Sai Dham is one of the better vegetarian thali restaurants in Dubai. And as reviewer after reviewer has mentioned, it is well decorated too; rustic being on of the most common words used to describe it. Sai Baba fans and followers will feel right at home here as there are paintings of him all over … Continue reading Thali in Oud Metha
I don’t know how I’ve missed Aaraamam in all my years of coming to Karama for my weekend South Indian breakfast…um, indulgence. Located on the corner of the Belhasa building beside Sheik Hamdan Colony in very heart of Karama, with a BIG sign above the entrance, it’s kinda hard to miss. Hmm. The truth is … Continue reading Brekkie in Karama
After taking my reservation, the voice on the phone explained how to find the place, ‘Look for an old, red London telephone booth outside the Atrium as you enter Habtoor City from SZR’, he said, ‘and you’ll have found The Rose & Crown’. I don’t know why but I felt right at home as I … Continue reading The Best Fish & Chips I’ve had in Dubai.
Operation: Falafel has opened at the (still to open) Ribbon in Motor City. And it’s a big, swanky branch already pulsing with the hustle and bustle one would expect from a far more established player, not from (as they are) new kids on the block. Is Motor City so deprived of good eateries? Maybe. Yeah. … Continue reading Operation: Falafel opens at the Ribbon
My family and I have been fans of the original Pantry Café in al-Safa since it first opened. So we were quite excited to be going to their (not so) new branch in Bay Square. The al-Safa original was always going to a hard act to follow and it was clear from the hodgepodge interior … Continue reading Pantry Cafe 2.0
Lila is a modern, whitewashed café and shisha restaurant located in the lobby of the MNC Hive building in Barsha Heights (previously Tecom). It’s become something of a favourite lunch spot for personnel and employees of the many offices in the area, as well as an after-work shisha hang out joint. Of course, residents simply … Continue reading A value for money lunch buffet in Barsha Heights
Kazuki is an amazing little ramen restaurant in Roppongi. The interior is typical of urban ramen restaurants today, with a vending slot machine at the entrance where you place your order. And while we’re on the subject, these machines are a nightmare for those who do not understand Japanese because, you guessed it, they’re only … Continue reading The best Ramen in Roppongi
Zengo is one of those restaurants which, similar to Zuma in DIFC, also boasts an impressive lounge and bar, not to mention much trendsetting swank. It is the jewel in Le Royal Meridian Beach Resort and Spa’s F&B crown, which is saying a lot. The interior (and now outdoor seating area too) is simply beautiful, … Continue reading Zengo, a worthy alternative to Zuma
Spice is a North Indian restaurant located in the lobby of the Chelsea Ramada Hotel in al-Barsha-1. It has a fully licensed bar, and live Indian music compliments of a small group who sit, cross-legged in the traditional fashion, on the floor of a small stage in the middle of the restaurant. I’m not a … Continue reading Spice, and sugar…
What an utter disappointment. I’ve been longing to go to this restaurant like a pregnant woman craves pickles. Why? Because I love the idea of a simple, back-to-basics rotisserie chicken joint taking on the arty-farty Entrecote and Michelin starred restaurants of Geneva, ending up in the top fifty of so many ‘best of Geneva’ lists…Trip … Continue reading Geneva – No pucking way!