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The Hit List: New and Trending Restaurants in Dubai Right Now

Another day, another place to go out. Lots of new restaurants have been opening in Dubai recently. From the recently opened, and ultra trending, Hotel Cartagena and Little Miss India, to established Dubai dining heavyweights like The Meat Co., here are latest trending restaurants in Dubai right now.


Wavehouse

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The perfect stop for all kinds of entertainment, Wavehouse is the newest addition to Atlantis, The Palm's dining scene. With a Bowling Alley, Wave Rider, Kids Playing area, Restaurant & Bar, Wavehouse is THE spot to hit for your next family or friends outing.

Book your table at Wavehouse


Le Petit Belge

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Le Petit Belge presents the best of Belgium, with its dynamic atmopshere, world-renowned Belgian cusine and unmistakable Belgian hospitality and continental charm. Le Petit Belge serves authentic Belgian dishes such as mussels, Coq au vin and Belgian waffles, as well as those interpreted with local ingredients. Although Belgium is a small nation, it is overflowing with diverse tastes, international influences and a rich culinary culture.

Serving a multitude of Belgian hops and grapes, the restaurant offers the ultimate pairing of food and beverages to compliment every palate, and pouring monthly speciality draught options.

Book your table at Le Petit Belge


The Loft, Dubai Opera

The Loft

The Loft has opened at Dubai Opera replacing the now closed Sean Connolly. With a beautiful rooftop location and stunning views of Burj Khalifa paired with an array of European Dining Experiences, The Loft promises to deliver a unique gastronomical adventure. They also hold Dubai's biggest caviar brunch, The Lofty Caviar Brunch every Friday.

Book your table at The Loft


Armani/Ristorante

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Step into an aunthentic Italian Paradise with Armani Hotel's exquisite Armani/Ristorante. Located in the lobby of the hotel, Armani/Ristorante houses an elegant contemporary ambiance and traditional Italian delicacies curated exclusively by renowned chefs using classic cooking techniques and high-quality ingrediants.

Book your table at Armani/Ristorante


The Dubliner's

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When the weekend comes around the Dubai nightlife goes up a gear as Dubai’s favourite Irish bar, The Dubliner’s, gets ready to party!

The Dubliner’s is a traditional Irish sports pub, with a plethora of themed evenings, brunches and happy hours, diners are sure to have a good time. Close to the Dubai international airport in Le Meridien Hotel, the food is good wholesome pub grub, the staff are welcoming and the pub is designed to make you feel right at homey.

Have a great time with your lads accompanied by a pint and your favorite sport on the big screen!

Book your tale at the Dubliner's


Fogueira

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Meat lovers will love this place. Churrascaria-style flair awaits you at this Brazilian-inspired culinary hotspot. Meaning “fire” in Portuguese, Dubai’s Fogueira will satisfy the carnivore within you. Choose from an array of meat cuts and sit back while it is cooked to perfection. Located in the Ramada Plaza Hotel diners are just a stones throw away from the Arabian Gulf.

Book your table at Fogueira


Seafood Market

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An Authentic Far Eastern Style Restaurant with 18 seawater tanks featuring live lobsters from Australia, New Zealand, Canada, and Oman, live Crabs and Live Local Hammour, Seafood Market is truly a fish lover's haven.

The only seafood restaurant in Dubai that offers a wide variety of daily caught fresh fish and shell fish displayed supermarket style in large cold counter, also with wide selection of fresh vegetables and tropical fruits.

You can shop for fresh seafood as well as the vegetables to accompaniment and have it prepared to your liking at this market-style restaurant.

Book your table at Seafood Market


BB Social Dining

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BB Social Dining in DIFC is one of the most trending spots in town; spread out over 3 floors, each offering a unique dining experience for you to choose from.

