• 101

    101

    This restaurant, bar and luxurious terrace is on stilts facing the Palm's One hotel and is surrounded by the Arabian Gulf, with sweeping views of the Dubai skyline. Savour cocktails and Spanish dishes...

  • 3in1 Brunch – Urban Picnic

    3in1 Brunch – Urban Picnic

    Each Friday 3in1 is transformed into a relaxed picnic setting. Think pastries and pizzas all freshly baked in-house, crunchy salads in glass jars, gingham blankets and wicker baskets (well what picnic...

  • Al Bait al Baghdadi

    Al Bait al Baghdadi

    Nestled among a myriad of eateries on Al Muteena Street, is an unassuming, back-to-basics restaurant/cafe serving some of the best Iraqi food in the city. Pre-order the Masgouf (if you’re organised),...

  • Al Fanar

    Al Fanar

    Al Fanar (the local term for the kerosene lamp used to light homes in old times) is a great place to bring Dubai newbies and visitors interested in sampling true Emirati cuisine. This restaurant is li...

  • Al Hadheerah

    Al Hadheerah

    Desert dining in an Arabian oasis. This themed, open-topped market with its bustling cooking stations, belly dancers and shisha, is perfect for introducing newcomers tired of Dubai's city hangouts....

  • Al Mallah

    Al Mallah

    Excellent low-cost Lebanese food and large portions at this sidewalk cafe. Feast like a king on mixed grills, fresh juices and shawarma, minus the bank loan...

  • Almaz by Momo

    Almaz by Momo

    Parisian-Algerian Mourad Mazouz launched his first restaurant in London in 1997. The charming and kitsch Moroccan concept now has another location in Dubai, to add to the evolving Momo portfolio. The...

  • Al Nafoorah

    Al Nafoorah

    This distinguished Lebanese restaurant prides itself on an expansive selection of hot and cold meze, with options like the chicken livers with pomegranate and fresh grilled Omani lobster. Enjoy a ling...

  • Al Qasr Brunch – The Epic

    Al Qasr Brunch – The Epic

    Reserve a seat on the terrace and indulge in a monumental feast of international dishes from the hotel's restaurants. Overlooked by the Madinat waterways, with cocktail stops, bountiful desserts inclu...

  • Al Reef Lebanese Bakery

    Al Reef Lebanese Bakery

    An authentic, unassuming bakery. The bread is freshly made in front of you and as this place is open 24 hours, its often the go-to pit-stop after an eve of revelry. Staff could benefit from breaking a...

  • Al Ustad Special Kabab

    Al Ustad Special Kabab

    This Iranian restaurant (formerly Special Ostadi) is one of Dubais kept secrets, serving some of the best, traditional Persian food in the city. Situated in the old Al Fahidi District, with quirky vin...

  • Angelina

    Angelina

    In the heart of Fashion Avenue, nestled between the luxury giants, sits Angelina. The darling tea room of Paris serves up specialities daily to a chic, Chanel handbag toting crowd. The menu is classic...

  • Aprons & Hammers

    Aprons & Hammers

    Amidst the sparkling yachts of the Marina Mina Seyahi is a huge wooden dhow unashamedly pointing out of the water like a big old majestic pirate ship. Grab a bib, hammer and pincers and get stuck into...

  • Arabian Tea House Café

    Arabian Tea House Café

    The quiet green courtyard tucked away in Bastakiya is a perfect place to saver some serenity and shade. A quaint and rustic café, serving freshly prepared vegetarian food; salads, soups, sandwiches, i...

  • The Artisan

    The Artisan

    Brought to you by Enoteca Pinchiorri, of the highly acclaimed three Michelin-Starred Florence institution, this elegant restaurant is a feast for the senses. Bringing its rich culinary history to Duba...

  • Asha's

    Asha's

    Still going strong, Asha's combines North West Indian cuisine with an innovative twist, red and amber hues, and a relaxed open-air terrace (Wafi restaurant). Not just your typical crowd pleasers (alth...

  • Asiana Grand Buffet – Bonafide Asian

    Asiana Grand Buffet – Bonafide Asian

    Dubai's very reasonable and most authentic, evening Asian brunch, with the hotel's Korean, Japanese and Chinese restaurants serving up fresh seafood, meats, sushi and veggie options and a good selecti...

  • Atmosphere

    Atmosphere

    Set in the world's tallest building, Atmosphere offers a refined, French restaurant experience. Think foams and seasonal flavours, carefully selected by Chef Jerome Lagarde. The menu incorporates clas...

  • Bab Al Yam

    Bab Al Yam

    If you haven't visited Burj Al Arab at least once during your time in Dubai, then Bab Al Yam is a good excuse to swing by one of the world's most iconic hotels in a more casual setting. Juxtaposed fro...

  • Bagatelle

    Bagatelle

    With a menu of signature dishes and recipes influenced by local culture as well as accomplished Executive Chef Timothy Newton's personal creations, Bagatelle came to Dubai with a bang (known for its r...

