dying to go.

Mario's Blog Source 



Prank calling Beit Dickson:
(Briddish accent) 'Hellooooooo!  May I speak to Um Saud?'
Minu?
Um Saud my dear chap.  Mrs. Dickson.
Eh?
What about Colonel Dickson, is he in?

14 comments:

Dreamer said...

Do they have a strong dinning out culture in Kuwait?

cheers

Anonymous said...

Assholes bastardizing a positive aspect of our history.

Desert Girl said...
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Desert Girl said...

I don't like the restaurant name either.

Beit Dickson is located on the Gulf Road opposite the fish market past Sharq Mall. That is the ONLY Beit Dickson (the original former home of Colonel and Mrs. Dickson) and the government should not allow anyone to profit by using the name for other ventures. It's wrong and comes across as profiteering.

Why not call it "Kuwait Heritage" or something like that? If they want to honor the Dickson name, maybe some kind of memorial would be more appropriate.

Desert Girl said...

Dreamer -

Uh, yeah. You can't throw a rock without hitting a restaurant in Kuwait. We eat, we shop; we shop, we eat.

Anonymous said...

lol the prank was so funny i laughed my ass off

Anonymous said...

Walked past it tonight and went inside to have a look at the menu. Turns out that the only thing in English is the name of the place - the menu is in Arabic only! Ok, the staff was very friendly - some of them spoke English - and said that they would be happy to translate and make recommendations and that they were going to print menus in English but hadn't gotten to it yet.

I am happy to see this kind of place in Kuwait (whether the name is appropriate or not) - would be nice if expatriates could also bring their families and visitors from abroad along for a bit of Kuwaiti culture & food.

Khaled said...

I accept its very nice place or restaurant to visit and eat

KD said...

My business colleague who has been in Kuwait since 1971 and I visited Beit for lunch on Dec 6, 2010. Decor striking, food average and costly, wait staff cannot communicate correctly. We were overcharged on a dish and when we complained the manager argued with us. Instant turnoff. Caesars and Mais Alghanim would never have done that and their food is infinitely better. We will neither visit nor recommend this place to eat.

KD - Fort Worth, Texas

Nataruma said...

I think the name's clever. It grabs your attention and is in fact a positive reflection of our history, not a negative one.

ramel rak said...

i was there...i liked the food and cooffe but..
u know what i liked most...one of those two girls that were serving.

they looked like from ethiopia but i dont know for sure..

this one was so pretty and sexy in those clothes ,her eyes...the way of walking...evvvvverything
if someone from here knows how to contact these girls pleeeeeeeeeaaaassssssseeeee tell me...i live in europe and i never thought to get marry with a african girl...but with this one sure i will.even if it looks stupid thing...
please .....

ramel rak said...

i was there...i liked the food and cooffe but..
u know what i liked most...one of those two girls that were serving.

they looked like from ethiopia but i dont know for sure..

this one was so pretty and sexy in those clothes ,her eyes...the way of walking...evvvvverything
if someone from here knows how to contact these girls pleeeeeeeeeaaaassssssseeeee tell me...i live in europe and i never thought to get marry with a african girl...but with this one sure i will.even if it looks stupid thing...
please .....

Desert Girl said...

Ramel - Who's the girl in the photo? Your wife? hmmmmmm.

Well, here's my advice: Talk to them.

ramel rak said...

noo..is not my wife..is just a pic from net.. from a long time ago.

how can i talk to them..i am very far....