Lowe – KOA Canvas (Nr. Al Barari), Dubai

It seems a day can’t go by these days without someone mentioning to me, “Lowe”, the newly-opened, contemporary, posh-looking, home-grown restaurant over at KOA Canvas (a development just down the road from The Farm, Al Barari). It was a beautiful spring morning, the place is dog-friendly, so the wife and I decided to hit the road and make the voyage to see what it was all … Continue reading Lowe – KOA Canvas (Nr. Al Barari), Dubai

Arrows & Sparrows – The Greens, Dubai

Arrows & Sparrows is another one on the dog-friendly list, so a weekend tradition is forming of Chico chasing the local kitten and bothering all the other guests (in his lovable little way of course). We’ve been a few times now and it’s always been consistently strong so I thought it’d be good to give it a little write-up after being asked by their PR … Continue reading Arrows & Sparrows – The Greens, Dubai

Lime Tree Cafe – Al Quoz, Dubai

Today’s action-packed review will be just like me – short, but sweet. Whilst waiting for our poor dog’s fur to be massacred by the brutes at Shampooch, the wife and I popped into the Emirate-famous, Lime Tree Cafe for a spot of breakfast in Al Quoz. Established in 2001, this home-grown concept has grown into a well-respected spot to enjoy healthy breakfasts and tasty sandwiches … Continue reading Lime Tree Cafe – Al Quoz, Dubai

The EmiREDEMPTION: Reform Social Grill – The Lakes, Dubai

Those who follow my posts or my page on Instagram (@theemireati), will know that I tore Reform a new one a few weeks ago. Being a Brit, a place that feels like a typical UK gastro-pub with a spacious garden filled with childrens’ laughter, craft beverages, proper full English breakfasts and the best roast dinner this side of my Grandma Audrey’s house, is always going … Continue reading The EmiREDEMPTION: Reform Social Grill – The Lakes, Dubai

Fumé – Pier 7, Dubai Marina, Dubai

In my eyes, a large gap has opened in the “quality breakfast” market since the sad demise of the Yacht Club (boo-hiss-boo, Emaar) and the decline of the once-excellent Reform Social & Grill; so after noticing a new menu launch I thought I’d see what Fumé (a restaurant that serves a damn-good Beef Rendang) could offer up. We arrived to a little confusion as there’s … Continue reading Fumé – Pier 7, Dubai Marina, Dubai

Reform Social & Grill, The Lakes, Dubai

Prior to this blog, I was a freelance writer at one of the Dubai-based, lifestyle magazines and Reform was one of the first places I was tasked to visit. Being a firm favourite of mine already, due to its exceptional roasts, I sampled their full-English breakfast and my God it was so, so good. With my parents in town and after a heavy night on … Continue reading Reform Social & Grill, The Lakes, Dubai