Wild & The Moon

Using plant-based, local, seasonal and ethically sourced ingredients, this is a no additive, no GMO, no gluten, dairy or refined sugar, no messin’ joint; with two recently opened branches in Paris and more set to roll-out...


This ramen joint is a modern café catering to the D3 creative crowd and swiftly serving up some of the best casual Japanese food in town...


One of Dubai's first popup food concepts, with somewhat of a cult status, Salt serves up some of the best damn burgers in the city...

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Acquainting Jumeirah with Parisian bohemian chic, this peaceful environment and 'Yummy Mummy' hangout focuses on interior design, fashion accessories and food...
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La Cantine

From Paris to Dubai, this multi-sensory restaurant is not your stereotypical Parisian Café...


This Peruvian den and sister of trendy London joint, Coya Mayfair, is a player in Dubai's fine food scene. From the team behind loved and lorded LPM and Zuma, Coya exudes sultry-cool.


Some of the best steak you'll taste, with some of the worst service. This renowned restaurant, bar and grill concept is a result of the charismatic Nusret Gökçe (a.k.a. Salt Bae), a butcher and meat specialist by trade...
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Toro & Ko

This upmarket tapas restaurant serves an outstanding menu of hot and cold dishes created by Ken Oringer and Jamie Bissonnette, bringing a taste of Barcelona to City Walk...

Al Ustad Special Kabab

This Iranian restaurant (formerly known as, Special Ostadi) is one of Dubai's best kept secrets, serving some of the most outstanding, traditional Persian food in the city.


A family owned restaurant in Bur Dubai with only nine tables. Born 2007, this little diamond in the rough serves truly authentic Indonesian food and boasts a loyal following.

China Sea

This gem has been going for over a decade and is one of the most authentic Chinese restaurants in the city. Don't expect Molton Brown washroom products.

Calicut Paragon

Is it Calicut Paragon, or just simply the later, we're really not sure… Either way this staple South Indian restaurant produces good, inexpensive food and is held dear by many.
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Din Tai Fung

Famous for its signature dumplings and simple cooking style, this renowned restaurant serves some of the most authentic Taiwanese food you'll find in the city...


A much yearned for addition to Dubai's restaurant scene, this unpretentious, home-from-home brings authentic Greek dishes in a traditional taverna setting...


A legendary Dubai institution loved by all, from cabbies to C.E.O.s. This bonafide Pakistani eatery serves hot tandoori roti, lassi, dal, scrumptious meat grills and mouth-watering curries...


This unassuming eatery is a diamond in the rough. Revered amongst many of Dubai's East Asian expats in search of classic cuisine. The menu consists of Japanese, Thai and Korean dishes...
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Al Fanar

Al Fanar is a good place to take Dubai newcomers interested in sampling a true taste of Emirati cuisine.


Still going strong, Asha's combines North West Indian cuisine with an innovative twist, red and amber hues, and a relaxed open-air terrace...
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The China Club

What this old favourite may lack in atmosphere it makes up for in good food; a generous mix of authentic Cantonese, Peking and Szechuan cuisine, along with a charming team...

Kung Korean Restaurant & Karaoke

The restaurant interior is not particularly appealing, however there are eight private karaoke rooms for wannabe crooners.

Le Relais de l'Entrecote

French institution, Le Relais de l'Entrecote offers swift, no-nonsense service in a classic café setting, with tables and chairs spilling onto the Boulevard.
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Long Yin

Cantonese and Szechwan cuisine, with outdoor seating available. The Friday dim sum is some of the best in the city.

Mezza House

Truly Eastern Med with a strong local following, celebrating culinary heritage and recipes passed down through generations.


An upscale Emirati-Arabic restaurant tucked away in Souk Al Bahar, with golden interiors and a more casual outdoor setting...


A hidden gem in the Méridien Village, with traditional décor and hand carved wooden interiors. Your experience is enriched by thoughtful touches...

Yamanote Atelier

Dubai's first Japanese bakery, perfect for a tea/coffee catch-up over outstanding pastries...


Don't underestimate this pint-sized gem. Like walking into someone's living room, Zagol offers some of the best home cooked Ethiopian food in Dubai.

Boston Lane

Housed within The Collective by Ripe, this busy café hosts Mum’s and Dad’s with their mini-mes, Arab hipsters and studious entrepreneurs, all heading for a cup of coffee and a signature 'Toasty' (aged cheddar and garlic, cheese and Marmite and Bolognaise are the options available).
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The Brass

This beautifully designed cafe is a relaxed spot where you can pull up a pew and indulge in a choice brew...

Demoiselle by Galvin

The words chocolate-box spring to mind when you enter this pretty café/bistro; a mix of Wes Anderson allure, French culinary flare and old British empire...

The Farm

A tranquil haven set in Al Barari, the city's first eco-conscious development landscape...
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Bussola Fine Dining

Twinkling candles and unbuttoned elegance with a classic, fresh Italian menu, Bussola's more formal restaurant is a convenient and consistent spot.

Bussola Pizzeria

Impressive views of the Gulf, a relaxed environment and reasonable prices establish Bussola as one of Dubai's fundamental favourite pizza restaurants.

Dhow & Anchor

A relaxed spot for lunch or dinner with a large terrace, this modern gastropub serves up British comfort food that will put a smile on your face and an extra notch on your belt...
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Reform Social & Grill

The board games and Beano mags are a Blighty giveaway. A quintessentially British export tucked away in The Lakes, offering a different experience to Dubai's catalogue of hotel eateries.
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The Scene

A restaurant, lounge and terrace serving classic British comfort food. Celebrity Chef and Author, Simon Rimmer, along with his executive head Chef...

Slider Station

Base beats, tall warehouse-style ceilings, exposed black piping, dim lighting and copper grating, all compliment the atmosphere of the region's first fresh, conveyer belt burger bar...

Drift Beach

Luxury beach-chic, this seaside destination is frequented by young, Fendi-clad locals and those who enjoy the luxury of lounging amongst plush surrounds and super-comfy cabanas (well who doesn't?).
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La Mer

La Mer is a beachside destination full of family fun, allowing visitors to Dine, Shop and Do...