  • Baker & Spice

    Baker & Spice

    European Baker & Spice have adapted their home cooked menu to the Middle East in an aim to create local soul food. Sourcing mainly seasonal, organic and fresh goods from the farms and markets of the U...

  • Bazxar

    Bazxar

    This food market come restaurant and wine bar concept, offers a culinary journey drawing inspiration from South East Asia, Europe and the Americas. Blending work and play with a Business Lunch and Pow...

  • Betawi

    Betawi

    A family owned restaurant in Bur Dubai with only nine tables. Born 2007, this little diamond in the rough serves truly authentic Indonesian food and boasts a loyal following. They only accept cash her...

  • BiCE Mare

    BiCE Mare

    Charming little Italian seafood restaurant overlooking the boisterous fountains, with impeccable service and a delicate, traditional menu. Be sure to order the organic BICE wine from Tuscany, a perfec...

  • Bombay Bungalow

    Bombay Bungalow

    Instagram worthiness aside, this innovative and modern Indian restaurant serves delicious, much-loved recipes fused with European influences (they even have Gruyere Pav Bhaji Fondue). Dont expect faff...

  • The Boutique Kitchen

    The Boutique Kitchen

    A locally grown (exactly what it says on the tin) boutique kitchen based in Al Quoz, offering a home delivery and catering service. Recipes have been accumulated over the years and honed to produce a...

  • The Brass

    The Brass

    This beautifully designed cafe is a relaxed spot where you can pull up a pew and indulge in some choice brew. Homegrown in Dubai their team of baristas, all have insight into both the modern ‘Third Wa...

  • Bread Street Kitchen

    Bread Street Kitchen

    A huge space with tall ceilings, bar area and outdoor terrace, Bread Street Kitchen is infamous British Chef, author and restaurateur, Gordon Ramsey's Dubai edition. Their open-plan kitchen serves a w...

  • Brunswick Sports Club

    Brunswick Sports Club

    This casual restaurant/sports bar tucked away in MOE's Sheraton Hotel, is a practical gem to replenish after a mall-trawl and sure bet for a comfort food fix and a cold one while catching up with frie...

  • Bubblicious Brunch – Family Favourite

    Bubblicious Brunch – Family Favourite

    More than 10 live cooking stations in three restaurants (Blue Orange, Hunters Room & Grill and Spice Emporium). Catering to expats with families and children. Expect everything from desserts, seafood,...

  • Bu Qtair

    Bu Qtair

    A simple shack serving fresh fish caught daily. Local snapper and shrimp, fried fish curry and boiled cassavo root dishes with rice. Go as long as you dont mind picking the odd fish bone out of your t...

  • Burger & Lobster

    Burger & Lobster

    This cow and crustacean restaurant is a crowd-pleaser and easy on the wallet, with a separate bar serving up killer cocktails. The London staple serves up wild Atlantic lobster, fresh from the tank, o...

  • Bussola Fine Dining

    Bussola Fine Dining

    Twinkling candles and unbuttoned elegance with a classic, fresh Italian menu, Bussola's more formal restaurant is a convenient and consistent spot. Make sure you secure a seat on the terrace in the co...

  • Bussola Pizzeria

    Bussola Pizzeria

    Impressive views of the Gulf, a relaxed environment and reasonable prices establish Bussola as one of Dubais fundamental favourite pizza restaurants. An open-air pizzeria with bar area, this spot tick...

  • Café Belge

    Café Belge

    A good spot for afternoon lunch or post work drinks, with its roots passionately set in 1920s Brussels, Café Belge is comfortable European elegance with French influences. Food is classic bistro fare;...

  • Calicut Paragon

    Calicut Paragon

    Is it Calicut Paragon, or just simply the later, we're really not sure… Either way this staple South Indian restaurant produces good, inexpensive food and is held dear by many. Staff could be more eff...

  • Casa De Tapas

    Casa De Tapas

    Classic Andalusian plates decorate the ceiling and Moorish tiles prettify the casual bar area, while flamenco music radiates throughout. If the view of the Creek doesn't blow you away the Spanish fare...

  • Catch

    Catch

    This famous NYC hotspot has been transported from Meatpacking District Manhattan and bridges a long awaited gap in Dubai's restaurant scene. The vibrant atmosphere attributed to the restaurant's tight...

  • Cave

    Cave

    With over 500 international wines and an encouraged 'straight from the barrel' ethos, this urban wine cellar with exposed brick walls and sultry light is a decadent gent. The grey stone floor and cave...

  • Celebrities

    Celebrities

    If you can overlook the 'Celebrity' name, this redesigned restaurant provides the ultimate fine-dining destination for intimate evenings and welcoming gatherings, with a bar and outside terrace. Inspi...

  • The China Club

    The China Club

    What this old favourite may lack in atmosphere it makes up for in good food, a generous mix of authentic Cantonese, Peking and Szechuan cuisine, along with a charming team. There are also private dini...

  • China Sea

    China Sea

    This gem has been going for over a decade and is one of the most authentic Chinese restaurants in the city. Don't expect Molton Brown washroom products. This intrinsic Dubai luxury will fade into insi...