Enjoy an Eastern-influenced menu that's all about sharing, packed with mouth-watering Baos, Bites, Bowls and BBQ with an all inclusive approach with multiple vegan, vegetarian and meat options. Tingle your senses with BB Social Dining's expansive options and social vibe

Book your table at BB Social Dining


Phantom Cafe

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Hailing epic views of the Palm & Atlantis, this premium cafe at The Pointe, Palm Jumeirah serves delicious breakfasts, fusion bites such as sweet and Salted Waffles, Crepes, Light salads and creative desserts. With a design inspired by the Phantom of the Opera, this stunning cafe will satisfy all your cravings!

Book your table at Phantom Cafe


Distillery

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Bringing an after-hours vibe to Dubai’s hipster scene, Distillery is a new gastropub and late-night bar. A community hangout to come to after work or for a meal & pint with friends on the weekend.

The menu here consists of a range of small plates with delicacies like tartare and ceviche, sandwiches and generous mains with meat being he highlight of the show. Distillery is the perfect spot if you're looking for a laid-back vibe.

Book your table at Distillery


STK JBR

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With a chic vibe, upmarket interiors and a trendy New York edge, STK is a high-energy dining and drinks venue and the ultimate blend of food-meets-party, bringing an all-new experience to Dubai, truly a cut above the rest. The mouthwatering menu features classic steakhouse options with a modern twist, catering for all palates; meat lovers and non-steak-lovers alike. With the various cuts of tender, juicy beef undoubtedly the star of the show, the wide selection of toppings, sauces and sides share the spotlight, with entrees including fish, oysters and more.

Serving premium quality USDA prime beef, STK offers a wide selection of cuts, from smaller fillets and tender striploins to larger cuts such as the Ribeye, T-bone or Tomahawk, famous for their big flavours.

Far from your standard steakhouse, STK’s ambiance is unlike any other, with a resident DJ on the decks each night, meaning there’s no shortage of dancing after, or over dinner! Whether you’re looking to enjoy a classy evening amongst friends, a quiet meal with the better half or a group get together, this little gem has you sorted.

Book your table at STK JBR


Seafire Steakhouse

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A modern New York-style Steak House boasting an exceptional butchery from Australia, an open theatrical kitchen and huge walk-in wine cellar with more than 3,500 bottles, Seafire is a unique venue to entertain large or small groups in the Bar or Restaurant.

Feast on some of the best cuts of meat you can find in the city in this unique steakhouse located inside the beautiful Atlantis the Palm

Book your table at Seafire Steakhouse


Leonardo

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Travel through history with this Leonardo Da Vinci-inspired restaurant.

Leonardo is an authentic Italian fine dining restaurant which brings you a flavor of Tuscan cuisine with only the freshest ingredients that represent Italy.

Enjoy a relaxed and stylish dining experience with the distinctive Italian–style interior that celebrates the masterpieces of Leonardo Da Vinci while exploring the renaissance and romantic ambiance.

Book your table at Leonardo


Beef Bistro

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Originally conceived as Beef Bistro, this bistro style restaurant has been best known for serving the finest selection of meats grilled to perfection; crisp salads and mouth-watering desserts.

Beef Bistro borrows influences from the glamorous era of luxurious travel, with eclectic interiors and a choice of al fresco dining. Dishing out a wide variety of tastes. Beef Bistro focuses predominantly on fresh seasonal produce as well as prime cuts from the UK, Australia and New Zealand.

The relaxed and friendly atmosphere is complemented by an open grill where you can watch your steak cook and a private cocktail bar for a pre-dinner aperitif or post-dinner port.

Book your table at Beef Bistro


Soul Restaurant & Bar

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Soul Restaurant & Bar is bringing Manhattan-inspired fine-dining to Dubai. The New York themed brasserie has a sophisticated menu that boasts an impressive meat selection, all served with that signature Big Apple culinary style. The exquisite food, impressive wine selection and indoor-outdoor seating options really do set this place apart from the usual JBR eateries, delivering on class, comfort and ambiance is just the right quantities.

