Oni – Shangri La Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai

With a restaurant adorned with cherry blossom trees and a private sake bar hidden in the back, newly-opened Japanese eatery Oni, seems to be establishing itself as another strong addition to the SZR nightlife scene. A few friends have been and enjoyed, so what better way to see what the hype is, than heading down with my trusty wife to check it out! We arrived … Continue reading Oni – Shangri La Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai

Axe House – Armada Hotel, JLT, Dubai

Axe House is the new restaurant in place of popular-but-short-lived Cocktail Kitchen in the Armada Hotel, so the wife and I thought we’d drop in for a spot of lunch after it was highly recommend by our good buddy Courtney (atozaatar). It was pretty quiet when we arrived and we were seated in a weird “is it inside or is it out?” area, facing the … Continue reading Axe House – Armada Hotel, JLT, Dubai

360° (Evening Brunch) – Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Dubai

I’ll admit – I didn’t head to one of Dubai’s biggest nightlife hotspots and expect a fantastic culinary experience, but places have surprised me before, so after receiving a kind invite from atozaatar to join her and The Luxeologist, the wife and I went with an open mind to the famous 360° bar in JBH. We arrived and went through the whole rigmarole of all being … Continue reading 360° (Evening Brunch) – Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Dubai

The Black Lion – H Hotel, Dubai

A colleague and I had just finished a meeting in the area, so we thought we’d swing by The Black Lion in the H Hotel (SZR) to test out their new menu. The first thing you’ll notice about the Black Lion when you walk in, is how gosh-darn smoky it is. As a non-smoker, I found it really off-putting and almost walked out, but we … Continue reading The Black Lion – H Hotel, Dubai

Mr Miyagi’s – Media One Hotel, Media City, Dubai

Oh boy, have I been looking forward to this one. Mr Miyagi’s has been top of the charts in recent weeks for influencer/food reviewer invites. I think every single person I’ve come across in the industry (other than myself) has been there in the last month and I’ve heard mixed things – mainly average food, but good vibes! After an enjoyable brunch at qwerty, I … Continue reading Mr Miyagi’s – Media One Hotel, Media City, Dubai

Q’s – Palazzo Versace, Al Jadaf, Dubai

My experiences with jazz in Dubai have mainly been a joke – you have Mariah Carey heading up the “jazz fest”, a recent “swing” band I saw turned out to be a duo covering pop songs and even last weekend, the band at a “jazz brunch” at Imperium turned out to be no more than an average cover band with a singer over-singing her way … Continue reading Q’s – Palazzo Versace, Al Jadaf, Dubai