My favourite places to eat in Dubai.



Where? The Claw BBQ
Why? This is heaven for anyone that loves sports as you can kick back and enjoy the huge selection of live sports on the widescreens while listening to the house band. The atmosphere is always electric, the food is delicious and the cocktails are strong.
Favourite dish? Opt for the signature platter ‘crabapalooza’, which contains a selection of snow, blue and king crab with mac and cheese as a side dish.

Where? Caramel restaurant and lounge.
Why? Its chilled-out atmosphere. This can be a rare thing in Dubai, so if you want something uncomplicated then this is the place to head. It has the best of both worlds as it’s perfect for chatting and relaxing but you can go for a sit down meal too. It also has a large terrace and nine private cabanas with views of Dubai’s beautiful skyline.
Favourite dish? For starters I would recommend their signature Chicken Lollipops and for mains the lobster and grilled mango tacos.

Where? Fume
Why? The menu is playful and includes home style dishes and comfort food drawn from countries from East to West. It’s also designed for sharing and dishes are rolled out whenever they are ready.
Favourite dish? The steak tartare. The beef is hand chopped finely and seasoned with robust flavours of caper and friend onion.

Where? Kaleidoscope at Atlantis, The Palm.
Why? This is the kind of restaurant you have to go to in elasticated trousers as it’s an all you can eat international buffet. Trust me when I say it’s the best buffet ever. Every night there is a different cuisine with live chefs as well as a wide selection of Arabic, Mediterranean and Indian influences.
Favourite time to go? On a Thursday for Kaleidoscope’s Marhaba Arabic night. I really enjoyed the authentic Arabian recipes from mezzeh to tender meat, plus traditional grilled favourites such as kofta and shish tawook.

Where? Mint Leaf.
Why? It has recently opened its doors in DIFC and promises a contemporary take on authentic Indian cooking. This restaurant is unmistakably upmarket. The restaurant has wooden interiors and an open kitchen where your food is being prepared straight from the tandoor oven. There is also a dedicated lounge area where guests can relax and soak in breathtaking views of the Burj Khalifa and Downtown Dubai.
Favourite dish? The lamb potli biriyani that has tender pieces of spiced lamb cooked with fragrant basmati rice. If you feel like spoiling yourself, make sure you go for their signature dessert The Potted Mint Leaf which is a coconut brownie, butternut sauce and raspberry pieces served in a wooden pot with mint leaves on top.