My Opinions

Being a bit of a “foodie” I enjoy trying new restaurants. Sadly this doesn’t happen as often as it could these days, thanks to some employment challenges my end. Nevertheless I will share with you here names of places I think are worth a try (as well as those that are worth a miss) and any new wine discoveries I make.

Hopefully if you try my recommendations they will be good for you too, but I can’t make any promises obviously.

Bon Appetit!

p.s. If you would prefer to leave this kind of thing to the professionals then I urge you to visit fooDiva’s blog, she does a wonderful job of reviewing restaurants, and other interesting places, around Dubai.

Eateries worth a visit

  • Gaucho, DIFC. Fabulous for Argentinian Steak and wine (October 2011)
  • Spectrum on One; Fairmont Dubai. Fantastic for Brunch (June 2011)
  • Medzo; Wafi
  • Le Succès; Motorcity. Nope this has now changed hands is now closed. Crumbs Bakery gets the new vote
  • Le Classique; Emirates Golf Club
  • Al Fresco; Crowne Plaza (SZR)
  • Karam Beirut; MoE
  • Bateaux Dubai
  • Al Safadi; Abu Dhabi
  • Segreto; Madinat Souk
  • Rivington Grill; Souk al Bahar
  • Casa Mia; Le Meridien
  • Vapiano; DMC
  • The Belgian Beer Cafe; Crowne Plaza, DFC
  • Andiamo!; Grand Hyatt
  • Vivaldi; Sheraton Dubai Creek
  • Villa Beach; Jumeirah Beach Hotel
  • Tagine; the One&Only Royal Mirage
  • Il Rustico; Rydges Chelsea Hotel
  • Sumo Sushi; Town Centre Jumeirah
  • Wafi Gourmet; Wafi Mall
  • Ozzie Legends; Rydges Chelsea Hotel
  • The Hilton Jumeirah Beach for breakfast and brunch

…and those worth a miss

  • Shakespeare Cafe
  • Zyng Asian Grill anywhere (no longer in existence)
  • Barasti Bar (for food)

Wine finds

  • Cuvee Sabourin, Cab Sauv (2010)
  • St Hallett, Barossa Shiraz
  • Wild Rock, Infamous Goose Sauvignon Blanc
  • Sichel, Bordeaux (2005)
  • Sandalford, Shiraz (2004)
  • La Tunella, Merlot (2006)
  • Cesari, Merlot
  • Villa Antinori, Toscana (2004)
  • Penfolds Barossa Valley, Old Vine, Bin 138
  • Jacobs Creek, Shiraz/Cab
  • Fat Bastard
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