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

Miss Tess – Taj Hotel, Business Bay, Dubai

As per the blurb on their website, “Miss Tess is a street-food restaurant inspired by a story. A story of an Asian woman who grew up on the streets of her continent, learning what they offer best and turning this knowledge into a fully Asian gastronomical experience”. Sounds exciting, huh? It was Thursday night, the wife and I were hungry for some authentic Asian street … Continue reading Miss Tess – Taj Hotel, Business Bay, Dubai

Mama Zonia – Pier 7, Dubai Marina, Dubai

Once home to the Mexican restaurant, “O Cacti”, level 2 of the ever-popular Pier 7 has over the summer, been transformed into jungle-themed, South American/Indonesian/Japanese restaurant, Mama Zonia. I headed down with good friends atozaatar and husband to check it out! The entrance to the restaurant is rather striking, adorned with a huge birdcage, jungle flora and Aztec tiles, you really know you’ve entered the … Continue reading Mama Zonia – Pier 7, Dubai Marina, Dubai

Loca – Dubai Marine Resort, Jumeirah, Dubai

Once a notorious expat pub called The Alamo, Loca has evolved in its years to become one of the restaurants synonymous with good Mexican food and a lively atmosphere in the Dubai food scene. The wife and I headed down on Sunday night to try out a few dishes from its new menu. Firstly, don’t come to Loca expecting a fine-dining setting (although if you … Continue reading Loca – Dubai Marine Resort, Jumeirah, Dubai

Blacksmith – Wyndham Hotel, Dubai Marina, Dubai

There’s a relatively new smokehouse in town! Since purchasing a kamado BBQ, I’ve been pretty obsessed with the art of smoking meat so I was extremely excited when I received an invite to review Blacksmith at the new Wyndham, Dubai Marina. The wife and I headed down to check out the self-proclaimed, “Dubai’s First Real Smoke House!” to see if they could top the reverse-seared … Continue reading Blacksmith – Wyndham Hotel, Dubai Marina, Dubai

Cabin – Al Barsha South, Dubai

For the last few months, I’ve heard a lot of positive rumblings in the foodie-community about this obscurely-positioned, arty-cafe that has opened up near the Science Park in Barsha South. After a failed attempt to visit Mall of the Emirates (we couldn’t even park!), we thought we’d cut our losses and try to restore some happiness in the afternoon. Although initially, it appears to be … Continue reading Cabin – Al Barsha South, 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

Seafood Kitchen – Jebel Ali Recreation Club, Dubai

Jebel Ali Recreation Club is one of the oldest institutions in “expat-Dubai” and recently underwent a huge facelift – the old clubhouse (think typical, dirty, smoky working men’s club-but charming) demolished, to make way for a behemoth of a venue, that kinda looks like half of a football stadium from above. The businessman in me questions whether the venue is fully fit-for-purpose, as it’s not located … Continue reading Seafood Kitchen – Jebel Ali Recreation Club, 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

Moombai & Co. – The H Hotel, SZR, Dubai

Moombai & Co. has been doing the rounds lately, with the majority of the food influenzas (and a few legit friends!) flocking on down for some free food. I thought I’d give it a few weeks for the insta-hype to die down and took a new acquaintance along on a Monday night to see what the whole “Parsi” thing is all about. According to Wikipedia, … Continue reading Moombai & Co. – The H Hotel, SZR, Dubai