Asia Asia – Pier 7, Dubai Marina, Dubai

Ohhhh Asia Asia. I remember, all those years ago being blown away by this grandiose new edition to Pier 7; the majestic entrance, the lemongrass aromas emanating throughout the venue, the beautiful furniture, it really was spectacular. I was excited to see if it had aged well so headed there with a few friends on a Sunday night to checkidy check it out. It’s an … Continue reading Asia Asia – Pier 7, Dubai Marina, Dubai

Prime 68 – JW Marquis Marriott, Business Bay, Dubai

As the pièce de résistance of my birthday celebrations (oh yes, I milked it this year), the decision was made to take advantage of one of the best steak houses in the country, Prime 68. I’ve never been before, but heard nothing but good things from friends who have visited and the online reviews speak for themselves. We’d tried getting in on the Thursday night, but … Continue reading Prime 68 – JW Marquis Marriott, Business Bay, Dubai

Il Borro – Madinat, Jumeirah Al Naseem – Dubai

Il Borro is one of those new restaurants creating a real buzz in the air at present. Nominated for several regional awards in its first year and received warmly by some of my prominent foodie contemporaries, I was very excited to go check it out for the first time. The food is Tuscan-themed as opposed to your standard Italian fare. Tuscan food I’d say is … Continue reading Il Borro – Madinat, Jumeirah Al Naseem – Dubai

folly by Nick & Scott (Brunch) – Madinat Jumeirah – Dubai

Nick & Scott are true stalwarts of the Dubai cooking scene. Coming to prominence in 2010 from leading Verre by Gordon Ramsay – to opening Table 9 in 2011 – to working with Spinneys on a product line and having success with their casual dining concept, Taste Kitchen. They’re now back in the game after a short hiatus, with a beautiful new fine dining restaurant … Continue reading folly by Nick & Scott (Brunch) – Madinat Jumeirah – Dubai

The Rose & Crown – The Atrium, Al Habtoor City, Dubai

To break up a soul-destroying shopping trip, the wife and I thought we’d venture out to check out the (relatively) newly opened “The Atrium” in the up-and-coming Al Habtoor City. I actually thought this place was new, but after discussing with the barstaff it turns out it has just celebrated its 1st birthday…..oops! Where does time go!? Anyway! We rocked up at around 2pm, ready … Continue reading The Rose & Crown – The Atrium, Al Habtoor City, Dubai

Coya – Four Seasons Hotel, Jumeriah, Dubai

Coya is one of those global institutions in the same vein as the Nomas and the Zumas – synonymous with lip-smackingly good food and cool, trendy atmospheres and fit-outs globally. It’s currently Dubai’s most critically-acclaimed Peruvian-fusion restaurant (and my God there are a lot at the moment) so it seemed a perfect venue to celebrate the wife’s birthday. We arrived, gobsmacked at the breathtaking entrance. … Continue reading Coya – Four Seasons Hotel, Jumeriah, Dubai

Le Petit Chef – World Trade Centre, Dubai

I’m a sucker for good, viral content. When around two years ago, “Le Petit Chef” gifs were going round Facebook, I was captivated by this unique “3D” dining experience and was mega-excited to see it was touring Dubai – I HAD to see it! So I brought the wife along to check it out. The night started off in the Executive Lounge in the World … Continue reading Le Petit Chef – World Trade Centre, Dubai

Qwerty – Media One Hotel, Media City, Dubai

It was my birthday recently, so the wife booked the family in for lunch at Media One’s new casual dining venue on their ground floor. It was a Friday afternoon – in Ramadan – in a place that wasn’t serving a brunch, so our expectations were low in terms of there being a rowdy atmosphere and we were correct. Just us and two other diners … Continue reading Qwerty – Media One Hotel, Media City, Dubai

Molecule – D3 Design District, Dubai

Dubai Design District (D3), is one of the newest developments in Dubai, catering for the art and design community. Situated at the opposite side of the Creek to Dubai Mall, it’s fast-becoming a real hotspot, with a plethora of restaurants and cafes that are enjoyed by the creative businesses who have set up there. The challenge though, is attracting people from outside the vicinity as … Continue reading Molecule – D3 Design District, Dubai