What an utter disappointment. After their return to form with Brunswick (let’s face it, Common Grounds was a bit of let-down compared to Tom&Serg and the Sum of Us) I felt F&B dynamic duo, Arnel and Lopez, would give us something really…well, a lot more special than Muchachas. And to think I went there blind, … Continue reading Disappointing Muchachas
Brunch at West 14th starts with a 2-minute buggy ride from the entrance of the main building, very much still ‘under construction’, to the restaurant which overlooks the Oceana Beach Club, parts of Palm Jumeirah and the beautiful Dubai shoreline. West 14th is a New York steakhouse and its designers have done a good job … Continue reading Surf & Turf Brunch at West 14th
The Grub Shack has finally opened in Dubai (alright, it opened a couple of weeks ago but I’ve only just been). It’s all grown up now, leaving its laid-back shackiness (is that even a word?) in Sharjah where the original was once based. This new place, whilst well decorated, funky and instantly comfortable, is a lot … Continue reading Grub Shack, baby, Grub Shack
There is no shortage of Lebanese/Middle Eastern restaurants in and around Motor City – Cedar Tree, Zaatar w Zeit, Zay Zaman, Al Arrab, Walimar and Leila (Arabian Ranches and IMPZ) are only the ones I’ve been to…I’m sure there are more. But I wanted to try something new, not least because, Leila aside, I don’t … Continue reading Leila aside, the BEST Lebanese food in Dubai land.
This Jumeirah branch is where it all started for the Lime Tree Café. It’s hard to believe it was fifteen years ago – wow! How time flies. Back then the Lime Tree was one of a handful of trendy cafés catering (mainly) to the European community in Jumeirah. Whilst it’s still catering to the Europeans, … Continue reading The 15-year old lime tree…
Puranmal Meena Bazaar is the largest of the many Puranmal’s I have visited throughout Dubai. Walk in and you wouldn’t think so though, the downstairs entrance area is mainly occupied by chilled display counters where their famous Indian sweets are exhibited like jewellery in the gold Souq. Take the stairs up however and you enter … Continue reading South Indian brekkie in Meena Bazaar
The Stuffed Burger Company was recommended to me by fellow Zomato reviewer Shabina Afzal, and I used her recommendation to convince my constantly ‘debating’ family that this was the place to have lunch. That, and the fact that it was my son’s last day in Dubai and he fancied a burger and quickly sided with … Continue reading Stuffed…
This is the 2nd of my Taxi! series of reviews, which means this restaurant was recommended to me by a taxi driver. Please read, visit and dine without prejudice. Ayubowan is a tastefully decorated Sri Lankan restaurant in cluster N of JLT. My first thought on entering was, how on earth can an RTA taxi driver … Continue reading Coconutty is a word…in Sri Lanka.
Pizza Pino in Downtown Dubai is an official branch of the original on the Champs-Elysées in Paris. A French pizzeria? In fact, I am told the one in Paris is very good; something I wouldn’t have believed based on my experience at their Dubai branch. And although I know I am going to ruffle some … Continue reading French pizza, really?
Ask any self-respecting Pakistani taxi driver where to get the best breakfast in Meena Bazaar…or anywhere for that matter, and he’ll most probably point you in the direction of Karachi Darbar. I’ve reviewed several KD’s in Dubai but this was my first visit to their Meena Bazaar branch…on recommendation of my taxi driver. Located right … Continue reading Karachi Darbar – the best Pakistani breakfast in Meena Bazaar