  • Cipriani

    Cipriani

    A nautical themed institution offering some of the best Italian food in the city, with well-loved classic options from the original Harry’s Bar, first opened by Giuseppe Cipriani in 1931, Venice. Set...

  • Clinton Street Baking Company

    Clinton Street Baking Company

    A satisfying spot for breakfast, lunch or dinner that is consistently busy on a weekend (be prepared to wait). This relatively young, NY institution brings with it a casual and friendly atmosphere and...

  • Cocktail Kitchen

    Cocktail Kitchen

    A highly unpretentious, well...Cocktail Kitchen. This functional, 5,000 sq ft thirst quencher is a refreshing addition to Dubai's restaurant scene. As they rightly state, 'There is never a shortage of...

  • Cocoa Room

    Cocoa Room

    Quirky breakfast bistro by day, bustling, top-drawer burger joint by night, Cocoa Room is a kind of in-house popup, only open from 8.30am-11.30am (get there before 10.45am or risk being turned away)....

  • The Coco Ville

    The Coco Ville

    Sweet-toothed foodies take note, as The Coco Ville, on Jumeirah Beach Road, produces some of the finest hand-made chocolates in the city. Founded by Emirati Aysha Al Hashimi, who swapped her job at a...

  • Comptoir 102

    Comptoir 102

    Acquainting Jumeirah with Parisian bohemian chic, this peaceful environment and yummy mummy hangout focuses on interior design, fashion accessories and food. Set just off Jumeirah road, the airy sanct...

  • Coya

    Coya

    This Peruvian den and sister of trendy London joint, Coya Mayfair, is a player in Dubai's fine food scene. From the team behind loved and lorded LPM and Zuma, Coya exudes sultry-cool. A well-stocked P...

  • Coya Brunch

    Coya Brunch

    A relaxed Peruvian fiesta with a feel-good atmosphere, DJ, Pisco Station and a tempting display of contemporary South American light bites, char-grills, ceviche, tiraditos and maki roles. This renowne...

  • Culinary Boutique

    Culinary Boutique

    This unique culinary space with a fresh and contemporary design aesthetic, is several things rolled into one location in the heart of Jumeirah. The café, outdoor terrace and rooftop provides a relaxed...

  • The Cycle Bistro

    The Cycle Bistro

    A cafe living and breathing Paleo (also known as the caveman diet; includes meats, seafood, vegetables, fruits and nuts), with a menu endorsed by nutritionists and fitness experts. Dishes contain no w...

  • Dhow & Anchor

    Dhow & Anchor

    A relaxed spot for lunch or dinner with a large terrace, this modern gastropub serves up British comfort food that will put a smile on your face and an extra notch on your belt (quite literally). With...

  • The Dinner Club by No.57

    The Dinner Club by No.57

    Emirati duo Buthaina Al Mazrui and Alamira Noor Bani Hashim created The Dinner Club 57 in November 2012 and brought something new and exciting to the city. Secrecy sets the tone and the location, them...

  • Din Tai Fung

    Din Tai Fung

    Famous for its signature dumplings, this renowned Taiwanese restaurant uses fresh ingredients paired with simple cooking styles. Some of the most authentic Taiwanese food you'll find in the city, with...

  • Eataly

    Eataly

    This luxury food court/ modern market/ culinary learning centre, is comprised of a variety of food and beverage stations, dining locations, a bakery and retail items. First opened in Turin Italy, in J...

  • Eat Greek

    Eat Greek

    Eat Greek offers an honest variety of wholesome Greek food. The restaurant has a prettified industrial character, with hanging bird cages decorated by fairy lights, concrete floors, leather sofas, rus...

  • El Chiringuito

    El Chiringuito

    From a renowned Ibizan beach house to a luxurious beach club set at the tip of The Palm, El Chiringuito offers seaside and pool lounging, cosy cabanas, a large sociable bar area, noteworthy dining and...

  • El Greco

    El Greco

    Perfect for a cheap and cheerful Greek feed or late night pit-stop. Service isn’t exactly fast, but this place serves souvlaki, donner and veggie kebabs, along with salads, mixed grills, sandwiches, f...

  • Elia

    Elia

    This attractive and authentic restaurant is owned by Greeks, run by Greeks and frequented by… yes, you guessed it. The head chef and assistant manager are a humble and charming couple, passionate abou...

  • Elia  |  October 20.2012

    Elia | October 20.2012

    My fellow diner and I felt as though we had been transported somewhere else and the Majestic Hotel (long may it reign) is candidly not where you would expect this little flower to shelter....

  • El Sur

    El Sur

    Not lauded for its Spanish restaurants, El Sur is a welcomed addition to Dubai; a mix of modernity and tradition with a contemporary indoor setting and an extensive bar. The outdoor terrace is invitin...

  • ET Sushi

    ET Sushi

    Frequented by DIFCites, ET sushi is Tokyo at the Towers convenient sister restaurant. A perfect spot for a good quality refuel or business lunch, with an la carte menu and conveyer belt of freshly pre...

  • The Farm

    The Farm

    A tranquil Elysium brought to you by the Zaal family (the region's most eco-conscious property developers/ dream-makers). A wash of serene creams and light wood, nestled in the heart of Al Barari, sur...