The menu brings flavors from the many ethnic neighborhoods of Manhattan, from Little Italy and the Meatpacking District, to the Upper East Side, all delivered to a very high standard. There’s a range of Irish, Australian, American and French steak available, as well as a variety of seafood dishes and a good amount of vegetarian options too.

Book your table at Soul Restaurant & Bar


Shanghai Chic

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Imposing high ceilings and a colour palette of burgundy and black complements the exquisite Asian creations at Shanghai Chic. The stylish and modern Pan-Asian restaurant specialises in Asian cuisine, with a generous offering of traditional favourites like the distinct crispy Peking duck, served on thin pancakes with hoisin, onion and cucumbers.

Fashion and food are the highlights at Shanghai Chic. This stylish restaurant, with its unique concept of 'unlimited tasting night', is the perfect venue for special dinners and gatherings.

Book your table at Shanghai Chic


La Baie Lounge

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This poolside lounge is the perfect spot for a chilled day or night out.

During the day, the indoor/outdoor La Baie offers a reprieve from the sun with TVs broadcasting major global sporting events, poolside cabanas and swim-up bar offering casual fare, and refreshing drinks. At night, international cuisine and craft cocktails make it a destination among the fashionable.

Book your table at La Baie Lounge


The Lobby Lounge

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Glamorous throughout the day, the Lobby Lounge at The Ritz-Carlton Dubai invites guests for delectable treat featuring artisan pastry and cakes selection.

Well-known for its classic afternoon tea, the grand venue offers irresistible cakes, fine pastries, freshly baked scones and an authentic tea experience from around the world.

A perfect venue for social gatherings or intimate celebrations, ladies may lie back and sip their cup of tea while listening to the delicate strokes of the pianist. Enjoy exquisitely crafted delicacies, artisanal cakes and fine pastries.

Book your table at The Lobby Lounge


Todd English Food Hall

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The Todd English Food Hall is a European inspired specialty food hall that aim to serve the finest, freshly prepared gourmet foods. It mirrors the aesthetics of the finest food specialty markets throughout the world. The Food Hall at The Dubai Mall will be offering an even more extensive menu focusing on the regional tastes, by adding in Arabic and Afghan dining options, comprising of elements served from a mixed choice of live kitchens.

Book your table at Todd English Food Hall


Zoco

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Known for it's buzzing modern Mexican & Latin American vibe, Zoco is an urban, soulful eatery and cocktail bar serving classic dishes with a twist curated by Chef Manuel Sanchez alongside an eclectic selection of drinks.

With exciting live music, great food & vibrant setting, Zoco has become a crowd favourite for amazing night outs.

Book your table at Zoco


Taikun

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Taikun Restaurant & Lounge features the vivid flavors of East Asian cuisine in an atmosphere that marries the tranquility of Asia with the vibrant energy of Downtown Dubai.

With a casual restaurant & lounge and an expansive garden & terrace overlooking the city, it is a perfect hub for laid back get-togethers and social gatherings

Book your table at Taikun


Kanpai, Souk Al Bahar

Kanpai

Located just across from the Dubai fountains in the Souk Al Bahar, Kanpai is a sophisticated Asian eatery, with intricate gold designs, deep sofa seating and samurai soldiers perched overlooking the diners.

Book your table at Kanpai


Traders Vic's

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One of America's first fusion restaurant concepts, Trader Vic's has been known for decades for it's tropical vibes & island-style cuisine alongside the exquisite cocktails curated by The Trader himself.

If you're looking for a great hangout spot with exciting and fun events, live music & delicious food, Trader Vic's is the place to be!

Book your table at Trader Vic's


Afterlife

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Inspired by the idea of "life after death", Afterlife prides itself as a place where all roads meet.

At AfterLife, the food and service speak for itself with the robust flavors. The cuisine coming along the silk routes from Ancient India and Ancient Turkey. Where both countries sport a variety of spices and tastes. Having the chefs challenge themselves creating a menu that hosts both countries signature dishes separately and some dishes with a combination.

