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

Din Tai Fung – Mall of the Emirates, Dubai

A few weeks ago, I had a dig at this place whilst making a point about restaurants in MoE. To be fair, when I did visit, I had a pretty disappointing experience but the backlash I received was devastating – three of my favourite food writers; Courtney (atozaatar), Zoe (theluxeologist) and Haiya (passmethedimsum) all individually had a go at me and told me I was … Continue reading Din Tai Fung – Mall of the Emirates, Dubai

The Hot Dog Stand – Ibn Battuta Mall, Dubai

Ibn Battuta seems to be enjoying a bit of a revival in terms of their food offering. The recent extension has offered a new array of fast-food options, as well as the welcome addition of M&S for the Brits! On the cinema side, Nando’s has landed and with a couple of new restaurants awaiting completion, shoppers are almost spoilt for choice in one of the … Continue reading The Hot Dog Stand – Ibn Battuta Mall, Dubai

Yalumba (Friday Night Seafood Brunch) – Le Meridien, Garhoud, Dubai

One of my lovely followers, Maria, requested that I do more reviews at affordable places, which I felt was a fair comment. Quite a lot of the restaurants I’ve recently critiqued have been on the fine-dining, special occasiony side, so when I read about Yalumba’s new, evening seafood brunch (from their hilariously pun-filled flyer), coming in at a very reasonable 295 AED with a variety … Continue reading Yalumba (Friday Night Seafood Brunch) – Le Meridien, Garhoud, Dubai

Bateaux Dubai, The Creek, Dubai

The in-laws had family in town, so what better way to show them what Dubai has to offer culinarily (yeah, spellcheck says this isn’t a word, but it is now), by taking them to a tourist-trap, restaurant-boat that floats across The Creek. As you can tell, my excitement levels were cranked up to 11. I have an issue with novelty/touristy things over here; having lived … Continue reading Bateaux Dubai, The Creek, Dubai

Falafel Farm – Business Bay – Dubai

I’ve never been a huge fan of falafel. An old colleague once took me to a place in Sharjah that does “the best falafel in the world!” and I found it dry, too packed with parsley, oily and pretty boring. So recently, I thought I’d give it another go and took a few colleagues to Falafel Farm, a place round the corner of my office … Continue reading Falafel Farm – Business Bay – Dubai

Eat & Drink – Umm Suqeim Road, Dubai

Sometimes, I like to splurge on a fancy meal at a posh restaurant. Sometimes, I want to get as much food as possible, for as little as possible and last night was one of those nights. Eat & Drink is a name┬ásynonymous with Dubai (at least if you’ve lived here a few years). Established in 1982, branches have been popping up all over the UAE … Continue reading Eat & Drink – Umm Suqeim Road, Dubai