December 2, 2020



The ‘Hide-out’

Tucked away in the large expanse of the Al Qasr, Madinat Jumeirah, is The Hide, an uber cool restaurant and bar that takes the unbeaten path when it comes to meat (at least in Dubai). For the discerning meat eater, The Hide offers premium dry aged meats that are gloriously...


Urban chic cuisine

When an Indian restaurant that is from London comes to a place like Dubai, there is a murmur of expectation and a buzz in all social circles about the food. This is how I came to know about Mint Leaf of London’s Dubai foray. While beating traffic on Sheikh Zayed...


Time out @ West 14th Steakhouse

What can you do on a cold, windy, winter evening in Dubai? We spent the evening by enjoying the weather at the West 14th Steakhouse on the Palm Jumeirah. The restaurant is hidden away for most part. It is a short walk from the main trunk of the Palm. Once...


Straight from the Croft

Founder and head chef Darren Velvick brings to the table a piece of his childhood to the table. And when such powerful memories turn out to be fascinating culinary delights, it makes all the more of a difference. The Croft came with a beautiful, casual setting, a place to unwind...


Meat treat

By Sandhya Divakaran For some, there is no comfort food like the cheesy goodness of Italian food or a funky burger. But for some others, the way to the heart, is through a big, juicy steak. This month we made an appearance at the Rib Room, a fine dining restaurant...


Water, air and ‘Salt’

Located on the far side of the Palm Jumeirah within the Rixos the Palm property is a quaint restaurant with Turkish influences. Quaint – purely because of the open-air, casual setting. But make no mistake; Salt is by far one among the well known fine dining restaurants where the interiors...


A feast for the soul

By Sandhya Divakaran Ensconced in the Emirates Towers Hotel is an oasis of greenery. Through the swathes of white offset by reds, greys and occasional bursts of colour, La Cantine Du Faubourg represents an arena – to be seen and see much more. The restaurant originally is located on one...


Charming Thiptara

Thiptara literally means ‘magic at the water’. With stellar views of the Burj Khalifa and the Dubai Fountain, the restaurant is nestled in a location that is in the prime area of Dubai, but hidden away from the bustling crowd. The effect is magical, especially if one chooses al fresco...


From the Scots to the Americans

The Scots American Grill – a fascinating name with an interesting mix from two different cuisines, as striking as chalk and cheese. Precisely why the Marriott Jaddaf has come up with this theme. Too many steakhouses and seafood joints gave rise to the need for a refreshing concept: the introduction...


Going Toko

By Sandhya Divakaran Japanese cuisine can be quite an enjoyable experience. With various textures, colours, flavours and shapes, this interesting mix comes in moderate portions, but can leave one feeling content. Toko is a new entrant in the Japanese flavour of Dubai, located in Vida Downtown (Isn’t location everything?), not...

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