Every little detail in the restaurant’s design and décor deliversa chic and luxurious, yet welcoming setting for all diners. AfterLife is something beyond another pub and restaurant; it's an experience.

Book your table at Afterlife


Entrecote

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Entrecote is home to a unique-dining experience all the way from Geneva that revolves around a single menu formula that gained immediate worldwide success.

Entrecote offers Faux Fillet Steaks paired with secret sauce, Cafe De Paris, the recipe to which is still secure with the original creator, Rue Mont Blanc. The sauce is so exclusive that it is flown all the way from Geneva to serve diners in Dubai! An experience not to be missed, Entrecote should be high on your food bucket-list

Book your table at Entrecote


Carine

Carine

Lead by the famous Chef Izu, Carine is a gorgeous location se tin the Emirates Golf Club that offers a mouth-watering selection of French Mediterranean inspired dishes and unique cocktails. It's especially popular for its delectable dessert menu, with many hailing Carine's Tiramisu as one of the best in town.

Book your table at Carine


Walnut Grove

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This popular South-African Cafe now has two locations in Dubai - City Walk & The Dubai mall and is well worth the visit. An exciting and interactive family-oriented concept, Walnut Grove is popular for its extensive menu and world-famous cakes & desserts.

Book your table at Walnut Grove


Seafu

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Overlooking gorgeous views of the ocean, Seafu Restaurant & Bar at the Four Seasons Hotel is an unpretentious and utterly gorgeous spot that has become a crownd favourite. Seafu serves sophisticated & delicious seafood that will tantalise your tastebuds. With various dining experiences including a beautiful terrace, gorgeous interiors and a fire pit, Seafu's ultra-relaxed and chic atmosphere has something for everyone.

Book your table at Seafu


Skorpeus

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Skorpeus is Dubai's latest unique dining destination that waks the line between a nightclub, lounge and live music venue. With its exquisite food, drinks & shows, Skorpeus hits all the right spots if you are looking for an adventurous night out

A handsome drinking den that pairs a playful cocktail list with low-lit, luxurious interiors and a sensorial explosion.

Skorpeus is a destination full of surprises, providing guests with next level service and some of the best sound, lighting and visuals in the UAE.

Book your table at Skorpeus


Miss Tess

Miss-Tess

An Asian-street food restaurant inspired by the story of an Asian woman who grew up on the streets of her continent, Miss Tess at The Taj, Business Bay delights its diners with a very elaborate experience complete with an exciting backstory, eclectic performances and brilliant Asian Street Food.

Book your table at Miss Tess


Alici

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A recent addition to Bluewaters, Alici is an authentic interpretation of South Italy’s finest seafood restaurants. Inspired by the magic of South of Italy and Amalfi Coast, Alici serves the finest fish and seafood with an Italian twist, in convivial and casual chic surroundings in Dubai.

Book your table at Alici


Doors Freestyle Grill

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Opened just a few months ago at Al Seef, Doors has taken the city by storm with its delicious and dramatic dishes from the grill. Popular for it's six dining zones and world-class meat from the finest butchers in the world, Doors has become the ultimate destination for meat-lovers.

Book your table at Doors Freestyle Grill


Tresind Studio

Tresind Studio

The latest addition to the excellent Tresind collection, Tresind Studio offers the same standard of eclectic and delightful dining as it's namesakes. With an interactive menu full of unique gastronomical offerings, Tresind Studio does not fall in short on taking its diners through an amazing culinary journey. You will find Tresind Studio nestled within its parent restaurant - Tresnd at Nassima Royal Hotel.s

Book your table at Tresind Studio


La Petite Maison

La-Petite-Maison

Yet another gem in DIFC, La Petite Maison is a European dream. Often claimed as one of the best French restaurants in town, La Petite Maison is another one of Chef Izu's magical ventures that offers outstanding French food in an elegant & chic decor.

Book your table at La Petite Maison


Frevo

Frevo

Located at Fairmont, the Palm, Frevo is a Brazilian spot that's most popular for its full churrascaria experience - an interactive and immersive night full of fun staff, live performances and delectable food that's all about the meat.