  • Folly by Nick & Scott

    Folly by Nick & Scott

    Tucked among the heaving stalls of Souk Madinat is a magical location, a restaurant that has most angles covered; spot an area you like and inevitably stumble across another. Dreamy dinner dates are s...

  • Friends Avenue

    Friends Avenue

    Cheesy name aside, this cosy caf in JLT is a comfortable spot to grab a drink and catchup (be that an iced tea or coffee, Green Detox Booster, fresh lemonade or a homemade chai latte). They offer a se...

  • Fumé

    Fumé

    Unpretentious food from around the globe, this friendly neighbourhood eatery is good for a casual breakfast, lunch or dinner, with views of the Marina or Burj Khalifa (depending on which location you...

  • Gazebo

    Gazebo

    What this place lacks in enthusiastic customer service or prompt delivery time it makes up for with passion for damn good Indian food. The Chefs' ancestors presided over the Mughal kitchens and have f...

  • Geales

    Geales

    Much loved British fish joint, Geales, has been servicing Notting Hill and Chelsea London locals for decades (since 1939 to be exact). Crisp white table cloths and classic vinegar shakers have prevail...

  • Ghaf Kitchen

    Ghaf Kitchen

    Dubai's first gourmet restaurant on wheels is a beautifully restored vintage Citroen H van. Led by an all-star team, this quirky and charming, British owned business, provides personalised catering se...

  • Grapeskin

    Grapeskin

    Opening out onto City Walks shopping street, Grapeskin is a standalone wine bar and kitchen with a sociable menu of mains, sharing options, cheeses and charcuterie. Wine can be paired to suit your moo...

  • The Hamptons Café

    The Hamptons Café

    This small, family-owned restaurant on Jumeirah Beach Road is set in a sumptuous townhouse, with a terrace overlooking the city's rooftops and iconic Burj Al Arab. Serving all day breakfast with an in...

  • Hapi

    Hapi

    A three-in-one warehouse in the city’s urban art district, catering to health and yep…happiness; alongside an impressive parkour space with a treatment room and upstairs Urban Yoga studio, Hapi is the...

  • Hoi An

    Hoi An

    This charming restaurant has a serene atmosphere, with attractive wooden shutters, perfected low-level lighting and a ceiling full of billowing fans. A haven amidst the vast surrounds of the Shangri L...

  • Home Bakery

    Home Bakery

    This Dubai born and raised caf serves undoubtedly some of the best cookies in town (think chewy, melt-in-your-mouth bites of heaven). Also on the menu are seven types of the elusive cronut (Nutellas a...

  • The Hummingbird Bakery

    The Hummingbird Bakery

    This West London bakery was first born in Notting Hill in 2004 when cupcakes were virtually unheard of in the UK. Today The Hummingbird Bakery has several cookbooks and numerous branches worldwide. A...

  • Indego by Vineet

    Indego by Vineet

    This opulent restaurant serves fine dining Indian cuisine, with dishes curated by Michelin-Starred Chef, Vineet Bhatia. The entrance is surrounded by glowing masks of Hindu Gods while twinkling candle...

  • Indie

    Indie

    An alternative to the DIFC's more formal venues, Indie hails from Beirut and offers a more casual, unpretentious setting, with different areas of restaurant and bar seating. Just across from Zuma and...

  • Inked

    Inked

    Creating conceptual dinners, cooking workshops, brand activations, guest-chef pop-ups and private events, in a large open warehouse. Inked’s dedication to food is reflective of the raw space in which...

  • Izakaya

    Izakaya

    Izakaya are traditionally described as casual places for after-work drinking and inexpensive food, in Japan. Not exactly a cookie cut example, all the same, this novelty spot is fit for group fun. A q...

  • Jean-Georges Vongerichten

    Jean-Georges Vongerichten

    One of the world's most famous chefs and a pioneer of the haute cuisine global franchise, Jean-Georges' culinary vision has been responsible for redefining industry standards. Involved in every aspect...

  • Kaftan

    Kaftan

    This unassuming Turkish restaurant neighbours the bombastic Burj Al Arab (the sail watches over you while you dine on a juxtaposed terrace, decorated in white-washed furniture and trees adorned with c...

  • Kalpaka

    Kalpaka

    A dimly lit, budget gem serving authentic Malabar food. Cosy booths make up the compact restaurant and a Malayali lady wrapped in a white sari attentively serves honest, traditional cuisine. Don't mis...

  • Kan Zaman

    Kan Zaman

    Impressive views of the Creek and a menu of Middle Eastern cuisine. Enjoy the outdoor patio with shisha in the cooler months, as long as you don't mind the odd stray cat…...

  • Karak House

    Karak House

    A good amalgamation of modern mixed with traditional Arabic and Indian food. This homegrown Emirati concept is set in a glass building in Downtown and serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. Light salads,...

  • Katana

    Katana

    An award-wining robata and sushi bar from Sunset Strip, LA, this famous Japanese restaurant enjoys a prominent waterfront location overlooking the Dubai Fountains and Burj Khalifa, at the base of The...

