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

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

The Black Lion – H Hotel, Dubai

A colleague and I had just finished a meeting in the area, so we thought we’d swing by The Black Lion in the H Hotel (SZR) to test out their new menu. The first thing you’ll notice about the Black Lion when you walk in, is how gosh-darn smoky it is. As a non-smoker, I found it really off-putting and almost walked out, but we … Continue reading The Black Lion – H Hotel, Dubai

Toro + Ko – City Walk, Jumeirah, Dubai

Toro + Ko is New York City’s newest export to hit the UAE shores. Coming straight from the trendy Meatpacking District, their take on tapas is proving mighty popular over there and they’re hoping to replicate this success in the new, licensed section of City Walk. A To Za’atar and I took a leisurely lunch to find out how they fared. I didn’t really know … Continue reading Toro + Ko – City Walk, Jumeirah, Dubai

The Scene – Pier 7, Dubai Marina

Ahhhh, The Scene. My “local” back in the day of living in the Marina. It’s a place where I used to spent a lot of time, due to it being one of the only places in walking distance to provide craft beer, that I could sit outside in the sunshine and enjoy some homely, comfort food. The staff members and managers change more often than … Continue reading The Scene – Pier 7, Dubai Marina

Brasserie 2.0 (Brunch) – Royal Meridien, Dubai Marina, Dubai

During the week leading up to visiting Brasserie 2.0, I scouted around my social networks to get their thoughts. Overwhelmingly positive was the feedback and despite me falling a little out of love with buffet brunches over the recent months (hate the wastage, hate the averageness of the majority of it, hate how it’s so hard to review properly as you can only end up … Continue reading Brasserie 2.0 (Brunch) – Royal Meridien, Dubai Marina, 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

Common Grounds – Mall of the Emirates, Barsha, Dubai

Common Grounds has been a firm favourite of mine over the last couple of years (or however long it’s been open). It’s always busy, they serve decent coffee and the food is relatively healthy, fresh and tasty. I’ve been working through the restaurants on the new floor during that time, but it’s the only place that I’ve returned to; the pizza place served me a … Continue reading Common Grounds – Mall of the Emirates, Barsha, 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

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