Kaftan, that exceptional, artsy Turkish restaurant opposite Jumeirah Beach Hotel on Umm Suqeim, has now opened a branch at La Mer. As with the original, the interior and exterior are beautifully decorated and immediately recognisable as Turkish – I simply love the olive tree inside. Not everything from the Umm Suqeim menu is available at La Mer as yet, but most of the mains have migrated across.
The beauty of Kaftan is that you don’t have to have a full-on meal to enjoy it; we simply sat out on the veranda sipping Istikan after Istikan of authentic Turkish tea sweetened with nibbles of their delicious Baklava and Kunefe – what a dreamy way of watching the day set.
Service was as delicious as the traditional ice cream our Kunefe was served with. 100% worth a visit.