  • Kitsch Cupcakes

    Kitsch Cupcakes

    Launched by childhood friends Dalia Dogmoch and Racil Chalhoub. The pair first developed their Kitsch concept store in Beirut. Then, with a desire to share the love with their little bites of heaven,...

  • Kung Korean Restaurant & Karaoke

    Kung Korean Restaurant & Karaoke

    The restaurant interior is not particularly appealing, however there are eight private karaoke rooms for wannabe crooners. If you fancy a bite to eat, food is authentic and can be delivered to your ro...

  • La Cantine

    La Cantine

    From Paris to Dubai, this multi-sensory restaurant is not your steriotypical Parisian Café. Good for lunch, dinner and after work drinks, La Cantine du Faubourg's creators, Pierre Pirajean and Helena...

  • Ladurée

    Ladurée

    This Parisian tearooms' history began in 1862 when Louis Ernest Ladurée, a miller from the southwest of France, founded a bakery in Paris. A fire in 1871 made way for the transformation of a pastry sh...

  • Lafayette Gourmet

    Lafayette Gourmet

    With eight kitchens and in-house dining, this famous department stores food gallery caters to a range of tastes; options include antipasti and wood fired pizza, Indian curries, fresh Mediterranean sal...

  • Laluz

    Laluz

    Sophisticated Mediterranean food in an upscale setting, Laluz is part of the Four Season’s Hotel in Dubai’s International Financial District. Grupo Tragaluz’s (the reputable Spanish hospitality firm w...

  • La Petite Maison

    La Petite Maison

    This renowned worldwide eatery with its dark, bare wood floors and long bar boasts fresh and delicate Niçoise cuisine (French Mediterranean with an Italian influence). One of the city's top restaurant...

  • La Serre

    La Serre

    Set in the attractive Vida hotel, La Serre is a pretty French bistro; light and airy with clean white lines, marble worktops and rustic charm. French-Mediterranean fare, time is spent sourcing seasona...

  • La Tarteliere

    La Tarteliere

    French gourmet tarts exclusively home and office delivered, with a convenient order online service. Whether youre a veggie (try La Mediterranene and La Nantaise), fancy tuna with a twist of Caribbean...

  • Le Relais de l'Entrecote

    Le Relais de l'Entrecote

    French institution, Le Relais de l'Entrecote offers swift, no-nonsense service in a classic café setting, with tables and chairs spilling onto the Boulevard. Paper table clothes and a simple option of...

  • Little Black Door

    Little Black Door

    A hidden watering hole with an exclusive atmosphere (but not elitist- which we like)… Charged and often busy with a mixed crowd chatting around tall tables, sipping crafted cocktails or nibbling at di...

  • Long Yin

    Long Yin

    Cantonese and Szechwan cuisine, with outdoor seating available. The Friday dim sum is some of the best in the city....

  • The Maine

    The Maine

    The Maine Oyster Bar Grill, ran by Montreal gastropreneur Joey Ghazal and head chef Liam Breen, serves up an unpretentious dining experience tucked away in a hotel loading dock near the Dubai coastli...

  • Manvaar

    Manvaar

    Excellent Rajasthani food on a budget. Although Karama can be a maze, once you find this restaurant you will not be disappointed....

  • Marina Social

    Marina Social

    Celebrated British Chef Jason Atherton’s first Dubai venture, Marina Social provides a casually sophisticated dinner setting, with a British-Mediterranean inspired menu. Tapas-style dishes communicate...

  • Market & Platters

    Market & Platters

    One of the first guides to discover this little haven, we cant get enough. A European-style grocery providing a good selection of international cheeses and uber-fresh seafood display with live tanks,...

  • Mayrig

    Mayrig

    Named after the grandmother of the original owner and inspired by age-old ancestral recipes, Mayrig offers traditional Armenian food (the first of its kind in Dubai). Situated on Emaar Boulevard, this...

  • Mekong

    Mekong

    Open for dinner, this charming restaurant is a taste of the Far East, with Thai, Chinese and Vietnamese all playing a part in the menu. A nod to street food, diners are served complimentary betel leav...

  • Mezza House

    Mezza House

    Truly Eastern Med with a strong local following, celebrating culinary heritage and recipes passed down through generations. This authentic restaurant offers a lovingly compiled Levantine menu of Leban...

  • Miss Lily's

    Miss Lily's

    Your favourite Caribbean beach shack/ down and dirty dancehall, hailing straight from New York, administering a hit of authenticity and raw quality to Dubai’s bar and restaurant scene. The brainchild...

  • Molecule

    Molecule

    A cultural crossroads covering most senses; bringing food, drink, art and design together in the heart of Dubai’s Design District (D3). Molecule uses fresh, quality ingredients for Executive Chef Udo...

  • Mythos

    Mythos

    As one of the first to champion this venues older sister Elia, based in the Majestic Hotel in Bur Dubai (yep were kinda proud of this), this little gem is a Cherrypickd sight for sore eyes. Mythos bri...

