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

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

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

Eat Well – Zabeel 1, Dubai

Food writing is terrible when you have a constant battle with your weight. Since I began a year ago, I put on 10kg in a 6 month period. When stepping foot on the scales after Christmas, I knew I needed to do something about it, so I stopped weekday drinking and sought out healthy food on a lunchtime – thankfully, I’ve managed to lose most … Continue reading Eat Well – Zabeel 1, 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

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

Waka – The Oberoi, Business Bay, Dubai

Over the last 18 months, it’s seemed like a week can’t go by without me hearing about a new Peruvian restaurant opening, or one slinking off into a re-brand (Tesoro, I’m looking at you). I went to Coya a few weeks ago and found it a little hit and miss and in all my experiences of Peruvian food, I can’t pinpoint a time where I … Continue reading Waka – The Oberoi, Business Bay, 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

La Farine – JW Marquis Marriott, Business Bay, Dubai

The more I add content to my little food website, the more I realize that it’s far, far more entertaining to write (and from the viewers experience, read) about bad food experiences than good ones. The bad reviews are the ones that get shared, spark discussion, drive traffic and although the good ones provide valuable insight and suggestions for where to eat, they’re just a … Continue reading La Farine – JW Marquis Marriott, Business Bay, Dubai