When fine dining and luxury combine, mouth-watering miracles happen! Dubai boasts of one of the best restaurants and eating joints not only in the Middle East, but globally as well. Each visit to any of these places is a sensorial delight. If you haven't visited nay of the restaurants in our list, then you're surely missing out on some of the finest things in life. Here are our top picks for Dubai’s greatest gastronomical destinations:
Anatolian cuisine isn’t often associated with gourmet dining, which is why Rüya made quite an impression on us. Located in the Dubai Marina at the Grosvenor House, the restaurant is led by celebrated chef Colin Clague. With an inviting, social and elegant atmosphere, it is the perfect destination to celebrate a special occasion, or to simply enjoy a great meal.
Don’t forget to try their best-selling two-cheese pide!
Location: Dubai, Grosvenor House, Dubai Marina
Telephone: +971 4 399 9123
Let your tongue lead on on a journey across the Andes at Coya. You’ll find that Peruvian cuisine is heaven on earth at this London-based restaurant. The decor and ambience pay tribute to the golden age of Latin America, while the cuisine itself is ripe with tangy, spicy and umami flavours.
Location: Dubai, Four Seasons Jumeirah
Telephone: +971 4 316 9600
Folly is anything but one. Modern European cuisine at its finest, Folly challenges you to taste the unusual. Monk Fish Cheek, rabbit and even sweetbreads are all on the menu, full of intense flavours and interesting textures. Classic exposed brick wall and traditional dark wood tables set the tone for a classic yet contemporary design style.
Location: Dubai, Madinat Jumeirah
Telephone: +971 4 430 8535
DIFC has its fair share of dining options, but few can match Zuma’s delicious contemporary Japanese cuisine. You can experience the izakaya style of dining here, where food is served to share. This creates an informal yet sophisticated atmosphere, which may seem at odds with the extremely roomy interiors.
Location: Dubai, Gate Village, DIFC
Telephone: +971 4 425 5660
Play has captured the hearts of Dubai residents by playfully introducing its unique ‘Mediterrasian’ cuisine to the city. Fresh Mediterranean flavours combine with bold, powerful tastes from Asia to create something spectacular. A jaw-dropping view from the H-hotel and slick interiors and mood lighting make any visit to Play one to remember.
Location: Dubai, The H Hotel, Shiekh Zayed Road
Telephone: +971 4 336 4444
Another fabulous dining destination at the Dubai Marina, Marina Social does a great job living up to its name. A casual and relaxed setting encourage social interaction, creativity and conversation is encouraged, and between the stunning views of the Marina and the delicious British-Mediterranean food, you are going to have a lot to talk about.
Location: Dubai, InterContinental Dubai Marina
Telephone: + 971 4 446 6664
Tresind transcends both expectations and categorisation. An ode to modernist Indian cooking with a focus on molecular gastronomy, Tresind is all about the food. The brainchild of chef Himanshu Saini, the restaurant is an ideal romantic retreat for the adventurous.
Location: Nassima Royal Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road
Telephone: +971 4 308 0440
This steakhouse may have made its name with its delicious meat and potatoes, but it offers a refined culinary experience. Formal, friendly, and utterly straightforward, J&G Steakhouse cuts straight to the meat of the matter- the meat. The quality of the cuts are outstanding, as are the starters and sides that accompany them. It is quite possibly the best steakhouse in the entire region.
Location: Dubai, Al Habtoor City, Sheikh Zayed Road
Telephone: +971 4 435 5577
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