  • Nola Eatery & Social House

    Nola Eatery & Social House

    This New Orleans inspired restaurant serves Southern American food touching on flavourful old classics Lousiana crab cake and seafood jambalaya, as well as lighter options like their crab and tuna cev...

  • Nourishing

    Nourishing

    Hands-down the best health food delivery service in Dubai, all meals are gluten and dairy free, packed with nutritional value. If youre craving comfort food Nourishing still have you covered; with opt...

  • Novikov

    Novikov

    A melting pot of influences, from Chinese and Japanese to South-East Asian, a concept created by Russian restaurateur Arkady Novikov. This well-known brand garners a crowd of slinky, ‘enhanced’ fans a...

  • Nusr-Et

    Nusr-Et

    Some of the best steak you'll have…with some of the worst service. This renowned restaurant, bar and grill concept is a result of the charismatic Nusret Gökçe, from Turkey, a butcher and meat speciali...

  • Okku

    Okku

    Dubai's very first high-end Japanese restaurant. The conglomeration of chefs from Tokyo, New York, LA and Las Vegas is reflective of the innovative fused menu, with tantalising dishes such as grilled...

  • Pai Thai

    Pai Thai

    Pull up to the enchanting entrance of golden horses and giant palatial fountains. Make your way through the hotel and down to the restaurant via boat, buggy or foot. Bask in a magical setting overlook...

  • Pierchic

    Pierchic

    Walk down the promenade and enjoy the finest views of Dubai's most iconic building, Burj Al Arab and the Arabian Gulf. This enchanting restaurant specialises in seafood and Mediterranean fare and neve...

  • Play

    Play

    This big player (yep we said it), introduced via a private entrance and lift in the H Hotel, serves an Asian-European menu of damn good food (and who would doubt it with Ex-Zuma chef Reif Othman headi...

  • Poco Loco

    Poco Loco

    This Latin American restaurant is inspired by head chef and owner, Neil Witney’s travels. Previous group executive chef of London’s Ricker Restaurants (whose portfolio includes hotspot Bodega Negra) t...

  • Pots, Pans and Boards

    Pots, Pans and Boards

    Known for his no-fuss approach to cooking and an enthusiasm for sourcing the best in fresh, seasonal and ethical ingredients, Tom Aikens, one of the UK's most acclaimed Chefs, launched his first Dubai...

  • Prime 68

    Prime 68

    Set in the tallest hotel in the world (it's Dubai…), this sophisticated Art Deco steak house is impressive from, from the awesome setting, to the faultless staff and mergence of fine dining without pr...

  • Prime 68  |  May 26.2014

    Prime 68 | May 26.2014

    A glass of champagne to start, we’re tempted by a complimentary, rich and creamy amuse bouche of mushroom soup. Worried that the cauliflower soup I just ordered may not live up to its petite predecess...

  • Ramusake

    Ramusake

    A modern Japanese concept located at the DoubleTree by Hilton (yep, where The Maine and Stereo Arcade live). Expect izakaya style dining at the multi-faceted restaurant, bar and terrace, with DJ decks...

  • Rang Mahal

    Rang Mahal

    A hue of red and amber, this contemporary restaurant is spearheaded by Atul Kochhar of Londons Benares, one of the first Indian chefs to receive a Michelin star for his native cuisine. Offering except...

  • Rare Brunch – Gatsby Glamour

    Rare Brunch – Gatsby Glamour

    This elegant experience marries all the brunch essentials without the excessive waste. A dignified display of good quality food from Rares contemporary grill, with well-sourced ingredients. Emphasis i...

  • Rare Restaurant Brunch  |  January 25.2013

    Rare Restaurant Brunch | January 25.2013

    The eclectic collection of art makes a first and lasting impression. A far cry from some of Dubai’s haughty and bombastic brunches, Rare is subtle and chic. Warmly greeted at the restaurant entrance w...

  • Ravi

    Ravi

    A legendary Dubai institution loved by all from cabbies to C.E.O.s. This bonafide Pakistani eatery serves hot tandoori roti, lassi, dal, scrumptious meat grills and mouth-watering curries. Grab a tabl...

  • Ravi  |  January 16.2014

    Ravi | January 16.2014

    I spot the white and green sign and eagerly hop out of the car before we’re even stationary. The flagship Satwa location is filled with a sense of nostalgia, brimming with hungry mouths while the staf...

  • Reform Social & Grill

    Reform Social & Grill

    The board games and Beano mags are a Blighty giveaway. A quintessentially British export tucked away in The Lakes, offering a different experience to Dubai's catalogue of hotel eateries. The bar is fi...

  • Rhodes Twenty10

    Rhodes Twenty10

    Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes' second successful Dubai venture, Rhodes Twenty10 is a culinary gem amongst a sea of the city's steak/grill options. The attention to detail shines from start to finish, wit...

  • Rhodes W1

    Rhodes W1

    With a quintessentially British menu from famous Brit chef Gary Rhodes, this restaurant, bar and terrace is beautifully designed (all be it, more inviting on the terrace). With fresh, lemon and emeral...

