Pierre’s Bistro & Bar

For Pierre Gagnaire, this is his second act in Dubai. A reinvention upon his return to the city that once lauded and loved him. His previous restaurant, Reflets, ran from 2008 until it’s closure in 2016 and was the Gallic temple of fine-dining, regarded by many as the best restaurant in the city. But times…

Scalini

There’s an idea of Italian food as the “food of the soul”, and it’s something that’s been lost in recent years. We lost it amid a rush to modernise and change. It was usurped by restaurants with “concepts” that need explaining to you, food being served on things other than plates, waiters in trainers addressing…

Why You Need To Try The Riviera Brunch

Another new hotel, another new brunch launching in time for the post-summer brunching season. Yes, we’ve been here before, but in this case, there’s something more interesting happening. Brunch in the city is evolving and this new Riviera Brunch at the Address Boulevard Downtown is an example of a newer way of doing things. Rather…

Catch

It’s on the site where Spectrum On One used to be, with it’s massive, decadent brunch that had become a weekly challenge to get more than your money’s worth. That it’s now a restaurant is probably a good thing. The ghosts of a thousand stumbling girls being carried out by friends have been exorcised by…

Zheng He

There’s something about going for brunch in Dubai that has become intrinsically linked with an afternoon on the French fizzy pop that segues into a wild night on the town. It shouldn’t really be like that, at least not always, so could the new Friday brunch at Zheng He’s be the classy alternative? The setting…

The Bombay

There are places you can go for a curry where they’ll experiment and try to be creative with the Indian food, places like Asha’s at Wafi City for example. But it’s pricy and a bit fussy. And then there are many places that are cheap and authentic, but the surroundings are a little rough and…

The Fish & Chips Room

The key to happiness, I was once told, is simple pleasures. Take joy in the little things that make you happy and relish those moments. For the British, a fish and chips supper has been one of those things since the Victorian age. It’s a dish that’s might not be the most consumed in the…

Benjarong

There’s something about Thai food that’s a real crowd pleaser – everyone likes it. I bet you can’t think of a single person who doesn’t: those who veer away from the spiciness of Indian food will still gamely devour a green curry, and even the fussiest of eaters won’t go foraging through a pad Thai…

Dante

Italian food is probably the most popular food about. While Chinese is arguably the most eaten, it’s the pastas, pizzas and meats from Italy that seem to capture the culinary heart when going in search of comfort food. Everyone likes Italian. This also means everyone has an opinion of how it should be, so if…

The Belgian Beer Cafe

If Europe was a playground then the Belgium would be that strange skinny child who dresses a bit weird, hangs around with France and doesn’t really harm anyone. There’s nothing to really dislike about Belgium and despite their strange fixation with dipping their chips in mayonnaise, they’re not really a place you think of when…