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

Traiteur (Brunch) – Park Hyatt, The Creek, Dubai

Long-standing “Best Brunch in Dubai”, Traiteur has undergone a huge facelift that has meant its hallowed doors have been closed for quite a while now. After several delays (one of which my family bore the brunt of when they weren’t ready to host their extremely expensive Christmas brunch), it’s finally opened, so I headed down courtesy of their lovely PR team, to check out their … Continue reading Traiteur (Brunch) – Park Hyatt, The Creek, 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

Ravioli&Co. – Burj Daman, DIFC, Dubai

Ravioli&Co is one of the newest restaurants in town, situated directly opposite ‘The Artisan’ (arguably the best Italian in town……..so I hear). An interesting choice of location! The wife and I dropped by for a Thursday night after-work dinner to see if it hit the mark. The first thing you’ll notice about the restaurant is its size. It’s tiny! It makes for a warm, romantic … Continue reading Ravioli&Co. – Burj Daman, DIFC, Dubai

Bleu Blanc – The Renaissance Hotel, Business Bay, Dubai

It was Thursday, it had been a tough week at work for the missus, so I decided to take her out for date night. The brief was “somebody where all the influenzas in Dubai aren’t invited to, that is new and hot” so my good friend Zoe (The Luxeologist) advised I give David Myers’ new French Farmhouse-style restaurant in the Renaissance a go. Apologies for the … Continue reading Bleu Blanc – The Renaissance Hotel, Business Bay, 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

La Môme – Nassima Royal Hotel, SZR, Dubai

After coming off the back of writing a review on one of the best restaurants I’ve been to in a while (TOMO), it is with regret that I now have to write a critique on one of the most dreadful eateries I’ve ever had the displeasure of eating in. Let’s wind things back a few weeks and I’ll tell you an interesting (subject to debate) … Continue reading La Môme – Nassima Royal Hotel, SZR, Dubai

360° (Evening Brunch) – Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Dubai

I’ll admit – I didn’t head to one of Dubai’s biggest nightlife hotspots and expect a fantastic culinary experience, but places have surprised me before, so after receiving a kind invite from atozaatar to join her and The Luxeologist, the wife and I went with an open mind to the famous 360° bar in JBH. We arrived and went through the whole rigmarole of all being … Continue reading 360° (Evening Brunch) – Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Dubai