  • Roberto's

    Roberto's

    Signature dishes feature lobster carpaccio with fresh tempura artichoke and caviar dressing, grilled asparagus with seared scallops and black truffle, and black-ink spaghetti with baby squid, red shri...

  • Rooftop

    Rooftop

    This enchanting and intimate venue looks out over Palm Jumeirah. Immerse yourself in the lethally serene, low cushioned seating, quaff cocktails and luxuriate amidst the melodic tones of Arabic lounge...

  • Ruya

    Ruya

    This award-winning restaurant (meaning ‘dream’ in Turkish) showcases Anatolia’s rich culinary history with contemporary elegance. Modernised dishes have been tried and tested led by Executive Chef Col...

  • Salt

    Salt

    With somewhat of a cult status, Salt was one of Dubais first popup food concepts. Relying heavily on social media this food truck concept once parked its Airstream trailers at random, undisclosed (unt...

  • Saravanaa Bhojan

    Saravanaa Bhojan

    This Indian vegetarian restaurant serves a wide range of crispy dosas, tasty tiffin meals, thaali 'specials' and mixed rice options at a snip of the price (around 10dhs a dish). Whether you're a meat-...

  • Sass Café

    Sass Café

    This decadent Monaco hotspot likes to flaunt its celebrity following, but it's not this that impresses us. Dripping with fiery, ornate chandeliers and moody lighting, Sass is the place to go when you...

  • The Scene

    The Scene

    A restaurant, lounge and terrace serving classic British comfort food. Celebrity Chef and author Simon Rimmer, along with his executive head Chef, have created a menu of heart-warming options (some wi...

  • Shabestan

    Shabestan

    This Persian gem has been serving regulars with traditional fare and a view of the Creek for 23 years. Start by sampling the hearty and fragrant vegetable and grain soup, ash e reshte (a favourite of...

  • Shogun

    Shogun

    This unassuming eatery is a refreshing diamond in the rough. Revered amongst many of Dubai's East Asian expats in search of a little nostalgia, the menu consists of Japanese, Thai and Korean dishes. I...

  • Signature by Sanjeev Kapoor

    Signature by Sanjeev Kapoor

    Impressive menu and service in Sanjeev Kapoor's tucked away culinary cove. Nix the ominous silver hanging fabric, this restaurant is not just another 'celeb chef does Dubai'. A true feast for the sens...

  • Siraj

    Siraj

    An upscale Emirati-Arabic restaurant tucked away in Souk Al Bahar, with golden interiors and a more casual outdoor setting. Shisha is served on the terrace while the menu incorporates old and new Arab...

  • Slider Station

    Slider Station

    This cool slider concept (with several strings to its bow) channels 1940s American Gas Station and don't be thrown off by the feeling you may have stumbled across an alcohol free members club… Base be...

  • Smiling BKK

    Smiling BKK

    The pintsized, original location of this quirky Thai restaurant (maximum capacity 25) is a treasure, with its trade mark moustachioed Mona Lisa and amusing dishes of Fook Yu noodles and Six Inches of...

  • Social by Heinz Beck

    Social by Heinz Beck

    A classic, elegant atmosphere, with an impressive open glass kitchen, Heinz Becks Social is a large restaurant and bar serving modern European fine dining fare. Think minuscule amuse-bouches, delicate...

  • The Social Room

    The Social Room

    Celebrated British Chef Jason Atherton’s first Dubai venture, The Social Room is a minimalist, retro-chic setting. Marina Social’s adjoining bar serves an extensive collection of whiskeys, classic, be...

  • Sonamu

    Sonamu

    Dubai's most authentic high-end Korean restaurant, often frequented by well-groomed East Asian businessmen. A large, open culinary haven of zen. Even the huge trees are imported from Asia, adding to t...

  • Spice Emporium

    Spice Emporium

    Dinner only. This restaurant offers indoor and outdoor seating with open kitchens. décor is dark walnut and splashes of amber, with a fairly traditional menu of fresh authentic Thai food. Book a table...

  • Sukhothai

    Sukhothai

    A hidden gem in the Méridien Village, with traditional décor and hand carved wooden interiors. Your experience is enriched by thoughtful touches. Customers are greeted by a coconut water with orchid g...

  • The Sum of Us

    The Sum of Us

    From the duo behind Tom & Serg, this busy space is Tom Arnel and Sergio Lopez's second successful venture. What sets this place apart from its big bro? A more compact menu, specialised roastery room,...

  • The Surf Café

    The Surf Café

    This large open space on Jumeirah road, serves breakfast lunch and dinner. The head Chefs background is seafood, having previously worked at Dubais iconic, Burj Al Arab (so we recommend you sample the...

  • Sushi Art

    Sushi Art

    Japanese (dine in, takeaway or delivery) with a fine dining twist and dishes from 'Michelin Starred sushi innovator' Thierry Marx. With minimalist, wooden interiors, Sushi Art offers a menu of modern...

  • Tasha's

    Tasha's

    This cosmopolitan caf hailing from South Africa, has an energetic, warm atmosphere, with an extensive and fresh international menu. Breakfasts can go one way or the other; vegan, raw and glutton free...