Book your table at Frevo


Ketch up

Ketch-up

Serving up brilliant Gourmet Burgers at Bluewaters, Ketch up is a delicious new spot by Russian Chef Alexander Belkovich with his special touch from Moscow. With freshly home-made buns and juicky patties, Ketch up has become one of the most popular burger joints in town.

Book your table at Ketch up


Soho Garden

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Soho Garden is a cosmopolitan enclave at the edge of the city that combines the creativity of an urban scene with the elegance of a secret garden. With four stylish bars it offers a uniquely diverse mix of dining, pool lounging and nightlife experiences.

Book your table at Soho Garden


Little Miss India

Little Miss India Dubai

The character led, gastronomic destination at Fairmont The Palm is Little Miss India and central to the story is the eclectic and extravagant 'Mistress' of the mansion Little Miss India herself, otherwise known as the fictional character Mohini Singh, who takes diners on a unique journey through her worldly travels, amazing achievements and an eccentric menu in her very own home. This quirky concept fuses a vibrant and colonial restaurant, lounge bar to tell a personal story, allowing guests to explore the incredible quality, history and diversity of Indian cuisine.

Book your table at Little Miss India


Hotel Cartagena

Hotel Cartagena Dubai

Hotel Cartagena unfolds the tale told by its protagonist, Mrs Buendia. This eclectic bohemian paradise is a shrine to all those who have lived, loved and dined within its four walls and provides every guest with the promise of a reprise from the chaos of the world we live in today. So sit back. Meet, eat, drink, entertain and relax as we serve you Latin America, without borders.

Book your table at Hotel Cartagena


Seagrill Bistro

Seagrill Bistro Dubai

Celebrate the best of the ocean’s rich bounty at Seagrill Bistro, where expansive views of the Dubai Marina skyline add a romantic touch, and complement a generous menu of seafood platters, market-fresh fish and tender grill favourites. The Seagrill Bistro Brunch, also known as the ‘chicest brunch in Dubai’, is available every Friday, located next to the beach with gorgeous views, and offers a selection of Mediterranean and European-inspired signature dishes, with plentiful beverages within a lively yet laid back atmosphere.

Book your table at Seagrill Bistro


Hakkasan

Hakkasan

Hakkasan brings its award-winning cuisine to the majestic Atlantis The Palm.

Enjoy an entirely unique menu featuring signature dishes served in the traditional sharing Hakkasan approach as well as a selection of dishes exclusive to Dubai.

Hakkasan offers signature menus and a la carte options alongside an award-winning wine list and signature cocktails. The restaurant will open daily for dinner from 6pm onwards. The bar will be open daily from 5pm to 1am.

Book your table at Hakkasan


Carnival by Tresind

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Catering to the myriad of cultures that flaunt the bustling corporate hub of DIFC, Carnival by Tresind is a celebration of Indian food, where Indian food comes of age to shed its erstwhile glamorous modern avatar and take leaps ahead to enter the post modern era. Dining at Carnival is a gastronomic fiesta that pushes the boundaries of fine dining to transcend into a nostalgic culinary experience which revokes childhood memories and takes you back to your days of yore.

Book your table at Carnival by Tresind


The Meat Co. Madinat Jumeirah

The Meat Co

The Meat Co., located at the Souk Madinat Jumeriah in Umm Suqeim, is one of the most well known fine-dining steak houses in Dubai, offering a global selection of premium cuts of meats and South African-inspired dishes. The venue features a sprawling outdoor terrace with a panoramic view of the Burj Al Arab and the waterways, while inside the vibe is dark, bustling and masculine.

