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Headquartered in the bustling, thriving metropolis of Dubai, Shakespeare and Co. is proud to have been conceived and developed in the UAE in 2001.
Our goal is simple: to serve great quality food and provide friendly and efficient service in a warm atmosphere reminiscent of home. We have grown into 21 company-owned and operated outlets in the United Arab Emirates with franchises in Lebanon, Jordan, Qatar, Oman, Bahrain, Iraq and the United States. We continue to build on that success through the passion and dedication of our team and the loyalty of our customers who inspire us to improve and evolve.
Café Restaurant Concept
The café restaurant represents the core of our business. While every restaurant is distinctly “Shakespearean”, each restaurant is unique in terms of colours, décor and layout that differentiate us from “cookie cutter” concepts. We have our very own in-house design team and every piece of furniture and every fixture is handcrafted in our workshops. This emphasis on design has distinguished Shakespeare and Co. from its competitors.
A New Addition – Pâtisserie
In 2007, Shakespeare and Co. added pâtisserie to its repertoire and it has proven to complement the business flawlessly. Our impressive selection of pastries, viennoiserie, petit fours, macaroons and marshmallows are all produced in our state-of-the art pastry kitchen and delivered fresh to each outlet every morning.
Catering Division in 2010
The success of our café restaurant and pâtisserie divisions naturally led to creation of our catering division in 2010. Inspired by our discerning customers who wished to bring a touch of Shakespearean flair to their events, we specialise in small to mid-sized events, delivering the same quality and diversity of dishes featured in our restaurant menu.
Chocolate Division in 2011
Shakespeare and Co. ventured into handmade gourmet chocolates in 2011. Various flavours of dark, milk and white chocolate are all handmade and hand wrapped in our pastry kitchen. Our pastry chef creates little pieces of heaven using only the finest ingredients with no additives or preservatives.
Shakespeare and Co. was established with the simple premise of serving quality food and providing friendly and efficient service in a comfortable, tranquil atmosphere. From the very first restaurant in 2001 to currently 23 company-owned and operated outlets in the United Arab Emirates and franchises in Lebanon, Jordan, Qatar, Oman, Bahrain, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Egypt and the United States. Shakespeare and Co. restaurants have become iconic and beloved for staying true to the philosophies upon which the company was founded. The design and décor of our restaurants are inspired by the hallmarks of a bygone era – 18th Century Europe, a period when elegance, luxury, and exquisite attention to detail was de rigeur. From plush upholstery encased with antique frames to intricate chandeliers and vintage centrepieces, each restaurant is a classically majestic, awe-inspiring union of colour, fabric and textures that create a truly extraordinary environment that oozes comfort and encourages great conversation. Our menu comprises classic dishes from the world’s favourite cuisines – in essence, reflecting the rich diversity of the patrons who visit our restaurants. We use classic methods and fresh ingredients; we’re not trying to reinvent the wheel – just quickly prepared, craveable meals that persuade a nostalgic feeling of home.
Of all the culinary treats, nothing is more sinfully thrilling and irresistibly enticing than chocolate. When we decided to enter the chocolate business, our mantra was clear: to create chocolate that would gratify even the most discerning palette. Within our delicately-flavoured chocolates lies a richness and complexity that our customers describe as truly extraordinary.
Our chocolates are made by hand in small batches using traditional, artisanal techniques and natural ingredients of the highest quality. They are preservative and additive-free so our chocolates not only taste better – they are better for you.
In today’s culinary scene, everyone dares to be different, and to create something unprecedented.
At Shakespeare and Co. however, we believe the old-fashioned way works best. After all, classics never die.
Our pâtisserie features traditional French pastries, viennoiserie, macaroons, petit fours, marshmallows, ice-creams and confectionery that uses the freshest, highest quality ingredients and artisanal methods under the watchful eye of our experienced pastry chefs.
Our pastry counters are a source of pride and every product benefits from strict attention to presentation and a signature touch that are only found in our establishments.
Shakespeare and Co.
P.O. Box 73244
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Telephone: +971 4 3291040