  • The Terrace

    The Terrace

    This place is perfect for relaxed cocktails or a glass of vino, overlooking the historic Creek amongst a sumptuous terrace and palatial Park Hyatt backdrop....

  • Ting Irie

    Ting Irie

    A fresh take on Caribbean cuisine; this casual Jamaican joint serves up dishes of tender jerk chicken accompanied by ‘special (Scotch Bonnet) sauce’ and soft buns smothered in fresh slaw filled with J...

  • TOMO

    TOMO

    Launched by chef and owner Chitoshi Takahashi (original mastermind of Kisaku Dubai) TOMO boasts a cocktail bar and candlelit terrace of traditional seating with twinkling Dubai panorama, as well as sm...

  • TOMO  |  June 12.2013

    TOMO | June 12.2013

    In the restaurant, encased in glass, were bestowed a perfect view of the artists at work. Chef Takahashi graciously greets us, while we immediately relinquish any dish favouritism in place of his wise...

  • Tom & Serg

    Tom & Serg

    Adamantly not a franchise and far away from robotic food and service, Tom Arnel (an Aussie from Melbourne) and Sergio Lopez (from Madrid) set their sights on this two story warehouse just of Sheikh Za...

  • Tong Thai

    Tong Thai

    Set on the fourth floor of the sprawling JW Marriot Marquis hotel, this restaurant with masculine, dark wood interiors and amber and blue hues of sultry light, provides an overall experience that stan...

  • Traiteur

    Traiteur

    Great food in a majestic setting with exceptional staff, enter down an imposing staircase worthy of the Crillon Ball itself and caramel cut ceiling (an amber hue of mesmerising sultry light) classic a...

  • Traiteur Brunch - European Fine Dining

    Traiteur Brunch - European Fine Dining

    Guests have several options; to enjoy the theatrical kitchen while listening to live jazz, indulge with friends in the private dining room, or relax on the outdoor terrace overlooking the Marina. Feat...

  • Wafi Gourmet

    Wafi Gourmet

    This restaurant and delicatessen, offers takeaway and dine in. Featuring a wide variety of Middle Eastern food, hot and cold beverages, kebabs, mezze, shawarma, mounds of olives, spices and more. Cont...

  • Waka

    Waka

    This Peruvian bar and restaurant tucked away in the Oberoi hotel, behind giant turquoise doors, showcases inventive, vibrant cuisine and cocktails; carrying through to the colourful interiors. Perus m...

  • Weslodge

    Weslodge

    Hailing from Toronto, this gentrified saloon/restaurant in Tower B of the JW Marriot Marquis hotel, sports an extensive cocktail list and a hearty menu. The at-once welcoming interiors and friendly te...

  • Wild & The Moon

    Wild & The Moon

    Using plant-based, local, seasonal and ethically sourced ingredients, this is a no additive, no GMO, no gluten, dairy or refined sugar, no messin kind of joint; with two recently opened branches in Pa...

  • XVA Café

    XVA Café

    Fresh vegetarian food (breakfast, salads, soups and sandwiches, as well as light dinner) in this peaceful and charming courtyard café. Cool down with an ice cream, or refreshing mint lemonade....

  • Yamanote Atelier

    Yamanote Atelier

    Dubais first Japanese bakery, perfect for a friendly catch-up, tea/coffee stop and a bite to eat. This simple, modern pastry shop entices you with its pristine peppermint interior and delicious select...

  • Yuan

    Yuan

    A vast, seductive restaurant with several seating options available, dependent on your mood… The tall tables near the bar area or large rounded seating towards the back of the restaurant (which could...

  • Yui

    Yui

    This ramen joint is a modern caf catering to the D3 creative crowd and swiftly serving up some of the best casual Japanese food in town. The fare here is authentic, fast and the menu straight to the p...

  • YUM!

    YUM!

    Simple contemporary interiors with 60s inspired seating and colourful modern art, created by renowned restaurant designer Tony Chi. Favoured by the city's Asian expats and businessmen, Yum's menu is a...

  • Zagol

    Zagol

    Don't underestimate this pint-sized gem. Like walking into someone's living room, Zagol offers some of the best home cooked Ethiopian food in Dubai. Modest, with tiny stools, mesobs (traditional woven...

  • Zaroob

    Zaroob

    This Levant 'street food' eatery with exposed concrete floors and graffitied walls has a fun and eclectic vibe. The colourful and busy atmosphere (whether indoor amongst the cooking theatrics and fres...

  • Zengo

    Zengo

    Taking its name from the Japanese word for 'give and take', this inviting restaurant offers internationally influenced Pan-Asian fare with a variety of small to medium dishes created to share; from di...

  • Zuma

    Zuma

    There's not much to say about this Japanese hub of culinary brilliance, other than all the positive feedback that you have heard about it is true. Light, open and contemporary, with an international l...

  • Zuma Brunch — Sushi Master

    Zuma Brunch — Sushi Master

    One of the city's most popular brunches, Zuma's name speaks for itself and this Friday institution allows you the opportunity to feast on the world-renowned restaurant's signature Japanese fare for a...