Why Galvin is The New Rivington Grill – But so Much Better

There’s not a week, nor restaurant conversation, that goes by without someone lamenting the passing of Rivington Grill. It closed down on 5 June last year, and for many it meant their go-to restaurant had gone. We may have found the replacement. Galvin is somewhere that could be your semi-regular. There are enough good choices…

Ossiano

There’s talk that the Michelin Guide may be coming to Dubai, and although we hear this every six months without any actual confirmation from the people at Michelin, it continually raises the question of which restaurants might get awarded stars if they do. The one restaurant that gets mentioned by pretty much all the food…

Peyote

Dubai International Financial Centre is often locally referred to as “Dubai International Food Court”. For many, the only reason to go there is to eat at one of the growing number of restaurants in the area. Peyote is the latest, having just opened on the site of what was Marco Pierre White’s Wheelers, which was…

The Atlantic

Two of Dubai’s beloved restaurants, The ­Rivington Grill and The Mango Tree, closed last summer. Given their prime ­locations in Souk Al Bahar, whatever replaced them was always going to be a significant addition to the dining scene. Speculation about what ­Rivington Grill’s replacement will be continues – word is it will be a Rivi…

Cove Beach

There’s long been this idea among some that Dubai could become the sin-free, slightly more upmarket version of Ibiza. For those who subscribe to that notion, the recent opening of Cove Beach at Jumeirah Beach Hotel is probably what they had in mind. To start, hats off to the architect and interior designer. The main…

Gaucho

Dubai has a lot of steakhouses. More than a city of this size and population really needs, so if you’re going to stand out then you need to be exceptionally good or markedly different from the competition. And this is why you should know that Gaucho is not a steakhouse, it’s an Argentinean restaurant. To…

Coya

  No lesser name than Alain Ducasse claimed that “Peru will become one of the leading actors on the global culinary scene” and London has been getting excited about Peruvian cuisine for some time now. Coya was one of several places that helped kickstart that Peruvian food trend a couple of years ago and now…