Book your table at Madinat Jumeirah


STK JBR

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With a chic vibe, upmarket interiors and a trendy New York edge, STK is a high-energy dining and drinks venue and the ultimate blend of food-meets-party, bringing an all-new experience to Dubai, truly a cut above the rest. The mouthwatering menu features classic steakhouse options with a modern twist, catering for all palates; meat lovers and non-steak-lovers alike. With the various cuts of tender, juicy beef undoubtedly the star of the show, the wide selection of toppings, sauces and sides share the spotlight, with entrees including fish, oysters and more.

Serving premium quality USDA prime beef, STK offers a wide selection of cuts, from smaller fillets and tender striploins to larger cuts such as the Ribeye, T-bone or Tomahawk, famous for their big flavours.

Far from your standard steakhouse, STK’s ambiance is unlike any other, with a resident DJ on the decks each night, meaning there’s no shortage of dancing after, or over dinner! Whether you’re looking to enjoy a classy evening amongst friends, a quiet meal with the better half or a group get together, this little gem has you sorted.

Book your table at STK JBR


La Serre

La Serre Dubai

La Serre is a two storey French bistro in the centre of downtown Dubai. Encased in glass the first floor is a boulangerie serving freshly baked bread daily and a breakfast menu. While the second floor is an elegant French bistro, the menu is inspired by the Mediterranean. There is the option of dining at the chef’s table so you can gain a first hand introduction to the menu and food of the region.

Book your table at La Serre


Ramusake

Ramusake Dubai

A continual favourite of everybody in Dubai, and tucked away at the DoubleTree by Hilton Jumeirah Beach Residence is one of Dubai's most unique Japanese restaurants - Ramusake. With a focus on providing guests with a modern Izakaya dining experience, the restaurant not only looks stunning but is sure to impress those with even the most discerning palettes.

Book your table at Ramusake


Il Borro Tuscan Bistro

Il Borro Tuscan Bistro Dubai

Newly opened and already extremely popular, Il Borro is regularly fully booked. Serving modern Tuscan cuisine, using incredibly high quality ingredients from the farm of the Ferragamo family, Il Borro is a laid back and exqusite dining experience.

Book a Table at Il Borro


Lao

Lao

Taking its inspiration from the 1st millennium tribe that settled across Southeast Asia, LAO reflects the rich culinary traditions of the LAO people, heavily inspired by the natural beauty and intrinsic cuisine of Vietnam.

LAO aims to elevate traditional Vietnamese cuisine through Chef Mai's menu, fusing traditional cooking techniques with modern presentations developing unique flavors and sensory experiences.

LAO creates a truly unforgettable dining experience with both indoor and alfresco seating overlooking the hotel's central gardens. A spacious and creatively designed private dining room is available for intimate parties and dinners.

Book your table at Lao


Somewhere Restaurant

Somewhere-Restaurant

Book your table at Somewhere Restaurant


Ruya

Ruya Dubai

Ruya continues to be the buzzing restaurant in Marina. Located in an amazing dining room and terrace in Grovesnor House, Ruya serves fine dining takes on Turkish cuisine. It's all a little bit special - if you haven't been yet you really should.

Book a Table at Ruya


Bombay Bungalow

Bombay Bungalow

A progressive transition that reflects the traditional Indian cuisine in a more modern and casual setting. Bombay Bungalow will be your new neighborhood retreat to experience the lighter, fresher flavours of India keeping the classics that you have come to love.

Book your table at Bomay Bungalow


Pierchic

Pierchic Dubai

Perched at the end of the Qasr Hotel's pier in Madinat Jumeirah is Pierchic, a high end Mediterranean and seafood restaurant. With stunning views of the Burj Al Arab, your over the water dining experience will be taken to new heights. Guests will be able to feast on some of the finest a la carte seafood in Dubai, while dining in an intimate setting.

Book your table at Pierchic


L'Olivo Restaurant

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If you’re looking for a romantic restaurant, then this elegant venue staffed by an award-winning team provides a delectable choice of traditional Italian and Mediterranean-inspired dishes. At L'Olivo, guests can enjoy an intimate and relaxed dinner complemented with live or classical music for an authentic Italian dining experience

Book your table at L'Olivo Restaurant


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